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Luis Castillo, the Yankees batboy from 1998-2005 has come out with a new memoir entitled “Clubhouse Confidential.” He shares some secrets and some of his favorite memories while holding the position. Here’s just a peak at what it’s all about:

It was before Game 7 of the 2004 American League Championship Series, a game  that we would lose. The series was tied 3-3 at that point, and it was  particularly disheartening since we had won the first three games. Unknown to  us, Boston’s comeback was not to be stopped.

At any rate, at the end of the meeting it was traditional for Joe Torre to  ask Jorge Posada what we were going to do. He would reply, “Grind it!” This time  — I guess to make Hideki Matsui feel more part of the team — Torre turned to him at the end of the  meeting.

“What are we going to do?”Hideki paused for just a second before replying. “Kick ass. Pop champagne. And get some ho’s.”

Yankee fans are on the rise in Queens. “Transit direction website HopStop.com sifted through its database of searches to Yankee Stadium and Citi Field since opening day and found that the city leans heavily toward the pinstripes. In fact, more than 68% of travelers who used HopStop were headed to the Stadium in the Bronx, based on more than 100,000 queries.”

Yanks need a starter for Tuesday  Since Phil Hughes entered tonight’s game in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Yankees will need to decide on who to start Tuesday’s game. According to Wallace Matthews, “A. J. Burnett will probably replace Hughes on Tuesday, and either Bartolo Colon or Ivan Nova would go on Wednesday.”

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I recently had a canvas commissioned at Easy Canvas Prints of my late grandparents. The quality of their work is exceptional, and it seriously blew me away when I first opened up the package. Their customer service was terrific and was delivered in a timely fashion. So, if you have any interest in getting a canvas done of a iconic sports moment, a family photo, or quote..you now know where to go. (more…)

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Yankees (48-31) vs. Mets (41-40)

Pitching Matchup:

RHP Ivan Nova (7-4, 4.26) vs LHP Jonathon Niese (7-6, 3.67)

Yankees Lineup

Swisher RF
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Cano 2B
Martin C
Jones LF
Nunez SS
Nova RHP

The game will take place at Citifield in Flushing, New York. It’s scheduled to start at 7:05p.m. ET. The game will be televised on the YES Network. The game can be heard on the WCBS 880 radio station. (more…)

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Just the other day, my family went out to celebrate my brother’s birthday. We decided to check out Darryl Strawberry’s new restaurant, which is called Strawberry’s Sports Grill. It’s located on 42-15 235th street (next to the LIRR train station) in Douglaston, NY.

We had no trouble finding a parking spot, as they had a parking lot close by and offered valet parking. As we walked in the place, we were greeted by Mike Strawberry, who happens to be Darryl’s brother. He was very nice and even shook my hand. I was amazed by all the memorabilia and autographed items they had on the walls. Darryl’s old locker is even in the restaurant. The waiters and waitresses walked around the restaurant in Yankees (#39) and Mets (#19) t-shirts, which I thought was pretty cool.

Darryl has stated many times that he would be involved in the restaurant and he would pop in from time to time to mingle with the fans, and even surprise some people by serving them food. Apparently, he was at his restaurant the day before, but left for vacation when we went. No hard feelings, but hopefully I’ll get to meet him one day. Check out the Menu

Great food, good service and a really nice atmosphere for any sports fan. I’ll be back soon. Two Thumbs Up!

From Strawberry’s Website:

“Strawberry’s Sport Grill features a menu of high quality yet casual fare, including an extensive burger menu, mouth-watering steaks, house-smoked BBQ, fresh-colorful salads, and firey chicken wings. The Grill offers a full bar, including 16 draft lines and a wide selection of expertly crafted cocktails. Guests can cheer as they watch their favorite team on any of our 16 HDTVs.”

 

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