Found October 05, 2012 on
Lady Loves Pinstripes:
While the New York Yankees are on a three-day break before the ALDS this Sunday night at 8:30pm EST, I thought it was the perfect time to reminisce a little
New York Yankees (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
before the real season begins.
So here it is….
Adversity is a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse fortune.
And that has been the most popular word used by players, fans and everyone when asked to describe the 2012 Yankees season, and rightly so.
“This team pulls together under adversity, and we fight together.” – Raul Ibanez; Chicago Tribune – 10-03-2012
“We had some injuries, we dealt with a lot this year. To be able to still win the division through that adversity tells a lot about our team.” – CC Sabathia – Newsday – 10-03-2012.
“You’ve got to embrace the adversity. Otherwise, you are going to be miserable and don’t belong in this clubhouse. Adversity is to be expected when you put on the pinstripes.” – Russell Martin; New York Times
BEST OF MAXIM
English: Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankees went into to last night with a one-run lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East.
The Yankees fought hard vs. a more complete Red Sox. And after 12-innings, the Bronx Bombers won, in walk-off fashion, 4-3.
And Yankee fans owe a lot of that win to the moves made by skipper Joe...
NY Yankee Raul Ibanez hit a two-run shot to tie it in the ninth inning then won it, 4-3, with a walk-off single in the 12th last night against the hapless Boston Red Sox.
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Another Russell Martin printing plate bites the dust in my quest to grab as many affordable 1/1s of the former Dodgers' backstop as I can. From 2008 Topps Chrome comes the Magenta Plate:I think this ran me around half a blaster, and it's a welcome addition to my Martin Collection. I've said it countless times before, but Russell's cards always feature an awesome photo...
A friend writes...In the bottom of the ninth, my father handed me the July/Aug issue of Smithsonian. He told me I should read the article about vice presidents. On page 30, there was juju, personified by Raul Ibanez, drilling a liner into the rightfield seats. "Keep reading," insisted my father. It's good luck." My father is 96. "good luck"...
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Boston Red Sox 3 — New York Yankees 4 (12 innings)
Raul Ibanez played savior and hero in tonight’s 4-3 win in 12 innings over the Boston Red Sox.
David Phelps got the start in the place of the struggling Ivan Nova. Phelps filled in well as he allowed just 2 runs despite going just 5.2 innings. Phelps was kept between 75-90 pitches and was removed from the game at 86 pitches...
NomineesCC Sabathia, looperJohn Sterling, the masterManny Bannelos, taken 2Ivan Nova, dreddBrett Gardner, hello i must be goingJoe Girardi, end of watchChris Dickerson, the expendables 2
From Mark Hale:The Yankees certainly can start Kuroda, who has been their No. 2 starter this season. But now they also have the option of starting Pettitte in Game 2 on seven days’ rest and moving Kuroda to Game 3 on Wednesday. That would allow Kuroda (16-11, 3.32 ERA) to pitch on two extra days’ rest, which seemingly would be beneficial to the right-hander.
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Both Nats and O’s playoff opponents could be decided tonight. [WaPo, Sun]
If not for Red Sox bullpen and Raul Ibanez, the AL East would be tied. [BLS]
Latest power rankings have the Nats at No. 1, Orioles at No. 8. [Grantland]
Looks like Chris Tillman will start finale for the Orioles. [CSN Baltimore]
NL Rookie of the Month Bryce Harper is hitting in the clutch. [Boz]
Whew! It didn't look good there for a while. The Yankees were down 2-0 to Jon Lester before they even came to bat. By the late innings they had 10 hits but just 1 run. They were still trailing going into the ninth inning, and were 0-58 on the season when trailing in that final frame. But Raul Ibanez saved the day with his clutch hits, and the Yankees still have a 1-game lead...
English: New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles April 24, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The New York Yankees found out their opponent in the ALDS will be their AL East division rival Baltimore Orioles.
So down to Baltimore they go, to an all-familiar Camden Yards where the Yankees have played, time and time again.
The two teams have spilt games this series 9-9, and that pretty much...
Orioles rookie third baseman Manny Machado was a 4-year-old when Baltimore and the New York Yankees last met in the postseason.
The year was 1996, a lifetime ago for Orioles fans and a rather meaningless event in the development of Machado, who grew up to become a No. 1 draft pick and a key player in Baltimore's improbable, magnificent 2012 season.
Sixteen years after the Yankees...
Joe Girardi says the only thing set for the New York Yankees thus far in the postseason is starting CC Sabathia in Game 1 of the division series.
Girardi said before New York worked out Friday night at an eerily quiet Yankee Stadium that there were too many unknowns until the Yankees learned their opponent for Sunday.
The Yankees will play on the road the first two games but Mark...
There's nothing quite like picking up a reasonably priced printing plate of one of your favorite players and main collecting interests. Okay, there are many things - card-related and non-card-related - that are more enjoyable than picking up a plate. But picking up a plate is something I really do enjoy.Ergo, the above Russell Martin Black Printing Plate I scored ages ago. It...