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    Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

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    Brian Dorsett. Wow. I had to look it up....

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    The Yankees are pulling out all the stops this year for OTD.
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    Damn, I miss El Duque.
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    There can't be that many Yankees that have played from the early 80's on that I have absolutely no recollection of, but Brian Dorsett is one of them.

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    I actually remember Dorsett.......but when did Todd Greene play here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by philleotardo View Post
    I actually remember Dorsett.......but when did Todd Greene play here?
    I actually remember him ... backup catcher, wasn't he? About ten years ago?

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    Are we sure this isn't for "No Timers' Day?"
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    So now the standard to be a Yankee Old-Timer is 60 PAs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by longtimeyankeefan View Post
    So now the standard to be a Yankee Old-Timer is 60 PAs?
    They need a couple of healthy and relatively young guys to catch (along with Greene and Flahery), so that's why he'll be here. And good for him..

    Wasn't it last year or the year before when they had to use Homer Bush at catcher because nobody else could do it?

    Anyway, I think the actual game is silly. Have the intros and end it there.
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    Re: Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

    Sad to say, since one of my earliest childhood memories is seeing Phil Rizzuto and Joe DiMaggio play in an old timer's day game, I agree with you --the game is silly. But so is the stupid YMCA number which has no chance of ever going away.
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    Re: Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    They need a couple of healthy and relatively young guys to catch (along with Greene and Flahery), so that's why he'll be here. And good for him..

    Wasn't it last year or the year before when they had to use Homer Bush at catcher because nobody else could do it?

    Anyway, I think the actual game is silly. Have the intros and end it there.
    It was last year - my first ever trip to OTD.

    I remember because I mentioned to my daughter, who accompanied me, that they were using a 2Bman at catcher.

    I also remember how brutal the day was - over 100* in the LF bleachers. So hot that we actually left as the CWS game was starting. Since I only wanted to see the OTG, the CWS game didn't interest me much. Ironically, the CWS were the first opponents I ever saw at YS.
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    I laughed at the list too, but you know what? The Yankees have long had a policy of inviting everyone and these guys felt so honored to have played with the Yankees they are returning. We talk about "honoring the Yankee tradition" , well these guys do so a heck of a lot more then Joe DiMaggio did at these games, because if Joe D wasn't flown first class and introduced last he wasn't leaving Florida or San Francisco . Some of the unknown guys enjoy this day a heck of a lot more then some of the names we all know, so let them have their day too.

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    When I used to go to OTD, I sometimes looked forward to seeing some of the lesser known guys more than the big stars. It's more fun seeing Brian Doyle, who has a nice little part of Yankee history for a brief moment, than say, Reggie Jackson, who is always around anyway.


    I must say, I have no memory of Brian Dorsett at all (I thought for a second that the OP may have meant 'Brian Dayett'), but good for him. Probably a thrill for him and his family to be out there.

    What i wonder though is, where is Graig Nettles? I think this is the second year in a row now that he's not been there. One of my all time favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredgmuggs View Post
    They need a couple of healthy and relatively young guys to catch (along with Greene and Flahery), so that's why he'll be here. And good for him..

    Wasn't it last year or the year before when they had to use Homer Bush at catcher because nobody else could do it?

    Anyway, I think the actual game is silly. Have the intros and end it there.
    I agree that largely the game is cringeworthy. What I didn't realize was that at one point in the 60's mostly, the OTD game was actually taken semi-seriously and the Yankees would play against other teams and the games actually became somewhat competitive.

    I doubt that the losing team was all distraught or anything, but they would have guys mostly all in their 40's playing and they truly played to win...and played more than the two innings they play now. I think it was Whitey Ford pitching one time and the game was pretty intense...I have to find where I read this, but the fooling around they do today wasn't really the way it was.

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    Re: Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

    Quote Originally Posted by yankees2010 View Post
    I laughed at the list too, but you know what? The Yankees have long had a policy of inviting everyone and these guys felt so honored to have played with the Yankees they are returning. We talk about "honoring the Yankee tradition" , well these guys do so a heck of a lot more then Joe DiMaggio did at these games, because if Joe D wasn't flown first class and introduced last he wasn't leaving Florida or San Francisco . Some of the unknown guys enjoy this day a heck of a lot more then some of the names we all know, so let them have their day too.
    Well, the Yankees must not be forking over any dough to Joe D, because he hasn't been showing up to OTD for quite a while now. He's kind of a jerk, I'd suppose.
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    The Yanks are on a budget.... there's an OT tax they're trying to get under.

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    Re: Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Well, the Yankees must not be forking over any dough to Joe D, because he hasn't been showing up to OTD for quite a while now. He's kind of a jerk, I'd suppose.
    I heard he's been feeling a little under the weather lately.
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    Re: Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

    I'm hoping to see Ben Francisco.
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    I'm hoping to see Ben Francisco.
    He'd probably strike out
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    Re: Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

    Any Old Timers game that doesn't include Homer Bush, Clay Bellinger, Dave Silvestri, Mike Blowers, Andy Stankiewicz and Ricky Ledee isn't worth attending
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    Re: Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFan1421 View Post
    I agree that largely the game is cringeworthy. What I didn't realize was that at one point in the 60's mostly, the OTD game was actually taken semi-seriously and the Yankees would play against other teams and the games actually became somewhat competitive.

    I doubt that the losing team was all distraught or anything, but they would have guys mostly all in their 40's playing and they truly played to win...and played more than the two innings they play now. I think it was Whitey Ford pitching one time and the game was pretty intense...I have to find where I read this, but the fooling around they do today wasn't really the way it was.
    I remember in the 70s they played against an all-star team of retirees from other teams. It was a 3-inning game, and was pretty cool. I met Bob Feller at one of those games.

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    Re: Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_E View Post
    I remember in the 70s they played against an all-star team of retirees from other teams. It was a 3-inning game, and was pretty cool. I met Bob Feller at one of those games.
    The first Old Timers Day I attended celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first Yankees-Dodgers World Series, so they had the 1941 teams playing each other. That was fun.
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    A little update on Dorsett.
    http://tribstar.com/local/x115573089...l-Hall-of-Fame

    Yes, the Yanks need some younger guys to get back there and catch because barely any of them want to get on the field, let alone catch. Half of the players they invite are physically incapable of getting on the field to play, which is no slight, but guys like Luis Arroyo, Bobby Brown, Jerry Coleman, Hector Lopez are all over the age of 83 and have open invites to come each year. They come more for the camaraderie than anything else.

    From speaking with a lot of players that are now in the age range of the guys above, they used to be really proud to play in different old-timers games across the country and still compete.

    They had some national ones at RFK Stadium in the mid 1980's which were popular and well attended. Luke Appling at 75 hit a home run in one of those games.

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    Re: Brian Dorsett to make Old Timers’ Day debut

    Quote Originally Posted by metrotheme View Post
    A little update on Dorsett.
    http://tribstar.com/local/x115573089...l-Hall-of-Fame

    Yes, the Yanks need some younger guys to get back there and catch because barely any of them want to get on the field, let alone catch.
    I guess Flaherty and Girardi don't want to strap on the tools anymore. But really, were Chad Moeller and Sal Fasano too busy?
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