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Archive for June, 2010

Forget the Yankees: Time To Retire a Tired Fenway »

The chant was clear even on television, so it must have been deafening if you were one of the lucky 37,000 or so in the stands. During the middle innings of Saturday’s showdown with the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park, the now familiar wave of “Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!” cascaded down from the bleachers. And it was downright [...]

New York Yankees: The Greatest Teams of All-Time »

Growing up, everyone had a favorite baseball team to root for. It might come as no surprise mine were the New York Yankees. Over the Yankees illustrious history, some of the greatest teams and moments in baseball have come from the Yankees organization. I wasn't around to witness Ruth's Called Shot, Larsen's Perfect Game, or Maris' 61st home [...]

New York Yankees History: Joe DiMaggio and Chipmunk »

Joe DiMaggio was "the most celebrated athlete of his age, the best big-game player of his era, and a baseball player who transcended the barriers of sports in terms of the breadth of his fame." Yet, he wasn't, by his own admission, a great man. He was "just a man trying to get along." Joe DiMaggio joined the New York Yankees in 1936. It was [...]

Never Make the Same Mistake Twice: New York Yankees »

When Phil Hughes was named the Yankees fifth starter many wondered what kind of rules he would have to deal with as a starter and this weekend we finally got an idea what's in store. Here's the report from Bobbie Dittmeier (hat-tip to TYU ): The plan, according to ESPNNewYork.com, could give the right-hander, who will turn 24 next month, close to [...]

2010 MLB Draft: The 10 Biggest MLB Draft Busts of the »

With the MLB Rule 4 First Year Player Draft coming on June 7, my content manager and I thought it would be wise to give you the 10 biggest draft busts in the past 25 years. There have been numerous first overall picks who have gone on to have stellar major league careers since 1985. You may recall Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., Chipper Jones [...]

Baseball’s Top Five Craziest Current Events »

A typical response to why someone is not a baseball fan is that the game is too slow and boring. If they only knew that baseball loves the drama. Right now, it could not be more of a soap opera. Teams are soaring when they should be collapsing, and vice versa. Here is my list (in dramatic order) of the top five craziest things currently going [...]

New York Yankees Notes: Pettitte, Jeter, Posada, and »

Hello Bronx Baseball Daily readers. I hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend. The Yankees did as they beat the Indians three times in four games. Andy Pettitte and Alex Rodriguez lead them to an 11-2 victory yesterday. Here are some notes: Pettitte earned his 199th win as a Yankee. Only Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231) had more. Derek [...]

2010 MLB Month In Review: May »

25 Thoughts and Observations on May   1. To call this season "'68 redux" may be doing it a disservice. After all, only one perfect game was thrown that year; we saw two this past month. I suppose A-Rod can't question Dallas Braden's credentials any more. As for Halladay, nothing he does surprises me. Every time he takes the mound, we're truly [...]

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