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We Don't Need No Stinking Drew Morales

From LoHud:For Sunday night’s game against the Red Sox, first baseman Francisco Cervelli, second baseman Yangervis Solarte, shortstop Dean Anna and third baseman Kelly Johnson totaled 19 career starts at their positions. Since 1915, the previous low for Yankees starting infield had been 26 for the quartet of Mike Hegan, Horace Clarke, Bobby Murcer and Mike Ferraro on Sept. 10,...

A Comprehensive List of Every Nickname Joe Girardi has for the Yankees

Joe Girardi likes his nicknames. Sure, some of them may not be the most inventive. It could simply be something as easy as taking a first or last name and adding a "y" or "ie" to the end of it. But every now and again, he comes up with something a little more inspiring. There's Dean Anna, who is nicknamed "Raccoon" for his prominent nose: ...
Via YanksinExile.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB admits they messed up on replay in Red Sox-Yankees game

In the bottom of the eighth inning this afternoon at Yankee Stadium, Yankees infielder Dean Anna doubled down the right field line off Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop. Red Sox manager John Farrell quickly came out to challenge the safe call at second base, but the initial call was confirmed after a video replay. The only problem is that Anna’s foot was off the bag and he should...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Instant Replay Fails Again in Yankees Red Sox Game

Instant Replay fails again. What do you know? Instant replay once again failed to get the call right. In the bottom of the 8th win one out, Dean Anna slid into 2nd safely with a double. However, once Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogearts got the ball, he held the tag on Anna who’s right foot clearly came off the bag for a split second. (YES Network)Dean Anna’s foot comes off...
Via Standing O Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Dean of swing

Dean Anna with Triple-A Tucson in 2013 Infielder Dean Anna waited a long time. Six years, 1,845 at-bats and hundreds of bus rides to be exact. It was everything he thought it would be, and more. On thursday night, Anna connected on his first career home run – a solo shot off Clay Buchholz in the fifth to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead. He ran around the bases, head down like he...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Is John Sterling's Dean Anna home run call his worst ever?

I was traveling home from Manhattan last night during part of the Yankees-Red Sox game, so when Dean Anna hit his first home run as a Yankee (also his first MLB homer ever), I missed John Sterling's home run call. I half-expected Sterling to do a "Banana Fana Fo" call from the "Name Game" song. Instead, as I discovered from Facebook friends, Sterling's...
Via Subway Squawkers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Is John Sterling over-thinking his home run calls?

It is time to save John Sterling's soul.Last night, The Master unveiled a new, high-concept home run call for utility infielder Dean Anna: "ANNA'S ON THE DEAN'S LIST," he shouted. This came one night after he brought out his new call for Carlos Beltran: "UN CORREAZO!" which sent Twitter twerps to the translator websites, where they decided John was...

Consummate underdog Dean Anna cracks New York Yankees roster

Everyone loves a great underdog story, so everyone should be cheering for New York Yankees IF Dean Anna.  Not given much of a chance to make the Pinstripes roster, the 27-year-old Anna raised eyebrows when earned his way to his first opening day roster.  In fact, it will be his first time in a major league uniform.  After six full seasons riding busses to obscure minor league...
Via Reading Between The Seams
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees’ Dean Anna: End of a “long journey”

Dean Anna led the Triple-A Pacific CoastLeague with a .331 average in 2013 and didn’t even get the courtesy of a call up from the parent club San Diego Padres in September. Fast forward to an under-the-radar trade early in the offseason and Anna was part of the most storied franchise in baseball, the New York Yankees.Better for him, there was some room for movement in the organization...
Via The Baseball Stance
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise! Anna and Solarte Win Final Roster Spots

Credit: Jonathan Dyer/USA Sports Congratulations to Dean Anna and Yangervis Solarte, the two newest members of the New York Yankees. After last night’s win against the Miami Marlins, manager Joe Girardi told Anna he had made the roster. It didn’t come as much of a surprise, because Anna’s friend and former minor league teammate Jedd Gyorko, sent out a congratulatory tweet...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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