October Playoff Moments: When Old Yankee Stadium Rocked!

'96 Yanks World Series Champs

I know what you’re thinking. It’s October and the New York Yankees are nowhere to be found. Fear not, I have the perfect elixir for the lack of postseason noise emanating from the Bronx, this postseason. Although Yankee Stadium II turned out the lights for good after the 2008 season, I reflect and list my top […]

Teixeira feels better, but still a few games away

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It has taken five games, but Mark Teixeira says he’s finally feeling better after being diagnosed a with a Grade 1 strain in his left lat Monday. That’s the good news, the bad news it’s going to be out at least a few more games according to manager Joe Girardi. Brendan Kuty of NJ.com reported […]

About Girardi’s Decision to Leave Shane Greene in Last Night


To use the oft-quoted opening lines from Charles Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Greene’s age of wisdom came with his five and two thirds innings of one-run baseball through his first twenty-two batters faced, and he looked pretty foolish as he made three errors […]

Half a Season to Go

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As the 2014 season approaches the midway point so much is abundantly clear: Billy Beane is a marvel. Move over every single politician and put Billy Beane in charge of the country.  Seriously, the guy is a certified genius. What he does in Oakland with a budget of quarters that the owner discarded for laundry and […]

Teixeira and Soriano to Start Tomorrow


After taking live batting practice Monday, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has said he’s been a little disappointed that he’s not be able to take more live swings this week, particularly today. In the early sessions this morning Tex was held to only five pitches before pitching coach Larry Rothschild called the session. Luckily guest […]

Pineda and Teixeira Scheduled to Play This Week


As we get deeper into camp, the last of the walking wounded work towards seeing their names on that Grapefruit League lineup card. The Yankees can look to knock two more very important ingredients off the championship recipe with the returns of Mark Teixeira and Michael Pineda. Both players are slated to make their spring […]

Yankees re-sign Girardi


After speculation that he would go home and manage the Chicago Cubs, the Yankees have announced that they have re-signed Joe Girardi. The new deal will keep the manager in pinstripes through the 2017 season, and is worth a total of $16 million which could increase due to bonuses. Girardi, who turns 49 next week, […]

Yankees awaiting Girardi’s decision


When Brian Cashman had his end-of-season press conference last week at Yankee Stadium, he said the Yankees would give Joe Girardi a “Real good reason to stay.” This past Friday, the organization made an offer to the soon-to-be 43-year-old manager, and are now waiting for a decision. While the parameters of the deal are unknown, […]

Rivalry renewed


There’s an old baseball quote that goes: A baseball game is a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. The four-hour contest between the Red Sox and Yankees last night epitomized that quote, and it made me feel something I hadn’t felt in quite some time. Last night, we watched a rivalry that’s been somewhat dormant […]

Report: Yankees held team meeting


The Yankees closed the clubhouse doors on Monday for a team meeting  according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. The meeting wasn’t so much about deflecting the A-Rod noise, but rather to get the message across that losing won’t be accepted anymore. Manager Joe Girardi, injured captain Derek Jeter and second baseman Robinson […]

Girardi is at his best


When Joe Girardi took over the then Florida Marlins in 2006, little was expected of him. The team was young, inexperienced and projected to finish in dead last. Girardi guided them to a 78-84 record, en route to winning Manager of the Year for the National League. After having disagreements with management, as most people […]

April 9th in Yankees History


April 9, 1996 It was a cold, snowy Opening Day in the Bronx. The Yankees defeated the Kansas City Royals, 7-3. Starter Andy Pettitte allowed 3R in 6.1IP (6H, 2BB), earning the win. Newcomers Joe Girardi, replacing Mike Stanley, and Tino Martinez, replacing Don Mattingly, get booed during pregame introductions. Girardi goes 1-for-5 batting in […]

Deja Vu all over again


The Yankees will enter the 2013 season without an offensive-minded catcher for the first time in about 17 years. The departure of Russell Martin has left much to be desired offensively from the current crop of backstops, mainly Francisco Cervelli – who figures to be the starter –  and likely backup Chris Stewart. The situation […]

Risk and reward for Andy in WBC


The official Team USA roster will be announced tomorrow, however we already know that Andy Pettitte will be participating in this year’s World Baseball Classic, according to WFAN’s Jon Heyman. Pettitte’s decision to pitch in the upcoming event can be viewed as having risk and reward. First the risk. WBC or not, Pettitte’s age alone […]

Hughes Out of the Bullpen? Or a Potential Game 7?

Phil H

Phil Hughes told reporters during last night’s rain delay (and eventual rain out) that he felt ready to go and could be used out of the bullpen for Thursday’s Game 4  after experiencing back stiffness  in the 4th inning of Game 3. However, one has to wonder if the Yankees would be wise to hold […]

Yankees ALDS Game 3 Lineup: 10/10/12

Hiroki Kuroda gave up two and with the weak offense, would get the loss.

Playoff baseball is back in the Bronx tonight for game 3 of the 5-game divisional series against the Orioles. After splitting the first two games in Baltimore, the Yankees need a win tonight in New York to take the advantage in this short set. Hiroki Kuroda will start tonight for the Yankees, and starting pitching […]

Girardi’s decisions questionable


The Yankees have been in an absolute dogfight over the past month or so, as Baltimore has constantly been on their heels. Currently, New York holds a half game lead, and the Orioles are leading 4-3 against the feeble and useless Red Sox. As the Yankees fight to maintain their grip on the AL East, […]

Vintage Ichiro


Many viewed the trade of outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees as a low risk, high reward move. The perennial all-star and gold glove winner had exhausted his stay on a bad Seattle team, the oldest player on a club that’s laden with young, undeveloped talent. It was time for a change of scenery, and […]

The Forgotten Year of ’97

Jeter, Tino and Mo

When I heard the Baltimore Orioles haven’t won the American League East Division since 1997 it got me thinking, who was on that ’97 Yankees’ team? Don’t hate me, but I was 7 years old the last time the O’s topped the division. Some were no brainers for me, Jeter, Williams, O’Neill, Martinez and Posada […]

Pettitte’s X-Ray Shows Good Progress

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Good news came from the injury front today – Andy Pettitte’s fractured left fibula is healing well. Joe Girardi said after today’s victory over the Seattle Mariners, that the x-ray showed it was healing well. “He’s better, he’s definitely better,” said manager Joe Girardi. The southpaw is still ways off from getting back up on […]