Even For Yankees Icons Tough Going Out On Top

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Most players don’t go out on top.  Likely because most players don’t want to leave with something still left in the tank or they simply don’t have enough left in the tank to leave at the pinnacle of their respective sport.  In the case of Derek Jeter, his storybook career would suggest a sixth title […]

What you need to know: Brian McCann

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The Yankees first big move in the offseason is the acquisition of slugging catcher Brian McCann. He was signed to a five-year deal worth $85 million with a possibility for a sixth year. Coming from the National League, some New York Yankees and American League fans are not too aware of what the next catcher […]

Deja Vu all over again

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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 […]

Posada to help with Yanks in Tampa

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Jorge Posada will be fitted for pinstripes again this spring, just not the way he has been in the past. The former Yankee catching great will be a guest instructor down at the Yankees’ Spring Training complex in Tampa, Fla. Although the team hasn’t officially asked Posada, he said they will, and he couldn’t be […]

The Forgotten Year of ’97

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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 […]

Yankees Gave Hope in Time of Despair

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It was Monday September 10, 2001, and I was on my way to the Bronx to see the Yankees take on the Boston Red Sox. The entire day was cloudy, rain here and there, but when my parents and I got to the stadium, the skies opened up. Lightning, purple sky, torrential downpour – it […]

Happy Birthday, Jorge

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Today Jorge Posada, one of the greatest catchers of all-time, turns 41.  Posada, who retired before this season, is arguably one of the best offensive catchers to ever play the game.  Within the 16 years he donned the pinstripes, Posada hit 275 homeruns and drove in 1065 RBIs.  Posada, between seasons 1998-2007, hit 212 homeruns […]

Sandman Shines When it Counts Most

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When the bullpen gate at Yankee Stadium swings open and Mariano Rivera emerges, there are few moments in sports that compare. “Enter Sandman” begins blaring through the speakers, and after a few light steps on the warning track, Rivera begins to jog. The fans stop what they’re doing. Cameras flash, applause rises. Anticipation that another […]

Yankee Former Farm Field in Upstate NY

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For all you Upstate New Yorkers, like me, this may aggravate you. Growing up as an thoroughly-obsessed Yankee fan, living in the foothills of the Adirondacks, where the only way to get to see the Bronx Bombers play in front of my-very-own-eyes would be to beg my parents to drive 5 hours downstate, surely tested […]

Posada’s Return: Too Soon?

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It’s been reported this week that before Friday’s Opening Day game, Jorge Posada will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.  Posada is without a doubt one of the great Yankees of all-time and a return such as this is justified.  Just not right now. To put things in perspective, imagine the Yankees did something like […]

Yankees Question of the Day – January 24, 2012

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With Jorge Posada scheduled to announce his retirement today at 11:00am EST, I want to ask you the following question: What is you favorite Jorge Posada moment from his 17-year career? While Jorge is not a Yankees legend, he is by far one of the best catchers the Yankees ever had, and was the epitome […]

Yankees.com Will Live Stream Posada’s News Conference

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Tomorrow, at 11:00am (Eastern Time), Jorge Posada will formally announce his retirement from Major League Baseball at Yankee Stadium. You can watch the news conference at Yankees.com It’s going to be a sad day tomorrow, knowing the core-four will be down to two.

Yankees Question of the Day – January 9, 2012

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With the talks of Jorge Posada hanging up his catchers gear for good in the next few weeks, there has been a lot of talk circulating as to whether or not the Yankees should eventually retire his number. Personally, I am a huge fan of Jorge; however, I do not feel his number should be […]

Jorge Posada Will Retire

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According to Sweeny Murti of WFAN (via Twitter), says that Jorge Posada will announce his retirement within the next two weeks. Posada spent his entire 17 big league career with the Yankees after being drafted by the club in the 24th round of the 1990 draft. Jorge batted .273 for his career with 275 home […]

Yankees Tribute: Jorge Posada

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  If Jorge Posada has played his last game in pinstripes—and I think we can all agree that he has—his legacy as one of the greatest catchers in Yankees history has been solidified.  Posada’s reputation as a clutch player and emotional leader cannot be understated.  Time after time Jorge came through when the Yankees needed […]

Nunez powers Yankees past Mets

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The Yankees took game 1 of this weekend’s Subway Series, 5-1.  Ivan Nova labored through 5 innings, getting out of a bases loaded jam by striking out Angel Pagan; it would be the last pitch he threw.  Nova seemed off all night, unable to consistently locate his fastball.  He did what a good pitcher has […]

Odd First Inning and Red-hot Swisher lead Yanks over Brewers

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The Milwaukee Brewers are visiting Yankee Stadium for the first time since 1997, when they were still a part of the American League.  An eventful first inning and red-hot Nick Swisher ruined their return visit. The bottom of the first inning featured a hit-batter, misplayed fly ball that was turned into a triple, fielder’s choice, […]

What’s Gone Wrong?! The Time Bomb was Ticking March 29th

I’m sorry; but when the articles started to appear by Sherman and King about how Posada was accepting his new role I just about wanted to wretch. You’ve got to be kidding! This is a Yankee that has driven himself and his game through competitive motivation – he has used anger, past experience and game […]

Jorge’s Last Stand?

May 2, 1939. A dying Lou Gehrig takes himself out of the lineup because he knows that he is hurting the team. It is one of the most selfless acts in baseball history.Fast foward 72 years to the Yankees clubhouse on May 14, 2011. A slumping Jorge Posada takes himself out of the lineup because […]

The Last Days of Great Yankee

Jorge Posada is playing his last year with the New York Yankees. When he is finished, he will rank right among the very best Yankee catchers. Compare his career stats to those of Yogi Berra and Bill Dickey. Posada: .273 avg 1598 hits 267 hrs and 1035 rbis. Berra: .285 avg 358 hrs and 1430 […]