Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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Spring Training Game 21: CC vs. Harvey


Get excited, everyone! We get to watch Matt Harvey pitch this afternoon! But not you, CC Sabathia. You don’t care about facing Harvey.

When asked yesterday if he had seen Harvey pitch, Sabathia apparently yawned according to the beat writers and then said, “Not really. I saw he started the All-Star Game and stuff, but no, sorry.” He was then asked if he was excited to see Harvey pitch, which seems like a silly question after he yawned in response to the previous one, and he said, “He’s not on my team. I’m curious to see how Tanaka looks. That’s my guy.”

You tell ‘em, CC. Although no offense to Sabathia, I am excited to see Matt Harvey pitch because the dude is really good.

As for our yawning, indifferent big man, his health is paramount in this start. Honestly, I feel like he can get lit up for six runs in two innings but if his knee feels fine in the morning, I will be okay with it.…

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Quick hit: A-Rod homers and the Yankees twitter account notices

And all is right in the world.

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Open Thread – Spring Training Game 19: Yanks at Tigers

The Yankees are in Lakeland to face off against the Tigers and it won’t be on YES, MLB Network or on The game won’t even be on the radio as far as I know. So if you can’t see or hear a game, does it really happen?

Anyway, here’s the lineup you won’t see or hear:
Gardner CF
Ryan SS
McCann C
Rodriguez DH
Jones 1B
Young RF
Pirela 3B
Refsnyder 2B
Flores LF

Warren P

Feel free to discuss the game (I’m sure the beat writers will live tweet the game), college basketball or anything else that’s happening this afternoon that you can watch or can’t watch.

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Spring Training Game 18 – Playing the Phillies again

It’s another night game for the Yankees and this time they’re home, they’re playing the Phillies and it’s on YES! Hooray!

Here are your lineups.

Gregorius SS
Drew 2B
Beltran RF
Teixeira 1B
Headley 3B
Romine C
Flores LF
Heathcott CF

Rogers P

Revere CF
Galvis SS
Utley DH
Howard 1B
Ruiz C
Brown RF
Asche 3B
Sizemore LF
Hernandez 2B

Harang P


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Open thread – Spring Training Game 17

The Yankees are in Lake Buena Vista to play the Braves tonight but the game is not being shown live on YES. Boo! It will be on MLB Network but tape delayed and at 11 p.m. Or if you’re one of those lucky people with, you can watch it live on your computer!

All is not lost.

Anyway, #TANAK is pitching and it’s his second outing of the season. Let’s hope it goes as well as start number one.

Here’s your lineup:
Brett Gardner CF
Chase Headley 3B
Brian McCann C
Mark Teixeira DH
Garrett Jones 1B
Stephen Drew 2B
Chris Young RF
Didi Gregorius SS
Jose Pirela LF


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IIATMS Top Moment #11: David Cone’s perfect game


[Editor’s note: This is a personal story because I’m one of those people you always hear about that should have been at a specific game but something happened to prevent it. Also, this is a previously published story that’s been reworked a bit just for this Top Moments series so grab a drink and get comfortable. -SG]

So where were you on Sunday July 18, 1999?

I was watching David Cone‘s perfect game with my father.

Oh, no, I wasn’t in Yankee Stadium watching the drama unfold in person. I was in my den, on the couch with my left leg propped up on pillows and my left calf covered with an ice pack. My younger brother James was in Yankee Stadium, in our season ticket seats with three of his friends.

I was planning on going to the Stadium that day just like I did every Sunday that year. And that particular Sunday was going to be even more special.…

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Spring Training Game 16 – The return of CC Sabathia

I forgot how annoying the Sunday day game to Tuesday night game layover was so a big thanks to MLB and the Yankees for reminding me.

Tonight, the Yankees will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays at Steinbrenner Field. But more importantly, we will see CC Sabathia take the mound for the first time against opposing players this Spring. And we will actually see it because the game will be shown on YES. Sabathia is a big question mark in the rotation this year and a start where he isn’t pounded for seven runs in three innings and his velocity isn’t below 90 the whole time would be a very nice thing. While I realize we shouldn’t expect too much from him his first time out, it would be a nice surprise if he does well.

Here’s your lineup:
Brett Gardner LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Carlos Beltran RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Garrett Jones DH
Chris Young CF
Stephen Drew 2B
Didi Gregorius SS

CC Sabathia LHP

You will notice that Jacoby Ellsbury is out of the lineup and that is due to a “mild, mild, mild, mild right (abdominal) strain.” That’s what Joe Girardi called it and he added that the doctor didn’t seem to be too concerned about it.…

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Open Thread – Spring Training Game 15

Today’s game against the Phillies is not on TV. I checked YES’s schedule, MLBN’s schedule and’s schedule and it’s not available on any of them. I also had someone else double check to make sure and I was right so we’re making this an open thread/game thread.

You can talk about the game if you’re able to keep track of it on Twitter or if you’re near a radio and listening to John and Suzyn on WFAN. If you are listening to the radio, provide us with play by play. (Kidding.)

Here’s the lineup you won’t be able to see:

Ellsbury 8
Gardner 7
Teixeira 3
McCann 2
Headley 5
Jones 9
Drew 4
Gregorius 6

Eovaldi 1

Or you can talk about whatever you want in this thread if you can’t keep track of the game. Just remember to be nice to your fellow IIATMS readers.

Enjoy the afternoon!

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