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Tyler Austin Hoping For A Normal Season

TRENTON, NJ – Just a short year ago, Tyler Austin seemed ready to make his move. Coming off a year in which he hit .322 (133-for-413) combined for Single-A Charleston and Tampa, along with a short stint at Double-A Trenton, he was rated the No. 3 Yankees prospect by Baseball America and the 68th-best overall. Able to […]
Via Mike Silva's New York Baseball Digest
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

RubberDucks strike out 13 times en route to 2-0 loss to Trenton

AKRON, Ohio – Trenton righthander Bryan Mitchell struggled through a pair of losses to open the season, but on Monday night at Canal Park the righthander showed the talent that has made him one of the top pitching prospects in the Yankees minor league system. Mitchell, 22, fanned a career-high, 12 Akron hitters in six innings of work Monday, leading the Thunder to a 2-0 win over...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
4 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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…
Via COED
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan with infamous 'national champs' tattoo announces plan

The Kentucky Wildcats fell just shy of making super fan Tyler Austin Black a prophet after losing to the Connecticut Huskies in the national title game.The defeat essentially left Black with a decision to make about the infamous tattoo he got inked on his right calf before the tournament which reads, "2014 Nati9nal Champions."According to ESPN.com, the 22-year-old fan says...
Via Bush League Chronicle
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Crazy Tatoo Earns Kentucky Fan Tickets to National Title Game

About a month ago, Kentucky superfan Tyler Austin Black posted a picture on Twitter of a tattoo he got commemorating the 2014 National Champion Kentucky Wildcats. The only issue of course being that a month ago, Kentucky was a mess. A team full of talented freshman that was struggling through a season that saw them ranked number one in the pre-season poll and fall all the way out...
Via BlackSportsOnline
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
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

Little To Bank ON

It is really cool that YES is broadcasting games from Tampa.  I can sit at a bar in my basement, suck down crown royals, snarf jalepena pickled eggs and cram popcorn into my mouth, without getting pissed off at a single fan.I loved watching that AAA pick-up, Dean Anna, with the .410 on-base percentage strike out twice in a row.  Guess he left some of the magic back on the coast...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

What I've Observed

I have now seen two complete games on the YES network.   Maybe three.I have observed the following:1.  Corbin Joseph has been our toughest out.  He has had good, tough at bats.  He is now playing FB in a desperate attempt to have back-up value.2.  Austine Romine's offensive debut consisted of standing at the plate and watching three strikes go by.         Great eye there...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Down on the Farm: BronxPinstripes’ Top 20 Prospects

Gary Sanchez headlines BP’s prospect rankings for 2014 (Photo Credit: Trenton Thunder/Facebook.com) Everyone loves to look at prospects – the unproven players with a boatload of potential who could be the next face of their franchise. The reality is that most prospects never fully live up to that potential. For every Derek Jeter, there’s ten Eric Duncan’s or Brien Taylor’s...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 03, 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...
Via YanksinExile.com
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A Look at the Yankees' Future Outfielders

The New York Yankees have been oft-criticized in recent weeks for their lack of Minor League depth and talent. One guy who’s not buying the talk? Farm product Mason Williams. Williams – a 22-year old outfielder whom the Yankees selected in the fourth round of the 2010 draft – recently told the NY Post, “We definitely have a lot of young talent, and they are all doing...
Via YanksinExile.com
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-10 Players in the Yankees Farm System

Every time the New York Yankees are thinking of making a move, or acquire a new player, we hear a few people echo this sentiment: what about the farm? Some Yankee fans have grown quite impatient with what they deem New York’s lackluster developmental system, while others are optimistic about the pool of young talent that the Yankees possess, and simply want the team to dip into...
Via YanksinExile.com
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball America Releases Top-10 Yankees Prospect List

Gary Sanchez found his name at the top of Baseball America’s annual top Yankees prospects list (Photo: MiLB.com) Baseball America, the premiere website for minor league baseball coverage, released their annual list of the top 10 New York Yankees prospects on Monday. To no one’s surprise, catcher Gary Sanchez topped the list, which was compiled by former Trenton Thunder beat writer...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Top Prospect Lists

Here is the composite list of New York Yankees Top Prospects from across the web. The list will be updated as often as new lists are released. After each list, I’ll list the top 5 from that list. Closer to the beginning of the season, I’ll release the 85% Sports Top 20 Prospects for the Yankees, along with averages and a composite ranking for each player listed. Updated: 11...
Via 85% Sports
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

A Minor Review of 2013: Yankees

There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009. The series ‘A Minor Review of 2014′ will look back on some of the major happenings...
Via Fangraphs
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Unlikely Hero Brings Trenton Unlikely Title

HARRISBURG, Pa.  – As the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees’ Double-A farm team, celebrated on the field at Metro Bank Park Thursday night, the feeling was almost surreal. The Thunder used a five-run third inning as a catalyst to rout the Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) 11-4 for their third Eastern League Championship in franchise history and under manager Tony Franklin, who previously...
Via Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

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