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Remembering Moose Skowron, Childhood Idol »

A piece of this kid’s childhood and a link to the glorious Yankee teams of the 50s and early 60s died today with the passing of former first baseman Bill “Moose” Skowron. More than 50 years ago, my father took me to my first baseball game at Yankee Stadium. Although the White Sox won the game, the Moose homered for the only [...]

New York Yankees: Does Michael Pineda Have the Work »

New York Yankees starter Michael Pineda might've received a bit of good news today when former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling made it clear that with a little hard work, Pineda could return before a full calendar year, according to ESPN.Schilling had the same surgery at the age of 28 and was able to take the mound 10 months later."I came [...]

Michael Pineda Surgery: Why Curt Schilling Says »

Is a 12-month timetable too long of a projection for Michael Pineda to recover from his torn labrum? One former major league pitcher who suffered a similar injury believes so.Curt Schilling, now an ESPN analyst, told ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand that Pineda could not only come back from surgery sooner than projected, but he might also be a [...]

Bill “Moose” Skowron Passes Away at 81 »

Bill "Moose" Skowron, a Yankee fan favorite and constant in the great Yankee teams of the 1950s and '60s, passed away early Friday morning.He had been battling lung cancer for several years, and unfortunately passed due to congestive heart failure. He was 81 years old.A five-time All-Star, Skowron was a hulking first baseman that played with [...]

Marty Appel Sheds New Light on Brian Cashman Bashing »

Marty Appel, the former Public Relations Director of the New York Yankees, has confirmed what many fans have suspected. In his new book, Pinstripe Empire, Appel relates how general manager Brian Cashman and manager Joe Torre disagreed on the best way the Yankees could win. Forget that Torre managed the Yankees to world championships in 1996, 1998, [...]

New York Yankees: Will Andy Pettitte Bump Phil Hughes »

New York Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes had another frustrating outing, going just 2.2 innings against the Rangers on Wednesday.The Rangers gave Hughes a solid beating early in the game, from which he was not able to recover.Hughes gave up three runs early in the third inning, and he hit two batters in that inning. He had hit just four [...]

2012 MLB Power Rankings: End of April »

Wow. . .can you believe we are only a month into the 2012 MLB season? There have been ups and downs…Numerous injuries to pitchers…The witnessing of  historical feats, both good and bad…And the too old playing like they are too young.It has been insane.Can’t think of a greater time to be a [...]

Phil Hughes and the New York Yankees: You Hughes, You »

Who has had enough of Phil Hughes?Well, the New York Yankees certainly haven't had enough, which is a real concern.Hughes proved once again against the Rangers to be a liability on the mound, but this doesn’t seem to faze skipper Joe Girardi as he told Mark Feinstein of the NY Daily News this after the game:“We [...]

New York Yankees: Looking Back at First-Rounder »

With the 22nd pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns chose quarterback 28-year-old Brandon Weeden from Oklahoma State.Weedon posted a ridiculous senior season at Oklahoma State, leading the team to an 11-1 record and a trip to the 2012 BCS Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.He broke school records in total attempts, completions, yardage [...]

New York Yankees: Pitching Staff and Michael Pineda »

Before the start of the 2012 season, the New York Yankees traded catcher Jesus Montero to the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Michael Pineda. I expected the Yankees to make a significant push for Yu Darvish after he was posted, but that didn't happen.Pineda struggled to find his velocity in spring training and showed up overweight. Now he's been shut [...]

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