While over 50,000 fans paid tribute to former-New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada with a rousing ovation— as he headed to the mound to throw out the first pitch at the 2012 home opener at Yankee Stadium— the career Yankee used the moment to pay a simple compliment to the man who "created me as a ball player" by tossing the ceremonial pitch to his dad— Jorge Posada Sr..
With his ex-Yankees teammates lined up behind him and his son Jorge Luis standing beside him, Posada lobbed the ball into his father's glove behind home plate. The same man that spent countless hours playing catch and honing Posada's switch-hitting skills as a youngster.
"There are three generations of Posadas here," Jorge proudly told YES Network.
Looking tan and fit, it was the first time in 17 years that the 40-year old catcher wasn't suited up in pinstripes at the home opener. Today's appearance of the five-time All-Star and five-time World Series Champion was a surprise after last being seen in the locker room after the Yankees lost Game 5 of the ALDS against the Detroit Tigers. There were tears welling in his eyes that night. It was assumed it would be a while before he would return to the Bronx.
Posada shocked everyone— including his closest pals— by making his return engagement at Yankee Stadium so soon.
Last night, Posada was honored with the 2012 Pride of the Yankees Award and a reunion with some of his best friends including Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, comedian Tracy Morgan and even diplomat Henry Kissinger were just some of the big names on hand for today's festivities.
The only person noticeably missing was the last quarter of the Core Four— Andy Pettitte.
From Andrew Marchand:Hiroki Kuroda has never played in Yankee Stadium. So when he throws the first home pitch for the Yankees a little after 1 p.m. on Friday, he will have more nerves than anything else.
"Rather than being excited, I'm more worried about how I'm going to perform," Kuroda said through his interpreter.
"Since I've never pitched...
New York Yankees lefthander Andy Pettitte will make a minor league start Sunday at Class A Tampa.
It will mark the first game action for Pettitte since coming out of retirement and signing a one-year contract with New York.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Pettitte is expected to throw 45 to 50 pitches.
New York is hoping that Pettitte, who will turn 40 in June, will be ready...
OPENING DAY WAS A GEM….
Welcome home Yankees!!
It was another Opening Day for the books at Yankee Stadium, as fans got to welcome the players, say goodbye to a legend and watch the Bombers beat the Angels 5-0.
After a terrible first start against the Rays, pitcher Hiroki Kurodatook to the hill and he was brilliant.
Kuroda didn’t allow a run to score, pitching shutout ball into...
The Yankees opened their 2012 season with a bang today, as Alex Rodriguez drilled a home run to dead center, the longest part of the ballpark in Yankee Stadium. The blast now ties him with Ken Griffey Jr. for 5th on the all-time home run list. A-Rod hit No. 630 in the third inning of
REGULAR SEASON GAME 7
YANKEES vs ANGELS
First Pitch: 1:05 PM | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS
Here are the lineups:
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF
Pitching: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (0-01, 6.35 ERA)
Erick Aybar SS
A young New York Yankees fan dressed in a blue bodysuit was seen dancing it up Tuesday night in the stands of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
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The young fan went home happy that night as the Yankees won the game 5-4. However, the game went 12 innings, so hopefully the game didn't end too far past his bedtime.
YES network staffers put New York Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay's face on the body of Jim Palmer during Wednesday night's game in Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.
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It was in reference to a compliment that Kay recently received from Orioles broadcaster (and Baseball Hall of Famer) Jim Palmer, who said that with all the...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 7 — New York Yankees 1
C.J. Wilson and the offensive support in the...
This afternoon at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees host the Los Angeles Angels in their 2012 home opener. In order to improve offensive production, manager Joe Girardi has swapped Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano in the lineup, inserting Cano into the cleanup spot and moving Rodriguez to the 3-hole. Both Rodriguez and Cano are without a home run or RBI through six games this...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
April 13, 2012
Back to the card draft bank-rolled purchases. Cheap high-end is always a welcome addition to my various collections, and this Dual Reflections Autograph from 2007 Upper Deck Exquisite certainly fits that bill.Numbered 07/40, I don't remember having this card available to me for a reasonable price and in an auction format previously. The price remained well under what I would...
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