Found April 12, 2012 on
Sliding Into Home:
From David Waldstein
It has been six months since an emotional Jorge Posada walked out of Yankee Stadium, unable to express himself publicly except through his tears. Posada knew that night, after the Yankees’ season-ending loss to the Detroit Tigers, that he had played his final game as a Yankee.
But on Friday, Posada will have his chance to see how much the fans appreciated him. The Yankees announced on Wednesday that Posada would throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday’s home opener against the Los Angeles Angels. While Derek Jeter, Posada’s closest friend on the team, said he would not catch the pitch, another one of Posada’s longtime teammates volunteered for the duty.
“Definitely, I would like to,” said Mariano Rivera, who played almost all of his career with Posada.
“I think it’s great,” Girardi said. “I’m happy to see him and I know all the guys will be happy to see him as well. It adds to the excitement. I’m sure the fans are going to show their appreciation for him, as well they should. He was a great Yankee.”
“It will be a special moment for him,” Jeter said. “I don’t want to speak for him, but I can only imagine what it will be like.”
“I think he’s going to be very emotional, knowing Jorge,” Rivera said. “But at the same time, he’s going to be very happy. We’ll be happy. I’ll be happy to see him. I haven’t seen him since he retired.”
It'll be great to see Jorge back in the Bronx, and with a "worried" Kuroda going up against Albert Pujols and the Angels, it will probably be the highlight of the day.
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
Buffalo, NY – It was a record breaking day for the Bisons in their home opener as they dominated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 12-3 in front of an announced 10,905 fans at Coca-Cola Field.
The 12 runs broke the Bisons previous record for runs in a home opener, a 10 run outing in a win over Pawtucket in 2003.
While the bulk of the runs came in the fourth inning, the Buffalo...
I know that the season is just beginning,and that players are just beginning to get the feel for the game again, but what I saw from David Robertson yesterday definitely blew my mind.
Even though he only pitched one inning and struck only one hitter and walked one, I could see how every hitter looked helpless when facing him. His pitch location was perfect and his fastball was...
In the movie Major League, Ricky Vaughn (played by none other than Charlie Sheen), came out to the song Wild Thing by The Troggs. That was partly due to his personality, but also because Ricky had a little trouble throwing strikes. in Major League Baseball, Mitch Williams took that role, and adopted the same song for similar reasons.
After last night’s poor performance...
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...