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Mel Hall Sentencing Poetic Justice

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

I could tell that some were not surprised when they heard about the sentencing of Mel Hall to 45 years in prison for rape. Jon Heyman was quoted on his twitter as saying that Hall was dating a high school girl when he was covering the Yankees in the early nineties. Hall was nearing age […]

Does “Win Now” Hurt the Locals?

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Tim Bontemps of the NY Post caught up with Bernie Williams before an appearance on “Centerstage” with Michael Kay. Williams reminisced about his early days with the Yankees and suggested the following: “It was so different when I came up. I went through the fire, man, and if I would have been one of those […]

Grapefruit Roundup Tonight @ 7pm

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Despite the off field steroid talk there are tons of positive signs for both New York teams. Dan Warthen has the Mets pitchers thinking big in 2009. Jerry Manuel has the Mets working hard the first week. The Yankees are already talking lineup configuration, Bernie Williams makes an appearance, and A-Rod’s distractions might be helpful. […]

Bernie Would Be a Fit…In Queens

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The news that Bernie Williams was in Yankees camp always brings a smile to those around the team. You also heard some fans speculate about whether Bernie would consider a comeback. If Bernie plays well in the WBC, could he possibly be a fit in New York? Wouldn’t he be an interesting player for the […]

Bullpen Composition, Batter 39, and the Closer Role

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

The Rick Peterson series continues with another fascinating piece from “The Jacket”. This time Gary Armida and Rick Peterson examine the major league bullpen. Hear how a professional pitching coach builds a bullpen from Day one of spring training, what constitutes an effective bullpen, and the importance of batter #39. Peterson also gets into the […]

Interviews from the Joe Torre “Safe at Home” Dinner

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Our friends over at Reel Sports Fan had a chance to attend the Joe Torre “Safe at Home” dinner. Hear Bernie Williams talk about getting a standing ovation for the final Yankee Stadium game, David Cone’s take on why Joe Torre was a great manager, and Joe Girardi giving his favorite Boomer Wells story. You […]

Bernie’s Back, Comeback in the Making?

Saturday, December 13th, 2008

The AP reported yesterday that “Former Yankees All-Star center fielder Bernie Williams is expected to play winter baseball in his native Puerto Rico”. Apparently the motive behind this move is Bernie’s desire to play with Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. As mentioned earlier this offseason, Bernie Williams has never officially retired. If he […]

Bernie Williams in Concert

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Bernie Williams will be appearing in concert to at the Nokia Theater in Times Square , New York on April 18, 2009. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday (December 6) at noon.  They can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) or the Nokia Theater Times Square box office. Additional details will be published on www.berniewilliams.net […]

Bernie Williams Fan Tribute Site

Friday, August 29th, 2008

I wanted to let my listeners know about an interesting site called Bernie Williams.net Paul runs the site over there and basically has made it a place for fans of the former Yankees CF to remember him and his career. There are some interesting facts, interviews, and upcoming events. We plan on having the site […]

Growing Up With The NY Yankees

Friday, July 25th, 2008

Originally aired in July 2007 on 1240 AM WGBB. Matthew McGough author of the book “Bat Boy” shares his experiences as a bat boy for the Yankees from 1992 to 1993. Hear Matt remember encounters with such players as Don Mattingly, Bernie Williams,Derek Jeter, and of course George Steinbrenner. Check out www.matthewmcgough.com for more details […]


Thursday, July 24th, 2008

CONEY MAKES SHEA HIS ISLAND (YANKEE’S 3-2 SERIES LEAD ) David Cone felt real good while warming up. After striking out two in the first inning it was clear that the Mets would have their hands full. When it was all over Coney would pitch a complete game 4 hitter, striking out 8 and walking […]