Let's Be Honest......

By every measure known to man, the Yankee brain trust has just blown another draft.Using league financial thresholds as the guide, Brian and his band of outlaws has just "plucked" another group of back-ups to back-ups for our farm system.  The number one pick is already close to his mid twenties, as he stretches out the course work at UCLA to remain " baseball eligible."Have you...

The Scranton RailRiders came to Syracuse last night: The IT IS HIGH first-hand report

OK, I came to collect stool samples on five Scrantonians. Let's not even pretend that we'll ask Cole Figuroa and Nick Noonan (who stroked his first HR of the year) to turn their heads and cough. So I'll cut to the chase - (and I don't mean Whitley.) Some observations:1. Austin Romine caught. Good news! It means the Yankees are not lying about Brian McCann's foot injury. (They say...

RailRiders Stop Gwinnett Braves

MOOSIC, PA – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (13-14), on the strength of a four-run bottom of the fourth inning, beat the Gwinnett Braves (12-14) 5-3 Wednesday afternoon in game two of the three-game series at PNC Field. The loss ended the G-Braves’ season-high, four-game winning streak and evened their record at 1-1 on the current six-game road trip. The RailRiders broke...
Via i70baseball
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

My New Optimism

Duque is right.  And I tried to be positive in my last post. I just know I said something positive about someone or something.So here's the latest, based upon last night's game;1.  I couldn't watch most of it because Chris Young played, I think, 7 innings.2.  I did see Pirela's two at bats and he is a, "tough out."  He has a great eye for pitches so, unlike virtually every other...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankee Indian Point Power Report: With a homer yesterday, A-Rod is now tied for the team lead in home runs, with 1

Bronx Bomber Home Run Leader BoardAlex Rodriguez 1Slade Heathcott 1Gary Sanchez 1Greg Bird 1Aaron Judge 1Jake Cave 1Ramon Flores 1Tyler Austin 1
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the New York Yankees in Need of a Big Bat?

Tyler Austin #79 of the New York Yankees steps on home plate after hitting a home run in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field on March 5, 2015 in Bradenton, Florida. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images)   In 2014 the Yankees expected to have a few guys in the middle of their lineup with big bats to give the offense the jolt it needed to get started...
Via The Sports Journal
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin goes city limits

Tyler Austin homered today.
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Someone left the cake out in the rain: The Yankees may regret leaving Kyle Roller unprotected in the upcoming Rule 5 draft

Yesterday, the Evil Empire added four "kids" - Tyler Austin (age 23), Danny Burawa (25), Branden Pinder (25) and Mason Williams (23) - to their 40-man roster, protecting them in next month's Rule 5 scavenger hunt. Left outside the Bronx bubble is first-baseman Kyle Roller. I understand the decision. Roller is 26. Also, he plays a position where the Yankee drain is clogged: Mark...
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets, Yankees Prospects Finding Common Ground In Arizona

It seems odd to think of a Yankees hitting coach working with an up and coming Mets hitter, but when young prospects arrive from around the country to play baseball in the Arizona Fall League, that’s just what happens. Both New York teams have sent a battery of players to Arizona and wouldn’t you know it, they’ve been spending a great deal of time together. The Mets have sent...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Descent Begins In Earnest. Do Not Read This. It Is long, Insightful and Painful.

Duque says, "we dodged a bullet," when Cliff Lee turned up lame.  I disagree.  We tried to make that deal with the same enthusiasm and foresight the Yankees exhibited in using a top draft pick on Andy Brackman, knowing he was headed for career ending surgery.  We tried to sign Cliff Lee utilizing the same planning and keen insight it took Brian Cashman to use a top draft pick...
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Take the pill, and let's go on a dream trip to Trenton... la-la-la...

Last night, the Mediocre Empire lost. Again. Should we care? I dunno. Those invisible fans sitting behind home plate sure don't. When the A's tied the game, I switched to Netflix and watched Lilyhammer. I felt like a crime boss who'd been given a new identity. Yep. I closed my eyes and went to...  Norway... No, Trenton, I mean TRENTON. Yeah, I checked box scores.Listen: Forget...

April May, but June Ju-LIES... The Yanks are four games behind last year's pace

Those who forget the past...Maybe we should start calling them "the Even Empire," as in "breaking even." They win a game, then they torture one.Exiting the month of May - which traditionally was cruel to Yankee powerhouses of the early 2000s - here is what I know:1. The AL East is a putrid cesspool of antique collections of mediocrity - plus a young one, Tampa Bay. Unless the Blue...

New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects

The New York Yankees have a poor farm system. Almost every one of the team’s top prospects underperformed last season, so it’s difficult to accurately assess the system moving forward. Sanchez and Murphy are good catching prospects. Judge is a mystery and could become a good power hitter. Austin, Heathcott, and Williams are all highly-regarded outfielders who performed poorly...
Via Batting Leadoff
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Note To Research Staff : Please look Further

It is one thing to assess and argue about who our next pitching staff members will be, but we have another problem.With only a handful of old, average pitchers available in our " farm system," the Yankees are going to have to score a lot of runs to win games.  Two or three runs per game for our side is a guaranteed loss. At the moment, we have one of the lowest averages in the AL...

Kentucky Fan Will Get Willie Cauley-Stein Tattoo Because WCS Announced His Return To School

There’s something about Kentucky fans and their tattoos. UK fan Tyler Austin Black became a minor-internet celebrity after getting a nearly-prophetic 2014 National Champions tattoo heading into the NCAA Tournament. Now, one member of Big Blue Nation will be spending the rest of his life with Willie Cauley-Stein’s face on his body. Yesterday, Michael Gray tweeted that if Cauley...
Via College Spun
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fan Plans On Keeping ’2014 Nati9nal Champions’ Tattoo

University of Kentucky might have fallen short in Monday’s national championship game against UConn, but there is one place where the Wildcats will always be 2014 champs — Tyler Austin Black’s right calf. The dedicated UK fan showed the ultimate faith in his team when he spent $80 on a tattoo that predicted the Wildcats would win this year’s NCAA men’s basketball title...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fan With “2014 National Champions” Tattoo Will Not Get It Removed

Despite a miraculous run through this year’s NCAA Tournament, Kentucky did not win the national championship. But that doesn’t mean that Tyler Austin Black will be getting his tattoo, which claims otherwise, removed. Black told ESPN’s Darren Rovell after last night’s title game, won by UConn, that he will be keeping the ink in commemoration.  Just spoke to @tizzblack, who...
Via College Spun
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

University of Kentucky Fan Is Keeping His “Nati9Nal Champs” Tattoo

Last month, the story of Tyler Austin Black came to the forefront where he got a 2014 national champions tattoo of his fav…
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

So, who’s getting a Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl XLIX champs tattoo?

There are plenty of fans out there with Philadelphia Eagles’ tattoos. But are there any brave enough to follow in the footsteps of these crazy people? Seattle Seahawks fan Tim Connors got this logo inked on his arm last season, months prior to the 12s even making the playoffs.   His confidence paid off, as Seattle would go on to destroy the Denver Broncos and take home the Vince...
Via cover32 - Eagles
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Fan With “2014 National Champions” Tattoo Given Free Tickets To Tonight’s Title Game

Tyler Austin Black never lost faith in his Kentucky Wildcats, despite the team posting nine losses during the regular season and, at times, looking every bit as young as it is. Monday night, he’ll be rewarded for his belief with free tickets to the national championship game in Arlington, Texas. Black, who gained notoriety after getting a “2014 National Champions” tattoo before...
Via College Spun
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kentucky Tattoo Fan Given 2 Free Tickets To Championship Game

Kentucky Wildcats fan Tyler Austin Black, who inked himself with a national champions tattoo, received two free tickets to the game.
Via Gamedayr
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Dedicated Kentucky Fan’s Tattoo Earns Him Free Tickets To Title Game

University of Kentucky fan Tyler Austin Black got a tattoo in March that promised the Kentucky Wildcats would win this year’s NCAA national title. Now, his extreme act of devotion is paying off. After being interviewed by CBS last week, Black was informed by the network that he had scored free tickets to Monday’s championship game between the Wildcats and the University of...
Via NESN.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Crazy Kentucky Championship Tattoo: One More Game For Vindication

One game stands between Tyler Austin Black's crazy Kentucky championship tattoo and vindication.
Via Gamedayr
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

I Think The Safest Thing To Do Is….

1.  Think that Derek retired last year, and departed with Mariano. I watched him yesterday get thrown out by the Oriole third baseman, on a ground ball that he backhanded while sprinting up the left-field foul line onto the outfield grass.  The announcers talked about how Derek was busting it up the first base line ( and he was ), but his foot speed reflected recent leg injuries...
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

UK fan shows faith with national title tattoo

Odds aren't great the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team will win the national title. But don't tell that to Tyler Austin Black, whose tattoo declares them 2014 champs.
Via Philly Sports Live
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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