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Archive for February, 2010

Derek Jeter Discusses Future in Press Conference »

Derek Jeter held a press conference yesterday so that he could address questions about his contract situation and wouldn’t have to be pestered by each reporter individually. There were no great revelations during the conference, but there were some interesting quotes that I thought I’d point out. On not dealing with his contract until [...]

Derek Jeter: Enough with the Contract Talk! »

Only the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl rival spring training in terms of useless news and information. During the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, we hear stories like X player reads the Harry Potter books or Y player eats four egg whites and two slices of whole wheat toast before every game. When it comes to spring training, we hear [...]

The Not-Quite-Legendary in New York Sports History: »

  We all know about the great athletes in New York sports history–Babe Ruth , Tom Seaver, Lawrence Taylor , Joe Namath , Mark Messier , Walt Frazier –and even the busts–Ed Whitson , Mo Vaughn , Roberto Alomar , Stephon Marbury , and Scott Gomez . But what about the slightly-to-highly-above-average athlete? The kind-of-great [...]

The Great New York Yankees’ Clinching on Sept. »

Although he was born in the Bronx, right in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, Rich Chaynee never liked the New York Yankees. He complained that the crowds disrupted his life. The worst part was there were too many times during the baseball season that Rich couldn't a decent corned beef sandwich because the two delicatessens on 161 St, were too [...]

Five Burning Questions Facing the Yankees in Spring »

The Yankees experienced a magical 2009 season that resulted in their 27th championship. Everything fell into place in just the right way, and they avoided any and all unfortunate mishaps. Alex Rodriguez was able to break out of his October nightmare, even after a crippling hip injury nearly derailed his season before it began. Every season is [...]

Derek Jeter and The New York Yankees: Time To Talk »

Why would the New York Yankees neglect to re-sign Derek Jeter before now? At the end of this season he will be a free agent. This is the final year of a 10-year $189M contract. It is not good to send you franchise hit leader into Spring Training with the thought of free agency on his mind. There is more than one team that would be delighted to [...]

Billy Martin Should Be Scorned Not Beloved »

With exhibition games starting in March, MSG aired ESPN's hit miniseries "The Bronx Is Burning" this week as an appetizer for the fans. This eight-series drama centered around Billy Martin, George Steinbrenner, Reggie Jackson, Gabe Paul, Thurman Munson, Mickey Rivers and Fran Healy. Martin stood out more than the rest with his crazy [...]

8 Reasons I Hate the Yankees »

"Behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land." The wise king Solomon, the poet/lover once uttered these words - giving voice to the warm fuzzies that overtake us all with the advent of spring. It's not Solomon's fault [...]

Derek Jeter Right To Be Relaxed about Future in New »

Today over at ESPN.com, sports fans from around the globe were shaken to the core by the headline "Jeter Wants To Remain Yankee." This is the equivalent of going over to CNN.com and seeing "Obama Wants To Remain President," or calling up TMZ.com to find "Madonna Wants To Keep Creeping You Out With Her Scary Arms." So yeah, this is about as [...]

New York Baseball: Position Player Rankings »

Earlier this week, the Double G Sports "experts" panel released their top 10 rankings of pitchers in New York . C.C. Sabathia got the No. 1 nod, just ahead of Johan Santana in a tight race. But who is the best position player currently on a New York baseball team's roster? Find out below. The six "experts" each provided a top-10 list, and through [...]

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