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Archive for March, 2012

New York Yankees Should Keep Phil Hughes and Sign an »

Has any New York Yankee been mentioned more in trade rumors since he came to the majors than Phil Hughes? Sometimes it seems that the Yankees can hardly wait to get rid of him. Hughes is considered a trading chip this spring because the Yankees are potentially deep in front-line pitching and could use a young hitter to help immediately or [...]

Tom Tresh’s Clutch HR in Game 5 of the 1964 »

The New York Yankees were trailing the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-0 in the top of the eighth inning of Game 5 of the 1964 World Series. It was time for me to leave the television and go to the bus stop. I had a five o'clock statistics class at NYU. I took my books and, of course, my small, blue transistor radio. As I waited for the bus, I heard Harry [...]

MLB Spring Training 2012: Yankees vs. Red Sox Rivalry »

New York Yankees fans and Boston Red Sox fans have long been East Coast rivals, and fans have always passionately defended their teams.The rivalry is usually a lot of fun. Sometimes the rivalry can be a bit nasty, and can occasionally turn violent. In some cases, stories of the rivalry can get ridiculous.My personal opinions about the rivalry will [...]

Joba Chamberlain’s Broken Ankle and 6 Most »

When will professional athletes—especially those wearing pinstripes—learn to practice safety off the diamond?Joba Chamberlain's off-field injury got me thinking about other freak injuries sustained by Yankees' players in recent memory.For those who haven't heard by now, Chamberlain suffered an open dislocation of his right [...]

Joba Chamberlain Dislocates Ankle »

Joba Chamberlain dislocated his ankle last night, playing on a trampoline with his young son. Sure, that may not sound too bad, until I tell you it was an open dislocation. If you do not know what that is, then do a Google search. Warning, it is quite disgusting. Essentially, the bone dislocates, and tears through the skin. Not only is it a [...]

Winners and Losers of My 2012 MLB Fantasy Draft! Pick »

Welcome to a behind-the-scenes look of my finished 2012 MLB Fantasy League, which is comprised of 10 competitive baseball minds in a non-keeper, H2H format! This is your chance to follow along and vote on the good moves and bad, the brilliant strategies and the questionable ones and how you would have done things differently! The draft that [...]

MLB ’12: Best Spring Baseball Book »

Top 5 Blunders in the New Edition of “The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown” With another fantastic edition of “The Baseball Hall of Shame: The Best of Blooperstown,” we now know it’s time to dust off the cleats and oil the gloves, because spring training is in full bloom around the Grapefruit and [...]

Reggie Jackson Was a Liar and George Steinbrenner Was »

As the New York Yankees were waiting to board a plane from Chicago to Kansas City, Billy Martin told reporters early Sunday evening, "The two men deserve each other. One's a born liar, the other's convicted." Twenty-four hours later, Bob Lemon was the Yankees manager. Martin had discovered, or at least he believed he had discovered, that George [...]

Using Common Sense Apparently Not One of the »

Remember Brien Taylor, the high school senior that the Yankees made the No. 1 overall pick in the 1991 amateur baseball draft?Taylor was destined for stardom, a strapping 6-3, 220-pounder who would follow in the Yankees great tradition of homegrown left-handed pitchers, a list that includes Lefty Gomez, Whitey Ford, Ron Guidry and Andy [...]

Joba Chamberlain: Why His Latest Injury Could Be the »

It really hasn't been an easy road for Joba Chamberlain.He was once the talk of the town five years ago, lighting up the radar guns with his fastball, and his slider was one of the most unhittable pitches in the sport.That seems like a really distant memory.On Thursday, the Yankees reliever was seriously injured in a trampoline accident while [...]

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