Found May 14, 2013 on Bush League Chronicle:
Feast your eyes on a replica of Yankee Stadium constructed entirely of matchsticks.Bill "Brother Beans" Becker, an 86-year-old resident of Toms River, N.J., took three years to build the masterpiece. He reportedly used 75,000 matchsticks in order to assemble the miniature structure.Becker's replica was on display Tuesday before the Mariners-Yankees game. And I bet more than a few folks stopped by to witness the amazing piece of art for themselves.Via MLB Cut4
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Call the History Channel: The Yankees activate Granderson and - it's as if something has torn in the cosmic grid - Travis Hafner goes down

This is scary. Today, the Yankees activated Curtis Granderson from the DL, after announcing that Travis Hafner will miss a few days, because his shoulder is barking, and he's having an MRI.Listen: When Travis Hafner goes or an MRI, you better get his mailing address, because the money question is whether it's weeks or months. That shoulder is going to look like a Doppler...

Icebags, dead ahead: The looming Yankee logjam could bring an end to the Hunger Games

Soon, Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis will return from their Jacuzzis and reclaim their Yankee lockers, perhaps bringing to a close the most satisfying month since October 2009. Don't gemmie wrong. To beat the Rangers, Angels and Tigers, we need both guys. Trouble is, without a tweaked gonad, their return will end Lyle Overbay's time as a Yankee. After the last six...

2013 may be Cashman’s finest hour

It’s very hard to call a team with the highest payroll in baseball the underdog, but coming in to this season things felt a little different for the New York Yankees. Everyone said they were old. Everyone said they were a lock to miss the playoffs. Everyone was bashing the General Manager, Brian Cashman. How could they win with a bunch of rag-tag guys whose best years were behind...

Yankees call up INF David Adams, cut Chris Nelson

The New York Yankees have selected the contract of infielder David Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and they designated third baseman Chris Nelson for assignment two weeks after acquiring him. Adams was set to make his major league debut on his 26th birthday, starting at third base and batting sixth against Seattle on Wednesday night. Manager Joe Girardi says the 2008...

Teixeira expects to be with Yankees by June

credit: getty images The New York Yankees have been riddled with injuries since the start of the season but slowly players are returning to the field. Curtis Granderson returned to the lineup recently and Mark Teixiera should be back with the team shortly. Teixiera told MLB.com writer Brian Hoch that he expects to be back with the team by June 1. Previously Teixiera has set a return...

Hey, Joba ‘the Hut’, keep your mouth shut

For those of you who haven’t already heard the news, Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain told Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to never “shush” him again. The remark came in the middle of an interview Mo was having with some of the media after Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Chamberlain apparently got so loud, that Mo had to tell him to keep his voice down...

Today, the Grandy Man lands. Which will it be? The one who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh, soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie? Or the one who strikes out twice a game?

Today, something will happen I never again expected to see:Curtis Granderson will rejoin the Yankees. I thought we'd trade him. Frankly, I hoped we would. Not that he's a villain. Grandy remains a solid world citizen - a good-deed-doer and role model to all. He plays fine defense and hits many HRs. It's just my lingering memory -- Curtis, trudging to the dugout, bat...

Prince Harry plays baseball with Mark Teixeira in Harlem (Video)

As Prince Harry wrapped up his trip to the United States on the East Coast, he got the chance to play America's pastime with the fine folks over at Harlem RBI. During the event, Harry got his chance to swing the bat as he was being pitched to by New York Yankees Mark Teixeira. To give credit to Harry, he made good contact: (Courtesy of Gothamist)

Yankees win in Curtis Granderson's return

Yesterday marked what could be the first step in the Yankees transforming from the surprising underdog to the dominant force we've come to know.  Curtis Granderson made his return to the lineup after missing 38 games with a fractured forearm.  The Yankees' outfielder was inserted into the lineup as the starting left fielder. While Granderson may have gone hitless in...

Yanks get shutout, split double dip

There wasn't enough time for the Yankees to tour the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame or do much else on their short layover before going home. So during a quick stop in Cleveland, they went to Progressive Field and split a doubleheader that wasn't on the schedule when the season started. Vidal Nuno pitched five innings of three-hit ball to win his first major league start and...

Yankees rally, defeat Mariners

Once Felix Hernandez tweaked his back, the whole game took an odd twist. Robinson Cano hit a two-run double, Lyle Overbay delivered a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the New York Yankees rallied in the seventh inning after King Felix was forced to make an early exit, beating Seattle 4-3 Tuesday night. ''It was hard luck,'' Hernandez said. The Mariners' ace was...

Yankees Game 37: Masterson masterful in first game

Phelps took a tough loss, giving up one through 6.2 innings. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) New York Yankees 0 — Cleveland Indians 1   David Phelps made one bad pitch in today’s 1-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. The first game of a doubleheader today.   David Phelps got the nod for the first game today to makeup rained out games earlier this season. On a 2-2 pitch...

Yankees continuing winning tradition

A few days ago, I mentioned to former Nick Swisher that I had picked his former Yankees teammates to finish last in the American League East. He smiled and shook his head. "Bro," he said, "you can't bet against those guys. You just can't." Lesson learned. When I walked into the Yankees clubhouse Tuesday afternoon, they were not last in the AL East....

Yankee History In Game One Today?

With Pukilis on the 60 -180 day DL, I have been able to watch Yankee games again.Today, game one in Cleveland, I saw what might be the worst line-up ever slated by the Yankees.  This is the history making component of the story.It was clear from the outset, that no one was going to get more than an occasional bunt single.  And we didn't.Cano is tired.  He swung at the first...

The Absurdities of Batter/Pitcher Match-Up Numbers

With all due respect to the Dillon Gee-John Gast match-up in St. Louis tonight, there’s one marquee pitching match-up on the schedule for tonight’s games: Felix Hernandez vs CC Sabathia in New York. Neither pitcher throws as hard as they used to, but they’ve both managed to adapt to life without their fastest fastball, and both remain among the best starting pitchers on earth...
Yankees News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.