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Michael Jordan’s brand and Nike and have teamed up to launch the “RE2PECT” campaign in honor of Derek’s last season.

Via DefPanRadio.com:

“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.”

You can by RE2PECT tees to support Jeter, which can be found at at Nike.com and Footaction.com, Flight 23 at Footaction and Niketown New York starting tomorrow.

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The Cloudbreak Group has chosen graffiti legends Mint&Serf to be the collaborating team with New York Yankees™ fragrance, giving them the task of re-imagining the iconic New York Yankees™ logo. The unconventional teaming of street artists, the beauty industry, and a premier sports franchise is one of the most unique and fresh faced branding moments to hit shelves this baseball season.  The New York Yankees™ Limited Edition Graffiti EDT is available at Macy’s, Lord & Taylor and Belk and on NYYankeesFragrance.com and Macys.com.

New York Yankees Fragrance Limited Edition Graffiti

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Bald Vinny has come out with a new limited edition custom shirt for the 2012 playoffs. Ya gotta support the team. Get ’em right here.

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The “Yankee Clipper”, Joe DiMaggio, will be one of four players (others include Ted Williams, Willie Stargell and Larry Doby) to be released as a Forever Stamp in 2012. It will be a part of the 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star stamp collection. The United States Postal Service recently started a campaign to raise interest in stamp collecting. So, if you’re a Yankees fan, a baseball fan, a stamp collector or you just like to mail letters..this is a must-have.

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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. 


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Derek Jeter will don the cover of April’s GQ Magazine, which is set to hit newsstands on March 22nd. The article on The Captain is entitled: “Derek Jeter’s Swinging Years.”

“Derek Jeter is not a victory robot. He knows his last season was rough. And yeah, he’s pissed at the Yankees about that contract negotiation. The most famous player in baseball sat down with Seth Mnookin to talk his private life, the press, and the specter of his final years in pinstripes.”

“We’ve talked about my story-I’m very fortunate to be doing exactly what I want to do for the team I’ve always wanted to play for, playing the position I’ve always wanted to play. You talk about living a dream or someone living a dream-if I went back thirty years ago and someone told me, ‘Sit down and write out what your dream would be to do,’ I’d be sitting right here.” -Derek Jeter (more…)

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With the start of the regular season right around the corner, I suggest you guys start looking into some of these new Yankees books:

Derek Jeter: From the pages of The New York Times    

Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil

The Yankees Baseball Reader    The House That Ruth Built 


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I’m proud to announce that the 2011 Maple Street Press Yankees Annual is only a few weeks away from hitting the newsstands. MSP is taking pre-orders now if you want it hot off the press.

Edited by Cecilia Tan, with articles written by several writers, including: Joe McDonald, Howard Megdal, E.J. Fagan and yours truly.  I’ve written a piece on Yankees pitching prospect Dellin Betances entitled “The Pride of Brooklyn.” I would just like to thank Cecilia Tan for giving me this opportunity to contribute to the annual.

What else is in the magazine?

  • Pitch-level scouting reports revealing the strengths, weaknesses, and tendencies of every key player
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly: Breaking down the Yankees rotation
  • Robinson Cano: Was his MVP-caliber season a fluke or is he barely getting started?
  • The Yankees lineup is filled with greats, but who will eventually get the Hall call?
  • The top 10 hitting and pitching prospects, and who is set to arrive in The Bronx first
  • Lefty? Righty? Both. An interview with ambidextrous hurler Pat Venditte
  • Bombers Dozen: The Yankees MVPs from Ruth to A-Rod
  • 27 Places every Yankees fan should see before they die

Price: $12.99, Publication Date: March 2011, Pages: 128  (more…)

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Alex Belth of Bronx Banter has come out with a new book, called Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories: Unforgettable Tales from the House That Ruth Built. Buy your copy today!

America foremost sportswriters and other personalities offer their favorite memories of Yankee Stadium, the world’s most famous ballpark. In Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories, editor Alex Belth of BronxBanterBlog.com collects personal essays by some of the most well-known and respected voices in sportswriting and entertainment today. In these revealing, sometimes hilarious, oft-touching essays, the contributors recount their favorite moments inside the most famed of all American stadiums. The book also includes a special chapter on the new Yankee Stadium.
Alex Belth is the author of Lasting Yankee Stadium Memories and Stepping Up, a critically acclaimed biography of Curt Flood, and a regular contributor to SportsIllustrated.com. After eight years spent working in the film industry for such notable filmmakers as Ken Burns, Woody Allen, and the Coen Brothers, Beth in 2002 founded BronxBanterBlog.com (now part of SNY TV’s blog network), which has become one of the most popular New York Yankees sites on the Internet. A lifelong Yankees fan, he lives with his wife in the Bronx, New York.

Contributors include: Bob Costas (NBC, HBO) • Richard Ben Cramer • Pete Hamill • Tony Kornheiser (ESPN) • Tom Boswell (Washington Post) • Dave Kindred (Washington Post) • Leigh Montville (Sports Illustrated) • William Nack (Sports Illustrated) • Joe Posnanski (Sports Illustrated) • Jane Leavy • Pat Jordan • Maury Allen (New York Post) • Bob Klapisch (Bergen Record) • Tyler Kepner (New York Times) • Allen Barra (Wall Street Journal) • Marty Appel • Jeff Pearlman • Alan Schwarz (New York Times) • Charles Pierce (Boston Globe) • Steve Rushin (Sports Illustrated) • Nathan Ward • Mike Vaccaro (New York Post) • Rob Neyer (ESPN.com) • Ken Rosenthal (ESPN) • Scott Raab (Esquire) • Luis Guzman (more…)

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I want to thank Jason Rosenberg and Will Moller for passing this along to me. The crew over at IIATMS and a bunch of experts from other team have been working on a 2010 trade deadline primer for weeks.  The e-book is a $9.95 download. I highly suggest you buy it. It’s a great resource for any baseball fan.


Whether you’re a Yankees fan, a baseball expert or a fantasy baseball guru, this is your reference guide to the 2010 trading season. Written by It’s About the Money‘s Will Moller and Larry Behrendt plus a host of experts from other teams, this 160+ page e-book provides all the info you’ll ever need:

– Foreword by Rob Neyer of ESPN.com

– Summaries of what every other team is looking to do at the deadline, including how it could help your fantasy team

– 150+ easily referenced trade targets with breakdowns

– 120+ impact prospects

– Essays about what other team in the AL East may be focusing on.

Order now and you’ll receive your copy within minutes!

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Get the one and only “PHILTHY” shirt from Sportscrack Tees. This trademarked designed tee says “New York’s Future Ace Philthy” on the front. On the back it says “HUUUGHES YOUR DADDY?” Be the first person in New York to be spotted in this great “HUUUGHES YOUR DADDY?” t-shirt from Sportscrack Tees. ($17)

I’m buying one, and you should too!

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There is an artist out there who is carving a picture of the original Yankee Stadium on Opening Day (1923). I’ve never seen anything else like it, and it’s definitely a One of a kind piece. This is the type of artwork belongs to a true Yankees fan. This project is expected to take 12 weeks to finish, and is done all by hand! It’s 36″ by 22″. If you have any interest in this piece, go here.


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