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’09 Yanks Finish Off ’73 Mets in Game 6

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Just like in the ’73 World Series, Yogi Berra will be questioned whether he should have started George Stone. Jon Matlack didn’t retire a batter after the Yankees scored 4 runs in the first, and Mariano staved off a late comeback with 2 scoreless innings in a 6-4 victory, which clinched the series for the Yanks 4-2. Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, […]

Gracious Kingman, ’73 Redux, Radio Ratings

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

I never saw Dave Kingman play, but heard stories about his mammoth homers, as well as his dour personality. Everyone knows the story about how he sent a dead rat to a reporter in the mail. This Sunday, the Stockton Ports brought Kingman in as part of a Fathers Day promotion. This version of “King Kong” […]

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 […]

Bob Wolff Talking Perfect Game with Don Larsen

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Since Roy Halladay no hit the Reds the other night many have been talking about Don Larsen’s perfect game from the 1956 World Series. Ironically, Larsen had no idea he was about to pitch! Watch Bob Wolff discuss the event with Larsen, as well as Yogi Berra.

Who Would Be On Your Yankees Mt. Rushmore?

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

ESPN’s Brandon Tierney had an interesting discussion on Twitter: Who would be your choice to represent the Yankees on a fictitious team Mt. Rushmore? Here was Tierney’s response: My NYY Mount Rushmore: Babe Ruth (1920-’34), Mickey Mantle (1951-’68), George Steinbrenner (1973-2010) & Derek Jeter (’95-present) Of course you are leaving out a ton of great […]

All New York MVP?

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Both David Wright and Robinson Cano are have outstanding seasons for the local teams. Is it far fetched to think both could be in the running for their respective league MVP’s? Going into yesterday’s action Cano was leading the American League in batting, while Wright leads in RBI. According to Baseball Reference only Justin Morneau […]

My All Time New York Lineup

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Now that MSG’s “The Lineup” is over we have a complete team. I wanted to have some fun as we kick off the holiday weekend and tell you where I would bat each in the lineup. That is some lineup. What do you think? Would you make any changes? Jackie Robinson 2B Derek Jeter SS […]

37% Chance of Sports Illustrated Jinx

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Derek Jeter didn’t even know there was such a thing as the Sports Illustrated jinx, saying the “last time he was on the cover was before Game 6 of the World Series, so there is your jinx.” Well, what Jeter should know is that appearing on the famous sports magazine’s cover isn’t guaranteed to cause […]

See My Vote for MSG’s Top Five NY Catchers

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

MSG kicks off their new show “The Lineup” tonight at 10:30 PM The show is a new original series and interactive fantasy game that will determine the best baseball players in the history of New York. Tonight’s episode will be the first of ten 30 minute installments and will look at the catching position. As […]

Posada vs. HOF Catchers

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Bob Klapisch caught up with Jorge Posada today who doesn’t believe he is slowing down despite entering his age 38 season. As Klapisch points out, Posada has a career OPS+ of 124, better than Gary Carter and Carlton Fisk and just a shade under Yogi Berra and Johnny Bench. Despite that, there isn’t much talk […]