Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

Joel Sherman.of the New York Post says the Mets are in the perfect position to take back control of New York from the Yankees. “You may remember how they were going to be carried back into the warm embrace of this city by Generation K. It was an idea that so frightened George Steinbrenner he demanded after the 1995 season the Yankees go with a kid shortstop in 1996 just to show...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Today's Birthdays

The United States of America, 1776George Steinbrenner, 1930John Sterling, 1938
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rest in Peace, Batman (Tony Gwynn)

The baseball Grim Reaper has been hard at work of late, but man; this one really stings. I always really loved Tony Gwynn growing up as a kid. I loved the fact that in an era of steroid sluggers, a roly-poly line drive hitter could be so feared. I loved that he played his entire career in one uniform. The dude started raking the year I was born, and didn’t stop until the year I...
Via Diamond Hoggers
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees draft Kenny Powers lookalike (PHOTOS)

With the 422nd pick of the recently completed MLB first-year player draft, the New York Yankees selected West Virginia pitcher Sean Carley. And don't blink. The right-hander bears an uncanny resemblance to Kenny Powers — the fictional HBO pitcher with more baggage than Mitch Williams and John Rocker combined.Let's see how long that mullet lasts down in George Steinbrenner...
Via The Other Paper
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter plans to own a baseball team after retiring

Anyone who thought Derek Jeter was going to just settle back in his St. Petersburg mansion after his playing days are over might want to prepare themselves to start calling him The Boss.The Yankees’ captain — who has repeatedly claimed he has no aspirations to manage — said he would like to be an owner one day.“That’s the next goal, buddy,” Jeter said at his 18th annual...
Via The Other Paper
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Remember when George Steinbrenner was the gold-standard for evil owners? Ahhh, but those were the days before Viagra.

George Steinbrenner did some terrible things to African-American players. He paid a guy to get dirt on Dave Winfield. He humiliated Bobby Meacham. He let Reggie walk out the door. He called Hideki Irabu "a fat toad." He traded Bobby Murcer. He fired Yogi... Umm, wait a minute...Whoops. My bad. You see, for all his boorish foibles, and there were doozies - Old George at...
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner Should Be In The Hall Of Fame

George Steinbrenner was known for his controversial ways during his 37-year tenure as owner of the New York Yankees (via nymag) If there is any owner who deserves to be in the Baseball Hall of Fame, it has to be George Steinbrenner. He changed the way owners run their teams. Steinbrenner was a very involved owner. No one had been like that up to that point. Most owners before Steinbrenner...
Via Grandstand University
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ford Jr. on ownership style: 'Nothing has really changed'

His father really did have the right model in some ways: Hire a general manager and coach, let them do their jobs, show them support. With apologies to Jerry Jones and the late George Steinbrenner, it's the ideal way to run a sports franchise. The problem was that William Clay Ford Sr., the late Lions' owner, couldn't seem to hire the "right" GM and coach. Russ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter says owning a team is 'the next ultimate goal'

There might not be a player in the George Steinbrenner era of the New York Yankees that was closer to late owner than Derek Jeter. There was only one known tiff early in Jeter’s career, when Steinbrenner quesitoned Jeter’s late night activities, but outside of that, the two admired and respected one another. Both had […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Best part of baseball's expanded instant replay? Controversial calls now will be shown at The K

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Perhaps the best side effect of Major League Baseball's decision to allow managers to challenge at least one umpires decision each game this season is that fans at Kauffman Stadium (and everywhere else) will be allowed to see controversial plays on the Crown Vision scoreboard. Yes, now fans at the stadium will get virtually the same instant-replay experience...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Steinbrenner Philosophy on Winning is Flawed

The Steinbrenner family has been running the New York Yankees since 1973 when George purchased the team from CBS.  From George, onto Hal, their “philosophy” on winning has remained the same: buy the best players money can get and you will win World Series championships. There’s just one problem with that approach, it doesn’t exactly lead to winning titles. For those who...
Via Standing O Sports
February 23, 2014  |  2 Comments

Derek Jeter Tribute Week: Top Play #5 – Jeter’s First Career Home Run

Though it’s hard to believe looking back, the Yankees front office — particularly principal owner George Steinbrenner — were not convinced that they should open the 1996 season with Jeter at shortstop. His fielding had been a problem in the minors, and even though he was a former first-round pick and highly touted by both scouts and their own baseball people, he was still a...
Via Unathletic
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds to enact a Yankees-like facial hair policy in 2014: Report

Taking a page from the New York Yankees playbook, the Cincinnati Reds will institute a stricter facial hair policy for players beginning this season.Although not as severe as George Steinbrenner's famous edict regarding beards, sideburns and moustaches, new Reds manager Bryan Price likes the idea of "tame" facial growth.Jamie Ramsey, the Assistant Director of Media...
Via The Other Paper
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mt. Rushmore of Yankees

As voted on by you, here is the final four Yankees in our Greatest Yankee tournament. Our Final Four contains half of the Core Four as Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera are joined by George Steinbrenner and of course Babe Ruth, the four faces--as chosen by the Exiles--to comprise the Mt. Rushmore of Yankees. Next week we will continue, and finally conclude the contest by crowning the...
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The all-time coolest Yankees continued: Numbers 10 through 8

From the Smithsonian's "American Cool" exhibition:What do we mean when we say someone is "cool"? Cool is a supreme compliment that evokes people who exude rebellious self-expression, charisma, edge, and mystery.OK, so if we're talking about the all-time coolest Yankees... self-expression, charisma, edge, mystery? Nah,  Len Boehmer doesn't quite...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gallery: The worst defunct MLB mascots

The backlash towards new Chicago Cubs mascot Clark the Cub has been swift, and it has been ugly. Cubs fans are incensed, and rival fans are taking pleasure in mocking Chicago's latest misstep. But Clark the Cub isn't the first mascot that has gotten an intense amount of hate - in fact, he's the latest in a long line of mascots that has earned the ire of their respective...
Via The Outside Corner
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Finally reaching the $189 million crossroads, the Yankees apparently will let others determine the future

Hal Steinbrenner sabotaged the 2013 Yankees. At the time, it seemed a worthy cause. If the Yankees could shrink their bloated $230 million payroll to $189 million, they would escape a huge luxury tax. Eventually, they could sign a Bryce Harper or Mike Trout, or even both. One year at $189 million, that's all they needed, and then they could spend, spend, spend... with impunity...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

What Would The Boss Do?

Things Are Different In The Bronx Since The Passing of George Steinbrenner In July of 2014, it will mark the three-year anniversary of the passing of former New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. While he was far from an angel, and was oftentimes a meddler, a bully, and downright nasty, it was in his very soul to do whatever it would take to win. Whether that came by trading...
Via KC Sports Ninja
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner, The Play, coming to Broadway?

George Steinbrenner can't get into the Hall of Fame but...he just might make it to The Great White Way. Seems Roundabout Theatre Company produced a reading of Bill Madden's currently unavailable Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball last week. The Post's Michael Riedel reports:Richard Kind read the part of Steinbrenner and was “terrific,” says [play co-writer Ira...
Via Bob's Blitz
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Torre elected to the Hall, Steinbrenner falls short

The Expansion Era Committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame announced Monday morning that former managers Joe Torre, Tony LaRussa and Bobby Cox will be enshrined in Cooperstown. All were voted in unanimously. Torre, who couldn’t quite make it in on his numbers as a player, was a lock as a manager. He went a combined 2,326-1,997 (.538) over 29 years with the Mets, Braves, Cardinals...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

How could we have so tough in dealing with Robbie, and then cave in so pathetically with Beltran?

Last night, the signing of Carlos Beltran - three years, age 37, cranky knees, our sixth OF - conjured instant memories of the last time a Steinbrenner hustled out to grab a headline, after another team picked our pockets. It happened after the Redsocks stunned baseball with an outlandish bid for Dice K, the Japanese sensation. So we broke the bank and signed Kei Igawa. Remember...
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

The Heart and Soul of the NY Yankees — An Ode to Derek Sanderson Jeter

Does July 1st 2004 mean anything to you? If you are a diehard New York Yankees fan it should. Please click here to read this story. The post The Heart and Soul of the NY Yankees — An Ode to Derek Sanderson Jeter appeared first on Players View.
Via Players View
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Boston may do what the 2010 Yankees didn't: Keep their foot on the accelerator

In the early 2000s, the Yankees never sat still.  After enduring a 14-year barf, in which the Yankees never once made a post-season, George Steinbrenner decided he would never take a pennant for granted. Thus, after the Yankees won - and despite the ire of the other owners - George still signed the best free agents available: Jason Giambi, Mike Mussina, Carl Pavano, Jose Contreras...
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Are Yankees behind the times?

There was a time when a ballplayer's grooming habits actually did matter. I'm thinking maybe the Eisenhower administration, right before those doggone mop-top, rock-n-roller kids from England came over and corrupted America's youth -- what with their songs about "holding hands" and "twisting" and "shouting." It was important then for a...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Artist Banksy tags wall next to Yankee Stadium with 'Bronx Zoo'

As Banksy's month-long takeover of New York's streets enters its final day Thursday, the so-called graffiti artist headed over to Yankee Stadium and left one of his celebrated tags across the street from The House That Jeter Built last night. The work, according to his website, is called Bronx Zoo and is located across the street from the baseball stadium at East 162nd...
Via The Other Paper
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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