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Yankees to stop hand signals after MLB inquiry
AP ^ | 04-02-2011 | By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sportswriter

Posted on 04/03/2011 8:30:53 AM PDT by Realman30

NEW YORK (AP)—The New York Yankees say they are finished flashing hand signals from the stands—at least for now.

General manager Brian Cashman confirmed that the team received a call Saturday from the commissioner’s office inquiring about a club employee relaying information to players after each pitch on opening day.

The Daily News reported Saturday that broadcaster Keith Olbermann, a New York season-ticket holder, put a photo on Twitter of Brett Weber, a Yankees baseball operations coaching assistant, holding up four fingers toward the field during Thursday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan; US: New York
KEYWORDS: detroittigers; keitholbermann; michigan; newyork; newyorkyankees
It appears Olbermann has found work as a snitch!
1 posted on 04/03/2011 8:30:58 AM PDT by Realman30
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To: Realman30

Waiting for all the Patriot haters to rationalize this one. /s


2 posted on 04/03/2011 8:34:42 AM PDT by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: Realman30

I didn’t realize baseball stopped using hand signals.


3 posted on 04/03/2011 8:35:15 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Realman30

With their payroll, the Yankees ought to be able to beat teams playing blindfolded.


4 posted on 04/03/2011 8:36:16 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Cvengr

They haven’t but I tend to agree they should come from the field or dugout. Kinda hard to enforce though.


5 posted on 04/03/2011 8:40:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Cvengr
I didn't realize baseball stopped using hand signals.

Is that because some lib organization found them "offensive" or perhaps "not politically correct?"

6 posted on 04/03/2011 8:40:17 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Realman30

They were just doin’ the hand jive...lol


7 posted on 04/03/2011 8:43:15 AM PDT by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: RedCell

Hand signals = video camera, then?


8 posted on 04/03/2011 8:44:01 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: Realman30

He should demand that Congress begin the House Un-baseball Activities Committee hearings immediately.


9 posted on 04/03/2011 8:45:03 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: Realman30
I think he was just a fan of the four horsemen.


10 posted on 04/03/2011 8:49:13 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Realman30

I have one hand signal for UberLib!!


11 posted on 04/03/2011 8:49:47 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (To anger a Christian, Lie to them. To anger a muslim, tell them the TRUTH!)
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To: Realman30

Yeah, they should just trust the scoreboard’s display of 912 mph!


12 posted on 04/03/2011 8:49:55 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Realman30

Figures Olbermann’s a Yankee fan.

Let’s go Mets!

Regards,


13 posted on 04/03/2011 8:50:51 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: Gondring
Yeah, they should just trust the scoreboard’s display of 912 mph!

I heard that the radar gun was inadvertently pointed at Chuck Schumer's mouth.

14 posted on 04/03/2011 8:52:35 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Realman30

If you watched those two games you would know that the Yankees could have beaten the Tigers without hand signals. The Tigers beat themselves with bad pitching and bad fielding. Scoring only 3 runs in the first game didn’t help much either.


15 posted on 04/03/2011 8:53:05 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Realman30

Why in the hell are they using hand signals? That’s so 1950s.

Why aren’t they using smart phones, some form of instant messaging, or ‘Secret Service’ type radio transmitters?


16 posted on 04/03/2011 8:58:46 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: VermiciousKnid

“Figures Olbermann’s a Yankee fan:

Doesn’t sound like the feeling is mutual:

“Regardless, the GM was surprised by all the “blogosphere” buzz on Friday.

“It’s probably more work talking about than it’s worth,” Cashman said. “The psychotics that obsessed about it all day yesterday, I think we all did ‘em a favor by keeping them off the street and preventing them from hurting others.”

GO CASHMAN!


17 posted on 04/03/2011 8:59:25 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Realman30
After the pitch?

Years ago the home team would have someone behind the scoreboard with binoculars to steal the catchers signals before the pitch was made.

A huge advantage for the hitters to know what was coming.

18 posted on 04/03/2011 9:11:11 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Realman30
Eye-in-the-sky alert.

it's like "this is your life" from hell.

19 posted on 04/03/2011 9:20:55 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

After watching the last two games, Ikm not sure that they didn’t.


20 posted on 04/03/2011 9:22:29 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.....Eagle Scout since Sep 9, 1970)
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To: Realman30

I’m waiting for the players to start wearing micro sized receivers in their ears....kinda like the ones Jack Bauer uses.


21 posted on 04/03/2011 9:28:24 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Our technology has surpassed our humanity........AE)
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To: Colonel_Flagg
... Yankees ought to be able to beat teams playing blindfolded.

I agree. It is not easy to play blindfolded, but how many teams will be willing to play blindfolded.

22 posted on 04/03/2011 9:49:06 AM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government!)
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To: Realman30

23 posted on 04/03/2011 10:11:04 AM PDT by houeto (All during his formative years, Barry prayed to allah.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Bingo.


24 posted on 04/03/2011 11:54:36 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: cripplecreek

“They haven’t but I tend to agree they should come from the field or dugout. Kinda hard to enforce though.”

Decades back guys in centerfield used glasses to try to get the catcher’s signals to the pitcher.


25 posted on 04/03/2011 11:58:57 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Just another Joe

I think he was just a fan of the four horsemen
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New York...maybe he was trying to signal 1/2 of the “VanBuren Boys”, or a new gang called the “Madison Boys” has been formed.


26 posted on 04/03/2011 12:35:45 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98) "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits")
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To: VermiciousKnid

Actually Roger Angell’s Boys of Summer comes to mind:
“Rooting for the Yankees was like rooting for U.S. Steel.”

I took that to mean that the Yanks were the rich people’s team, and that the Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Giants were the commoners’ team.


27 posted on 04/03/2011 4:04:13 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: TYVets
Years ago the home team would have someone behind the scoreboard with binoculars to steal the catchers signals before the pitch was made.

Binoculars? Try a telescope. Stealing signals that way is such a New York kind of thing. How do you think the '51 NY Giants overcame that 13-1/2 game deficit, and just how did Bobby Thompson knew what pitch was coming before he hit the Shot Heard 'Round The World.

At least that's what Willie Mays, Monte Irvin, Bobby Thompson and other living members of the team said when interviewed in 2001.

28 posted on 04/03/2011 5:52:56 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: Perdogg; magslinger

The Evil Empire, busted !!!
Keith Olbermann, a New York season-ticket holder, put a photo on Twitter of Brett Weber, a Yankees baseball operations coaching assistant, holding up four fingers toward the field during Thursday's game against the Detroit Tigers.

29 posted on 04/04/2011 4:49:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Personally I like to see the Tigers to get off to a slow start. Their best seasons seem to grow out of slow starts.

They picked up their game on Sunday with the 10-7 win. Brennan Bosch helped with 4 hits 4 RBIs and 4 runs. The two HRs of Cabrerra didn’t hurt much either.

The Yankees are seen as spectacular but when you look at their record against the Tigers over the last few years they’re pretty even.


30 posted on 04/04/2011 5:03:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

CC I never like to see the Tigers lose. As for your thesis, I have one thing to say: 1984, 35-5, World Series Champs. 35-5 was not a slow start.


31 posted on 04/04/2011 7:40:09 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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