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September 10th, 1999 - Best Game Ever Pitched?

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

I was listening to Joel Sherman last night on MLB Home Plate on Sirius XM. One of the topics discussed was the best game that Sherman has ever seen pitched, and he immediately brought up Pedro Martinez‘s 17-strikeout game versus the Yankees at the Stadium on September 10th, 1999. Martinez gave up a single run […]

Separating Ownership Situation From Reyes Contract

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

After reading Joel Sherman’s column yesterday, I get the feeling the Mets threshold might be lower than we thought, and perhaps lower than the baseline of what other teams are willing to offer. I still think the Reyes market will be softer than everyone thinks, but if there is a team that will give him a Carl Crawford-type […]

Girardi Will Perish If He Doesn’t Embrace the NY Media

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The firestorm of Saturday’s Joe Girardi/A.J. Burnett/Jack Curry confrontation has been put on the backburner. It will take a lot more than Burnett cursing at a home plate umpire to derail the Yankees title aspirations in 2011. The frustrating part about the aftermath, even 5 days later, is that Girardi doesn’t understand why the incident […]

Shoulds Yanks Go “Herschel Walker” on King Felix?

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Now that Zack Greinke appears to be headed to Milwaukee the Yankees don’t have a clear “Plan B” since losing out to Cliff Lee. Not that Greinke was a viable option as the team decided a while back his makeup wasn’t fit for the New York spotlight. Considering it took a decent prospect haul for […]

The Irony of Age and Wisdom

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Everyone hears the old saying that “youth is wasted on the young.” I thought of that when reading  how Joel Sherman’s pregame chat impact A-Rod before his 600th homerun. You can tell from the story that Rodriguez was impacted by the Sherman piece. Actually, it’s one of the rare times an athlete will give the […]

Yanks Still Missing the Boat on Joba/Hughes

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

The tired debate of Joba the starter or reliever continues to surface. Maybe it’s because we are deep into Super Bowl week, or more likely due to the indecision of the Yankees brass about what is Chamberlain’s best role. Joel Sherman reported today that Phil Hughes is in the lead for the fifth starter competition […]

Scary Word: Overpriced Commodities

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Joel Sherman of the NY Post talked about the possibility of Omar Minaya trading mid level prospects for overpriced commodities. That should send a chill down the spine of every Mets fan out there. The quickest way to fix a mess is putting together an easy, but risky, plan. Taking on expensive contracts like Derek […]

Execution is the Problem - Not the Rules

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Joel Sherman wrote yesterday an interesting column about the “Joba Rules”. Immediately upon it being published twitter lit up with gloating Yankee sycophants. Even a loyal reader, who disagrees with my Joba position, emailed it to me. The piece provided outlined the following: - Joba is 24 and never has pitched a full six months […]

Listen to NYBD Radio Tonight @6pm

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Howard joins me for a rare midweek appearance. Tonight we discuss Joel Sherman’s article about the “Joba Rules” and the Pettitte/AJ Burnett #2 starter debate during the first half of the show. During the backhalf we will talk about Josh Thole, Ike Davis, and the performance of Jerry Manuel this year. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN […]

News Segmentation is Wave of the Future

Monday, September 7th, 2009

I have been following the dialogue by Neil Best and Murray Chass regarding the “death” of the general sports columnist. Not only is Best right on target about the future of journalism, but anyone in the industry that doesn’t see this needs to be immediately shown the door. This goes for radio as well. Let […]

Cain Uproar, Glenn Beck, LH Catcher, Poverty, Intangibles

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

- What’s with the uproar with Matt Cain? This isn’t anywhere near what Roger Clemens did back in 2000. Cain, to quote him postgame, “got out of his mechanics and let it run up on him”. Clemens was a calculated move to brush Piazza back because of his success against him. No reason to hate […]

NY Post Shouldn’t Copy ESPN Lead

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

On July 22nd, Neil Best spoke about the ESPN ban on NY Post contributors for their TV and Radio outlets. Post staffers such as Joel Sherman, who appears on 1050 ESPN Radio in New York, would no longer have their regular spots. This was in response to the NY Post running pictures of the Erin […]

Do Yanks Have Payroll Constraints?

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Joel Sherman just tweeted an update to the point he made earlier today about the Yankees being restrained financially by ownership. Yanks asked KC to eat $ for Bannister. I continue to report Hal Steinbrenner has financial clamps this trade deadline. When is the last time you heard that? Remember what Frank Russo reported earlier, […]

The Boss, 911, Social Networking, Final Innings

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

- Good to see George Steinbrenner back in town last night. It’s funny that, and this is a good thing, that the Yankees are just your ordinary, boring, winning team. The Bronx doesn’t burn anymore, but rather, Flushing. - I know this isn’t New York related, but the whole Erin Andrews “peep show” annoys me. […]

Glass Jaw, Under the Radar, the Spin Starts, Rocky Road

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

- Do you remember the game Punch Out for Nintendo? There was a character that you warmed up against and his name was Glass Joe. Right now the Mets are pretty much Glass Joe because of their “glass jaw”. Punch them hard once and they are done for the night. Too bad those weren’t the […]