About Andrew Rotondi

Andrew is a fellow diehard Yankees fan who lives in—wait for it—Boston. Growing up in New England Andrew has had to deal with loud and obnoxious Red Sox fans his entire life; but thanks in part to his father, he knew where to devote his loyalty at a young age. Andrew graduated from The University of Vermont in 2010 and has been living in Boston ever since. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, skiing, writing, calling local sports radio to piss off Boston fans, and of course, the Yankees. Follow Andrew on Twitter (@Yankees_talk) where you discuss the latest play during each game.

ARod’s Back! Counting Down 5 Classic ARod Moments

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In honor of Alex Rodriguez’s suspension being officially over after the completion of the World Series last night, here’s my top 5 favorite ARod moments during his time in pinstripes: 5 - Cameron Diaz feeds ARod popcorn at the Super Bowl Remember when Cameron Diaz and ARod dated? Alex was on a string of random celebrity girlfriends […]

Jeter Owns New York

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The World Series starts tonight featuring the Giants, a National League mainstay, and the Royals, an American League team had not been to the playoffs since they won the World Series in 1985. For years the Yankees were mainstays in the Fall Classic, and Jeter was at the center of many big moments.   #51567475 […]

Jeter Gets Help From A Kid

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Last week for the start of the Division Series, I remembered The Flip – perhaps Jeter’s career-defining play. But what happened during game 1 of the 1996 ALCS put him on the map for the rest of the baseball world. 1996 was – for lack of a better term – a magical season for Jeter and […]

Remembering ‘The Flip’

Jeter has 96 hits in 66 career Division Series games.

The Wild Card playoff games and Division Series kicking off this week got me jazzed up and craving Yankees October baseball. To supplement, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and remember some of Jeter’s greatest postseason moments. As we all know, the Yankees are not in the playoffs for a second straight […]

Yankees Mid-season Report Card

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The Yankees were in a steady state of mediocrity for the majority of the first half, with a few flashes of greatness that made fans believe this team could be dangerous in October. The offense has been the biggest disappointment thus far, but the pitching staff has been a pleasant surprise considering all the injuries […]

Yankees Bullpen Emerges As Secret Weapon

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The (relatively) young 2014 season has been an up-and-down one, filled with new talent, surprising performances, and more injuries. The Yankees are three games above .500 entering a lengthy mid-west road trip, but are atop the AL East – which looks to have serious mediocrity parity across the five teams. Considering the high-profile players the Yankees […]

Derek Jeter Deserves His Farewell Tour

Derek Jeter will have a chance to salute the fans of Baseball one last time in 2014.

If you haven’t heard, some guy named Derek Jeter announced via Facebook that 2014 will be his last in Major League Baseball. In the lengthy statement, Jeter explained why he is walking away from the game after what will be his 20th season. He has accomplished nearly every goal he set for himself in Baseball, […]

Remembering the great ‘El Duque’

El Duque's unique leg-kick was his trademark.

A video recently surfaced on TMZ of former Yankee-great Orlando ‘El Duque’ Hernandez flipping-out and being ejected from his son’s youth baseball game.  You can watch the video here.  The quality isn’t great but one thing is clear, El Duque hasn’t lost any of the fire that made him such a clutch pitcher for the […]

I Do Not Understand What the Yankees Are Doing

Cano joins MLB's $200M club.

By now everyone has heard that Robinson Cano has agreed to a deal with the Seattle Mariners. Let me first say that I do not blame Robinson Cano for taking the Mariners’ offer of $240M over ten years.  If the reports are true, the Yankees were not willing to exceed $175M and seven years for […]

A BronxPinstripes Farewell to Mariano Rivera: Part 3

Mariano received many gifts at Fenway last Sunday night, most notably a painting of his reaction to the 2005 standing ovation.

The ceremony the Boston Red Sox gave Mariano Rivera last Sunday has been talked about a lot – it has been deemed classless and selfish, among other things.  For those who believe this, I totally get it.  I myself feel showing video footage of the 2004 ALCS was tasteless.  If you were going to force […]

A BronxPinstripes Farewell to Mariano Rivera: Part 2

Mariano Rivera closed out the 1999 World Series vs Atlanta, completing an unprecedented two-year postseason run.

If you haven’t heard, Mariano Rivera is retiring at the end of the 2013 season. Tonight, the Boston Red Sox will honor Mo at Fenway Park – perhaps the most special road ceremony Mariano will receive all year. As the Yankees season is winding down (hopefully ending sometime in late October), we’re honoring Rivera by […]

A BronxPinstripes Farewell to Mariano Rivera

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As the 2013 regular season is winding down and the Yankees are making a playoff push, the reality is really sinking in that Mariano is retiring.  The Mariano Rivera farewell tour has been – if nothing else – extravagant.  Mo announced before the season that 2013 would be his last, ensuring that everyone around MLB […]

Are the 2013 Yankees ‘sellers’?

Brian Cashman might be selling at the trade deadline for the first time as Yankees GM.

The road ahead for the Yankees is daunting.  Boston, Tampa, and Baltimore all sit ahead of the Yankees in the AL East standings and, in addition to those teams, the Yankees have to overcome Texas (and possibly others) to contend for the Wild Card.  The division is all but out of reach.  Boston is on […]

Matt Harvey: The Perfect Met

Matt Harvey seems as concerned with off-field fame as he is with on-field performance.

Obviously, I am not a Mets fan.  I am a Yankees fan.  Always have been and always will be; so some might say I am slightly bias on a Yankees-Mets topic.  But growing up in New England, I never had a real hatred for the Mets – even when they were winning.  So I can […]

Yankees 2013 Mid-Season Grades

Francisco Cervelli, Curtis Granderson, Mark Teixeira, and Derek Jeter have all spent significant time on the disabled list in 2013 for the Yankees.

At the ceremonial halfway point in the 2013 MLB season, the Yankees are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008.  But can you really blame them?   We all know the list.  Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson, Kevin Youkilis, Francisco Cervelli – to name a few – […]

Why Mark Teixeira can make-or-break the Yankees this season

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Through 57 games, slightly more than one-third of the season, the Yankees hold a 32-25 record — and have as good a chance to win the AL East as the Red Sox, Rays, and Orioles do.  The Yankees can look forward to a healthy Jeter returning after the All Star break, Granderson re-returning from a […]

What to Make Of All These Comebacks

The 2013 Yankees have won on the strength of timely hitting and dominate late inning relief.  (Photo Credit: Brad White/Getty Images).

It’s easy to be excited about the 2013 Yankees.  After 44 games the Yankees are tied for the second best record in Baseball, are on a 103 win pace, are 8-3 in one run games, virtually all of Cashman’s thought-to-be desperate offseason acquisitions have worked out, and for the first time since 1996, the New […]

Is this the year the Yankees get ‘old’?

Derek Jeter will turn 39 this season.

The sarcastic answer is, no, the Yankees are already ‘old.’  As their roster is constructed now, they rank as the third oldest team in the league with an average age of 28.3, and have the oldest player in Baseball—congratulations Mariano.  But is this the year age finally affects the team enough to bounce them from […]

The Steroid Dilemma

Steroids & The Hall of Fame

  As we all know by now, no player was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year.  Whether you agree or disagree with the BBWAA’s decision, it was a pretty bold statement made by the writers.  I am not going to argue for or against any one player that was on the ballot […]

The Final Stretch

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Ten days and ten games remain on the calendar for the Yankees in the 2012 MLB Regular Season.  Ten games against teams that are a combined 60 games under .500.  If the Yankees can’t win say—7 out of 10 against the Twins, Blue Jays, and Red Sox, who all will be looking to play the […]