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Uncle Joe Is Still Missed in New York »

It was a bitter-sweet sight. Last weekend was the first series that the Yankees faced former manager Joe Torre, after a bitter breakup in 2007. Before the game, Torre and the players he coached in New York embraced. It was like watching a former couple seeing each other again after breaking up for mutual reasons. It feels like far more than three [...]

Can’t Blame Jorge! Without Posada, A.J. Burnett »

Can everyone please stop talking about a rift between Yankees catcher Jorge Posada  and starting pitcher A.J. Burnett? The fact is, Burnett is just not a $82.5 million pitcher. He is too inconsistent. I was never a fan of my favorite team acquiring Burnett before the 2009 season. He did however tame my doubts a bit last season. [...]

Source: New York Yankees Coach Dave Eiland Was in »

By Larry Barnes | Yankees 'n More and The New York Yankees Daily-Press New York Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland has been gone from the team since the first week of June. Beyond saying that it's not a health issue, the organization refuses to say why.Tonight, we might finally have an answer as a source informs Yankees 'n More that Dave [...]

Do You Remember 2007 When Joe Torre Was Our Hero? »

It felt like a heat wave in New York City on that October 8 night back in 2007. Fans were funneling into Yankee Stadium extra early for Game 4 of the ALDS . The prior evening, I had watched my Yankees pull out a win to avoid getting swept. Which, was all thanks to a home run hit by Johnny Damon in the seventh inning. I remember how I jumped [...]

Inter-League Soap Opera: Dodger Blue vs. Yankee »

With inter-league play concluding this weekend, the New York Yankees head into Dodger Stadium for three-games. It's an unfamiliar place, as the Bombers last visit was in 2004. The two franchises have a torrid history. They have faced each other 11 times in the World Series in which the most recent dates back to 1981. On the other hand, there [...]

MIckey Mantle Anecdotes »

A Difference Between Mickey and Joe DiMaggio In one way, Mickey Mantle was the antithesis of Joe DiMaggio. The Jolter was such an aloof individual that rookies dared not to approach him, much less attempt to speak to him. Mickey Mantle used to rush over to greet new players with an outstretched hand. "I'm Mickey Mantle," he would say, as [...]

Baseball’s Best: The Top 12 Players at Each »

Which young players are stepping up into stardom? Who's having a down year or playing too long after their prime? Over the next few weeks, as we approach the middle of the season, follow along as I give an in-depth analysis of the top 12 players at each position in the game. When I broke down each position, I took several things into [...]

Yankees-Dodgers: Sabathia Dominates in Series Opener »

One of the most highly anticipated inter-league series this season has already lived up to expectations. CC Sabathia limited Los Angeles to one run over eight innings as the Yankees topped the Dodgers, 2-1, Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The story going into the game was Dodgers manager Joe Torre facing the team he managed for 12 seasons. During [...]

On Hallowed Ground; Fort Worths Baseball Connection to »

Kincaid’s is supposed to have one of the best hamburgers in America.  Each morning they grind a fresh batch of prime beef, g rilled to perfection, served on a bulky roll, and garnished with your choice of any or all kinds cheese, crisp lettuce, sliced tomatoes, grilled onions, and jalapenos.  Yummy.  There's nothing [...]

The Top Five Most Memorable Games in the History of »

The new Yankee Stadium has only been open for just over a year now, but in that short time span, it has played host to some very special and memorable games in Yankee history. From a World Series to a 15 inning epic, here are my top five most memorable games at the new big ballpark in the Bronx.Begin Slideshow

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