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Manny and the Yankees – Why Not?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

New York and Manny Ramirez has been talked about for years. Omar Minaya nearly acquired Ramirez a few times when he ran the Mets. The Yankees flirted with the idea as late as last season, but elected to pass. It appeared that Ramirez’s career was over after he elected to retire instead of serve his […]

What Is Your Favorite Old Ballpark? Honoring Torre, Wright’s Crossroad and Friendly Neighborhood

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Last night the SNY booth was discussing old ballparks and it gave me the idea to reach out to my Twitter and Facebook followers to ask what old ballpark would they have liked to watch a game. Here are the responses I received: Ebbetts Field Polo Grounds Crosley Field Jarry Park Original Yankee Stadium Astrodome […]

Montero Being Manny, Flooded Ballpark, HoJo on Moneyball, A.J. In the Mix

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Excited about Jesus Montero‘s two-home run game? The last player 21-and-under in baseball history to homer twice in one of their first five games was Manny Ramirez, who accomplished the feat at Yankee Stadium on September 3rd, 1993 as a member of the Indians. It was only the second game of Ramirez’s big league career. Sara Rimer […]

RBI Record Inaccurate?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

It’s been a long believed that Hack Wilson holds the record for RBI in a season with 191 in 1930 while playing for the Chicago Cubs. This weekend, a presentation at SABR41 recreated the play-by-play account of that year and it was discovered that Wilson’s real RBI total was 184. That means that Lou Gehrig […]

Is Steroid Use an Addiction?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

The conviction of Barry Bonds for obstruction of justice could be considered the “cherry on top” of the “steroid era.” There are many people to blame for the free and clear use of various performance enhancing drugs, some that were over the counter at various points. One argument that I have made is that PED’s […]

Manny Leaves Like a Rock Star

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Great quote by Johnny Damon regarding Manny Ramirez walking away from the game the other day: “You know how in the movie ‘Rock Star’ Mark Wahlberg walks off the stage and says I got to (go to the bathroom) and never comes back?” Damon asked. “I had no reason to think it, but I just […]

Manny Ramirez: Greatest Player to Never Make the Hall

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Manny Ramirez left the game of baseball this weekend in the same manner that he played his entire career: controversial. Whether it was his dreadlocks, inability to embrace defense, goofy antics, or moody exits from organizations Ramirez had a way of making himself a necessary distraction because of his bat. Surely failing a second test […]

Yanks Free Agent Haul in 08-09 Best Ever?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Joel Sherman opined yesterday that CC Sabathia could be the best free agent signing in Yankees history. That’s high praise considering the organization has splurged on stars such as Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Jason Giambi, Mike Mussina, and Gary Sheffield. Although I am not sure Sabathia can yet be called the “best” free agent signing […]

Listen: “Soul of a Yankee” Tonight at 8pm

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Hear another edition of NYBD Radio as tonight we have two interesting guests. Billy and Joe Pepitone will talk about their new book “Soul of a Yankee: The Iron Horse, the Babe, and the Battle for Joe Pepitone.” This book is a fictional novel based on the life of former Yankees first basemen Joe Pepitone. […]

Manny Ramirez in the Bronx?

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Check out YES Hot Stove at 6:30. We will talk latest with Yanks-Damon and how Yanks have even discussed Manny Ramirezless than a minute ago via Mobile WebJack CurryJackCurryYES In recent months I have proposed the Mets and Yankees should take a look at Ramirez. Back in August, the White Sox claimed Ramirez off waivers […]