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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: ATTENTION EVERYONE New Community Standards

    Big news - our revised Community Standards are finally online. Please access them on the footer of the page, towards the right-hand edge..... The main point of differentiation between NYYFans and most other sports forums is the sense of community that has been fostered here, since our site was founded many years ago. In order to maintain this atmosphere, we must hold posters to certain basic expectations when participating here..... To this end, we will be conducting a relaunch of our...

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    11-13-17 08:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Message Boards for Other Teams: A List

    Since there have been a couple queries about message boards for other teams in the past couple days, I thought it might be useful to have some sort of list of good fan sites around the MLB. My goal is to have only two or three sites per team--it's not meant to include every forum out there. I also prefer to post forum sites over blogs, although if a blog has a game thread or is really, really good, I'll include it. Thanks for all the suggestions! Edit: Updated on 8/3/11-- New input...

    Hildy910
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: NYYFans.com T-Shirts for Sale!

    Please see this thread for details: http://forums.nyyfans.com/showthread.php?p=5924926#post5924926. :)

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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: NYYFans.com partners with The Ticket Network; Get your MLB tix right here at NYYF!

    The following announcement is specific for the Yankees, but tickets to all MLB games, in additon to all other sporting, concert, or show events are also available. Check out http://tickets.nyyfans.com to see if we have tickets to the event you're looking for. ----------------------------------------- So you want to see the Yankees, ay? Are you frustrated by the lack of quality seats available from the Yankees Box Office or Ticketmaster, don't want to take out a second mortgage to buy...

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    06-17-05 11:01 AM Go to last post
  1. The New York Mets Thread

    I decided to start a Mets thread because there have been a collection of smaller Mets threads in ATM and I think it would be best if we just had a larger thread to cover all things Mets. Two things about them strike me today... 1. Pelfry looked pretty good last night. 2. I have a feeling the Mets fans across the nation are beginning to sweat a little bit because right now the Braves are mashing. Ok. Go ahead, start discussing.

    NYDCYankee
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  2. Around The Rest Of The League - Game Action

    Jesus, Schwarber just butchered two balls in LF, part of a big inning for the Marlins.

    freebubba
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  3. Interesting Baseball News Items That Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread

    People seem to like it in JC, so we'll see how this goes in here. We'll start with this. http://chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/3820301.html

    SoCal Pinstriper
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  4. The Former Yankee Performance Thread v4.0

    2008...lets get the ball rolling. From Rotoworld today: The Pirates also signed BHKim...imagine being cut over that guy....

    yanksphan
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    09-16-19 05:10 PM Go to last post
  5. Yankees vs. Astros vs. Dodgers vs. Orioles/Royals/Tigers/Marlins Superteam

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27593569/how-many-bad-teams-take-beat-astros-dodgers-yankees says that with full health, the Yankees, Astros, and Dodgers are much better than the best combined team from the Orioles, Royals, Tigers, and Marlins. Each team was given a roster of four starters with 165 IP (because you only need four starters in the playoffs), seven relievers with 65 IP, one swingman with 95 IP, eight hitters other than the catcher with 600 PA (giving the Dodgers a DH), a...

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    09-13-19 09:13 AM Go to last post
  6. The Red Sox Thread

    Now that the Community Standards are back online, we can re-start a discussion of the Red Sox. As per those Standards, any posting in this thread must be done in a civil manner. That means a genuine discussion without baiting, trolling, flaming or mocking using words or pictures etc. That doesn't mean you can't state your opinions of a player or the team, but do it in a respectful manner. Repeated warnings for those who don't comply will result in the loss of access to the Around the Majors...

    Bub
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    09-12-19 07:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Angels' Tyler Skaggs passes away

    No word yet on what happened: https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/texas-rangers/rangers/2019/07/01/angels-pitcher-tyler-skaggs-dies-27-club-announces-monday-nights-game-vs-rangers-canceled

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    08-30-19 05:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Matz , the worst Met starter is controlling the Indians

    unlike the Yankee starters (other than Tanaka). How did we give up 30+ runs in the 2 games we lost. Our starting pitching is really mediocre

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    08-21-19 12:32 PM Go to last post
  9. Poll: Who Will Have the Second Best Run Differential in the NL?

    The top five run differentials in the NL are: Dodgers: +210 Nationals: +68 Diamondbacks: +66 Cubs: +64 Braves: +62 Who will have the second best run differential? Can the Diamondbacks have the second best run differential and finish below .500? They're 62-63. The Twins are third in the AL in run differential, and they're 14.5 games ahead of the Diamondbacks.

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    08-19-19 02:47 PM Go to last post
  10. Boone Said a Mercy Rule is "Worth Exploring"

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27405556/worth-exploring-mlb-mercy-rule is titled "Yanks' Boone: Worth exploring MLB 'mercy rule'." Boone was asked because the Little League World Series has a mercy rule. Baseball is based on 9 innings. A mercy rule would deprive hitters of more chances to score. It would be strange to not know when a game will end on a mercy rule, and it could make fans at the game root against their own team with a big lead so they got their money's worth rather than...

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    08-18-19 05:15 AM Go to last post
  11. The Short Porch, Other Stadiums, and MLB Rule About Stadium Dimensions

    Page 15 of https://content.mlb.com/documents/2/2/4/305750224/2019_Official_Baseball_Rules_FINAL_.pdf says: "NOTE: (a) Any Playing Field constructed by a professional Club after June 1, 1958, shall provide a minimum distance of 325 feet from home base to the nearest fence, stand or other obstruction on the right and left field foul lines, and a minimum distance of 400 feet to the center field fence. (b) No existing playing field shall be remodeled after June 1, 1958, in such manner as to...

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    08-05-19 11:51 PM Go to last post
  12. Rays get permission to explore becoming a two-city team

    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27016429/rays-explore-splitting-games-montreal Supposedly the mayor of St. Pete has already said the city intends to hold the Rays to their agreement, so this may well go nowhere.

    HelloNewman
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    07-19-19 04:07 PM Go to last post
  13. Don't look now.

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/l/lynnla01.shtml Lance Lynn is a ~4 WAR player at the midway point. 11-4 record. The guy is a horse. He easily cracks the top 5 on this starting rotation.

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    07-12-19 09:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Best Player in MLB for 2019

    Ill throw out 3 names that fit the bill for Best Player in MLB in 2019: Mike Trout Cody Bellinger Christian Yelich Start with Mike Trout. His name is in this every single year it seems. Certainly one of the greatest players I have ever seen play. This year he is right back up there. 24 HRs, 61 RBIs, .296 BA, 1.068 OPS, 5.7 WAR

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    07-06-19 09:07 AM Go to last post
  15. Local kid called up to Angels

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/player/_/id/36176 From my home town. Hit a home run off my son too...lol

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    07-04-19 06:16 PM Go to last post
  16. Subscribing to the Athletic [worth it?]

    Ive multiple times considered subscribing to it. Is it worth it?

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    07-04-19 12:31 PM Go to last post
  17. Poll: Preferred Walkoff Celebration

    Vote on which you prefer for walkoff wins. I like "Celebration" and I hate fireworks. Can somebody change "to" to "do" in the poll question? I tried to delete the topic to redo it, but I couldn't.

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    07-04-19 10:20 AM Go to last post
  18. David Ortiz Shot in DR.

    Apparently just happened, crazy if this ................ is real. https://www.diariolibre.com/actualidad/sucesos/hieren-de-un-tiro-a-david-ortiz-en-la-venezuela-CA13029308

    YanksFanTillDeath
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    06-23-19 12:28 AM Go to last post
  19. Hitting Statistics by Velocity

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26757283/is-300-hitter-thing-past says: "Hitting, 2009 To 2019, By Velocity VELO BA OBP SLG K% BB% < 84 .230 .283 .370 25.7% 6.2% 84 to 86 .232 .281 .375 25.0% 5.8% 87 to 89 .265 .328 .428 17.5% 7.7% 90 to 92 .282 .357 .455 14.0% 9.6% 93 to 95 .265 .345 .417 18.3% 10.1% 96 to 98 .236 .314 .355 24.8% 9.5%

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    05-18-19 10:19 AM Go to last post
  20. Winning Percentages and Openers

    Last year, teams went 33-33 when their starter pitched exactly 1 inning. Ten years earlier in 2008, teams went 3-10 (.231) when their starter pitched exactly 1 inning, which means it happened over five times as often in 2018 as in 2008. In addition, since many 1 inning starts in 2018 were not because the starter stunk, the winning percentage in those situations was over double in 2018 than in 2008. Ten years before that in 1998, teams went 2-14 (.125) when their starter pitched exactly 1...

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    05-13-19 02:40 PM Go to last post

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