Hello from the Division Series

Hope you all are enjoying the postseason! I am, even though one team is obviously missing from these eight. I thought I would just update you on a few new shows to watch over at the TBS Hot Corner on MLB.com. One was my appearance with Regis & Kelly earlier this week in New York, as we spread the word about what we’ve been doing here. There’s my interview with Red Sox GM Theo Epstein, who will tell you what he thought the biggest surprise has been for the AL East champs this year. And you can hear Kevin Youkilis share his thoughts about his blog and whether he gets as nervous before a game as I do before giving a performance on-camera. Please note that the kind people over at Six Apart have made it possible for us to migrate this MLBlog over to a next-generation Typepad platform, so that will have a couple of minor effects. First of all, it will be transparent to you all except that the About page will look a little different. Second, and the reason we did this, is so we can have comment-approval capability, which is pretty standard in this MySpace age. That means your comment won’t show up immediately anymore, but we’ll try to approve them by batch as often as we can, so please hang in there if you leave a comment and haven’t seen it show up in a bit. I’ve appreciated everyone’s comments all season and I always read them. Thanks and I hope you are enjoying the playoffs!

Peace,
Love,
AND BASEBALL,
Alyssa

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27 Comments

Yes I am enjoying the play offs. but more important are You enjoying them. I loved the hot corner shows you don’t look the least bit nervous. In fact you look like you have been doing this all your life. Keep it up girl. your doing the job you where ment to do.

Hello again Alyssa,

I’m glad you’re having fun and enjoying the postseason.

I’ve watched all of your videos as soon as they were uploaded. It’s great to see you and to know that you are happy.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Steve

Thanks for keeping us updated. I’m glad you are having fun with the TBS Hot Corner.

larondaA26(ss/cl)

Wow Alyssa,

I’m a long time fan of yours and just now heard about your work with TBS ans MLB. Way cool! I love your interviews especially with Trever Hoffman. I thought it was bizzare that you asked him if he thinks about or realizes how great his legacy will be as the alltime save leader. He responds by saying that he can’t think about that because the game will humble you and goes out and has an epic meltdown in the final game with Colorado. He was dead right about that one. He’s still a great guy and a great closer but Oh man what a way to finish!

Great Interview, keep up the great work.

Chicks that dig baseball are hot!

See Ya,

Mark from Texas (Go Astro’s)

great idea if the comments-approval…
and I loved all your videos… I wanna see more, but not as much as I wanna see you on (My Name Is Earl)…

love yaaaaaa!!

Mona

Hello Alyssa,I viewed your recent segments and thought they were outstanding.You are the greatest thing that ever happened.Thanks.

I am disappointed that my first comment was deleted,by a computer error or my comment was disapproved.I did not see myself typing in anything inappropriate.I will continue posting comments,but if any of my comments are disapproved and I do not get an explanation as to why my comment was disapproved,I will no longer post comments on this site.I appreciate.

Loved the Youkilis interview. As an M’s fan who is rooting for the Red Sox in the post season I really needed to see him as something other than the ‘enemy’. Thanks
Lori

Hey Alyssa,

Great job. I am enjoying the playoffs so far. There’s nothing like playoff baseball if you ask me.

Hopefully I get the chance to see you around Fenway for the ALCS. 😉

Greg

Hi Alyssa

I’m loving the playoffs and I’ve seen all your Hot corner videos they’re great you always know what to show us and the right questions to ask.

Gary

TBS really did a great job putting together well-known names to report on the postseason. Please keep up the good work.

Hey Alyssa!!
I loved watching you on Regis & Kelly even though im from England i saw it on the hot corner🙂 You looked stunning and i love the show!! And i loved your recent hot corner interviews!!! Keep up the good work!!

All My Love,

Charlotte

xxxxxx

Hi sweetie, Your Hot Corner is great. I love it. I’m watching every new video with you. When you do somethin’ it’s always the best, whatever it is.
You said, you read all the comments, so I got a question…

When you’ll make a live chat again?😛 I know you haven’t much time now but please make a chat when you can🙂
❤ I LOVE YOU ALYSSA!!!

~Lil’ Lyss~

hi alyssa.

i’m glad you’re having fun and enjoying the postseason.

and thanks for keeping us updated!

you are the greatest❤.

Hey Alyssa just wanted to say i think ur doing a great job and i love u your the best<3

Hi Alyssa,

Great idea for the comment-approval capability !

I’m glad you’re enjoying the postseason.

I love watching your videos, I wanna see more. And I can’t wait to see Pathology and The Blue Hour !

Thanks a lot for keeping us updated !!!

Lots of love,

Maureen.

PS : I’m gonna try out the recipe of the meatballs that your mom gave us on SS/CL.

Hi Alyssa!! Love your TBS HOT CORNER videos, you are great doing everything!! love the interviews!! I can’t see baseball games (hope to see one, someday) but I like you to show us on the way that you can. (sorry about my english). Didnt know you read this comments, Im happy now!!😉 know that Spain miss’ you already!!!

Alyssa I am so enjoying your interviews for hot corner. You are bringing a new approach to the baseball playoffs which make them seem fresher – not just all rbi etc. talk. I look forward to more of the behind the scenes of baseball with you throughout the playoffs.

I’m loving the playoffs in glorious high-definition on TBS HD on DirecTV!

Hi Alyssa!

Hope everything is well and that you’re enjoying the post season🙂..

Haven’t had the chance to watch your new TBS interviews but I can’t wait🙂.. I love the ones you’ve done so far..

Have a great weekend!

Love,

Jenny

P.s you were great on Regis and Kelly🙂

reaky great interwies.
i like how you talk, it so simple and realy nice🙂
❤.

Thank you, Alyssa, for your fresh face and voice. To be someone in your position and make yourself so available to both fans of baseball and fans of you is unprecendted today as we build more and more walls between ourselves.
I grew up in rural Illinois in the 60s and as such was an inveterate Yankees fan (the Cubs and Sox weren’t much different then). But these were the halcyon days of Mantle and Maris playing in the same outfield, chasing the same Ruth home run record sitting in the same dugout. It was nearly impossible to not be a Yankees fan then.

You’re contribution here and on the TBS site are highpoints of my day. And as for learning new pitches, I think your little hands are precious!

Thanks, again, for being so special and so real.

Jim

Oh, to be home again!

I went on vacation for a little while, out of touch, out of sight, out of mind & look what happened:

The Dodgers tumble out of sight. Again. Eric Byrnes signs a new 3 yr deal with AZ; the Braves are letting one of the Jones boys go; Jim Tracy gets fired; and the Rockies continue to steamroll in the playoffs.

Btw, can I just say that I rather enjoyed watching the Evil Empire get kicked around by the Indians yesterday? I was lucky enough to be off work early, went straight for the TV and proceeded to watch baseball playoffs from 3:30pm – 10pm. That’s a good day.

I was at the last home game/last game of the season this past Sunday. I was excited to go until about last Wed. Then I didn’t want to go at all. And while I was there, I had a good time, of course, but man….what a way go out. I think the only thing that got accomplished was that Eric Stults got another licking and has to be wondering what’s going to happen next year.

What to do: Well, the clubhouse chemistry went to **** in a handbasket rather quickly. Given a choice, I personally would choose old age & treachery over youth & enthusiasm. But that’s neither here nor there. It’s possible (tho we’ll never know) that Grady was trying to fire everyone up for a last push to the playoffs. That obviously backfired.

I say we keep Kent & Nomar. Loney’s ready to play 1st base every day. Let Nomar start at 3rd and keep Andy LaRoche also. He has some of the best 3rd base hands around. I can’t say I would mind having Andruw Jones. And don’t start on me about his numbers this year. I already know that! Just remember that everyone has a bad year here & there and that doesn’t mean he’s no longer a viable position player. Big bat, big arm. That would fill 2 holes right there.

I’m still unhappy Byrnes is staying in AZ. It means another 3 years of saying, “I hate that guy & I wish he was on my team.” As of a couple of weeks ago, I officially joined the, “I hate Todd Helton & Matt Holliday” club. Ok, not hate. But…well, I don’t hate them like I hate the Giants. That’s a whole different brand of YUCK.

Speaking of the Giants, at the last game on Sept. 30, I was standing in line to get in thru the turnstile and a woman from Channel 11, Fox network, was talking to people. I was wearing my black w/orange lettering ‘Giants S**k’ t-shirt & Dodgers cap and she interviewed me. I made the cut for the news that day & I was discussing injuries to our starting pitchers. If you saw it, cool. That was me!

Grady..hm..what to do. I dunno. I like Coletti. I like the McCourts. Honeycutt is understandable as the pitching coach & I’d keep Duncan & Jauss, for sure. I can’t say that I want Grady to stay as the manager. He’s too hard to deal with. Given the options that are out there, I can’t say who I would like to be the manager, either. Sorry, Alyssa. I can’t give my vote to Kevin Kennedy. I watch him, too, but I don’t think he’s right for the club.

The bullpen wasn’t terrible. I could let go of Biemel, Hendrickson, Hernandez and Tsao. I’d keep Seanez, Proctor, Broxton, Saito.

Mike, I’m gonna disagree with you on this one: Kuo needs to go. The guy is terrible. One good game & a HR do not a pitcher make. They have GOT to do it all better. ALL of it. And that leaves Kuo out. We got a kick out of him tossing the bat, too. But I need more!

Schmidt is the new Kevin Brown. I don’t even know how to feel about most of the others, except for Brad Penny. Randy gave it his all until he went down. He has a great slider, but needs to work on consistency, which would probably, in turn, help with the shoulder. Derek? Well, Mr. Lowe pitched well enough in the beginning with no run support and since he also got hurt, well, I guess that was the end coming to an end.

And thus goes up the eternal cry,

“Wait ’til next year,”

I was sure, you will do something about the Fenway Park. And Alyssa is immortalized amongst the teams. The oldest sign of this sort I have seen was Goethe’s in the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (As I was a teenager; last time I was in Pisa you could not climb the tower anymore.) Something almost absolutely unimportant, but to touch it can hit you with electricity!
About the Red Sox I don’t know much. I remember the joke they make about them in “Lost”: always when a thing definitely not will be happening they say something like: “Yeah, this will be after the Red Sox won the world series.” And in the middle of the 3. Season the Sox win. I found that a sort of funny.

Greetings, Johannes

I was sure, you will do something about the Fenway Park. And Alyssa is immortalized amongst the teams. The oldest sign of this sort I have seen was Goethe’s in the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (As I was a teenager; last time I was in Pisa you could not climb the tower anymore.) Something almost absolutely unimportant, but to touch it can hit you with electricity!
About the Red Sox I don’t know much. I remember the joke they make about them in “Lost”: always when a thing definitely not will be happening they say something like: “Yeah, this will be after the Red Sox won the world series.” And in the middle of the 3. Season the Sox win. I found that a sort of funny.

Greetings, Johannes

I was sure, you will do something about the Fenway Park. And Alyssa is immortalized amongst the teams. The oldest sign of this sort I have seen was Goethe’s in the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (As I was a teenager; last time I was in Pisa you could not climb the tower anymore.) Something almost absolutely unimportant, but to touch it can hit you with electricity!
About the Red Sox I don’t know much. I remember the joke they make about them in “Lost”: always when a thing definitely not will be happening they say something like: “Yeah, this will be after the Red Sox won the world series.” And in the middle of the 3. Season the Sox win. I found that a sort of funny.

Greetings, Johannes

hi alyssa baseball is my most fave sport

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