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Yankees Pull Off a Triple Play

April 13, 2013

Last night against the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees pulled off something quite rare — a triple play.  It is so rare for the Yanks that it’s only the team’s second since 1969, and first one at home since 1968! Here’s how it happened: The Yankees eventually won the game 5-2.

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Jeter’s 3000th-Hit Ball Controversy

July 11, 2011

Saturday afternoon at about 2pm, New York Yankees short stop Derek Jeter reached 3,000 hits in spectacular form — a booming home run!  It was pretty awesome, considering Jeter is the first Yankee to have reached 3,000 career hits all for this storied team, as well as being only the 28th player to do so [...]

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2010 World Series Set — Rangers vs. Giants

October 24, 2010

My sentimental prediction of a Yankees/Phillies rematch of last years’ World Series were proven completely wrong last night when the San Francisco Giants defeated the Phillies 3-2 in Game 6 of the NLCS.  Friday night the Yanks were beaten up by the present World Series nubies, the Texas Rangers, in what turned out to be [...]

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Bob Sheppard (1910-2010)

July 11, 2010

Bob Sheppard, the longtime New York Yankees public address announcer, passed away this morning at the age of 99. When I received the news a few minutes ago, it felt like a punch in the gut because like most Yankee fans, a part of my childhood died with Mr. Sheppard.  Generations of Yankee fans, from [...]

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Coakley Calls Curt Schilling a Yankee Fan

January 16, 2010

I may live in Massachusetts, but as you all know, I’m a Yankee fan. Still, as much as I can’t stand the Sox, as a fan of baseball in general, one has to admire former Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.  His “bloody sock” incident during the 2004 World Series represented a feat that Red Sox fans [...]

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The Saints Demolish the Patriots

December 1, 2009

Ugh. It started out well — the defense kept the New Orleans Saints to 3 points, then the New England Patriots offense marched 80 yards to score a touchdown on their first drive of the night.  Woo hoo! That would be the highlight of the Pats’ evening.  The undefeated Saints subsequently demolished the young and [...]

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The Yankees’ Red Sox Rut

June 12, 2009

It’s been 0-8 for the New York Yankees against the Boston Red Sox so far this season.  Last night was a punishing exhibition of pain to the Yankee fan:  up 3-1 by the bottom of the 8th in Boston and blowing it 4-3 by the end.  The Yankees will have time to think about this since the next game against [...]

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Manny Ramirez Out on 50 Game Suspension

May 7, 2009

Manny, Manny, Manny…  Fifty games out because you “saw a physician” who gave you a drug that contained a banned substance, hCG.  No steroids, but MLB isn’t messing around – MLB wants the drug-laden Steroids Era to end as soon as possible.  I like the zero tolerance stand that they have;  it’ll be helpful for the rehabilitation [...]

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A-Rod Goes Under the Knife

March 9, 2009

Alex Rodriguez had hip surgery today and is expected to miss 6-9 weeks.  As a Yankee fan and fantasy baseball A-Rod owner, I hope he has a speedy recovery. I won’t defend him if he resumes doing what he did back before he became a Yankee or the next time he dates the elderly though.

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First Sign of Spring — Play Ball!

February 14, 2009

Today is the day that pitchers and catchers report for spring training, the first real sign (to me) that spring will soon be here.  As an avid baseball fan, the very sound of that news brings with it a whole host of memories, emotions, and nostalgia.  It’s a time of year when all teams have [...]

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Our New Secretary of State

January 21, 2009

In the last few minutes, Barack Obama’s second choice for the job, Hillary Clinton was confirmed 94-2 as America’s next Secretary of State. The Good Side:  Mike once brought this to my attention:  notice how the New York Yankees haven’t won a World Series since Hillary’s been Senator?  Perhaps the Bronx Bombers will be back now that [...]

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What to do with Manny Ramirez?

July 27, 2008

The Boston Red Sox have a problem:  Manny Ramirez is a great player, just not a great team player.  Lately he’s been verbally and physically confrontational with his team and staff and the management have been equally vocal about Ramirez’s behavior.  He even missed Game 1 in their latest series against the New York Yankees, showing up to [...]

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