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Link: How About a Yankee Stadium/Citi Field Winter Classic DH?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Rangers beat the Flyers 3-2 at Citizen’s Bank Park in Philadelphia yesterday in the 2012 editions of the Winter Classic. For a non-hockey fan like me, this was an entertaining game on a day where there was little else to watch. How about two Winter Classic games played in New York on New Year’s […]

The “Melk Man” Delivers in Game 1

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

It was a classic start to this year’s NYBD Sim Series between the 1973 Mets and 2009 Yankees. Tom Seaver took on CC Sabathia at the new Yankee Stadium and both delivered outstanding performances. In the end, it was the most unlikely member of the Yankees roster that did the most damage to give them a 1-0 lead. Melky […]

Watch: 1981 Old Timers Day at Yankee Stadium

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

http://youtu.be/kewC3thbTIo

The American League Superiority Myth

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I always hate hearing the old saying that a certain pitcher is more of a National League vs. American League hurler. It comes across arrogant, as if the National League isn’t Major League Baseball. Yes, there is a clear advantage to pitching against eight hitters versus a nine man lineup that includes the DH. But […]

Bam-Tino, Michael Kay’s Big Head, the Claw

Monday, June 27th, 2011

I enjoyed watching Old Timers’ Day on the YES Network. There was an obvious Mets flavor to the festivities as Darryl Strawberry, Lee Mazzilli, David Cone, and Dwight Gooden. A few of the guys look like they could still play. Jeff Nelson was actually throwing pretty hard and, of course, there was the home run […]

Old Timers’ Day, Koufax Last Hit, Saturday Baseball

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

Want to get your juices flowing for Old Timers’ Day at the Stadium later today? Check out this video with highlights from last year’s festivities. It includes interviews with Cecil Fielder, Ron Blomberg, Rick Cerone, Nick Swisher, Bob Turley, and Jerry Coleman. *** Davey Johnson tells a story about how he got the last hit […]

Watch: Rain Delay Games

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

via It’s Always Sunny in Detroit and Bob’s Blitz. Last night, there was a rain delay during the College World Series game between Vanderbilt and Florida. The grounds crew took it upon themselves to entertain the crowd. This might be the best in stadium rain delay entertainment I have ever seen. Of course, Mets fans […]

Vote Worst 1st Pitch: Wall, Bababooey, Chris Rock, Obama

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

On Friday, Washington Wizards guard John Wall threw out this embarrassing first pitch before the National took on the Orioles. It conjured up memories of a first pitch that I was in attendance for: Gary Dell’Abate aka Bababooey from the Howard Stern Show at a Mets game in 2009. I also remember comedian Chris Rock […]

Is it the Cold or Has Passion Left the Stadium?

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

One of the early stories for the Yankees is the visibly empty seats at the Stadium. I experienced this on Saturday when I took in the game against Detroit. Despite the fact it was a paid crowd of 41,462 it appeared to be more in the low thirties. There were also reports that tickets for […]

Check Out Ballpark E-Guides

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

I always like to link up websites that are good resources for baseball fans. One of the many goals this site is to give fans things that I believe will enhance their experience watching the local teams. Spring Training is 13 weeks away, but some of you may be preparing for a baseball road trip this […]