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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mark Teixeira: You Would Walk Gary Sanchez With Babe Ruth On Deck

Time to break out the hyperbole:

It is not a rare occurrence, except when the hitter being walked is in career game No. 21 and the batter behind him has 404 career home runs. The Seattle Mariners did not intentionally walk New York Yankees rookie sensation Gary Sanchez once Wednesday to face Mark Teixeira—they did it twice. And even Teixeira knew they had no choice.

“Shoot, if Babe Ruth is hitting behind him, you intentionally walk him,” said Teixeira after the Yankees’ 5-0 victory over the Mariners. “I mean, he is as hot as any player I have played with in my entire career. You just don’t see guys doing what he is doing. I don’t care how old he is.” Sanchez, 23, had crushed a solo homer in the first. In the fifth, the double Sanchez smashed down the third-base line was as hard a hit as you will ever see, according to Teixeira.

Sanchez is now batting .389 with nine homers and 16 RBIs in 72 at-bats. His OPS is 1.297. Only four other players have hit nine homers in the first 21 games of their careers. That is in baseball history.

Still, you have to get off to a pretty good start to have anyone comparing you to Babe Ruth after 21 games.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Let’s hear it for Joe Girardi, the true hero of this Yankees season

For once, Loopy gets it exactly right

Captain Supporter Posted: August 14, 2016 at 09:33 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, joe girardi, new york yankees

Sunday, July 10, 2016

New York Post: Page Six: Derek Jeter Marries Hannah Davis

Breaking News:

Derek Jeter is finally a married man. The 42-year-old former New York Yankees captain married model Hannah Davis, 26, on Saturday. And rather than throw a big showbiz wedding, the couple chose to exchange their vows in a small and intimate ceremony with only close friends and family in Napa, Calif.

The ceremony took place outside at the picturesque Meadowood resort in Napa, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit beauty Davis walked down the aisle in a stunning, custom-made Vera Wang gown.
.  .  .
There were less than 100 guests at the wedding and only a few former Yankees made the cut for the nuptials: Jeter’s longtime pals Jorge Posada, Andruw Jones and Tino Martinez.

Also there were Jeter’s close family, his parents, Charles and Dorothy, and sister, Sharlee. On Davis’ side were a few of her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model pals.

Did Jim ever get around to sending the BBTF gift?


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Carlos Beltrán, 400 Home Runs, 2,500 Hits, and The Hall of Fame

Beltrán’s career is winding down and it is doubtful he will attain the 500 home run or 3,000 hit-milestones that would make his Hall of Fame candidacy an open and shut case.  Nevertheless, Beltrán has quietly put together a fine career and, by reaching the secondary milestones of 400 home runs and 2,500 hits to go along with his other accomplishments, the veteran slugger has greatly strengthened his Hall of Fame case.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

A’s pitcher Kendall Graveman is the first starting pitcher to bat cleanup since Babe Ruth

Oakland Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman made history on Wednesday night, and it had nothing to do with his work on the mound. Graveman is the first starting pitcher to bat cleanup in a game since a fellow named Babe Ruth on June 1, 1920 with the Yankees. Though it’s not what you might think.

spanx for the memories Posted: April 21, 2016 at 06:42 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: new york yankees, oakland athletics

Monday, April 04, 2016

HBO’s John Oliver rips the Yankees brass for elitist ticket policies

Warning: Video contains NSFW language.

Come Tuesday, fans won’t be gaining entry to Yankee Stadium’s Opening Day with print-at-home tickets.

Some fans, however, will get to see the New York Yankees face the Houston Astros from behind home plate on the dime of Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver—under one condition.

The comedian is offering a total of six Legends Suite tickets to the three Yankees home games this week for 25 cents each to people who can conjure up the most creative, original and presumably eye-catching method of dressing as if they “have never sat in a premium location before.”

spanx for the memories Posted: April 04, 2016 at 02:49 PM | 77 comment(s)
  Beats: new york yankees

 

 

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