GEORGE STEINBRENNER NEWS

Remembering Yogi On His 90th Birthday

Do you remember the first time you saw the Yankees play?  My first time was August 18, 1963, which was the day before my 9th birthday. The Yankees were playing a doubleheader against the White Sox at Comiskey Park. Two of my favorite Yankees, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris did not play that day. Maris was out with a nagging back injury and Mantle was only available to pinch hit,...
Via Lady At The Bat
15 days ago  |  Discuss

"It's an A-Bomb... from the Antichrist!" Proposed Yankee marketing strategies to exploit A-Rod's 666th home run

1. Beezelbub Bobblehead Night.2. Michael Kay's call: "PIT... FURNACE... HELL... SEE YA!"3. First 5,000 fans in attendance get to sell souls for Yankee win.4. Team hailed as rightful keeper of "Evil Empire" copyright.5. In post-game Clubhouse Report, Suzyn interviews Adolph Hitler.6. Those aren't boos; they're fans, chanting "LOOOOO-cifer."7. On Jumbotron scoreboard, George Steinbrenner...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Has A-Rod finally met the Babadook?

Let the record show that Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez outlasted Bud Selig, George Steinbrenner, Curt Schilling, Willie Mays and even Derek Jeter. He's still out there - hands down, the greatest ballplayer of his generation - bating third for all to see. And someday - maybe decades from now, after the indignation and anger has settled down - A-Rod will be defined, if not appreciated...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Urban Meyer to Throw Out First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer will throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on May 8, when the team takes on the Baltimore Orioles in what is being dubbed “Ohio State Night”. The news was reported on the New York Yankees’ official website. The New York Yankees will host an Ohio State night on May 8, with Urban Meyer throwing out the first pitch. http://t.co...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Maher Says Mets Are A Good Bet

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher, also a minority owner of the New York Mets, tells Playboy that putting his money on the Mets was the smartest and best things he ever did. He also plans to be in his box seats at Citi Field when the Mets play in the Fall Classic later this season. You’ve done very well for yourself. Do you overspend on anything? “Not really. I don’t...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Let's Win One For The Gipper !

These Yankees are fighters.They don't go out with a whimper, but with a bang.Sure, Cashman has created another phoney set of hopes and expectations.True, the " I'm not cheap" brothers failed to invest in the future.But, dammit, these Yankees are going down to Tampa ( St. Petersburg, actually ), to take on the last, but not least, of their AL East division rivals.  And they are going...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Take Back New York, At Least For A Day

Here are the back covers of today’s New York Post and New York Daily News, highlighting Monday’s 3-1 Opening Day victory over the Washington Nationals. George Steinbrenner would have raised hell and fired half of his staff if he were alive to see the Mets stealing the Opening Day back pages. Winning the back pages is the first step to taking back New York from the Yankees....
Via Mets Merized Online
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Buhner, Ken Phelps reminisce about epic 'Seinfeld' moment

"What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for? He had 30 home runs and over 100 RBIs last year. He's got a rocket for an arm. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE DOING!" Any "Seinfeld" fan in the world will easily recognize that quote from Frank Costanza, who had some harsh words for Yankees owner George Steinbrenner over the 1988 trade of Yankee prospect Jay Buhner for Mariners veteran...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Buhner, Ken Phelps reunite; talk about memorable role in 'Seinfeld' history

"What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for? He had 30 home runs and over 100 RBIs last year. He's got a rocket for an arm. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOU ARE DOING!" Any "Seinfeld" fan in the world will easily recognize that quote from Frank Costanza, who had some harsh words for Yankees owner George Steinbrenner over the 1988 trade of  Yankee prospect Jay Buhner for Mariners...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees don't give a tweet about A-Rod

Great year for the Yankees on Twitter. First, you have two ticket office frat boys taking time out of their busy schedules to mock Curt Schilling's daughter. Now this: The iPad gerbil who is supposed to provide upbeat Twitter feeds of Yankee action - (seriously, didn't you want to follow the upcoming season on Twitter?) - excludes a home run by the team's official pariah.Can you...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pineda, Eovaldi strong in Yankees' victory

The New York Yankees have to be pleased with Monday’s performances from Michael Pineda and Nathan Eovaldi, as the young guns combined for five scoreless innings in the club’s 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Rays at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa. It is early, but there is reason to believe both pitchers can parlay strong spring performances into success during the regular...
Via Yankees Unscripted
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Hank Steinbrenner looking ahead and not back with A-Rod

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Hank Steinbrenner is looking ahead and not back when it comes to Alex Rodriguez. Suspended last season for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez reported to the Yankees' spring training camp Wednesday at George Steinbrenner Field. A-Rod is trying to return as his 40th birthday approaches in July. "Hopefully this spring he can contribute...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Hank Steinbrenner looking ahead and not back with A-Rod

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Hank Steinbrenner is looking ahead and not back when it comes to Alex Rodriguez. Suspended last season for violations of baseball's drug agreement and labor contract, Rodriguez reported to the Yankees' spring training camp Wednesday at George Steinbrenner Field. A-Rod is trying to return as his 40th birthday approaches in July. ''Hopefully this spring he can contribute...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

NY Yankees Miss on Yoan Moncada

As owner of the New York Yankees, George Steinbrenner was known for his win-at-all-costs approach. While his voracious spending bothered some purists who bemoaned the idea of the Yankees buying their championships, it was a fairly successful strategy. New York won 13 division titles and five World Series during the last two decades of The […]
Via Outside Analysis
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Major League Baseball finally did it: It has destroyed the once dominant franchise known as the New York Yankees

Congratulations, MLB. You won. For 50 years, you envied the NFL on key element: Pro football had no Yankees. If only you could destroy the one franchise that dominated all others, make all the teams equal, then you could maximize profits. Your plan was so tight, so clean, so perfect: Apply Ayn Rand capitalism to the revenue side, and assign the expenses to socialism. No limits...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees lose Yoan Moncada sweepstakes, angering parts of fanbase

The New York Yankees are ALWAYS expected to outbid their opponents for the best of the best players. Well, George Steinbrenner has been dead for several years now and it’s time some Yankees fans understand those days are long gone.Moncada, a 19-year-old Cuban prospect, is loved by every scouting analyst there is. He projects to be a second or third baseman, but could land in the...
Via Yankees Unscripted
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Soon, we will learn just how much Hal Steinbrenner has come to loathe his father's favorite toy

The NBA announced yesterday that Knicks owner Jim Dolan - the veritable human definition of incompetence - won't face punishment for telling off a fan in an angry email, saying the great and mighty Knicks - currently 10-42 on the season, and 25 games out - don't want him.Soon, Hal Steinbrenner can get the same reaction out of the entire NY Yankee fan base. And he won't even have...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Today, let us acknowledge that George Steinbrenner is alive and well; he just has nothing to do with the Yankees

If you're a Yankee fan, and you don't know why so many people hate the Evil Empire - (or used to, anyway; a ,500 team weeds out haters) - here's the best way to visualize it:Think of the Dallas Cowboys.No, they don't have 27 world championships. What they have is Jerry Jones, the true heir of old George Steinbrenner.Not only is Jerry everything that George once was, he's also a groper...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Right or wrong, the Ty Hensley attack has me remembering Brien Taylor

In an alternative universe - remarkably close to here - the greatest all-time Yankee lefty is a fellow named... Whitey Ford. (Nope, some things don't change.) But the runner-up, freshly bronzed last summer in Monument Park, is the great Brien Taylor. Sherman, set the Wayback for 1991: The Yankees are terrible, the worst-run organization in humanity.  George Steinbrenner is a national...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner Buys the Yankees

Midwesterners are a stoic lot; stereotypically speaking, they’re quiet but not timid. Theirs is a mission of doing a job without complaint, fanfare, and insolence. To be from the Midwest, certainly, is to have a work ethic in your DNA where seeking attention is not only unproductive, but also anathema. George Michael Steinbrenner III broke the Midwestern stereotype. When Steinbrenner...
Via The Sports Post
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Dearth of Personality

Since the passing of George Steinbrenner in 2010, Major League Baseball has been lacking a certain something, as if the audial landscape in baseball has been a little too quiet. Too often, the sound bites offered up by the majority of MLB players and managers devolve into hackneyed banalities, tortured metaphors, and clichéd baseball-oriented generalities. It’s enough for one...
Via Baseball Essential
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twenty five years since Billy the Kid left

Blink, and 25 years go by. Upon hearing the news, George Steinbrenner cried. They broke into network programming to announce it. Cardinal John O'Connor gave the eulogy. Richard Nixon attended. Thousands stood in the rain outside St. Patrick's Cathedral, unable to get to get in. They buried him in Hawthorne, NY, about 150 feet from the grave of Babe Ruth. And they inscribed his...
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December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees' controversial, colorful Billy Martin died 25 years ago in Christmas accident

Billy Martin was a New York Yankee. He personified the Bronx Bombers --  colorful, controversial, a fighter, battler, scrapper. Martin played with the team for parts of seven years of his big league career, a second baseman on some of the great teams. He then managed the Yankees and managed to create one of the great reality soap operas with owner George Steinbrenner. Martin was...
Via Fox Sports
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Charity, school offer aid to NYPD officer's sons

NEW YORK (AP) The children of slain New York City police officer Rafael Ramos (rah-fy-EHL' RAH'-mohs) are getting college aid from a charity founded by the late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Silver Shield Foundation Chairman Billy Walters said Monday the organization has set aside $40,000 for the educations of Ramos' two sons. After attending an officer's 1982 funeral...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Berra, Mantle Both Winners on Sunday

While Hanna-Barbera has maintained that their popular cartoon character Yogi Bear is not named after the popular New York Yankees catcher…”Yogi Berra” the racehorse clearly is. Matter of fact, the three-year-old colt is actually owned by Jessica Steinbrenner, the daughter of the late Yankees owner, and the man who hired Berra to manage the team back in 1984, George Steinbrenner...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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