Posts Tagged ‘El Duque’

Mo v. the Captain: Joe Posnanski tries to figure out who has been the most important Yankee player since 1996.

Joe Pawlikowksi over at RAB talks about Phil Hughes developing curveball. He claims that Hughes has relied on his four-seam and cut-fastball (throwing them a combined 76.4 percent of the time) throughout the season. He’s thrown his curveball more often of late, but the pitch isn’t as effective as it once was.

Just a few days ago (Aug. 13th), Orlando Hernandez, pitched againt the Trenton Thunder. He’s attempting a comeback at the age of 44 with the Washington Nationals. I wonder how that will work out. We wish the best of luck to El Duque.

A 101 year-old Cubs fan, Harvey Pulawski, has some good advice for Yankees fans: “Stop stressing Yankee fans over the LITTLE things, your team always seems to make up for them in BIG ways.” Check out the story on Chris Shearn’s blog: Off The Wall: 101 Years of Agony

Ruth family photos hit auction block: “A collection of autographed Babe Ruth photos originally owned by his sister and never seen by the public have hit the auction block through SchulteAuctions.com. The collection consists of five original photos and an inner book cover, which was signed, dated and personalized by The Bambino to Mamie Margaret Ruth-Moberly. The items have been consigned by the family and have never before been Lonn Trostpublicly available.

Ethics commission calls for Gov. Paterson to pay $96K fine for free Yankees World Series tickets.

Yankees Fun Fact:Former Yankees outfielder, Glenallen Hill, is also known as “Spiderman.” It’s not for his love of the superhero, though. Hill suffers from severe arachnophobia. Hill has a particularly bad attack during his time with the Blue Jays. He has a nightmare about being covered in spiders. Hill jumps out of bed and crashes through a glass table, then falls down stairs, ending up on the 15-day DL.” (more…)

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ESPN’s E:60 Profiles Yankees’ Nick Swisher:ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 will feature an exclusive interview with Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees and profile what he has brought to the team in the episode airing Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. ET.”

Psychic brought in to find Bambino’s piano: Lee Swanson, curator of the Sudbury Historical Society, said the piano was pushed onto the frozen pond by Ruth himself in 1918 so he could sing and dance with his neighbors. When the ice melted in the spring, it sunk to the bottom of the pond.” Talk about weird..

Strawberry’s Sports Grill: Darryl’s new restaurant in Queens opens this Thursday. He plans to have a very active role in the business. “I might surprise people sometimes – come out and be the waiter,” he said yesterday while leading the Daily News on an exclusive tour of the eatery. 

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Here are some things you might have misses over the past few days:

New York Yankees have dethroned Manchester United as the world’s most valuable team brand “The Yankees brand is worth $328 million (21% of their $1.6 billion total team value), while we calculate the Man U name to be worth $285 million (16% of their $1.835 billion value). The two teams swapped spots as the Yankees saw a merchandising frenzy thanks to a 27th World Series title and the opening of their new stadium.”

CBS Radio Expo – June 26, 2010 at Yankee Stadium  “Bring the family out to the CBS Radio Expo on Saturday, June 26 at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York. Join Newsradio 880, CBS FM 101.1, WFAN Sports Radio 66, 1010 WINS, Fresh 102.7 and the new 92.3 Now for a full day of music, stars and fun!” Buy Tickets!

‘El Duque’ Hernandez “in shock” over half-brother’s shootings “Former Yankees and Mets pitcher Orlando (El Duque) Hernandez is said to be “in shock” over the multiple shootings carried out by his half-brother Gerardo Regalado on Sunday night in Hialeah, Fla.”

Can you name the Yankees World Series Roster ’99-’09? Name every player to make an appearance in the World Series with the Yankees in either 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003 or 2009. [#/116]

Jeter, Jay-Z not recruiting James to N.Y. “It wouldn’t make sense,” the Yankees captain told ESPNNewYork.com. “That’s his decision,” the hip-hop mogul and part owner of the New Jersey Nets said in a Rolling Stone interview. (more…)

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