Subway Series Game 1: Winter is coming

The good news is that Squawker Lisa was able to score us some decent seats just hours before the game. As far as I'm concerned, that's pretty much where the good news ends. By the third inning, it was 6-0 Yankees, and since we were sitting in the 200 level toward the right field corner, we had a good view of all the Yankee homers sailing over the short right field porch. And the...
Via Subway Squawkers
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bronx Bombers home run alert

Keeping tabs on every home run for the New York Yankees this season. Firing the first salvo in the Subway Series, it was the Yankees topping the New York Mets, 6-1. The Yanks rode the big blue bomberoo and tanked three long balls against Jacob deGrom. Mark Teixeira thrashed two towers taters and Jacoby Ellsbury banged a bullet to right as well. Well, they are called the Bronx Bombers...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Coming Crisis: Available Uniform Numbers Are Vanishing

Much of the discussion concerning the 2015 Yankees has been centered on the team's slow start and the return of Alex Rodriguez. But there is another issue lurking just beneath the surface: if they keep retiring numbers, the Yankees will eventually run out of uniform numbers to issue. Slated to be shelved permanently this season are the numbers of Bernie Williams (Number 51 on May...
Via Lady At The Bat
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Book Review: Abused By The Yankees

Remember Paul Priore? He was the clubhouse attendant who accused the New York Yankees of firing him because he is gay and HIV-positive. Priore also accused pitchers Bob Wickman, Jeff Nelson and Mariano Rivera of attempting to sexually assault him with a baseball bat, and Wickman of body-slamming him a number of times. He took the pitchers and the team to court, but walked away empty...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the New York Yankees Running out of Numbers?

The New York Yankees have already let it be known that they will be retiring the numbers worn by catcher Jorge Posada (20), pitcher Andy Pettitte (46), and outfielder Bernie Williams (51) during this upcoming season. Of course, the next number to be withheld from anyone else will the one belonging to newly-retired shortstop Derek Jeter’s (2). Jeter’s number will be the last...
Via Baseball Essential
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees to Retire 3 More Numbers

By Michael Weber. The available jersey numbers for this seasons new Yankee players has just dwindled some more.  Earlier this week the team announced that they will retire the numbers worn by Jorge Posada (#20), Andy Pettite (#46), and Bernie Williams (#51). Posada spent his entire 17 year career with the Yankees, stepping away from the game after the 2011 season.  The 5-time...
Via Beyond The Spread
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

What 50 Cent and the Yankees retiring numbers have in common

Will the Yankees retire 50 Cent's number next?When the New York Mets want to get fannies in the seats for a particular game, they have a postgame concert. 50 Cent's June 14, 2014 concert at Citi Field was the third-best attendance the Mets had all year, after Opening Day and Derek Jeter's last Subway Series game in Queens. And their Huey Lewis and the News postgame concert drew very...
Via Subway Squawkers
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees To Retire Pettitte, Bernie, Posada Numbers, Mets Still Nothing On Piazza

With the news that the New York Yankees plan to retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada later this season, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post says the Mets should retire the number of Mike Piazza to steal their thunder. “The Yankees have legacy players and they are not afraid to promote that legacy, even if there is a PED past as in Pettitte’s case. The...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

No ace, the A-Rod circus, an uncertain lineup, and a month of monument ceremonies: Welcome to the Yankees' 2015

On some Sunday afternoon next summer, I will sit in my living room and cry. It will be ugly. I'll probably eat six candy bars and drink a six-pack.I will watch my favorite player of my enduring mid-life years - Bernie Williams - be inducted into the Yankees' mini-Cooperstown. (He belongs in Cooperstown, period, but that's another story.) There will also be a Sunday of love for Andy...
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees To Honor Posada, Williams and Pettitte

The New York Yankees are slowly running out of uniforms. In addition to the 17 (8 and 42 are retired twice) numbers they have already retired, the Bronx Bombers plan on honoring a trio of players from their turn of the century dynasty, Jorge Posada (20), Bernie Williams (51) and Andy Pettitte (46). All of […]
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees To Honor Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams and Willie Randolph

Bernie Williams (l), Jorge Posada (c) and Andy Pettitte (r) will all be honored in 2015. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images) With Andy Pettitte’s son leaking the news pertaining to plans for his dad to have his number retired and a plaque in monument park, the New York Yankees announced plans to honor Pettitte, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Willie Randolph.  With Pettitte being...
Via The Sports Journal
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees to retire numbers of Pettitte, Posada and Williams

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph. Pettitte (46), Posada (20) and Williams (51) will raise the Yankees' total of retired numbers to 20. The Yankees also are expected to at some point retire Derek Jeter's No. 2...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees to retire numbers of Pettitte, Posada and Williams

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph. Pettitte (46), Posada (20) and Williams (51) will raise the Yankees' total of retired numbers to 20. The Yankees also are expected to at some point retire Derek Jeter's No. 2...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees to retire numbers of Williams, Pettitte, Posada

  The Yankees are retiring the uniform numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Bernie Williams and will honor the trio with plaques in Monument Park this season along with Willie Randolph. Pettitte (46), Posada (20) and Williams (51) will raise the Yankees' total of retired numbers to 20. The Yankees also are expected to at some point retire Derek Jeter's No. 2, their last single...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees To Honor Pettitte, Posada, Randolph and Williams During 2015 Season

After news surfaced on Sunday night via Twitter that the New York Yankees were going to retire Andy Pettitte‘s No. 46, the team announced on Monday afternoon that they will also honor Jorge Posada, Willie Randolph and Bernie Williams during the 2015 season.   #Yankees to retire uniform numbers of Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte, and will honor each with a plaque...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Lettered Jerseys

In case you were out and about, let’s bring you up to speed on the behemoth of a sports franchise that is the New York Yankees.  I get Jorge Posada because he was a damned good catcher for a very long time, but with Bernie Williams and Andy Pettitte I’m just sort of “meh” about it: Yankees announce they’re retiring numbers of Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez Hints Jorge Posada Insulted Mother During 2004 Brawl (Video)

Pedro Martinez loved everybody — except hitters. Believe it or not, there was one hitter the newly minted Baseball Hall of Famer particularly disliked. Throughout their careers, Martinez said, he and New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada never saw eye to eye. And Martinez, who used to call Posada “Dumbo” in reference to the backstop’s big ears, isn’t sure why. What the...
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Jorge Posada talked about my mother

Anyone who watches the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees today and comes away thinking they have a heated rivalry must not have been around about 10 years ago. Simply put, today’s rivalry between the two teams looks like a pillow fight compared to what we saw shortly after the turn of the century....Read More
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Still Has A Problem With Jorge Posada

Did you really think that Pedro Martinez's entry into the Hall Of Fame would be a smooth one? The former Red Sox ace put the issue to rest yesterday during an interview on New York television. Pedro made it clear that he still holds a grudge against former Yankee catcher Jorge Posada. The reason? For making a comment about Pedro's mother. Said Martinez, "Between Latinos you don...
Via FenwayNation
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez still holds grudge against Jorge Posada for insulting his mother and starting famous brawl: Report

The old Red Sox-Yankees rivalry has lost some of its edge over the last few years but whenever you mention Pedro Martinez, it seems like the bad blood is still at full boil. On Wednesday, Martinez — the newly elected Hall of Famer — admitted that the one Yankee whom he despised most was Jorge Posada. And it was personal. Martinez, appearing on Daily News Live, made it...
Via The Other Paper
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro: Posada ignited infamous 'Zimmer' brawl by insulting mother

For most guys, seems being voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame would make a guy pretty happy. Pedro Martinez is not like most guys. Speaking on ‘Daily News Live’ on Wednesday, a day after it was revealed he was one of four players voted into Cooperstown by writers, the former Red Sox great opened up on his least favorite Yankee. And once he opened up, he couldn’t stop. When...
Via Fox Sports
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jorge Posada bilked out of $11 million in 'jaw-dropping' money scam: Report

Former New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada has reportedly lost $11 million in a money-management scam that his lawyers have labeled "jaw-dropping." The Puerto Rican catcher, once worth $117 million, was approached by a pair of Cuban-American men in 1999 who targeted Latin American baseball stars. Juan Carlos Collar and Anthony Fernandez proceeded to take total control of Posada...
Via The Other Paper
December 16, 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

Yankees set to retire Derek Jeter’s number Sunday

#454234000 / I’m not sure if it’s much of a surprise, but a source close to Newsday says the Yankees will follow suit and retire Derek Jeter‘s prestigious number 2 during Sunday’s pregame ceremonies. The complete guest list is still a mystery but expected to attend are Core Four members Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada along with the recently honored...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi makes it clear: Managing Derek Jeter's retirement tour is more important than trying to make the playoffs

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi actually used to be unafraid to make the right decision for the good of the team, even if it ruffled some feathers. Remember, he batted the struggling Jorge Posada ninth against the Boston Red Sox, causing the catcher to have his sitdown snit and refuse to play. Of course, Girardi also pulled and benched Alex Rodriguez in the 2012 playoffs multiple...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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