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On February 25th, the New York Yankees played a spring training exhibition game against Florida State University at Steinbrenner Field. FSU takes us in a behind the scenes look of the Seminole experience. 

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New York Yankees (4-2) vs Baltimore Orioles (2-2)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP David Phelps (0-0, 4.50) vs LHP Wei-Yin Chen (0-0, 0.00)

Lineup

Ellsbury CF
Jeter DH
Beltran RF
Roberts 2B
Nunez 3B
Cervelli C
Ryan SS
Canzler 1B
Solarte LF

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The game will take place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.  It’s slated to start at 7:05PM ET. The game will be televised on  the YES Network.

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New York Yankees (0-1) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (1-0)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP David Phelps (0-0, 0.00) vs RHP Charlie Morton (0-0, 0.00)

Lineup

Gardner LF
Jeter SS
Suzuki RF
Roberts 2B
Cervelli C
Johnson 3B
Romine DH
Canzler 1B
Williams CF

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The game will take place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.  It’s slated to start at 1:05PM ET. The game will be televised on  the YES Network (and MLB.TV – Free Game)

Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press

Photo Courtesy of the Associated Press

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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.

Photo by Matt Roth

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New York Yankees (2-4) vs Atlanta Braves (1-5)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Freddy Garcia (0-0, 9.00) vs  RHP Julio Teheran (0-0, 31.50)

Lineup

Derek Jeter SS, Curtis Granderson CF, Robinson Cano 2B, Nick Swisher RF, Eric Chavez 3B, Russell Martin C, Andruw Jones LF, Chris Dickerson DH, Jorge Vazquez 1B

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The game will take place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.  It’s slated to start at 7:05PM ET. The game will be televised on both the YES & MLB Networks (MLB.TV, MLB.com). (more…)

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A couple of weeks ago, The New York Times published a charming article about Ron Guidry’s close relationship with legendary Yankee, Yogi Berra. I thought I would just pass it along if you haven’t seen it.

TAMPA, Fla. — With all the yearly changes made by the Yankees, Yogi Berra’s arrival at their spring training base adds a timeless quality to baseball’s most historic franchise.

Berra, the catching legend and pop culture icon, slips back into the uniform with the famous and familiar No. 8. He checks into the same hotel in the vicinity of George M. Steinbrenner Field and requests the same room. He plans his days methodically — wake up at 6 a.m., breakfast at 6:30, depart for the complex by 7 — and steps outside to be greeted by the same driver he has had for the past dozen years.

The driver has a rather famous name, and nickname, as well.

“It’s like I’m the valet,” said Ron Guidry, the former star pitcher known around the Yankees as Gator for his Louisiana roots. “Actually, I am the valet.”

When Berra arrived on Tuesday afternoon from New Jersey for his three- to four-week stay, Guidry, as always, was waiting for him at Tampa International Airport. Since Berra forgave George Steinbrenner in 1999 for firing him as the manager in 1985 through a subordinate and ended a 14-year boycott of the team, Guidry has been his faithful friend and loyal shepherd.

Guidry had a custom-made cap to certify his proud standing. The inscription reads, “Driving Mr. Yogi.”

“He’s a good guy,” Berra, the Yankees’ 85-year-old honorary patriarch, said during an interview at his museum in Little Falls, N.J. “We hang out together in spring training.”

By “hanging out,” Berra means being in uniform with the Yankees by day and having dinner with Guidry by night. That is, until Guidry, who loves to cook and rents a two-bedroom apartment across the road from where Berra stays, demands a break from their spring training rotation of the five restaurants that meet Berra’s approval.

“See, I really love the old man, but because of what we share — which is something very special — I can treat him more as a friend and I can say, ‘Get your butt in my truck or you’re staying,’ ” Guidry said. “He likes that kind of camaraderie, wants to be treated like everybody else, but because of who he is, that’s not how everybody around here treats him.

“So I’ll say, ‘Yogi, tonight we’re going to Fleming’s, then to Lee Roy Selmon’s tomorrow, and then the night after that you stay in your damn room, have a ham sandwich or whatever, because the world doesn’t revolve around you and I’m taking a night off.’ ”

Berra played 18 years for the Yankees, from 1946 to 1963, and was part of 10 World Series champions. Guidry pitched from the mid-1970s through 1988, played on two World Series winners and was a Cy Young Award winner in 1978, when he was 25-3 with a 1.74 earned run average.

While Guidry was blossoming into one of baseball’s premier left-handers, Berra was a coach on Manager Billy Martin’s staff (and later became Guidry’s manager). They dressed at adjacent stalls in the clubhouse of the old Yankee Stadium. Eager to learn, Guidry would pepper Berra with questions about what he, as a former catcher, thought of hitters.

Berra would say, “You got a great catcher right over there,” nodding in the direction of Thurman Munson. But Guidry persisted, and their bond was formed.

During Berra’s self-imposed absence, Guidry saw him only on occasion, at card-signing shows and at Berra’s charity golf tournament near his home in Montclair, N.J. When Berra returned, the retired players he knew best were no longer part of the spring training instructional staff.

“There was really nobody else that he had to sit and talk with, to be around after the day at the ballpark,” Guidry said. “So I just told him, ‘I’ll pick you up, we’ll go out to supper,’ and that’s how it started. It wasn’t like I planned it. It just developed.”

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New York Yankees (2-3) vs Boston Red Sox (2-3)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP  Bartolo Colon (0-0, 4.50) vs RHP Clay Buchholz (0-0, 0.00)

Lineup

Jeter SS
Martin C
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Posada DH
Jones LF
Mesa CF
Golson RF

The game will take place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.  It’s slated to start at 7:05PM ET. The game will be televised on both the YES & MLB Networks.

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New York Yankees Pitcher Bartolo Colon RunsPhiladelphia Phillies (0-0) vs New York Yankees (0-0)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Bartolo Colon (0-0, 0.00) vs LHP Cole Hamels (0-0, 0.00)

Lineup

Jeter SS
Swisher RF
Teixeira 1b
Rodriguez 3b
Cano 2b
Posada DH
Granderson CF
Cervelli C
Gardner LF

The game will take place at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.  It’s slated to start at 1:05PM ET. The game is being televised on the YES & MLB Networks. (more…)

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For all of you fans out there that are having a cold winter, here’s a post that should give you a warm fuzzy feeling.

The schedule is out for Spring Training 2011, which starts on February 26th for the Yankees. The prices are a little higher than I expected, but when else would you be able to see the Yankees this up close and personal for under $35 bucks?

2011 Home Spring Training Schedule

Below is the seating chart and prices for 2011 Spring Training in Tampa, Florida at Steinbrenner Field:

  • Level 1: 104-118 – $33
  • Level 2: 102-103, 119-120 – $31
  • Level 3: 203-219 – $29
  • Level 4: 201-202, 220-221 – $17
  • Level 5: First two levels of the Tampa Tribune Deck – $32
  • Level 6: Picnic Table bench areas – $27
 

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The New York Yankees have released the spring training schedule for the 2011 season. (Via The LoHud Yankees Blog)

2011 New York Yankees Spring Training Schedule

Sat., Feb. 26 PHILADELPHIA 1:05 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 27 Philadelphia at Clearwater 1:05 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 28 Detroit at Lakeland 1:05 p.m.
Tue., Mar. 1 Pittsburgh at Bradenton 1:05 p.m.
Florida 4 at GMS Field 4:00 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 2 HOUSTON 1:05 p.m.
Thur., Mar. 3 Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte 1:05 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 4 BOSTON 7:05 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 5 WASHINGTON 1:05 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 6 Houston at Kissimmee 1:05 p.m.
Mon., Mar. 7 PHILADELPHIA (ss) 1:05 p.m.
Baltimore at Sarasota (ss) 7:05 p.m.
Tue., Mar. 8 Atlanta at Lake Buena Vista 1:05 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 9 PITTSBURGH 7:05 p.m.
Thur., Mar. 10 Philadelphia at Clearwater 1:05 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 11 ATLANTA (ss) 1:05 p.m.
Toronto at Dunedin (ss) 1:05 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 12 Washington at Viera 1:05 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 13 MINNESOTA 1:05 p.m.
Mon., Mar. 14 Boston at Ft. Myers 7:05 p.m.
Tue., Mar. 15 Off Day
Wed., Mar. 16 BALTIMORE 7:05 p.m.
Thur., Mar. 17 TAMPA BAY 7:05 p.m.
Fri., Mar. 18 Toronto at Dunedin 1:05 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 19 TORONTO 1:05 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 20 Philadelphia at Clearwater 1:05 p.m.
Mon., Mar. 21 Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte 7:05 p.m.
Tue., Mar. 22 Baltimore at Sarasota 1:05 p.m.
Wed., Mar. 23 TORONTO 7:05 p.m.
Thur., Mar. 24 Off Day
Fri., Mar. 25 HOUSTON 7:05 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 26 PITTSBURGH 1:05 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 27 Minnesota at Ft. Myers 1:05 p.m.
Mon., Mar. 28 TAMPA BAY 7:05 p.m.
Tue., Mar. 29 DETROIT 1:05 p.m.

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You get the sense that Yankee fans feel like George M. Steinbrenner III is completely out of the picture and that the guy has lost his mind. Is it me..or has he been attending a lot more games than he has over the last few years?

All of a sudden he looks like Mr. Talkative. Steinbrenner’s family has been seen in his box on almost every occasion. Reggie Jackson also seems like he visits George a lot. Lou Holtz, Skip Holtz, Reggie Jackson and Senior Vice President of the Yankees Felix Lopez were in his box today and they were talking up a storm with him. From the pictures, it seems like old Georgie boy was cracking a smile. Let’s not forget he showed an outpouring of emotion at the ’08 MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium as he waved to the crowd. Another thing I noticed was that Steinbrenner can still stand on his own two feet. He also plans on being at Yankee Stadium for the home opener, where he will watch his ball club get their World Series rings.

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