Oregon Ducks Fly In Cleaner Air

The College Football Playoffs’ final four works out for Oregon as long as the past stays in the closet. They lost to the SEC before, Auburn and LSU in a short 2011 time frame? Lock that door. Lost to Ohio State in the 2010 Rose Bowl? Nail it shut. Oregon comes in clean on January 1, 2015 after the woodshed whipping they put on Arizona. That’s the reference point. It went way...
Via Oregon Sports News
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletes Who Hunt

  It’s a yearly tradition around here on Thanksgiving to remind you vegetarians that there are athletes who have no problem dropping their holiday meal. What started out as photos of former Jazz legend Mark Eaton turkey hunting has turned into a wide variety of athletes in the wilderness dropping a meal like our ancestors. There are some surprising names on the list for those...
Via Busted Coverage
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Admiral Halsey, R.I.P.

Dressed as Elvises on the last road trip of 2004, left to right, it's Bubba Crosby, Brad Halsey,Dioneer Navarro, Scott Proctor and Andy Phillips.Brad Halsey died yesterday at age 33. Damn. The guy was young enough to still be pitching.Halsey was one the pinpoints of disagreement between Alphonso and myself at the close of the Millenium - which, for the Yankeees, happened in 2004...
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Sponsored Post: The Core Four Dynasty

Sponsored by the Ford Motor Company. Last night, Derek Jeter played his final game at Yankee Stadium, and his career will come to a close this Sunday in Boston, putting an official end to the era of the Yankees Core Four: Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, and Jorge Posada have already sailed off into the metaphorical […]
Via Fangraphs
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Girardi already thinking about Jeter home finale

NEW YORK (AP) Joe Girardi already is thinking about how to handle Derek Jeter's home finale Thursday. Last year, the manager sent Jeter and Andy Pettitte to the mound with two outs in the ninth inning of New York's last game at Yankee Stadium to remove Mariano Rivera. The retiring closer wept during a four-minute ovation, buried his head on the right shoulder of Pettitte and then...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

It’s a fascinating query, a paradox of sorts, a question with no easy answer.  That fact speaks more to the New York Mets lingering status in baseball Nowhere Land than anything else.  No matter, identifying four core or foundational players of the New York Mets can be a real baseball brain teaser. The concept of the ‘core four’ evolved from our pinstripe rivals across town...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Altagracia Ramirez Has Fallen, Thank you very much ( alta gracias )

 I feel lucky today.It is likely that we shall not again this year have to listen to that tired crap about, " what a great arm this kid has."What makes a great arm, anyway?Is it the ability to pump iron?  To throw 100 consecutive innings, and be ready to start the next day?The guys ( and gals ) in the booth seem to think it is a matter of velocity ( 97 MPH or more, on more than...
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Woman removes dress on mound before first pitch

Leave it to Korea — the land of so many memorable first pitches — to come up with has to be one of the best opening tosses ever.Start with an attractive female Korean celebrity (I'm guessing pop star) in a slinky red dress escorted to the mound by a a couple of goofy mascots.Continue with her ripping off the dress to reveal a sexy hot pants/Wyverns baseball jersey ensemble.Finish...
Via The Other Paper
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Houston Astros: The Future Is Now For This Newly Revived Ball, And They're Having The Time Of Their Lives Living It.

The Houston Astros have had their ups and downs in baseball. I always remind people that it was just under 10 years ago that the Astros lost the World Series to the Chicago White Sox... meaning that they actually had to be a quality enough ballclub to get to the World Series, and lose to the White Sox. When people step back and think about that statement, they're kind of left going...
Via The Sports Blogette
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Aura And Mystique: Appearing At A Grill Near You

If it isn’t painfully obvious by now, it should be. Yankee Stadium is just another stadium. I think Aura and Mystique left for good when the Red Sox came back from 0-3 down to defeat the Yankees in the ’04 ALCS. But they definitely were rattled when the bulldozers came and razed the House that Steinbrenner renovated. But just in case you needed more proof … just in case you...
Via Metstradamus
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

At the rate Monument Park is expanding, by 2030, the Yankees will need to annex the Crimea

Yesterday - finally finished with fighting the Evil Umpire - the Evil Empire announced plans to enshrine Paul O'Neill, Joe Torre, Goose Gossage and Tino Martinez in Monument Park, which is expanding at a rate that would give Vladimir Putin a chubby. Next year, they will add Bernie Williams. Of course, they eventually will toss in Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada, Why not...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Celebrating the “Core Four”—and moving on

How do the New York Yankees move on from the “Core Four”? (via zimbio) What would the Yankees do without the “Core Four?” After this season, the winningest baseball team in major league history will have to deal with a deep hole in its center—one that cannot be merely filled by any group of athletes. After the New York Yankees bid goodbye to Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte...
Via Grandstand University
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Ticket Giveaway: Do you want to go see Derek Jeter for free?

Just a reminder…. On June 9, 2014, will be giving away two free tickets for the New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays game on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Click on image to enter Yankees Tickets Giveaway.                     (more…) © Kate for Lady Loves Pinstripes, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Post tags: Andy Pettitte, Core Four, Derek...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Core Four reunited for Jeter's final home opener

It’s only been a week of the regular season, but every day it seems like we have another “last first” something with Derek Jeter.  Last first Spring Training at bat.  Last first Opening Day game.  Last first hit.  Last first win.  Today at Yankee Stadium, in his last first home opener, there was definitely an aura of sentimentality as the fellow members of the Yankees...
Via Reading Between The Seams
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire Will Little does awesome karate kick to avoid ball (GIF)

The New York Yankees had their first home game of the season on Monday, and lots of cool stuff happened during the pregame ceremonies. Being that it was Derek Jeter’s last ever home opener at Yankee Stadium, he and former teammates Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera — aka The Core Four — threw […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Catches First Pitch With ‘Core Four’ At Last Home Opener

New York Yankees reunited their "Core Four" - Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada - for the home opener's first pitch.
Via Gamedayr
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter, Posada, Pettitte, & Mariano Reunited on DJ’s Last Opening Day at Yankee Stadium

Monday’s game against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium was Derek Jeter’s last Opening Day at Yankee Stadium and his best buds Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettitte came out to join him. Pettitte and Mo threw out the first pitch of the game to the Captain and Jorge. We’ll never get used to seeing someone else playing shortstop for the Yanks starting next year other than...
Via Diehardsport
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter reunites with ‘Core Four’ for final Yankees home opener (VIDEO)

The Core Four are back together — at least for a day — as Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte threw out the first pitch to Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter at Yankee Stadium on Monday.Under overcast skies, New York Yankees fans got their first chance at home to say goodbye to the retiring captain and they did it with a standing ovation.Jeter's final opening game in the Bronx had a special...
Via The Other Paper
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Astros give Derek Jeter cowboy boots and golfclubs

Another year, another New York Yankees legend going around to major league ballpark and collecting free gifts. This year it is Derek Jeter and the first stop was Houston where the Astors gave him a pair of cowboy boots, a hat and a set of golfclubs. #Astros will present Jeter with golf clubs, Stetson cowboy hat, and custom boots. — Houston Astros (@astros...
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees 2014 Top 21 Prospects List

The New York Yankees are nearing a generational transition phase. One that has seen the likes of Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and the GOAT, Mariano Rivera, hang the pinstripes in the locker for the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via Baseball Instinct
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Pettitte Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Baylor University freshman Josh Pettitte did something Wednesday, his father, New York Yankees great Andy Pettitte, could never relate to during his lengthy career. He underwent Tommy John surgery.  Oh, and the righty even got cut on by the legendary Dr. James Andrews himself after, apparently, pretty short notice.  The surgery seemingly went well, as the 19-year-old was...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeter Hinted at Retirement in 2013

Credit: Howard Simmons/NY Daily News According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN NY, Derek Jeter may have hinted to a fellow member of the “Core Four” that he was considering retirement. Marchand met with retired Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte, who is at Yankees’ Spring Training as a special instructor. Pettitte talked about joking around last season with Jeter who was attempting...
Via Reading Between The Seams
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs and Yankees Not So Different

I know what you are thinking. You are thinking to yourself that there is no comparison between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees. You are probably cursing me out right now by even suggesting such a thing and there is a very good chance that several people are not reading this because I am trying to compare them. Then again, maybe I got your interest and you either want to...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cooper Stadium: When Memories Become Eyesores

Photo is courtesy of   Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook! We all have places that we cherish from our childhood.  This is especially true when it comes to sports venues.  There’s a reason that the good folks of the Navin Field Grounds Crew give...
Via In The Neutral Zone
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins infielder has hilarious awkward family photo on t-shirt

Remember the awkward photos of Andy Pettitte and his family's recent trip to Hawaii? Turns out, the former New York Yankees great getting lei'd (sorry, gang) and hanging out with parrots has nothing on Miami Marlins infielder Ed Lucas...and the teammates of the 31-year-old journeyman wants to make sure he knows it. Say what? A number of years ago, this picture popped up on...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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