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...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees: Cheap bullpen exposed already

Mariano Rivera celebrates a victory against the Baltimore Orioles on August 31, 2009 by shaking catcher Jorge Posada’s hand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The significance of a bullpen reared its ugly head last night when the Yankees lost the rubber match between to the Orioles, 5-4. Heading into the ninth inning tied at 3-3, the Orioles took advantage by scoring a pair of runs off...
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6 days ago  |  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...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeter, Yankees beat Orioles 4-2 in home opener

Kathy Willens-The Associated Press Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 4-2, on Monday, April 7th in front of a crowd of 48,142. Jeter was playing in his final home opener. It was a chilly afternoon in the Bronx, 52 degrees and cloudy. The “Core Four” of Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera and Andy Petitte were together once again, as Petitte...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada's wife Laura says Mike Francesa & Boomer Esiason 'set us back 30 years' with male paternity leave comments

Boomer Esiason's call for pro ballplayers' WAGs to have scheduled c-sections was met with disgust today by Jorge Posada's wife, 'life coach' Laura Posada. Very clearly not having a clear idea what they said, Laura told Kathie Lee and Hoda that in her estimation Esiason and Mike Francesa 'set us back thirty years.' Mrs. Posada then wondered if Boomer was...
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8 days ago  |  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 […]
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9 days ago  |  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.
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9 days ago  |  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...
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9 days ago  |  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...
Via The Other Paper
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Yankees: 3 issues you cannot forget to worry about

English: Jorge Posada (#20, left) with Mariano Rivera (middle) and Derek Jeter (right) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yankees Universe is densely populated with fanatics that always perceive the glass as completely full, even though it isn’t. As much as I envy this kind of absolute optimism, the delusional element has turned me into a pessimist, almost to a fault, when it comes to the...
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20 days ago  |  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! ]]
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Marino tosses first pitch at Yankees spring training game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Friday's New York Yankees spring training game in Tampa, Florida.Retired Yankees catcher Jorge Posada caught the pitch from Marino, who followed it up by throwing a pass to Posada with a football that he brought with him to the mound. Marino wore a Yankees jersey...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees probably won’t make the playoffs this season

PHILLIP KING YANKEES WRITER The Yankees missed the playoffs last season for only the second time since the strike. So the question is: Do the Yankees try to get rid of their expensive assets, acquire young talent, and build for the future or do they try to buy their way to another playoff birth? The answer was, “Well let’s try to get under the luxury tax and sadly we’ll have...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Jameis Winston plays Yanks, poses with Jeter, Posada

Prior to Tuesday's exhibition game between FSU and the New York Yankees, Jameis Winston mixed it up with Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada.
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

​Who Will Be The Next Core Four?

So unless you've been living under a rock for the past week or so you should know by now that Derek Jeter has announced that 2014 will be his last season, meaning that this season marks the end of the Core Four. Jorge Posada was the first to go, retiring after the 2011 season. And with Rivera and Pettitte moving on after last season, Jeter was the last of the four left standing...
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gio Gonzalez and Jorge Posada: An unlikely offseason tandem

Some pitchers use their old high school or college teammates as their catcher during offseason bullpen sessions. Some pitchers throw to their fathers during the winter. Others strap their personal trainers up in catching gear and have them on the receiving end of a few dozen fastballs. Gio Gonzalez has recruited someone with slightly better credentials to catch his offseason bullpen...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Yankees retire the numbers of Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada in 2014?

By the end of 2014, could the Yankees have retired more than Joe Torre's No. 6? Hal Steinbrenner has hinted at the possibility. Toree's number likely will be retired sometime this season. The longtime Yankees manager was voted into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in Decemebr. He'll be inducted in July. Torre "may not be the only one" not see his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

About Gio Gonzalez's Offseason Fishing Habit

While you're sitting around waiting for pitchers and catchers to report and looking at pictures of Gio throwing bullpen sessions with Jorge Posada, enjoy this story in the January issue of Men's Journal in which Gio discusses offseason fishing habit, and how it all started: "My brother and I were thinking, We're going to go to the canal; we might catch a whale...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada caught Gio Gonzalez's bullpen today

While you're sitting around waiting for pitchers and catchers to report, enjoy the photos above of Jorge Posada catching Gio Gonzalez's bullpen session today. Via Gio on Instagram: Truly a blessing to have this rock star legend catch my bullpen today,hopefully his 5 World Series titles rub off on me #hiphipjorge #jorgeposada #bullpen #jordan13 #nats #yankeessuperstarjorge...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada is now safe in 14th place among all-time Yankee hit leaders

Something to feel good about:Tony Lazzeri and Willie Randolph are the twogreatest 2B in Yankee history.
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Hot Stove: Waiting to be fixed

New York Yankees fans are chomping at the bit for some action to happen this off-season. English: Jorge Posada (#20, left) with Mariano Rivera (middle) and Derek Jeter (right) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The wound from Boston’s dagger is still fresh, and Yankees fans want what inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner promised, a “championship caliber team.” Of course Hal said this last...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Successor to Jorge Posada’s Throne

By Yanks in Exile Insider, Robert Uzdavines Successful baseball teams often have a dependable, every-day catcher that serves as an on-field leader. He handles the pitchers, protects the plate, and calls the pitches. The Yankees have a rich history of great signal-callers. From Yogi Berra to Thurman Munson, the Yankees’ best teams always had a dependable...
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

On this day in history | 2001

Down 0-2 in a best-of-five ALDS series, the Yankees were in Oakland trying to stave off elimination on this date back in 2001. The game featured a matchup of two aces – Barry Zito and Mike Mussina – so offense was expected to be limited. And it was. Jorge Posada came up to the plate in the top of the fifth inning, and sent a 1-0 pitch to left-field for a solo home run – giving...
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October 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees have perfect Motivation to fuel Momentum into October

After watching the New York Yankees get destroyed by the Boston Red Sox this past weekend makes it hard to believe that they are still in contention for an AL Wild Card spot. But thanks to sub-par and inconsistent competition courtesy of the Rays, Rangers, Orioles, Indians and Royals, the Yankees are still clinging to life for a coveted postseason berth. Looking at all the teams...
Via Lady Loves Pinstripes
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Friday Night Odds & Ends: Mo, Gardy/Grandy, Posada, Etc

I meant to post something here earlier this week but, I've been really busy with something new and exciting that I will announce in a few months, if not sooner. Until then,  I'll have to settle for doing what is verboten for bloggers: posting at "off-peak" hours when readers are few and far between. Okay. I have some thoughts on some odds and ends from Tampa this...
Via Lady At The Bat
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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