Back in 1987, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Bell refused to talk to the beat writers who surrounded his locker after the game because Suzyn Waldman present. At the time, women had just started to get locker room access. Bell started screaming at her as she approached his locker. Enter Barfield.
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Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees History, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged 1987, George Bell, Jesse Barfield, media, New York Yankees, Reporters, Suzyn Waldman on February 15, 2017| Leave a Comment »
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Ahoy there, assholes!
Hello all. I’m giving away one Yankees Majestic jersey to one of my lucky Twitter followers. In order to enter this contest, you must submit your answers through Twitter to @Zellyanks with the hashtag #ZellsPinstripedBlogContest.
***In order to qualify for the contest, you must like “Zell’s Pinstriped Blog” on Facebook and follow @RabbleTV’s Twitter account for allowing me to do this giveaway. If you don’t do this, your submissions will not count.***
The contest will run until 3pm. The person with the most correct answers will win. Just simply identify what/who is being described in each statement. If we need a tiebreaker, I will create one with tougher questions.
UPDATE: 12:03PM ET: Extending the duration of the contest until 8:00PM…because I know a lot of people are at work and are unable to participate at this time.
1) He was the Yankees equipment manager from 1927-1985. Known as the “Keeper of the Pinstripes.”
2) He started out handling Mickey Mantle’s fan mail. Under George Steinbrenner, he became the youngest PR Director in Baseball history.
3) Name the brand and year of this card.
4) He was the “Voice of the Yankees.” Nicknamed home runs “Balantine Blasts!”
5) Identify this old man.
6) This Yankees pitcher passed away in a tragic plane crash in 2006.
7) This man was well known for wearing a white turtleneck under his blazer.
8) He was a Yankee Stadium fixture for many years. He was well known for carrying a shamrock frying pan and a metal spoon in his hands and cheering on the Yankees.
9) This 12 year old boy really pissed off Tony Tarasco in the 1996 American League Championship Series.
10) This prankster was known to sit on fellow teammates birthday cakes in the Yankees clubhouse with his bare ass in the 70’s.
11) From 1903-1912, the Yankees played baseball in Washington Heights, NY at this ball field.
12) A “fat pussy toad.”
13) In the last few years of his life, this Yankee had to be introduced as “the greatest living ballplayer” for all of his public appearances.
14) This man was known for introducing the blow dryer to Major League Baseball clubhouses.
Posted in Nonsense, Yankee News, Yankees Humor, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged Beer, Jimmy Fallon, Legends Seats, Lorne Michaels, NBC, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Yankee Stadium on April 11, 2015| Leave a Comment »
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!
Posted in Tales & Legends, Yankee Players, Yankees History, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Videos, tagged HBO, HBO Sports, Legends and Legacies, Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees on March 26, 2015| Leave a Comment »
“He wasn’t larger than life. He was life.”
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankee Stadium, Yankees Memorabilia, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Hannah Davis, Hideki Matsui, Idaho, Japan, Joe Torre, John Sterling, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Mitchell & Ness, New York Yankees, Reggie Jackson, Wyoming, Yankee Stadium on March 25, 2015| Leave a Comment »
- 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.
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees Humor, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Spring Training, Yankees Videos, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Babe Ruth, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Ham Porter, Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees, Smalls, Squints, The Beast, The Sandlot on March 24, 2015| 3 Comments »
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.
Posted in Nonsense, Tales & Legends, Yankee Players, Yankees History, Yankees Humor, Yankees Media, Yankees Memories, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees: Off the field, tagged Billy Martin, Cows, David Letterman, George Steinbrenner, Late Night With David Letterman, Mickey Mantle, Mule, Texas on March 18, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankee News, Yankees Media, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, YES Network, tagged New York Mets, New York Yankees, PIX 11, Television, TV Schedule, YES, YES Network on March 18, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Stadium, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Spring Training, tagged Baseball, Bronx, Home Opener, New York, New York Yankees, Opening Day 2015, Toronto Blue Jays, Yankee Stadium on March 16, 2015| Leave a Comment »
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!
Posted in Yankee News, Yankee Players, Yankees History, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Organization, tagged ALS, Brian Cashman, Captain, Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly, General Douglas MacArthur, George Steinbenner, Graig Nettles, Keith Olbermann, Lou Gehrig, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Mike Lupica, New York Yankees, Ron Guidry, Thurman Munson, Willie Randolph on March 13, 2015| Leave a Comment »
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.
Posted in Yankee Players, Yankees Miscellaneous, Yankees Opinion, Yankees Outlook, Yankees Spring Training, tagged 2015 MLB Season, A-Rod, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, New York Yankees, Spring Training on March 11, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Alex Rodriguez is already dominating the sports headlines as he makes his return to the New York Yankees. After having surgery and missing all of 2014, Rodriguez is hoping for a triumphant return in 2015. As expected, fans have mixed feelings on his return. Many still view him as a cheater, and some fans of the New York Yankees feel like that could become a distraction.
The attention is already starting to build for the former MVP and fantasy baseball star. He was the talk of spring training early on, and he made national headlines just for getting a hit in his 1st at-bat. With Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera retired, Rodriguez has turned into the face of the franchise. Whether or not that is a good or bad thing is up for fans to decide.
Rodriguez is a big reason why New York has not been all that successful in recent memory. Since they are paying him so much money, it cripples even the richest team in the game. That is also the reason why they have not just decided to cut him loose. They want to see if they can get some value out of him, even if it is that designated hitter or 1st base.
So far this spring, Rodriguez does appear to be a little bit healthier and ready to attack the season head-on. He knows that he is about to be 40 years of age, so he can no longer play anywhere near MVP level. With that being said, he can still provide value for the New York Yankees in a positive way if he goes about it the right way. The media and fans are going to be hounding him for most of the year, but if Rodriguez just focuses on the game, he could shut them up by the middle of the year. Helping New York win and stay in the playoff race is also the best way to turn this negative into a positive. All in all, it seems like Rodriguez understands the situation and is trying to get all of these distractions out of the way before the season starts.