Today in Tribe History: August 29, 1983

1983 – F.J. (Steve) O’Neill, the board chairman and the majority owner of the Cleveland Indians, dies from a heart attack on the way to St. Vincent Charity Hospital after waking with shortness of breath. He was 83 years old. The death of O’Neill occurs just four days after his youngest brother, William, died. His funeral was just one day before the death of Steve. The two had...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

George Chauncey: The Most Important Person In Dodgers History?

George Chauncey may not immediately come to mind when discussing Dodgers history, assuming, of course, that he comes to mind at all. Perhaps he should. It was, after all, Chauncey who made a front office decision that, in retrospect, drastically improved, enhanced, and secured the team's iconic status, especially in its locus of Brooklyn. A co-owner of the Brooklyn Wonders in...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner Flipped Off Red Sox After 2003 ALCS, Kevin Millar Says

George Steinbrenner apparently knew how to add insult to injury. Former Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar was on “The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday, and he told a story about something the late New York Yankees owner did after his team’s victory over the Red Sox in Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series. Boston obviously was crushed, but Steinbrenner...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Millar: George Steinbrenner flipped Red Sox double-bird in 2003

One of the most heartbreaking losses in franchise history for the Boston Red Sox came in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, when Aaron Boone hit a solo home run off Tim Wakefield in the 11th inning to send the New York Yankees to the World Series. Can you guess who was there to rub Boston’s nose in it after the incredible series? George Steinbrenner. The Boss himself, of course. During an...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Millar: Steinbrenner flipped us double bird

Did The Boss taunt Boston with the bird? According to former Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner gave Boston's team bus two middle fingers after the famous Aaron Boone game. Millar, while on the "Dan Patrick Show" Tuesday, claimed that while the Red Sox were waiting to pull out of Yankee Stadium after losing the 2003 ALCS thanks to Boone's game-winning...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

George Steinbrenner flipped off Red Sox bus after 2003 ALCS

Divisional rivals in MLB often act a lot like siblings who cannot stop beating up on one another. Such has long been the case between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox—two of the most storied franchises in the big leagues with a long history of mutual hatred. On this note, we bring to your attention a humorous history lesson. Speaking on the “Dan Patrick Show” Tuesday...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cautionary Tale of Former Yankee Kevin Maas

The debut of a top prospect provides a wave of hope and optimism. Youth generates excitement and the expectations are sky-high. A strong showing out of the gates and the fans are ready to enshrine him into Cooperstown. The star shines brightly and the good times appear to be eternal and the struggles attached to most rookies are non-existent. Twenty five years ago, Kevin Maas, the...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Miller on ESPN parting ways with Olbermann: Network done spending money like George Steinbrenner

Richard Deitsch of talked to James Andrew Miller about Keith Olbermann’s pending departure from ESPN. The author of the definitive ESPN book says it ultimately came down to one thing: Money. “ESPN thought about it, but then decided they weren’t going to open up SportsCenter to Olbermann, nor any of their other major vehicles,” Miller said. “Once they realized they...
Via Sherman Report
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus has lobbied NHL to make players shave playoff beards

Networks sometimes push for changes in the sports they broadcast, but it’s highly unusual to see them pushing for changes in players’ facial hair. As Ed Sherman writes in The Chicago Tribune, though, that’s NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus is doing, lobbying the NHL to try and convince its players not to participate in the famed tradition of growing playoff beards. Lazarus...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 12, 2015  |  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...
May 01, 2015  |  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.
Via Campus Sports Net
April 27, 2015  |  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...
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

Today in Tribe History: March 22, 1972

The purchase of the Cleveland Indians by a group headed by attorney Nick Mileti is approved by the American League. The Cleveland-born Mileti was a well-known figure already in the city, owning both the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers as well as the World Hockey Association’s Cleveland Crusaders. He attended Bowling Green State University and received a...
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March 22, 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...
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

Alex Rodriguez passes Yankees physical at spring training

  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; that...
Via AP on Fox
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 Fox Sports San Diego
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...
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...
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...
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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