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The Yankees and Competitive Balance

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

For years, baseball teams from smaller markets have been crying foul over larger market teams buying championships via the larger resources they earn by being in bigger cities. So you knew when the Yankees won the World Series last year with a bunch of new free agents, that the howls and shrieks from Milwaukee, San […]

Amazin! Mets 6 Run 11th Takes Series!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Out of all the unpredictable turns this series has taken, Game 6 may have taken the cake. After all, who could have predicted Lou Piniella losing Buddy Harrelson’s triple in the lights? A total meltdown by Goose Gossage? And the Mets offense exploding at just the right time? All that came into play during the […]

Shamsky, Bullpen Stop Yanks Again

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

The Shea crowd thought Sunday night’s Game 4 was a classic until they saw Game 5. Thanks to four hits from Art Shamsky, and the ultimate “Houdini” act by Tug McGraw and Ron Taylor, the 69’ Mets are now one win away from taking the NY Baseball Digest “Sim World Series” The day started with […]

Seaver Outduels Guidry As Mets Even Series

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Tom Seaver was sure he was about to face a runner on third with no out situation. Mickey Rivers knew he could make it to third standing up. All Ron Swoboda knew was that he had to find a way to catch the long fly ball in the alley. The final result was a circus […]

Catfish Shuts Down Mets, Yanks lead 2-1

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Catfish Hunter gave the Yankees exactly what they needed in Game 3. He kept the Mets off balance the entire night giving up only 3 hits in a tidy 3-0 win at Shea. The Yanks would do all their offensive damage off of Gary Gentry early in the ballgame. Lou Pinella would drive in Mickey […]

“Sim Series” Update

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

Wanted to give everyone an update about our “Sim Series” as we head into Game 3 tonight. The response has been outstanding. We even have the support of Yankees beat writer for “The Record”, Pete Caldera.  He is letting his readers know the game results over at his Newspaper Blog “Pinstripe Posts”. If you missed […]

Sloppy Yanks Fall in Game 2, Series Tied

Friday, October 24th, 2008

If the Yankees wind up losing this series they can look back to this game as a turning point. The Mets would score three unearned runs, thanks to two key errors, for a 5-2 victory. Jerry Koosman battled and got the win pitching nine gritty innings. Ed Figueroa, suffering from control problems, would take the […]

Guidry Tops Seaver in Game 1

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

This series was thought to be one won on clutch hitting and starting pitching. If Game One is any indication of how the rest of the series will play out, we are in for a treat. Tom Seaver and Ron Guidry were pitted in this match up, but it was Guidry that looked more like […]

Rod Gaspar Headlines NYBD Radio Tonight @7pm

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Tonight we kick off the NY Baseball Digest “What If” Subway Series as I preview the 7 game matchup between the 1969 Mets and 1978 Yankees with Howard Megdal of the NY Observer. During the jam packed hour you will hear from original 1969 Mets OF Rod Gaspar,  Dana Brand of Mets Fan Book, and […]

1969 Mets vs. 1978 Yankees “What If”

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Tomorrow night we will have a different type of NY Baseball Digest radio show. We will be previewing the latest “what if” simulation match up. Since neither New York team had post-season baseball, we are bringing the World Series to us. If you remember we also replayed the 1986 Mets vs. 1998 Yankees. After each […]