If there’s one thing I’ve learned so far this season…it’s that the Yankees offense can make anyone want to drink. In the bottom of the 7th inning of Thursday night’s game against the Blue Jays, Jimmy Fallon chugged a beer in front of Lorne Michaels in the Legends seats. The man was thirsty!
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Yankees (1-3) vs. Red Sox (3-1)
RHP Adam Warren (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP Joe Kelly (0-0, 0.00)
The game will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network and Fox Sports 1. The game can be heard on the radio on WFAN 660/101.9FM.
Yankees (1-1) vs. Blue Jays (1-1)
LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 0.00) vs LHP Daniel Norris (0-0, 0.00)
The game will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The game is scheduled to start at 7:05PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network. The game can be heard on the radio on WFAN 660/101.9FM.
Yankees (0-0) vs. Blue Jays (0-0)
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP Drew Hutchison (0-0, 0.00)
The game will take place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. The game is scheduled to start at 1:05PM ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network and ESPN. The game can be heard on the radio on WFAN 660/101.9FM.
12:43-12:53 p.m. – Baseline introductions
12:53:30 p.m. – Unfurling of giant American flag by West Point Cadets
12:54 p.m. – Presentation of Colors: West Point Cadet Color Guard
12:55 p.m. – National Anthems: United States Military Academy Band
1:05 p.m. – Umpires and Managers to Home Plate
1:08 p.m. – Yankees take the field; ceremonial first pitch thrown by Joe Torre
1:10 p.m. – First Pitch
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The Yankees open up a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays today. Here are the pitching probables for the series:
Mon: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP Drew Hutchison (0-0, 0.00)
Wed: RHP Michael Pineda (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP R.A. Dickey (0-0, 0.00)
Thurs: LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 0.00) vs LHP Daniel Norris (0-0, 0.00)
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“He wasn’t larger than life. He was life.”
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- Not everyone in Japan knows who Derek Jeter is. Some think he’s a catcher. Others have no idea who he is. That must be refreshing for him.
- John Sterling unfortunately lost everything in an apartment fire. He lost all of his World Series rings in the blaze, except for 2009 (which he was wearing). Alex Rodriguez even offered him a place to stay.
- Hannaah Davis landed the cover of Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Swimsuit Issue. I met her at the “Swim City” event in Manhattan and I got a chance to meet her. She was absolutely beautiful. I even asked her to take a selfie with me and she gladly did. She’s got my approval (not that she needs it).
- Joe Torre wants everyone to keep quiet about A-Rod and let him play. Mr. T stated, “Obviously, what Alex did was wrong. He admits that. There’s nothing left for him to do but play baseball.”
- Mitchell & Ness put together a map showing their best selling vintage jersey sales by state. Mickey Mantle’s 1951 Yankees jersey lead Idaho. Lou Gehrig’s 1932 Yankees jersey took Wyoming.
- Alex Rodriguez enrolled in a marketing class (Marketing 644) and scored a 44 on a test.
- Reggie Jackson is selling the old Yankee Stadium letters in Sotheby’s auction house.
- Derek Jeter went to Japan to assist Hideki Matsui in an effort to raise money for the 2011 tsunami and earthquake relief that hit the Tohoku area.
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I can’t count how many times I watched ‘The Sandlot’ as a child. Whatever number it was, it was an unhealthy one. With some time to burn in spring training, some players on the Yankees roster re-enacted the classic scene in the movie when Smalls realizes the ball he handed over to “The Beast” was autographed by the greatest ballplayer who ever lived, Babe Ruth (and not some wimpy deer). The video stars: Dellin Betances, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury. McCann deserves an Oscar nomination for playing Ham Porter.
Click here to watch the video.
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Here’s a clip from April of 1987, when George Steinbrenner and Billy Martin appeared on Letterman. Billy shares a story about a time he went hunting with Mickey down in Texas.
If you’d like to see the full interview, fast forward to the 15:15 mark on this video.
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In just three short weeks, the Yankees will take the field in the Bronx for Opening Day. They’ll be opening up the season at home against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 6th (1:05PM ET). After this brutally cold winter, there’s nothing I want more than a beer in my hand, a sunny day and a seat at the ballpark. See-ya then!
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Brian Cashman recently told Mike Lupica on ESPN Radio that “the captaincy should be retired with number two.”
No more captains for the Yankees? Please. I love Derek Jeter as much as the next guy, but enough is enough. Yes, that’s right…I said it. Derek Jeter is a mortal being…just like Lou Gehrig and Thurman Munson before him. There’s nothing that make Derek any more special or deserving than those two, so I don’t see why the New York Yankees shouldn’t have another captain.
Keith Olbermann has called Cashman’s comments as the “dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
After Lou Gehrig passed away from ALS (now known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), Yankees manager Joe McCarthy stated that the club would never have another Yankees captain. Years went by and the organization didn’t have a captain. In 1976 that changed, as George Steinbrenner appointed Thurman Munson to be captain. Just three years later (1979), Thurman died in a tragic plane crash, leaving the Yankees captainless. Nettles, Randolph, Guidry, and Mattingly followed him. What I’m trying to say here is…nobody is bigger than the interlocking NY on their chest.
George Steinbrenner once said:
“I have always been very, very careful about giving such a responsibility (Captain of the New York Yankees) to one of my players, but I can not think of a single player that I have ever had who is more deserving of this honor than Derek Jeter. He is a young man of great character and has shown great leadership qualities. He believes, as I do, what General (Douglas) MacArthur said, that ‘there is no substitute for victory.’ To him, and to me, it’s second only to breathing.”
I don’t believe they need to appoint a new captain right away, but when the right person comes along I don’t see anything wrong with giving that rank to a deserving player. I think you can safely bet that the Yankees will find somebody to be named captain in future years. And if you like to bet like me, you should check out: www.SportsBettingInfo.com. Life goes on, and so do the Yankees.
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