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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 Baseball Statistics, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Photos, tagged Astros, Chipper Jones, Derek Jeter, Former Yankees, Major League Baseball, Mets, MLB, New York Yankees, Royals, Todd Helton on September 17, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Management, Yankees Minors, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Organization, Yankees Outlook, Yankees Spring Training, Yankees Transactions, tagged $2.5 Million, 46, Andy Pettitte, CC Sabathia, Corey Sipkin, Freddy Garcia, Hiroki uroda, Ivan Nova, Jack Curry, Major League Baseball, Michael Pineda, Minor League Deal, MLB, New York Daily News, New York Yankees, Phil Hughes, Yankees Universe on March 16, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Jack Curry broke the story via Twitter:
The Yankees have signed Andy Pettitte to a 1-year minor league deal worth $2.5 million. The team is thrilled to have 240-game winner back.
Who saw this coming? I can’t say I did, although when I first heard he was retiring I thought he would have an itch to come back. The man is only 39 years old, and that’s not so “out there” considering how many pitchers play into their 40′s these days.
The Yankees rotation looks like this as of now: Sabathia-Kuroda-Nova-Pineda-Hughes-Garcia. When, and IF Pettitte makes it up to the major leagues, someone is going to have to bepushed out of the rotation. Obviously, we can’t predict the future (injuries, trades, etc.), so there might even be a spot available depending on how the season plays out. It’s going to take some time for him to get in playing shape, so he won’t be joining the team anytime soon.
Yankees Universe has a really great love and admiration for Andy. The outpouring from fans in response to this news clearly shows how happy we all are to have #46 back. The man came to spring training this year as an instructor, and he clearly got that itch to put the pinstripes on again. Welcome Back, Andy.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Stadium, Yankee Tickets, Yankees Management, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, Yankees Transactions, Yankees Videos, YES Network, tagged Brian Cashman, Chicago Cubs, Chris Russo, General Manager, Indianapolis, Jim Hendry, Mad Dog, Major League Baseball, Mike Francesa, MLB, New York Yankees, Radio Row, Tickets, WFAN, YES Network on February 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Chris “Mad Dog” Russo reunited for a segment on Mike Francesa’s show on Radio Row in Indianapolis. It’s almost as if the two never split up. I don’t know about you guys, but I wish these guys were still back on the air together. It just seems so right.
- Yankees hire former Cubs GM Jim Hendry to assist Cashman: “According to reports Tuesday night, the former Cubs general manager has been hired to be the special assistant to Yankees GM Brain Cashman.”
- With the upcoming 2012 season upcoming, I thought I would direct you guys on where to buy tickets to Yankees in the MLB. Tickets for the season are already on sale.
Posted in Yankees Humor, Yankees Videos, Yankees vs. Red Sox, tagged Alec Baldwin, Boston Red Sox, Commercial, John Krasinski, JumboTron John, MLB, New Era, New York Yankees, Rivalry on August 5, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Outlook, tagged AL East, American League, American League East, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Major League Baseball, MLB, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays on August 5, 2011 | 2 Comments »
With the Yankees riding a seven game winning streak, they are now officially tied with the Boston Red Sox for first place in the American League East Division with a record of 68-42 (.618 PCT).
Posted in Yankees Humor, Yankees Videos, Yankees vs. Red Sox, tagged "Rivals are Forever", 2011, 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin, Authentic Cap, Boston, Boston Red Sox, Commercial, John Krasinski, Major League Baseball, MLB, New Era, New York, New York Yankees, Red Sox Fans, The Office, Yankees fans on May 12, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
With the Yankees and Red Sox ready to square off in their second series tomorrow, 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin and The Office’s John Krasinski keep the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry going with a new spot for New Era titled “One Hitter” which will debut tomorrow during the opening game of the series. Check it out.
Posted in Yankee News, tagged Babe Ruth, Carlton Fisk, CC Sabathia, Cornfield, Dennis Eckersley, Evan Longoria, Field of Dreams, Jim Thome, Lou Piniella, Major League Baseball, Mariner Moose, MAXIMUM PEPSI TASTE, Mike Schmidt, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, Mr. Met, New York Yankees, Ozzie Smith, Pepsi MAX, Randy Johnson, Richard Speight Jr, Rickey Henderson, Rollie Fingers, Sausage mascots, ZERO CALORIES on April 21, 2011 | 3 Comments »
It’s not heaven, it’s Iowa.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Outlook, tagged AL East, American League, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Major League Baseball, MLB, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays on April 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankees Humor, Yankees Videos, Yankees vs. Red Sox, tagged "Rivals are Forever", 2011, 30 Rock, Alec Baldwin, Authentic Cap, Boston, Boston Red Sox, Commercial, John Krasinski, Major League Baseball, MLB, New Era, New York, New York Yankees, Red Sox Fans, The Office, Yankees fans on April 8, 2011 | 1 Comment »
During today’s Yankees-Red Sox game, New Era, the official on-field cap of MLB, will be unleashing their 2011 “Rivals are Forever” MLB Authentic cap commercial. The commercial will feature 30 Rock’s Alex Baldwin, a Yankees fan, and The Office’s John Krasinski, a die hard Red Sox fan. Here is a preview of some of the trash-talking that goes on:
Baldwin: “Classic Red Sox fan, go ahead and celebrate in April, we’ll dance in October.”
Krasinski: “How are you a Yankees fan at all? It’s like being a huge fan of facism”…
Baldwin: “No, it’s like being a huge fan of winning, which we do, relentlessly.”
It has to be one of the best commercials I’ve seen in a long time.
From the Press Release:
NEW ERA ENLISTS ALEC BALDWIN AND JOHN KRASINSKI IN REPRESENTING BASEBALL’S MOST EPIC RIVALRY
“We’ve created a campaign that inspires more passion and celebrates the most talked about aspect of Major League Baseball – the rivalry,” said Christopher H. Koch, CEO. “And we’ve taken one of baseball’s most recognizable rivalries and used it as a catalyst to ignite fans everywhere.”
The commercial is set to air throughout the season during Yankees/Red Sox games on: ESPN, FOX, the YES Network and NESN. They will also be shown on the following cable channels: Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Spike, FX and SNY.
Think of it…sipping hot cocoa as the first flakes of snow begin cascading onto the pristine brown Yankee Stadium grass…as the players trade their batting gloves for their Gore-Tex counterparts…and as you struggle to stay warm in 5 layers of clothing in the 400 level.
During the ordeal, you can be thankful you aren’t at Target Field where the game-time temperature is 18 below and the Twins have traded spikes for ice skates.
Does it sound far-fetched? Well, the desperately poor MLB is thinking what the game really, desperately needs is another round of playoffs, with a second wild-card team added into the mix. It won’t happen before 2012, since the players union needs to sign off on the idea – and you can bet they want cut of the action from the extra round for themselves.
Personally, I think the idea is ludicrous. One of the best qualities of baseball is the pennant races, with two or three teams fighting it out to determine the division winner. I realize folks in Kansas City or Pittsburgh don’t agree, but then again, their teams are generally out of contention by May 1 anyway. Adding an extra round will only do two things: add more money into MLB”s coffers and dilute the quality of play in the postseason.
Ah, but then again: at least we can look forward to some poor fielder losing a grounder in a snowbank.