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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!

Listen: John Sterling WS Final Out Call

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Not sure what’s wrong with John, but has all the titles finally softened him up? Certainly not the vintage type call I would have expected out of Mr. Sterling. He was more excited when A-Rod returned and hit that homer in Baltimore. Sorry John, but this is a bad job. Thoughts? Listen to NYBD celebrate […]

Rx: Become a Yankees Fan

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Apparently there are a number of fans in Philadelphia still blue days after the Yankees beat the Phillies in the World Series. The Yankees crushed the dreams of Phillies fans last night, triggering foul-mouthed rants, bouts of depression - and, of course, the downing of many gallons of beer. (Source NY Daily News) NYDN staff […]

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 […]

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.

Importance of Bullpen Roles on Display

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

I always preach the important of players knowing their roles throughout the 25 man roster. Preparation is so important and having the right mental approach will only allow for players to maximize their ability. I believe the bullpen is the most important area for this and starts with the manager’s utilization of his relievers. During […]

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. […]

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. […]

Listen to Haunted Baseball

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

This morning we had a special edition of NYBD Radio Mickey Bradley co-author of the book Haunted Baseball joined me to talk about ghosts, curses, legends, and eerie events and the national pastime. He shared stories about Yankee Stadium, haunted hotels, and former big leaguers returning to their “field of dreams”. Howard Megdal of SNY […]

David Wells: Yanks Will Shut Up Philly

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

David Wells thinks the Yankees will sweep the Phillies on the road and take the series in five. He also doesn’t think highly of the City of Brotherly Love in his latest NY Post column. You can tell that Wells has no love lost for the city of Philadelphia as he shares the bad experience […]

Welcome to CBP

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

The Yankees and their fans will have the pleasure of the Citizen’s Bank Park experience this weekend. Buckle your seatbelt because it’s going to be a wild ride. For all the complaining about Yankee Stadium this year CBP had it beat back in 2007 when just under three homers a game were hit. We all […]

Philly Fan Arrogance at the Stadium

Friday, October 30th, 2009

I was speaking to a couple of friends this afternoon that were at the game last night. They were Yankees fans who obviously aren’t familiar with the poor behavior that accompanies Philadelphia fans during their visits to opposing stadiums. Apparently there was a loud contingency of Phils fans that caused fights and even started trouble […]

The Most Important Game

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Blogniks and the more hyperbolic writers out there have been writing since roughly about 6½ seconds after the Yankees won the AL pennant, that the Yankees Must Win Game 1! It’s the most important game!!! A Must Win!! I disagree. I believe the most important game has already been played. It was pitched by Andy […]