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The Curse Of The New House

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

It’s amazing. I’ve been watching the Yankees since I was 7 years old, (I’ll be 50 on June 18th), and I would be hard pressed to find a Yankees team that looked this lost playing the Red Sox, and I’ve seen my share. In my opinion, the Yankees have not only totally lost their swagger, […]

Joba, The Bullpen, and Other Picture Postcards

Friday, May 29th, 2009

All of this talk about Joba heading back to the bullpen is nothing more than rubbish, a rumor that has been manufactured and fueled by the press. In fact, our main Yankees source down in Tampa confirmed for me on Friday that Yankees management has no intention to put Chamberlain, who has had his struggles […]

Yanks are rolling, the bullpen not so much

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

As the Yanks pass the quarter pole of the season, they’ve weathered some difficult problems in fine fashion. There is no reason to think they won’t get into the playoffs. Do you remember earlier this month when it seemed Mark Teixeira was on the interstate? Ever since Alex came back to protect him in the […]

Yankee Stadium Security Hates You

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

Yankee Stadium III, as it is currently being run, is not a fan-friendly environment. In fact, it seems to be administered by security, ushers, stadium-personnel- whatever you want to call them-that appear to be auditioning for some Neo-Nazi secret storm trooper security battalion. CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE

Manney Ramirez suspended 50 games for PED use

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Manny Ramirez has been suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for use of performance enhancing drugs. The official announcement came shortly after 12pm ET today. Through a statement released by the MLBPA, Ramirez attributed testing posative to a doctor-prescribed medication and waived his right to challenge the discipline. Below is the official statment from […]

Yanks Sign Fossum to Minor League Contract

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009

You can file this in the “What are they thinking?” folder, but the Yanks have signed Casey Fossum to a minor league contract. Fossum will start today for Scranton. Chad Jennings reports the move on his blog. Fossum was DFAd by the Mets on Monday after giving up just 1 run in 4 innings. Omar […]

Jeter becomes Yankee all-time leader in At Bats

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Lost in the Yanks’ lackluster effort against Detroit last night was another milestone for Derek Jeter. The captain is now the all-time leader in At Bats for the Yankees. That’s quite an accomplishment, and there are many more at bats to come. The Yankee top 10 lifetime at bats: 1    Derek Jeter                8106 2    Mickey […]

Notes from a Lost Weekend

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Let’s see…how should I put this? I spent this weekend watching the Yankees get swept in Boston while suffering excruciating pain from an abscessed tooth that requires oral surgery today. Even though I took enough codeine to choke a horse, the medication did very little to sooth my frayed nerves, damaged psyche, and bitter realization that […]

Wang To DL?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Peter Abraham is reporting that the Yankees might go ahead and DL Chien Ming-Wang before his next scheduled start next Tueaday. This comes after Wang threw threw 91 pitches today in Tampa today, 70 for strikes. IF Wang is DL’d, then the most likely candidate to come up would be Phil Hughes. Stay tuned!

Wang, Not Gone, Just Yet

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Another terrible start by Chien-Ming Wang and anther blowout loss at the hands of the Indians, this time 22-4. With his third straight bad start, fans are calling sports talk radio and leaving posts on messages boards, worried about the former two-time 19 game winner. Before you go looking for a nice quiet spot on […]

Yanks call up Juan Miranda

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Our very own Joseph Delgrippo’s dreams have been fulfilled.  Joe sponsors the baseball reference page for Juan Miranda, and now the Yanks have just called up Miranda from Scranton. With Nady on the DL,  Teixeira’s wrist barking, Matsui’s knee issues, and the need to pinch hit for Cody Ransom, this move makes sense. The Yanks […]

Time is not on Chien-Ming Wang’s side

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Ever since Chien-Ming Wang burst upon the baseball scene with two consecutive 19-win seasons, his detractors have issued dire warnings that he wouldn’t be able to sustain his success. We’ve been told he simply does not strike out enough batters. His BAPIP may be low, but he’s been lucky, it will eventually get much higher. […]

Trenton/B-Mets Video, Audio, and Pictures

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Mike Ashmore, Trenton Thunder beat writer for the Hunterdon County Democrat, posted some pictures from last night’s marathon game.You can see video of Kanekoa Texeira, George Kontos, and Dylan Owen. He also got some audio of conversation with Francisco Cervelli and Kanekoa Texeira. On Sunday’s NYBD Live From WGBB you will hear from Thunder manager […]

Carl Everett Returning To Atlantic League

Friday, April 10th, 2009

I thought the signing of Preston Wilson by the Long Island Ducks meant the end of Carl Everett in the Atlantic League. I couldn’t be any more wrong. According to Scott Stanchak of Atlantic League Baseball, Everett will play for the Newark Bears this season. I had the opportunity to follow Carl in Long Island […]

With a scant 159 games left in the season, the Yanks may still have a shot

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

The first series of every Major League Baseball Season is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s wonderful to have the game back after a long, cold, stark winter. But on the other hand, the first series of the season gets magnified to absurd levels. Witness one Wallace Matthews, who wrote before the Yanks’ third […]