Gatorade just released this terrific commercial starring Derek Jeter, as he is about to begin the final home stand of his career. Sinatra, The Bronx and Yankees fans…quintessential New York.
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Posted in Yankee Players, Yankees Community, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Bronx, Commercial, Derek Jeter, Frank Sinatra, Gatorade, New York, New York Yankees on September 18, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Community, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Air Jordan, Andy Pettitte, Billy Crystal, Bob Sheppard, Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter, FDNY, Jay-Z, Joe Torre, Jon Lester, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Michael Jordan, Mr. Met, New Tork Mets, New York City, New York Yankees, Nike, NYPD, Phil Jackson, RE2PECT, Red Sox Nation, Rudy Guiliani, Spike Lee, Tiger Woods, Tino Martinez, Tip Your Captain, Yankee Stadium, Yankees fans, Yankees Universe on July 15, 2014| Leave a Comment »
This new Derek Jeter commercial is set to air tonight during the MLB All-Star Game tonight. Much like last year’s Rivera tribute, tonight will be more like a “Derek Jeter Special” than an all-star game. All eyes on Derek.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Community, Yankees Gear, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Photos, Yankees Products, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Air Jordan, Derek Jeter, DJ, El Capitan, Michael Jordan, MJ, New York Yankees, Nike, RE2PECT, Respect, Season 2 Watch, The Captain on April 4, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Michael Jordan’s brand and Nike and have teamed up to launch the “RE2PECT” campaign in honor of Derek’s last season.
“After 19 seasons, Derek Jeter announced in February that the 2014 season will be his last. Widely recognized as one of the greatest ball players of all time, Jeter has led a storied and decorated career, with five championships, 13 All-Star appearances and enough individual awards to fill numerous trophy cases.
Although Jeter has become synonymous with his team over the past two decades, he transcends traditional rivalries and team loyalties. While No. 2 is known for his brilliant on-field performances, he’s always matched that with a quiet confidence, relentless focus, and deep respect for those he competes against.To celebrate Jeter, the mark he’s left on the game, and his relationship with the brand, the Jordan Brand kicks off the RE2PECT campaign. Baseball fans around the world can participate and share their support for Jeter throughout the season by tagging social media posts with #RE2PECT.
Jeter—handpicked by Michael Jordan in 1999—was the first Jordan Brand-endorsed baseball athlete. Outside of Jordan himself, Jeter is the longest-tenured signature athlete for the brand, and has been a great example to subsequent members of the Jordan Brand family.
“Derek is everything we hope for in a member of the Jordan Brand family,” said Jordan. “He’s the ultimate professional, dedicated to hard work, and driven by a desire to be the best. In short, he embodies all the key attributes of the brand.”
At the beginning of the partnership, Jeter was a rising star, and the Jordan Brand, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Nike in 1997, was on a similar trajectory to establish itself as a major player in the world of sport. There were only a small handful of athletes associated with the brand, and Jordan stressed that his vision was to select a group of athletes comprising what the brand now describes as “the family.”
“We want there to be a mystique connected to being part of the Jordan Brand,”Jordan said. “Not something everybody will be involved with.”Today, although the family has grown, it maintains the same close-knit feeling Jordan envisioned when the brand was in its early days.”
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Stadium, Yankees Community, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Bald Vinny, Bleacher Creatures, New York Yankees, OUT Magazine, Section 203, Why Are You Gay, Y.M.C.A., Yankee Stadium, Yankees fans on August 12, 2011| 4 Comments »
Was in Borders the other night, and came across this sports issue of a magazine called “Out.” Little did I know, it was a gay/lesbian magazine (not that there is anything wrong with that). Quite frankly, I’ve never even heard of the magazine before. Before realizing it, I read the table of contests and saw that on page 60, there was a piece entitled “The 21 Biggest Dickheads In Sports.” As the curious person I am; I turned to the article and saw this:
“#13 The Bleacher Creatures (a group of Yankees fans) Until 2010, the folks in Section 203 cheerfully sang a homophobic version of “Y.M.C.A.” (“Why Are You Gay?”) to opposing teams.” [August 2011 Issue]
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Stadium, Yankees Community, Yankees Gear, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Products, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Bald Vinny, Billy's Bar, Bleacher Creatures, Craig Mahoney, New York Yankees, River Avenue, T-Shirt, Ted Williams, Teddy Ballgame, Tedsicicle, Yankee Stadium on March 30, 2011| Leave a Comment »
The shirt is entitled: “Tedsicicle.” A joke on the Red Sox and the Williams family, as they decided to freeze the corpse of Teddy Ballgame years ago.
The new t-shirt will be available before tomorrow’s game outside Yankee Stadium. Vinny will be on River Avenue, outside Billy’s Bar..in his usual spot. The shirt costs $15 (AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. SHIRT WILL SHIP ON 4/1). The same artist (Craig Mahoney) who did that Phil Hughes painting for me did the artwork on this shirt. Major props to Vinny on this clever design.
Posted in Nonsense, Yankee News, Yankee Stadium, Yankees Community, Yankees Gossip, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Photos, tagged Adrian Grenier, Allan Houston, Amare Stoudemire, Ashton Kutcher, Beyonce, Billy Crystal, Chris Drury, Chris Rock, Chris Wragge, Demi Moore, Dick Vitale, Donald Trump, Donna Karan, Drew Brees, Ivanka Trump, Jack Nicholson, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Jared Kushner, Jason Bateman, Jay-Z, Jennifer Morrison, Jerry Ferrara, Joanna Garcia, John Mayer, Jonas Brothers, Keith Olbermann, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Connolly, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Chenoweth, Larry David, Liev Schreiber, Lou Holtz, Martha Stewart, Mayor Bloomberg, Michael Jordan, Minka Kelly, Nicholas Turturro, Paul Simon, Penny Marshall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, President Bill Clinton, Regis Philbin, Rex Ryan, Richard Gere, Rita Wilson, Robert Wuhl, Rudy Giuliani, Spike Lee, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Tyra Banks, Zac Efron on December 23, 2010| 4 Comments »
ZellsPinstripeBlog.com has reached a major milestone. Just recently, the site reached the 500,000 hits milestone and I think it’s a good reason to celebrate. I started this blog back in March of 2008 thinking it would just be a hobby, but it’s turned into much more than that. When I first started this blog, it was a struggle to just get a few hits per day on this site. Now, we have a forum, a great team of writers, and loyal readers. It just shows you how much this site has grown since then. I’ve gotten to know new people, learn knew things about the team and realize how great the Yankees fanbase really is. I just want to thank all of you for making this possible.
Posted in Blog Update, Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Blogs, Yankees Community, Yankees History, Yankees Management, Yankees Opinion, Zell's Pinstripe Blog, Zell's Pinstripe Forum, tagged $45M, Casey Close, Derek Jeter, negotiations, Yankees SS on November 24, 2010| 13 Comments »
Steelers head coach Chuck Noll once said his biggest mistake as a coach was sticking too long with the great players who were pivotal in winning him four Super Bowls. It was loyalty. It was comfort. They were proven winners and great guys. It made sense at the time. But they all got old at once, and the dynasty ended. Fast forward to after the 2007 season:
- The Yankees off the negative public outcry from Joe Torre’s exit, felt pressure to placate the fans. Cashman despite taking a hard line against ARod, had Hank Steinbrenner foolishly handed him a 10 year albatross of a contract. ARod should have been resigned, but not double the money another team was willing to offer.
- That same offseason, Jorge Posada already 35 years old used Omar Minaya and the Mets to extract a 4 year contract from the Yankees. It was another illogical signing given his age and likelihood of breaking down, but feeling the “heat” from the NY baseball media and fans that were mostly in Torre’s corner, Hank/Hal as neophyte owners caved to public pressure….Fast Forward to the present:
Hal is now the clear lead owner of the Brothers Steinbrenner and has empowered Cashman to fully run the baseball operations (without having Hank around to botch things up). Jeter has been a great player, but no longer is. Given his captaincy and status on the current team, the Yankees offered Jeter double his true market value. Yet, this offer was deemed “baffling” by his agent Casey Close. What’s truly baffling about this negotiation is Jeter’s/Close’s thinking that they’re deserving of 4-5 years and $85-100M. If that’s the case, the Yankees should avoid repeating their sins of the past by caving to fan and media pressure. Similar to what the great Steelers players meant to Chuck Noll, Jeter represents winning, loyalty and comfort to Yankee fans. However, giving him a “blank check” or paying him an exorbitant amount of money for his past achievements and/or future milestones is bad business. I applaud Cashman and Hal for their stance in these negotiations. Sorry Derek as Michael Corleone said, it’s not personal, it’s strictly business. Hopefully offering to make him the highest paid middle infielder in the game isn’t too much of an insult to Jeter/Close.
What do you think of the current Jeter negotiations? Do you side with Jeter or Yankees ownership?
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Posted in Breaking News, Yankee News, Yankee Stadium, Yankee Tickets, Yankees Community, tagged ALCS, ALDS, American League Championship Series, American League Division Series, Championship Series, Division Series, New York Yankees, Tickets, Yankee Stadium on September 28, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Dear Yankees Fan:
Tickets for potential 2010 American League Division Series (ALDS) and American League Championship Series (ALCS) games at Yankee Stadium will go on sale to the public online at yankees.com on Wednesday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m.
So, get those computers fired up. I’ll see you there!