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More Thoughts On Some Twitter (X) Posts

by Paul Semendinger

January 24, 2024

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This is always a fun article to write. I see things on Twitter and share them here with my own thoughts...


Let's get right to it.




Oh, what a conundrum! I like the white outline, but as a traditionalist, I also like the fact that the Yankees are going back to the ways the uniforms looked prior to 1974.


What tradition do I want them to keep? Is it the 1974 to today one or the more old fashioned approach? Ugggg. I guess they're both good. As long as that's the only change, I'm good with it.


Would they bring back flannel?


If you read the article linked in the tweet, it also discusses the fact that the Yankees went from glossy to matte road helmets in 2016. (Was it that long ago already?) I do like the glossy helmets better.



That is an amazing statistic.


I feel badly for Joey Gallo. Too bad he didn't work out in the Bronx.



I have a few points on this interview with Aaron Boone. First, I am always honest. I have been very critical of Aaron Boone, but Soto #2 or Judge #3 is a decision that will be criticized as much as if he went Judge #2 and Soto #3. I won't criticize that decision, in fact, it makes a lot of sense. No one gets on base more than Soto so have him on in front of Judge. But, no matter what Aaron Boone does here, he'll be criticized.


On a slightly lesser scale, if there was Twitter in 1927, I can imagine people going all sorts of crazy about the fact that Lou Gehrig hit behind Babe Ruth. "Huggins is a crazy man. The worst. The bum. How do you not bat Gehrig in front of Ruth?"


But, another, not so complementary thought. We've been doing on-line discussions on Zoom and other platforms since 2020, at least. There's no excuse for a person (supposedly media savvy) to not understand how to look professional on a Zoom call in 2024. Boone's angle, his posture, the way he's in the camera is just terrible. He should be better than that. He's representing the Yankees.


Oh boy! This is when it starts to get real.


Projections!


This is fun.

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Let's go Yankees!!!


21 commentaires


Mike Whiteman
25 janv.

Foul Territory looks like a pretty good podcast. A good discussion between Kratz, Frazier, Braun, and Boone.

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Jeff Korell
Jeff Korell
24 janv.

It looks like there is thin navy blue "piping" on the new uniforms that was not on the "pre-1973" uniforms. Also, the words "NEW YORK" seems to be more "navy-blue-ish" on the new uniforms, while those words on the old pre-1973 uniforms look more "black-ish". A commenter said that the new Yankee road uniforms "make a plain design even plainer". But also, that the Yanks could probably sell it as a legacy move, since it matches what the team wore for many decades in the flannel era, except for what I pointed out about the piping they seem to be adding.

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Jeff Korell
Jeff Korell
24 janv.

There was another minor change to the road uniforms in 2016. They moved the words "NEW" and "YORK" closer together.


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Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
25 janv.
En réponse à

NOTE - that graphic is from Uni Watch.

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Robert Malchman
Robert Malchman
24 janv.

Just a correction note: They're not going back to flannel uniforms, only back to the style of letters, numbers and trim used back when they wore flannel uniforms.


I'm also not going to criticize the 2/3 Soto/Judge allocation, though I would be influenced by who my leadoff hitter will be. I'd like to go R/L/R or L/R/L, and if possible, continue that for the 4-hole. So my lineup might be Torres/LeMahieu, Soto, Judge, Rizzo.

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Paul Semendinger
Paul Semendinger
24 janv.
En réponse à

The flannel comment was a joke.


I agree about the R,L,R, L, etc... lineup.

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jjw49
24 janv.

We are definitely in the "Dog Days of Winter" .... not much happening yet!

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