Archive for the ‘Yankees Videos’ Category
Posted in Yankee Players, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, Yankees Media, tagged New York Yankees, Robinson Cano, ESPN, Commercial, Sunday Night Baseball, MLB I Play on April 23, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankee Players, Yankees History, Yankees Memories, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Ballfield, Baseball Glove, Bat, Brandon Steiner, Cardboard, Glove, Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees, Panama on November 25, 2012 | 2 Comments »
I’ve never seen this video before, and I just found it very humbling to watch. We’ve sat in front of our televisions for years on end and watched Mariano Rivera simply dominate the game. He is, after all, a 12-time All-Star, the all-time leader in saves, with five Rolaiads Relief Man Awards and a three time Delivery Man of the Year. If there has ever been a sure bet for the Hall of Fame, he’s it.
But growing up in Panama, his own family didn’t have the money to buy him a bat or glove. Panama, like most of the world, is a country of haves and have-nots. Given it’s climate and large tourist industry, parts of Panama feature restaurants, casinos and nightlife to rival any vacation destination. But Mariano did not grow up privileged in Panama City. He was the son of a fisherman in Puerto Caimito. There were no fancy restaurants, no casinos and no lavish nightlife. It is doubtful that you can order take-out or play cards online at partycasino.com there to this day.
Mariano didn’t even have a decent field to play on. Kids from the neighborhood made balls from old clothing and nets; rolling the material up and wrapping it up with tape. But given how Mariano and so many other great Panamanian players turned out, it seems to have mattered very little. Baseball is still a lot more about heart and determination than equipment and trappings.
Using a knife and a small piece of cardboard, he created a baseball glove. It’s just incredible to see how far he’s come. From cardboard gloves and fields without grass to Yankee Stadium and the most prestigious franchise in all of sports is simply mind boggling. It just makes you smile. [talking about his cardboard baseball glove] “I was the happiest kid in the neighborhood with this thing.” – Mo
Posted in Yankees Memories, Yankees Postseason, Yankees Videos, tagged 2001 World Series, Bronx, New York, New York Yankees, November, Paul O'Neill, The Warrior, Yankee Stadium on November 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Game 5: November 1, 2001 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
Posted in Yankees History, Yankees Humor, Yankees Memories, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Bill White, Broadcast, Funny, Phil Rizzuto, Rain Delay, Tarp, Yankee Stadium on October 7, 2012 | 1 Comment »
“Part of a Yankee telecast on WPIX TV, Channel 11 from 1986. Bill White and Phil Rizzuto broadcast a 4th inning rain delay as the Yankees played the Twins at Yankee Stadium.”
Posted in Yankees History, Yankees Memories, Yankees Videos, tagged 1995, August 15, Bob Costas, Dallas, Death, Eulogy, Funeral, Lover's Lane Methodist Church, Mickey Charles Mantle, Texas, The Commerce Comet, The Mick on September 18, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Bob Costas’ emotional eulogy at Mickey Mantle’s funeral on August 15, 1995.
“It brings to mind a story Mickey like to tell on himself and maybe some of you have heard it. He pictured himself at the pearly gates, met by St. Peter who shook his head and said, ‘Mick, we checked the record. We know some of what went on. Sorry, we can’t let you in. But before you go, God wants to know if you’d sign these six dozen baseballs.’”
Posted in Yankees Postseason, Yankees Videos, tagged 2012, Bruce Springsteen, E Street Band, Land Of Hope & Dreams, MLB Postseason, October 5th, Playoffs, Promo, TBS, Turner Broadcasting System, Wrecking Ball on August 29, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankees Humor, Yankees Videos, tagged 1985, A Comedy Salute To Baseball, Billy Crystal, Fernando's Hideaway, George M. Steinbrenner III, GMS, New York Yankees on August 10, 2012 | 1 Comment »