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  • Could It Be ALDS Or Bust For Yankees’ Skipper Joe Girardi?

    09/19/2017 8:15:17 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    The Runner Sports ^ | August 9, 2017 | Griffin Fuller
    The 2017 season was going to be an interesting one for the New York Yankees no matter how good the team was going to be on paper. With a new roster setup that aimed to be younger, the mindset for many for the Bronx Bombers was a repeat of last season. Perhaps compete for one of the two Wild Card spots but fall short once again. While that would normally mean riots in the streets of New York, Yankees fans seemed to accept that idea. With more organizational depth than many fans could remember, a reboot/rebuild atmosphere around the club...
  • Judge hits pair; second rookie with 40 HRs

    09/10/2017 5:17:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 21 replies
    MLB.com ^ | September 10, 2017 | Sam Butler
    Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hit his 40th home run of the year Sunday in the fourth inning of the Rangers' Nick Martinez, joining Mark McGwire (1987) as the second player in the history of Major League Baseball to record 40-plus homers as a rookie. In the Yanks' 16-7 victory at Globe Life Park, Judge also became just the fourth Yankee to hit 40 homers in a season in his age-25 season or younger, joining Halll of Famers Mickey Mantle (1956), Joe DiMaggio (1937), Lou Gehrig (1927) and Babe Ruth (1920).
  • Gene ‘Stick’ Michael, architect of Yankees dynasty, dead at 79

    09/07/2017 8:20:02 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 09/07/2017 | Post Sports Desk
    Gene “Stick” Michael, a beloved Yankees figure who helped build the late-90s dynasty, has died from a heart attack. He was 79. Michael was the Yankees manager in 1981-82 and the GM from 1991-95, when he drafted Derek Jeter and guided the organization during George Steinbrenner’s suspension. Michael was the true architect of the teams that would win four World Series in five years from 1996-2000. Beyond Jeter, he drafted or signed the entire Core Four: Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada. After his run as GM, Michael stuck with the organization, serving as the vice-president of major league...
  • Red Sox Stole Signs Electronically From Yankees, Other Teams

    09/05/2017 4:45:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    espn ^ | 9/5
    Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Tuesday that the Boston Red Sox used electronic communication from the dugout to steal opponents' signs and relay them to Boston players during games. Baseball's investigation of the Red Sox is ongoing, Manfred said from Fenway Park ahead of Boston's game against Toronto, but he expects it will be completed before the end of the regular season. News of the investigation was first reported by the New York Times. The Red Sox were accused of stealing signs electronically against the Yankees at Fenway Park. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images Major League Baseball does not have a policy against...
  • MLB Announces Suspensions From Tigers-Yankees Brawl

    08/25/2017 5:59:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | August 25, 2017 at 3:54pm CDT | Jeff Todd
    The league has officially handed down suspensions arising out of yesterday’s fisticuffs between the Tigers and Yankees. Detroit star Miguel Cabrera received the stiffest discipline, with a seven-game ban owing to his “inciting the first bench-clearing incident and fighting.” Cabrera isn’t the only one who’ll take some games of unpaid leave (pending appeal). Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez got four games for throwing punches in the melee — he was fortunate, perhaps, not to take a harsher punishment — while fellow New York backstop Austin Romine got two for his part in the tangle with Cabrera. That could cause the organization...
  • Landing Sonny Gray makes the Yankees the Yankees again

    07/31/2017 1:45:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 31, 2017 | Andrew Marchand
    NEW YORK -- They're the New York Yankees. They're worth billions. They're built on a foundation of championships stretching back more than a century. There is just no way they don’t go for it when another title is possible. This is the mandate any year, but it's even truer when they've only played in one playoff game since 2012. So the Yankees had to acquire Sonny Gray. The Yankees, under Hal Steinbrenner, are a scary organization for the rest of the baseball. Steinbrenner has handed the player personnel keys over to his GM, Brian Cashman, and the results have been...
  • Yankees acquire Sonny Gray from A’s

    07/31/2017 1:38:47 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 31, 2017 | Post Sports Desk
    The Yankees are officially all-in. The team acquired Sonny Gray from the A’s an hour before the trade deadline, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. The Yankees sent heralded prospects Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian for the 27-year-old.
  • Yankees join FDNY in skipping Puerto Rican Day parade over decision to honor Obama-freed terrorist

    05/24/2017 9:45:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/24/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Boycott I’m actually a little surprised by this, if only because it seems in recent years major league sports have been pretty intimidated by the forces of political correctness. Which is to say: They know who will scream and boycott if they don’t give them what they want, and all large, high-profile institutions want to avoid the bad publicity that comes with such things. Oscar Lopez Rivera is a terrorist responsible for more than 100 bombings, but that’s old news. The new news is that Barack Obama commuted his sentence on his way out the door, which makes Rivera a...
  • Bob Cerv, Kansas City’s home-run champ, dies at age 91

    04/08/2017 8:55:16 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 7, 2017 | Pete Grathoff
    Bob Cerv, who holds the single-season record for home runs by a Major League Baseball player in Kansas City history, died Thursday in Blair, Neb. He was 91. Cerv, who served during World War II, was friends with former President Harry Truman, played basketball and baseball at Nebraska and, as a member of the Yankees, roomed with Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle as they dueled for the home-run title in 1961... In six seasons with the Yankees, Cerv was mostly a part-time outfielder/pinch hitter, but he played in two World Series (1955 and 1956), and the Yankees won the 1956...
  • White Sox scout Yankees for potential Jose Quintana trade

    03/09/2017 10:41:03 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2017 | 9:11pm | George A. King III
    Since a White Sox scout has been a constant figure at the Yankees’ exhibition games to evaluate talent, the industry buzz is the White Sox have targeted the Yankees as a possible trade partner if they decide to move left-handed starter Jose Quintana. Quintana, a former Yankees minor leaguer who was allowed to flee via free agency after he wasn’t placed on the 40-man roster following the 2010 season, is very attractive on several levels for the Yankees and other clubs seeking starting pitching. One, he is 28. Two, he has a 46-46 record with a 3.41 ERA in 154...
  • Obama: Attitudes About My Presidency Among Whites In Northern States Very Different From Southern St

    Full title: Obama: Attitudes About My Presidency Among Whites In Northern States Very Different From Southern States; "I Seem Foreign" President Obama speaks about his legacy in a CNN special hosted by Fareed Zakaria that was broadcasted on the cable network Wednesday night. In this segment Zakaria examines if race played a part in early opposition to the Obama agenda. (snip) "There are people who dislike me because they think I'm a liberal," the president told the CNNer. "I think there is a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in...
  • Liberal Yankees freak out when ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ played in a grocery store

    12/06/2016 6:00:23 PM PST · by pboyington · 21 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | December 6, 2016 | Jordan Laporta
    You can't make this stuff up! BROOKLYN, NY — The 2016 election was a shock for liberal elites. They could not fathom how America could possibly vote for Donald J. Trump and shun the presumptive next President of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Given the polling, predicting a Clinton victory was not ridiculous. If one trusting nothing but the polling data, a Clinton electoral college win seemed like a pretty safe bet. But Americans defied expectations at the polls, and Trump won several “blue” states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Overall, Trump carried 3084 counties and Clinton won just...
  • No Christian Music or Christmas Carols in Shopping Mall

    10/26/2016 11:40:45 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 113 replies
    The University Town Center Mall in Sarasota, Florida, has issued a very specific directive: "For choral groups, the Mall prefers no clearly recognizable Christian music, such as carols sung in English, spirituals or gospel." In a memo sent out to area groups who are normally invited to perform seasonal music, the upscale shopping mall leaders have in effect banned any music that could be recognized as "Christian." . . . . . . .
  • Alexandria [VA] City Council votes to rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    09/17/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 17, 2016 5:24 pm | Jenny Glick
    WASHINGTON — In a unanimous vote Saturday, the Alexandria City Council has decided to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway, a roadway named for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. “I could honestly say, personally, raise my taxes to pay for it, to satisfy my parents, my grandparents,” Councilman Willie F. Bailey Sr. said. The council discussed the possibility of changing the name to Patrick Henry but tabled the discussion for later. An advisory committee did not recommend name changes for all the streets in Alexandria named after Confederate soldiers but has now opened the door for neighbors...
  • Jerry Coleman, 89, Yankee Infielder, Fighter Pilot and Voice of the Padres

    08/27/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by rey · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 4 Jan 2014
    Jerry Coleman, a former fighter pilot who played in six World Series as an infielder for the Yankees
  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • A-ROD retiring from Yankees

    08/07/2016 8:04:16 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 52 replies
    Aug 7 2016 | self
    Yankees say A-Rod's last game will be on August 12th; will then assume role as special advisor and instructor.
  • Joe DiMaggio’s 56 Game Hitting Streak Began 75 Years Ago Today

    05/16/2016 2:06:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 15, 2016 | Aaron Goldstein
    It was 75 years ago today when New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio hit a single in a 13-1 drubbing to the Chicago White Sox. That hit was the first step in what became a hitting streak which hit 56 games. This record still stands 75 years later. As I write this, I am watching the Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros game. A short time ago, Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. It’s nothing to sneeze at as Bradley is rapidly emerging was one of the premier players...
  • Curt Schilling not happy ‘bloody sock’ game cut from...‘30 for 30’ [ESPN purges history]

    05/02/2016 3:10:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    wash post ^ | 5/2/16 | D Bieler
    Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.
  • Alex Rodriguez will retire after next season

    03/23/2016 11:55:14 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 March 2016 | Sports Desk
    The Yankees star told ESPN.com that he will hang up his cleats after the 2017 season when his contract with the team runs out.