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Update to the Book of Joe's section "Knobbiticus"

Now it came to pass in the third summer of his four-annum covenant, a time called 2000, the righteous Yankee warrior Chuck Knoblauch lost his ability to bring direction to the hurl of balls..Sayers of sooth pondered this omen, and prophets offered solutions. But the more that “Knobby” sought to herd his frantic emissions, the more waxen and leprous his tossings became..One dusk...
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As John and Suzyn discussed the existential roots of hope, the Yankees came naked onto a playing field of disharmony

It's been a while since one single game exposed so many Yankee weaknesses. Yesterday could have been a four-hour advertisement for the 2014 Mets. In fact, so painful was it that in the late innings, The Master and Suzyn conducted a brief discourse on the nature of faith in a godless universe.It came after Yangervis Solarte lashed a double down the line. This was too late in the...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

More continuing celebration of Joe Torre's election to the Hall of Fame: From THE BOOK OF JOE... Knobbiticus

Now it came to pass in the third summer of his four-annum covenant, a time called 2000, the righteous Yankee warrior Chuck Knoblauch lost his ability to bring direction to the hurling of his balls. .Sayers of sooth offered solutions, but the more that “Knobby” sought to herd his frantic emissions, the more waxen his tossings became..One dusk, Knobby’s errant missile soared...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Interviews | Luis Sojo

Sojo (Photo courtesy of Twitter) Luis Sojo began his Major League career with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1990. After a stop in California, a return trip to Toronto, and a stint in Seattle, Sojo was traded to the Yanks in August of 1996. The timing was nothing short of fortuitous as two months later he would be fitted for a World Series ring, his first of four in New York. In the ...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

WBC unlikely to recognize Chavez

Officials with the World Baseball Classic and Major League Baseball have shown no indication that they plan to honor Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez with a moment of silence before Team Venezuela begins WBC play Thursday in Puerto Rico. Representatives of Venezuela's national team attempted to arrange a formal recognition of Chávez before Tuesday's exhibition against...
Via Fox Sports
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Venezuela's baseball team mourns death of Chavez

Venezuela's baseball team was taking pregame batting practice when players heard that president Hugo Chavez had died. ''He was a baseball man,'' manager Luis Sojo said after a 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins in a warmup game for the World Baseball Classic. ''At the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and 2009, the first call in the morning was his. And after...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Little respect for Chavez at Venezuela game

JUPITER, Fla. Venezuela's national baseball team took the field for batting practice late Tuesday afternoon to warm up for its exhibition game against the Miami Marlins. While the players roamed the Roger Dean Stadium ground, word spread that Venezuela president Hugo Chavez had died. The Venezuelan flag was lowered to half staff. Then a few minutes later, the flag was raised...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mixed feelings for Chavez at Venezuela game

JUPITER, Fla. Venezuela's national baseball team took the field for batting practice late Tuesday afternoon to warm up for its exhibition game against the Miami Marlins. While the players roamed the Roger Dean Stadium ground, word spread that Venezuela president Hugo Chavez had died. The Venezuelan flag was lowered to half staff. Then a few minutes later, the flag was raised...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: August 7 Part Two

Earlier in the day we covered seven former Pirates players born on this date. That article can be read here. In part two we have Hall of Fame manager Bill McKechnie, who also played with the Pirates. There are also five transactions of note, including the signing of a Pirates legend, plus we have a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, dealing with a scoring outburst during a long...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Should we have acquired more from our trip to Seattle?

There's nothing like a trip to Seattle. Win two of three. Visit the Space Needle. Sip some Starbucks froth. Grab a star player. Over the years -- before the Jesus Montero debacle, that is -- trading expeditions to the Great Northwest Territory were one of the most anticipated aspects of the Yankee holiday season, which runs from July 20-31. A trip to Seattle was like a...
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July 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Sojo Breaks FSL Wins Record

<a href="http://bronxpinstripes.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL2Jyb254cGluc3RyaXBlcy5jb20vbWlub3ItbGVhZ3Vlcy9taW5vcnMtd3JhcC11cC1zb2pvLWJyZWFrcy1mc2wtd2lucy1yZWNvcmQvYXR0YWNobWVudC9zb2pvMS8=" rel=\"attachment wp-att-8997\">Luis Sojo broke the FSL record for managerial victories last night (Photo Credit:...
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: January 3

There were eight former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date but by far the most important one was first baseman Gus Suhr, who was born on this date in 1906. Suhr is considered by some as the best first baseman in team history and he manned the position in Pittsburgh for ten seasons from 1930 to 1939. Suhr was signed by the Pirates after hitting .381 with 51 homers, 62 doubles...
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January 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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