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Talking Jose Reyes Tonight @ 8pm

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Day 2 of the Winter Meetings is all Jose Reyes talk all the time. Howard Megdal of the Journal News, and author of an upcoming book “Wilpon’s Folly” will co-host throughout the hour. We will discuss the Reyes contract, the Wilpon ownership situation, and try to piece together a roster. Joining us at 8:30 is WFAN host […]

Disrespect and Disgrace Apparent at Veterans Committee Election of Ron Santo

Monday, December 5th, 2011

It’s finally happened. Thirty-seven years after playing his last game, Ron Santo is a Hall of Famer. I’m so disgusted I want to puke. Not at the result, mind you. While I’m on record as not being a supporter of Santo’s worthiness, but I am for the process involved, especially the Hall of Fame in general and […]

Kicking Off the Winter Meetings @ 8pm

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Join me at 8pm as I kick off the Winter Meetings. Bobby Valentine joins the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry, and what better person to talk about his impact than Andrew Muscato, who produced a film about Valentine called “The Zen of Bobby V.” Andrew has also gotten to work closely with Bobby on other projects as […]

Vote on the Golden Era HOF Ballot

Monday, November 7th, 2011

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR VOTE FOR THE GOLDEN ERA CANDIDATES Last week, the Hall of Fame announced the 16-member Golden Era Committee will select from the following candidates: Buzzie Bavasi, Ken Boyer, Charlie Finley, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva,Allie Reynolds, Ron Santo and Luis Tiant, It’s an interesting collection that has some very intriguing borderline candidates. I have created a poll for the […]

Nothing Sadder Than a Star Struggling to Hang On

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Thirty nine years ago today Willie Mays was acquired by the Mets from the San Francisco Giants for Charlie Williams and $50,000. The Mays trade anniversary, and watching Shaquille O’ Neal hobble around the court for the Celtics the other night, got me to thinking about stars that may have held on too long. If […]

NYBD on WGBB Tonight at 10pm

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

I will be on WGBB tonight at 10pm where Mrs. Joan Hodges, wife of the late Gil Hodges, will join me as the headline guest. Hear me discuss my thoughts on the struggles of Derek Jeter, and how Brian Cashman actually did a good job this offseason. I will breakdown the foolish column about bringing […]

Mantle’s Catch To Save Larsen’s Perfect Game

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Yesterday, I listed the 75 best catches ranked by the MLB Network. I received an email and a comment, regarding one which was left off the list: Mickey Mantle‘s catch of Gil Hodges deep blast to centerfield during Don Larsen‘s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Mantle would call this game “the biggest he […]

The Best Expansion Player Picked?

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Fun question to ponder on a Saturday afternoon - who’s the best player ever taken in an expansion draft?less than a minute ago via Chromed BirdColin Wyerscwyers Interesting question by Colin Wyers of Baseball Prospectus Here is how I tackled it 1. Reviewed all the players taken in the 1960, 1961, 1968, 1976, 1992, and […]

Vote: NYBD Strat-O-Matic All Star Managers

Monday, July 5th, 2010

This one is the final vote (all polls close on Wednesday night at midnight) Select who you want to manage the NYBD Strat-O-Matic All Star Team. Don’t think it matters? The simulation will take that managers tendency into consideration for in game X’s and O’s so choose wisely! Yankees Vote: NYBD Strat-O-Matic Yanks All Star […]

Thoughts on MSG’s “The Lineup” First Base

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Last night the panel at MSG picked the top five New York first baseman of all time on “The Lineup”. No surprise that Lou Gehrig won followed by 2) Keith Hernandez 3) Don Mattingly 4) Johnny Mize 5) Bill Terry I am sure the big debate for fans will come down to Hernandez vs. Mattingly […]