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Sox Bullpen Not the Only Boston Meltdown on Saturday

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The Red Sox bullpen had an ugly Saturday afternoon by giving up 13 earned runs in 3 innings. That is a meltdown of epic proportions, but it appears the 8th inning sing-along at Fenway perturbed Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe. If they play Sweet Caroline between innings, somebody should get fired. I’m sorta serious. […]

Pete Abe Speaks Out Against Baseball “McCarthyism”

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Back in the 40s and 50s the United States was facing a huge threat - communism. During this era, thousands of Americans were accused of being Communists or communist sympathizers and became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government. Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy led the brigade with the “Hollywood Blacklist” and investigations by the House […]

Will Wang Decision Come Back to Bite Yanks?

Monday, December 14th, 2009

So the Yankees did as expected and did not tender a contract to Chien-Ming Wang. Reports tell you that a few American League and maybe a couple more National League teams may take a shot at the Taiwanese hurler who probably won’t pitch until May or June at the earliest. Wang, of course, after winning […]

Crisis Averted

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Last night NYBD contributor Frank Russo joined me on the show as we sounded the panic alarm for the Yankees. Not me of course, but Frank was very concerned about the Yankees recent poor play and the Red Sox easy schedule. Enter Zack Greinke and a big win in Anaheim and all is well in […]

Dave Robertson “Shut Down” to See Dr. Andrews

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

via Peter Abraham of the Journal News UPDATE, 4:47 p.m.: Dave Robertson (elbow) has been shut down and is going to see Dr. James Andrews. He’s been pitching with “tightness” for about 10 days now. The hope is, Girardi said, that it’s not serious and he comes back after some rest. It would be a […]

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 […]

Death & Taxes, $90 Pizza, Patience, ESPN Policy

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

- Some, including me, were saying earlier this year that K-Rod might be reaching Mariano level of performance. Last night the contrasting ninth innings proved the divide is still very large between Mariano and second best. According to Peter Abraham, Mariano has converted 100 of 103 saves since 2007. The only thing more automatic is […]

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. […]

Two Weeks, Security, Bullpen Management, Homers

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

- I still don’t understand the bullpen situation with Girardi. Today he started ok by doing the obvious: Bringing Aceves in for Chamberlain. I have no problem with Albaladejo next, but Veras was used for multiple innings. Where were Bruney and Tomko? If the Yanks had blown this game bullpen management would have been to […]

Pete Abe on the State of the Yanks

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

If you missed it earlier, Peter Abraham of the Journal News joined me during the 6:30 hour on NYBD Radio. We talked about the following: - Why the atmosphere in the clubhouse does matter and has contributed to Yankees success this year. - The importance of Johnny Damon to this ballclub and why he is […]