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Yankees World Series DVD - Great Holiday Gift

Monday, December 14th, 2009

I received the Yankees World Series DVD, which I am sure many fans already have watched in full, but I thought I would share my impression of it. First, MLB did a great job with this product as it includes not only the World Series, but coverage of both teams drive for the pennant, as well [...]

Yanks on Cover of SI

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Found this courtesy of Greg Cohen at Sliding Into Home. By the way it’s a commemorative issue. Enjoy!

Blame the Yanks for Identity Theft

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Apparently ticker tape wasn’t enough for some New Yorkers to throw during Friday’s parade. Fox 5 “found paper on the street at the parade that wasn’t shredded and the documents contained very sensitive private information. Among the documents were medical records listing names, addresses, insurance information, medical diagnoses, and other private information. One document was [...]

Photos: Burnett, Molina, Girardi

Friday, November 6th, 2009

A little blurry, but thought I would share some more photos of A.J. Burnett, Joe Girardi, and Jose Molina on their floats. Any coincidence that Molina and Burnett share one float?

Couple of Photos From Yankees Parade

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Was Game 6 Matsui’s Swan Song?

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Speculation is the Yankees will not re-sign designated hitter Hideki Matsui. Obviously the newly crowned World Champions have decisions to make as they attempt to get a bit younger and look toward the time when both Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter spend time as designated hitters. If that is indeed the case, his six-RBI performance [...]

The Good Guys Win!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Final Score Yankees 7 - Phillies 3 All Hail Girardi’s Minions. Forgive me here for my exuberance, but I am one happy Yankees fan! Yes, the New York Yankees are the 2009 World Series Champions! Before I go any further, I would like to thank Mike Silva, who graciously agreed to fill in for me [...]

Matsui Gives Yanks Parting Gift

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

In all likelihood Hideki Matsui played his final game in pinstripes last night. His first Yankee Stadium performance was in 2003 when he hit a grand slam in a victory over the Minnesota Twins. His potential finale was a three hit/6 RBI performance that will go down in Yankees lore. The 2009 MVP trophy puts [...]

Congrats to the 2009 World Champion Yankees

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

NYBD wants to congratulate to the New York Yankees the 2009 world champions of baseball. We have done tons of analysis and talking at NYBD this season. Here is your opportunity to share memories, trash talk, or simply give your regards to the now 27 time champions.

Ultimate Gamble: Pitch Rivera for 3 Innings

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

So Andy Pettitte will be pitching on short rest tomorrow for Game 6. Knowing that he hasn’t done it since 2006 doesn’t guarantee that we will see the version of Pettitte that has provided quality starts in three of his four postseason appearances. The Yankees bullpen, surprisingly, hasn’t been as solid as I expected. If [...]

Game 5: Phils Hang On- Barely

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The Phillies came out firing early on all cylinders and struggled late to hold on. Although this was a formula for success you have to wonder if it will work in the Yankees favor back at the Stadium. With Pedro Martinez and TBD starting Games 6 and 7 the Phils must replicate last nights game. [...]

Megdal: Plenty of Reasons to Root for Philly

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

I thought I would share some excerpts from Howard’s column over at SNY. I have known Howard three years and I thought this column was one of his most personal and best pieces to date. Everyone who comes here knows that Howard, just like me, is a Mets fan. I believe we have never allowed [...]

Why Phils Are Not Dead

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

So the Yankees have a 3-1 series lead and should prepare for the parade down the Canyon of Heroes later this week- right? Well I would hold the champagne because the Phillies aren’t dead just yet. Howard made a great point earlier regarding Joe Girardi’s decision to start Burnett, Pettitte, and Sabathia on short rest. [...]

Three Days of Rest May Hurt Yankees Still

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Last night’s win was monumental for the Yankees, and not simply because it puts them a single victory away from a World Series title. More to the point, the upcoming pitching matchups are problematic for New York, as Joe Girardi’s decision to go with just three starters means placing the remainder of his starting pitching [...]

Damon Should Stay- Not Because of Last Night

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon turns 36 Thursday. He will be a free-agent soon after. The club needs to keep him in the fold, not because of his stellar ninth-inning at-bat and instinctive double-steal that paved the way to the Yankees’ 7-4 win over the Phillies in Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night, but [...]