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  • Statement from the New York Yankees regarding the passing of former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

    11/30/2023 11:01:20 AM PST · by JSM_Liberty · 3 replies
    MLB and Yankees ^ | 11/30/2023 | New york Yankees
    "The Yankees are profoundly saddened by the passing of former United States secretary of state Henry Kissinger, who performed varied and vital diplomatic and advisory roles throughout his distinguished career. A lifelong friend of the Yankees organization, he was a frequent welcome guest of the Steinbrenner family at Yankee Stadium. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be deeply missed.”
  • Oh, So That's Where COVID Relief Money Went

    03/25/2022 9:22:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 3/24/2022 0830 hrs edt | Katie Pavlich
    When politicians in Washington D.C. planned to infuse the economy with trillions of dollars in Wuhan coronavirus "relief funds," fiscal conservatives warned about the inevitability of widespread fraud and abuse. Once again, they were correct. A new report from the Associated Press shows "pandemic relief" money, earned by hard working taxpayers, was used for over-the-top vacations, parties and other completely unrelated expenditures. "Thanks to a sudden $140 million cash infusion, officials in Broward County, Florida, recently broke ground on a high-end hotel that will have views of the Atlantic Ocean and an 11,000-square-foot spa," the Associated Press Reports. "In New...
  • Trump backs out of throwing first pitch at Yankees game

    07/26/2020 1:07:50 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies ^ | 07/26/20 | John Bowden
    President Trump announced Sunday he wouldn't be throwing out the opening pitch for the New York Yankees next month as he had planned, citing meetings and other work related to the U.S.'s COVID-19 outbreak. In a tweet, Trump said that he would plan to throw out the first pitch at a game later in the MLB's season, which began last week. "Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch for the @Yankees on August...
  • Ex-Yankees World Series title-winning GM Bob Watson dead at 74

    05/15/2020 8:16:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 15, 2020 | Ted Holmund
    Former Yankees player and general manager Bob Watson died at the age of 74 in his Houston home on Thursday night after a long battle with kidney disease, according to the Astros. Watson was the Yankees general manager from 1995 to 1998, a tenure that included leading the Bombers to a World Series title in 1996, their first championship since 1978. He also played for the Bombers for three seasons from 1980 to 1982. Watson was primarily a first baseman and left fielder throughout his 19-year major league career, which began in 1969, including the first 14 with the Astros....
  • MLB considering neutral sites for restarted season, Yankees pitcher says

    04/02/2020 12:05:48 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2020 | Ryan Gaydos
    MLB players’ union has been discussing a handful of potential neutral stadiums that could host baseball games to restart the 2020 season, New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton said Wednesday. Britton told MLB Network Radio that about five sites have been talked about in meetings about potentially getting the season back up and running. The season was suspended and Opening Day was delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. MLB PLAYERS UNION CONSIDERS PLAYING GAMES WITH NO FANS TO START SEASON, ANGELS PITCHER SAYS “I know there's sites that have already been discussed -- I'm not sure if I should even...
  • Don Larsen, who pitched only perfect World Series game, dies at 90

    01/02/2020 5:48:17 AM PST · by foreverfree · 20 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1/1/2020 | ESPN
    NEW YORK -- Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory when he pitched the only perfect game in World Series history in 1956 with the New York Yankees, died Wednesday, his representative, Andrew Levy, tweeted Wednesday night. Larsen was 90. Levy said the former pitcher died of esophageal cancer in hospice care in Hayden, Idaho. Levy said Larsen's son, Scott, confirmed the death.
  • Astros fire assistant GM for Osuna comments during clubhouse celebration

    10/24/2019 4:26:00 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    KHOU ^ | Oct. 24, 2019 | Lisa Carter,
    HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have fired Brandon Taubman, the assistant general manager who came under fire for inappropriate comments he made during the team’s clubhouse celebration. The Astros announced Taubman’s firing Thursday. Sports Illustrated writer Stephanie Apstein reported during the Astros’ clubhouse celebrating after winning the American League Championship Series, Taubman allegedly shouted, “Thank God we got Osuna! I’m so f------ glad we got Osuna!” during the locker room celebration.
  • And the Seattle Mariners are all alone....

    10/16/2019 10:57:42 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 40 replies ^ | 10/16/19 | KOMO News Staff
    SEATTLE -- They say misery loves company. But for the Seattle Mariners, misery is theirs alone. You might pardon Seattleites for rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals in their futile attempt to reach the World Series this year. Not because we're fans of Paul Goldschmidt or Yadier Molina, but because they were our last hope to keep the hometown Mariners from a rather dubious distinction. But the hopes died when the Washington Nationals completed their sweep of the Cardinals in the NLCS Tuesday night. The Nationals are World Series bound for the first time in their franchise history, and the...
  • Mariano Rivera fires back after hit piece: 'I respect [Trump]...won't turn my back' on Israel

    07/24/2019 7:56:16 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 24 2019 | Caleb Parke
    The Daily Beast published a hit piece on baseball Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, attacking the New York Yankees legend's "far-right politics." But the outspoken Christian told Fox News "that won't change my position, that won't change my belief." Rivera, the greatest closer of all time, said his faith is "No. 1" in his life and he doubled down on his support for President Trump and the state of Israel. "Mr. President Trump to me, he was a friend of mine before he became president," Rivera told "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday. "So, because he's president I will turn my...
  • The Bronx Is Hurting (Yankees title hopes sinking)

    04/23/2019 5:45:35 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 21 replies
    The Ringer ^ | April 23, 2019 | Michael Baumann
    It’s not every day that something truly shocking happens in baseball. There are thousands of games each year, each pitch photographed and videotaped and tracked on radar to the millimeter and microsecond, so there is really very little new under the sun. But what’s happened to the Yankees over the first three weeks of the season is truly shocking. This past weekend, right fielder Aaron Judge went on the IL with a strained oblique muscle—and I know this isn’t the point, but when a guy as big as Judge pulls a muscle, it has to register on the Richter scale—which...
  • New York Yankees trade baseball victories for ... the United Nations Climate Agreement

    04/07/2019 1:18:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 4/7/2019 | MonicaShowalter
    They're not winning many baseball games, so the New York Yankees have decided that virtue-signaling is the next-best thing. Get a load of this stupidity from whoever it is now running the Bronx Bombers: Today, the Yankees became the 1st major North American sports team to sign on to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework, the aim of which is to to bring greenhouse emissions in line with the Paris Climate Change Agreement & inspire others to take ambitious climate action.
  • Eli Grba, the Original Angel, dies at 84

    01/16/2019 11:00:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | Maria Torres
    Eli Grba, the first player to throw a pitch for the Angels, died Monday night in Florence, Ala., after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84. Grba, a bespectacled pitcher with a penchant for partying and a competitive spirit, was known as the Original Angel. With the opening selection of MLB’s first expansion draft in December 1960, Angels general manager Fred Haney made Grba the first addition to the Angels’ inaugural roster. “I’m a trivia question until I die,” Grba said in a 2011 television interview. “I’m the first guy that’s ever been drafted — and the first...
  • Mel Stottlemyre, pitcher and legendary Yankees and Mets pitching coach, dies at 77

    01/14/2019 1:41:10 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | January 14, 2019 | Liz Roscher
    Mel Stottlemyre, who spent over 40 years in baseball as a New York Yankees pitcher and pitching coach for both the Yankees and the New York Mets, died on Sunday at 77. Stottlemyre, who is survived by his wife and two sons, had been battling bone marrow cancer for 20 years. Stottlemyre spent almost 25 years as a pitching coach, and built a reputation as a legend. From 1984 to 1993 he worked with the New York Mets and tutored the rotation — which included guys like Ron Darling and Doc Gooden — that led the Mets to their 1986...
  • Joan Steinbrenner, wife of late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, dies at 83

    12/15/2018 5:05:08 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 14, 2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- Joan Steinbrenner, the wife of late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, died Friday. She was 83. The Yankees said she died while surrounded by family at her home in Tampa, Florida. Joan Steinbrenner held the title of Yankees vice chair.
  • Yankees Star Ejected 2 Innings Before $500K Bonus

    09/28/2018 1:49:03 PM PDT · by Kozy · 14 replies
    The Wild Card ^ | 09/28/2018 | Kovaleski
    One pitch cost New York Yankee hurler C.C. Sabathia a lot of money Thursday. Sabathia was tossed from Thursday’s game after hitting Tampa Bays Rays catcher Jesus Sucre in the bottom of the sixth inning. Umpire Vic Carapazza determined that it was in retaliation for a pitch thrown by Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge at Austin Romine in the top of the sixth. Sabathia didn’t deny that it was thrown in response to Kittredge throwing at Romine. But it did cost him some money. He has an incentive clause in his contract that said if he pitched 155 innings this year,...
  • Yanks, O's agree to deal for Zach Britton

    07/24/2018 7:53:35 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies ^ | July 24, 2018 |
    The Yankees have agreed to a deal to acquire O's closer Zach Britton, pending physicals, according to's Jon Paul Morosi. Right-handers Dillon Tate, who is the Yankees' No. 9-ranked prospect, and Cody Carroll, who's ranked No. 15, and Triple-A left-hander Josh Rogers are in the package for Britton, according to sources. The Orioles were still reviewing medical records, a source told's Brittany Ghiroli, so it's unlikely a deal will be announced on Tuesday night. The Yankees will pick up the remainder of Britton's salary, which is about $5 million for the rest of 2018, and no international pool...
  • Yankees suspend relationship with Papa John's after founder uses N-word

    07/13/2018 5:34:41 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | July 13, 2018 | Mike Rosenstein
    The New York Yankees have joined the growing list of businesses which are distancing themselves from Papa John's. The club released this statement Friday afternoon: "In response to the reprehensible remarks made by Papa John's founder and owner, the New York Yankees are suspending their relationship with the company." Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman of the board on Wednesday, hours after Schnatter apologized for using a racial slur during a conference call in May.
  • Yankees have made 'strong offer' for Machado

    07/11/2018 7:34:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 1 replies ^ | July 11, 2018 | Jason Catonia
    There seems to be no stopping the rumors linking the New York Yankees to Manny Machado. The Yanks have made a "strong offer" to the Baltimore Orioles for the star infielder, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, who suggests that while the Bronx Bombers may not be the favorite, they clearly are a player in this sweepstakes.
  • Yankees set to be only MLB team not to host LGBTQ Pride Night

    07/07/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Kit Ramgopal
    When the New York Mets held their first LGBTQ Pride Night in August 2016, fans waved rainbow flags in the stadium, the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band performed, Citi Field’s giant Coca-Cola sign was lit up in rainbow colors and the Kiss Cam caught several same-sex smooches throughout the game. In keeping with tradition, the team honored a veteran at the game, and for that first Pride Night, the Mets honored a gay Army vet. Nearly two years later, however, the Mets’ hometown rivals — the New York Yankees — have yet to host a Pride Night...
  • New York Yankees Post Message of Support for Bullied 10-Year-Old Girl: 'We Got Your Back'

    04/20/2018 12:13:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Inside Edition via MSN ^ | 19 Apr 2018 | Samantha Williams
    A 10-year-old girl from Pennsylvania received a special shout-out from the New York Yankees after sharing her experience of bullying in a heartbreaking video. The video shows Cassidy Slater, of Scranton, holding up sheets of paper describing the hardship she faces at her elementary school every day from bullies. "There's 4 of them and only 1 of me," she wrote....{snip} Among the video's many viewers were the New York Yankees. Some members of the team responded to her with a video of their own, using the same format with pieces of paper. The video started with Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia...