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Do Fear the Reaper: The Yankees have become a nostalgia act

I went to a garden party to reminisce with my old friends/ A chance to share old memories and play our songs again. /When I got to the garden party, they all knew my name. / No one recognized me, I didn't look the same...Today, the Yankiverse honors Joe Torre, the last truly successful Yankee manager - latest in a progression of oldies parties designed to fill the void...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

My favorite Paul O'Neill moment is one that never made the highlight reels

Back in the day, I was a big Paul O'Neill fan. And my late father was, too; that was his favorite player of the 90s dynasty years. (My mother thought O'Neill was a big baby for his temper tantrums, though!)Anyhow, I was very happy to see the O'Neill has finally gotten the honor he deserves, getting a plaque in Monument Park. If I hadn't already made previous plans...
Via Subway Squawkers
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees Add Another Monument to the Park

photo credit: >houngfu via Photopin.com Paul O’Neill played nine seasons in the Bronx, he won four World Series Championships, won the 1994 Batting Crown, appeared in four All Star Game and paved the way for the Core Four. Today the number 21 became the newest addition to Monument Park. Before this afternoons game, the right fielder was awarded a plaque and fans celebrated O’Neill’s...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees honor Paul O'Neill

On the day the New York Yankees honored Paul O'Neill with a plaque in Monument Park, O'Neill said he was just thankful to have been a Yankee. "Let's face it, we were all lucky to play for the New York Yankees, especially at that time," said O'Neill, who was a part of four World Series winners from 1996 to 2000. In the infield ceremony hosted by the voices...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The All-Time Seattle Mariners Team – Part One

With the All-Star break approaching next week and the Oregon Sports News taking a short break this week, I thought it might be fun to look at an All-Time Seattle Mariners Team.  To keep with the spirit of the All-Star game, I’ll be looking at single season performance at each position, using FanGraphs’ version of WAR, to assemble the greatest Mariners fantasy team possible....
Via Oregon Sports News
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Remember when a Redsock-Yankees series actually involved two power teams?

Yesterday, Mustang and I were chewing the ol' lard, jawboning about those 16-year-old, barefoot Latino boys who Hal Steinbrenner next week will turn into future Wall Street one-percenters. (Hopefully, the Yankees measured the ears, so we can know how big they'll get.) Those kids never saw Tino Martinez play first base for the Yankees. They were six years old when the Curse...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony & “Mr. Punk”

I am absolutely blown away by the outpouring of tributes out there right now. Tony was, and will always be, one of my idols but it’s crazy to see how many other people he touched out there as well. I’ve shed tears all week long and probably will continue to do so for a while. Hopefully these stories bring smiles to your face instead of tears. The Card Shows In the mid 80′s...
Via Padres Public
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Fill in the Blank Day at the Stadium

Sports media could not help but repeat and rehash how the Pirates had not won in the Bronx since 1960, and their last trip there was in 2007, the last year of the Torre era.  Case in point: always looking to the past. What no one seemed to care to mention was that Gerrit Cole won in the Bronx.  Had things gone differently and the Yankees signed him in 2008 when they drafted him...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Torre #6 retirement to highlight Yankees’ Summer of Love

In the middle of this year’s Derek Jeter retirement tour, the New Yankees will honor some other players over the course of this summer. The summer’s biggest highlight will be the retirement of #6 wore by former manager Joe Torre.  The number retirement will make him the last Pinstripe manager who will ever wear a single digit. Former Yankees manager Joe Torre. The Yankees...
Via 110 Nation Sports
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

At the rate Monument Park is expanding, by 2030, the Yankees will need to annex the Crimea

Yesterday - finally finished with fighting the Evil Umpire - the Evil Empire announced plans to enshrine Paul O'Neill, Joe Torre, Goose Gossage and Tino Martinez in Monument Park, which is expanding at a rate that would give Vladimir Putin a chubby. Next year, they will add Bernie Williams. Of course, they eventually will toss in Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada, Why...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees retiring Joe Torre’s No. 6

The Yankees have announced they will retire the No. 6 worn by their former manager Joe Torre during a ceremony on August 23. After 12 years with the Yankees organization (1996-2007), Torre lead the team to 12-straight playoff appearances, which included six trips to the World Series and four titles. Former Yankees’ stars Goose Gossage, Paul O’Neil and Tino Martinez will be also...
Via New York Sports-Kings
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Set to Honor Yankee Legends This Year

The New York Yankees just sent out a press release regarding the upcoming Old Timers Day celebration, retirement of Hall of Fame manger Joe Torre’s number 6, and other Yankee legends including Paul O’Neill, Goose Gossage, Tino Martinez and Bernie Williams. Just to clarify things the team will only be retiring Torre’s number, but will honor the rest with plaques in Monument...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Opening Sweep a Sign of Hope?

The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees are far from strangers when watching former players strut out in the opposing uniform. Big time names featuring Randy Johnson, Rickey Henderson, John Olerud, Tino Martinez and Raul Ibanez have traded their jerseys for pinstripes or for the Seattle logo within the past couple of decades. This of course is not accounting for current players...
Via Grandstand University
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

“It was 20 years ago today…”

Manny being Manny…in 1994 The Home Opener is hands down the biggest baseball day of the year in each Major League city. No matter the town,  the game is sold out1. It is the one time that every team play in front of a house packed full of their own fans. Bunting is all around the park. Excitement is in the air. Balloons. It is just flat out American: Hot dogs, cracker jacks...
Via Waiting For Next Year
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez Calls Marlins Players He Coached ‘Soft’

Tino Martinez once enjoyed a position with the Miami Marlins as their hitting coach but resigned after he was accused of verbally and physically assaulting some of the players. Nearly a year later, Martinez is finally speaking on the incident with the team and sharing his side the story basically saying some of the players were ‘soft’ that  according to Larry Brown Sports. “I...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – and then there were three

Three days left until Opening Day…all that stands between us and the regular season is one short weekend, and we’ll be good to go for 2014. Today, we’re going to finish up our season previews with staff predictions and some other clean-up. Yesterday, we touched on some important topics heading into the season – bold predictions from our staff, absurd new food items at ballparks...
Via The Outside Corner
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez calls Marlins players he coached ‘soft’

Nearly a year after resigning from his job as hitting coach of the Miami Marlins, Tino Martinez was honest about the issues he had on the job, which included teaching what he felt were undisciplined, “soft” players. Martinez, who clubbed 339 homers over 16 career seasons, spoke with WFAN’s Joe and Evan on Wednesday and […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tino Martinez thinks Miami’s young hitters are “soft”

“I was tough on some of the young players I thought needed to be, not disciplined, but they were walking around like they were 10-year veterans and I was trying to teach them the right way to do things,” Martinez said, on Benigno & Roberts. He added: “I was trying to teach these guys. These guys had a great opportunity. They didn’t belong in the big leagues. They just...
Via The Outside Corner
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Paul Assenmacher

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Eric Plunk

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Ken Hill

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins’ Derek Dietrich looks to extend his stay this time

Derek Dietrich isn’t looking back. The 24-year-old second baseman — whose first big-league stint with the Marlins couldn’t have started any better or ended any uglier because of an altercation with former hitting coach Tino Martinez — is out to win a job with the big-league team this spring. So ask him about his injuries, his struggles at the plate which sent him back to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

He's all yours, Seattle! And a note from Yankee fans everywhere: Good luck in figuring out what makes Robbie run.

In today's Daily News, John Harper piles 400 words atop a question that has dogged Yankeekind for a decade: Why did an otherwise great player thumb his nose at tradition, teammates and the fan base by jogging out routine grounders? Yes, now that he's playing for Microsoft, the NYC media is finally wondering about Robbie Cano's hard drive.To be sure, folks mentioned it...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Cruz: The story of a baseball educator

254 homeruns 950 RBI 5554 plate appearances Ivan Cruz played 14 years of professional baseball. He was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 28th round of the 1989 MLB June Amateur Draft out Jacksonville University. Cruz spent time with the Tigers, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals organizations, and during that time shared the field with...
Via The GM's Perspective
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yea, though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil: for Mo art with me; thy A-rod and thy staff, they comfort me

Perhaps it ends here... Boston. The Valley of the Shadow of Death.Psalm No. 23.Don Mattingly's psalm.Remember opening day? April Fools Day, Yankee Stadium. Brooding crowd. Nuni at short, whiffed three times. Our DH was Ben Francisco.  CC surrendered four in the second. Joba hammered in the ninth. They beat us 8-2. It wasn't "Youk" they were yelling...I think it...
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September 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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