In honor of Mo’s amazing run so far (17-for-17 in save situations), here’s a video clip that was filmed at the beginning of the season about his final year in pinstripes.
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Posted in Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Products, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Belk, Cloudbreak Group, Cologne, Fragrance, Graffiti, Limited Edition, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Mint&Serf, New York Yankees on May 2, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The Cloudbreak Group has chosen graffiti legends Mint&Serf to be the collaborating team with New York Yankees™ fragrance, giving them the task of re-imagining the iconic New York Yankees™ logo. The unconventional teaming of street artists, the beauty industry, and a premier sports franchise is one of the most unique and fresh faced branding moments to hit shelves this baseball season. The New York Yankees™ Limited Edition Graffiti EDT is available at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Belk and on NYYankeesFragrance.com and Macys.com.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankee Stadium, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Outlook, tagged Advanced Age, Derek Jeter, Injury, Left Ankle, media, New York Yankees, No Doubt, Press Conference on April 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last week, Derek Jeter held a pregame press conference with the media prior to the team’s game against the Blue Jays. This was the first time he addressed the media after reinjuring his left ankle. When asked if he’d return to the ball club this season, his response was, “no doubt.” He seemed to answer a lot of questions with that same answer. He went onto say, “when you have doubt, that’s when you’re in trouble.” He didn’t want to make any promises on when he would exactly return, but the general consensus is that it will be after the all-star break.
Derek was upbeat throughout the entire interview. He was cracking smiles and making jokes, so it was nice to see him in good spirits. A media member brought up Derek’s “Advanced Age” and said that maybe that’s why this injury occurred, but Jeter insisted it was just a freak thing. If there’s a player out there that hates sitting on the bench, it’s Derek Jeter. We all know about his great work ethic, his dedication to the team and his will to win. There was another question asking whether he would be able to return to form prior to the injury. Derek responded that he fully expects to play at the same level as he did before. At this point, Jeter is still in a walking boot and remains months away from his return. There wasn’t any real groundbreaking news throughout the conference, but the most important thing you saw was that Derek was very positive about his return.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Injuries, Yankees Management, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, tagged AL East, American League, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays on April 24, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Without Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson, the Yankees have certainly held their own thus far. They’re playing above .500, rank towards the top of the league in home runs and they’ve got quality pitching from their rotation. Many of these so-called “experts” picked the Toronto Blue Jays as the favorite to win the AL East crown. Meanwhile, they’re laying in last place and sit 5.5 games back out of first place. These same analysts predicted that the Yankees and Red Sox would finish at the bottom of the division. I know it’s very early in the season, but it just goes to show that these wins occur on the ball field, not on paper. With all of these injured players the Yankees expect to come back at some point this season, there’s a positive outlook surrounding this ball club. So far, so good.
Posted in Yankee Players, Yankees History, Yankees Media, Yankees Memories, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Baseball, Derek Jeter, First Homerun, Kalamazoo, Little League, Michigan, New York Yankees on April 24, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankee Players, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Commercial, ESPN, MLB I Play, New York Yankees, Robinson Cano, Sunday Night Baseball on April 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Humor, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Photos, Yankees vs. Red Sox, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Boston Marathon Bombings, Boston Red Sox, Boston Strong, Christopher Weyant, New York Yankees, The New Yorker on April 20, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The New Yorker’s own, Christopher Weyant, released a daily cartoon a couple of days ago (the day after the tragic Boston Marathon bombings), and I thought I would share it with you guys. I found the cartoon to be very charming, showing that when something like this happens, we put our petty differences and fan allegiances aside. The tragic events that occured in Boston transcend sports, and it was just really cool to see the outpouring of love from New York. #BostonStrong
Wallace Matthews released the Opening Day roster yesterday afternoon. No Jeter, Rodriguez, Teixeira, Granderson or Hughes. How weird.
2013 New York Yankees
22 Brennan Boesch OF
24 Robinson Cano INF
29 Francisco Cervelli C
62 Joba Chamberlain RHP
38 Cody Eppley RHP
45 Ben Francisco OF
11 Brett Gardner OF
33 Travis Hafner DH
27 Shawn Kelley RHP
18 Hiroki Kuroda RHP
48 Boone Logan LHP
17 Jayson Nix INF
47 Ivan Nova RHP
26 Eduardo Nunez INF
55 Lyle Overbay INF
46 Andy Pettitte LHP
41 David Phelps RHP
42 Mariano Rivera RHP
30 David Robertson RHP
52 CC Sabathia LHP
19 Chris Stewart C
31 Ichiro Suzuki OF
43 Adam Warren RHP
12 Vernon Wells OF
36 Kevin Youkilis 3B
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, Yankees Spring Training, Yankees: Off the field, YES Network, tagged Bob Raissman, Boston Red Sox, Broadcaster, Ken Singleton, Lou Piniella, Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Rape, Raped, Spring Training, Sweet Lou, Toronto Blue Jays, Trade, YES Network on March 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
If you were watching the telecast of the Yankees-Red Sox game yesterday on the YES Network, you could hear Lou Piniella use the word ‘raped’ to describe the trade between the Blue Jays and Marlins (which included Buehrle, Johnson, Reyes, etc.). He said, “I don’t want to use the word ‘raped,’ but they (Toronto) basically took a lot of talent from the Miami Marlins.” According to Bob Raissman of the NY Daily News, Sweet Lou apologized and stated, “A Yankee official said the organization stood behind Piniella while recognizing he made a mistake.”
We all know how seriously this word is taken, but their was something humorous in the fact that he said he didn’t want to use the word and then actually said it. It was a weird moment. Ken Singleton didn’t respond and just continued calling the game. You got the feeling that it was just a slip of the tongue moment for Lou, and not grounds for firing. It was odd, that’s for sure.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, Yankees Spring Training, tagged Florida, George M. Steinbrenner Field, MLB, New York Yankees, Opening Day, Pitches and Catchers, Spring Training 2013, Tampa on February 4, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The Super Bowl is now over. We’re still in the midst of both the hockey and basketball season, but don’t fret Yankees fans. Pitchers and catchers report to Tampa on February 12th. Position players will follow on the 17th (full squad). Opening Day is 56 days away! It can’t come soon enough.
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, tagged Alex Rodriguez, HGH, Miami New Times, New York Yankees, PEDs, performance-enhancing drugs on January 29, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
The week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII, Alex Rodriguez takes over the New York Sports scene, and not for reasons we’d have hoped for. Apparently, Alex has now been linked to taking performance enhancing drugs through a Miami clinic. His name supposedly appears 16 times throughout records reviewed by the Miami New Times.
This was the last thing the Yankees needed going into the new season. You might be asking yourself…can the Yankees void his contract? What are the chances that can happen? The consensus among New York media outlets is that it would be very difficult for that to occur. The story really isn’t shocking, but it leaves you scratching your head. He already admitted to using steroids from 2001-2003…did he not learn anything from that?
Records from an anti-aging clinic in Miami list the names of prominent baseball players — including Alex Rodriguez, Melky Cabrera and Gio Gonzalez — and detail performance-enhancing drugs administered to them and others, according to a report Tuesday by the Miami New Times.
The names were on records Miami New Times said were given to them by an employee who worked at Biogenesis of America before it closed last month. Miami New Times reported that the records show the firm sold performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone, testosterone and anabolic steroids.
Anthony Bosch, the 49-year-old head of the clinic, was connected to Manny Ramirez when the former MLB star was suspended for 50 games for violating baseball’s drug policy in 2009. Bosch has never been charged by local or federal officials.
Miami New Times said it conducted a three-month investigation before releasing its 5,400-word story online on Tuesday.
Saturday, ESPN’s Outside The Lines reported that Major League Baseball was investigating multiple wellness clinics in South Florida, as well as individuals with potential ties to players. The report said that the area from Boca Raton to Miami is “ground zero” for performance-enhancing drugs still filtering into the game.
Rodriguez, the New York Yankees slugger who ended 2012 injured and on the bench during the playoffs, has admitted to using steroids from 2001-03, but he has said he has not used PEDs since. The New Times report said that Rodriguez’s name shows up 16 times in the records it reviewed. One record, which the newspaper reported was part of Bosch’s private notebooks, indicated Rodriguez paid Bosch $3,500 for “1.5/1.5 HGH (sports perf.), creams test., glut., MIC, supplement, sports perf. Diet.” HGH is banned by MLB.