Sunday, May 31, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 31

That one hurt. Jeter was SAFE at first and the walk in the 9th cost the Yanks the win. Cannot be walking guys to lead off the 9th. No excuses. Tex with a monster game. Now, need to take the Monday wraparound game and take 3 of 4 from the Indians.

Take care.......Brad

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 31, 2009

N.Y. Yankees 4, Cleveland 5 at Progressive Field
N.Y. Yankees Record: (29-21) Cleveland Record: (22-30)

Winning pitcher - Kerry Wood (2-2)
Losing pitcher - Phil Coke (1-3)

N.Y. Yankees Runs: 4, Hits: 10, Errors: 0
Cleveland Runs: 5, Hits: 9, Errors: 1

GAME LINKS:
Game Recap & Box Score:
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Standings:
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Game Notes:
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Next N.Y. Yankees Game: June 1, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Cleveland Indians
Upcoming N.Y. Yankees Home Games:
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 30

FIRST PLACE! Can they hold it! With the way they have been playing, the Yankees can continue to roll and build on this lead. They need to expand this lead while they can while all are healthy. And all without Nady, Posada, and Brunney! GO YANKEES!

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 30, 2009

N.Y. Yankees 10, Cleveland 5 at Progressive Field
N.Y. Yankees Record: (29-20) Cleveland Record: (21-30)

Winning pitcher - CC Sabathia (5-3)
Losing pitcher - Fausto Carmona (2-5)

N.Y. Yankees Runs: 10, Hits: 13, Errors: 0 Cleveland Runs: 5, Hits: 7, Errors: 2

GAME LINKS:
Game Recap & Box Score:
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Standings:
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Game Notes:
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Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 31, 2009 12:40 PM ET vs. Cleveland Indians
Upcoming N.Y. Yankees Home Games:
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vs. Texas Rangers, June 4, 2009 01:05 PM ET
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New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 29

A good start to this wrap-around series for Pettitte and the Yankees. The Yankees moved to 8 game above .500 on the season in the 3-1 win in Cleveland. Lee and the Indians drop to 21-29 on the season and we have to wonder how much longer the Indians will go before making a coaching change. Now it is up to Sabathia, Hughes, and Joba to get wins in the next 3 games about the Indians.....take care........Brad

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 29, 2009

N.Y. Yankees 3, Cleveland 1 at Progressive Field
N.Y. Yankees Record: (28-20) Cleveland Record: (21-29)

Winning pitcher - Andy Pettitte (5-1)
Losing pitcher - Cliff Lee (2-6)
SV - Mariano Rivera (10)

N.Y. Yankees Runs: 3, Hits: 10, Errors: 0Cleveland Runs: 1, Hits: 8, Errors: 0GAME LINKS:Game Recap & Box Score:http://link.mlblists.com/r/LXGDB1/EP17H/FCH51/WLHM9E/C5UPK5/50/t?a=partnerId=ed-2586333-55341588%26source=ed-2586333-55341588Visit yankees.com for more information:http://link.mlblists.com/r/LXGDB1/EP17H/FCH51/WLHM9E/72RJMA/50/t?a=partnerId=ed-2586333-55341588%26source=ed-2586333-55341588Standings:http://link.mlblists.com/r/LXGDB1/EP17H/FCH51/WLHM9E/TPM7T1/50/t?a=partnerId=ed-2586333-55341588%26source=ed-2586333-55341588Game Notes:http://link.mlblists.com/r/LXGDB1/EP17H/FCH51/WLHM9E/D41UDK/50/t?a=partnerId=ed-2586333-55341588%26source=ed-2586333-55341588Video Highlights:http://link.mlblists.com/r/LXGDB1/EP17H/FCH51/WLHM9E/72RJMM/50/t?a=partnerId=ed-2586333-55341588%26source=ed-2586333-55341588Photo Gallery:http://link.mlblists.com/r/LXGDB1/EP17H/FCH51/WLHM9E/KE68JR/50/t?a=partnerId=ed-2586333-55341588%26source=ed-2586333-55341588
Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 30, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Cleveland Indians
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Thursday, May 28, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 27

7 games over .500 and tied for 1st place. Keep it up Yankees! Finally a win for AJ!

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 27, 2009

N.Y. Yankees 9, Texas 2 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
N.Y. Yankees Record: (27-20)Texas Record: (27-19)

Winning pitcher - A.J. Burnett (3-2)
Losing pitcher - Derek Holland (1-2)

N.Y. Yankees Runs: 9, Hits: 15, Errors: 0Texas Runs: 2, Hits: 5, Errors: 1

GAME LINKS:Game Recap & Box Score:http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/X52PT/W9XP5/HDKAR1/72RXCR/CM/t?a=partnerId=ed-2575436-55341588%26source=ed-2575436-55341588Visit yankees.com for more information:http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/X52PT/W9XP5/HDKAR1/8AFKVN/CM/t?a=partnerId=ed-2575436-55341588%26source=ed-2575436-55341588Standings:http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/X52PT/W9XP5/HDKAR1/V14OPX/CM/t?a=partnerId=ed-2575436-55341588%26source=ed-2575436-55341588Game Notes:http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/X52PT/W9XP5/HDKAR1/HDBRX6/CM/t?a=partnerId=ed-2575436-55341588%26source=ed-2575436-55341588Video Highlights:http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/X52PT/W9XP5/HDKAR1/IYGFK0/CM/t?a=partnerId=ed-2575436-55341588%26source=ed-2575436-55341588Photo Gallery:http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/X52PT/W9XP5/HDKAR1/6VJW0P/CM/t?a=partnerId=ed-2575436-55341588%26source=ed-2575436-55341588
Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 29, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Cleveland Indians
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Home Runs at Yankee Stadium - My Reason Why

Well yes, I too have heard all the talk about the amount of home runs at Yankee Stadium. My first point is this, two teams play a game there. So no one has an advantage over anyone else. The only exception would be a team stacked with lefties. The short porch has always been just that, and we knew what to expect.

Now the question, why?

To me it is a simple answer. I attended my 3rd Yankee game of the season on Sunday and again noticed the amount of wind in the ballpark. As much as I loved the old stadium, finding a breeze in that place was always tough. I hate the heat and finding a "cool" place at the old stadium was a tough find. On Sunday, I had tickets for section 239 in the bleachers, in the sun! It was a hot day so my and my friend Gary decided to go upstairs. We stood along the railing in section 315 and what a breeze! It felt really good. What a difference from the old stadium. And the reason why is a simple one. Just below the facade, are openings that let the air in. You can feel the breeze blow out from behind home plate to right field. The balls hit up there, get caught in that "stream" of air and carry out. It was very evident on Sunday, but I did notice it there as well the first 2 games I attended in April.

The answer?

1.) Do nothing and leave it as is. First, I say lets wait until the season is over to fully evaluate how many home runs are being hit and how many "cheap" shots there are. A ball that is hit 400 feet is still going out no matter what the wind conditions are. But a ball hit 300 feet that carries an extra 30 to clear the wall is debatable.

2.) If the home runs are "excessive" than they can block off some of the airflow under the facade by covering it with a cloth or material. Hopefully a white mesh-like substance that will not alter the appearance of the stadium.

Lets see what happens over time and then make an evaluation. For now, enjoy the games and the home runs and worry about next year when it comes....

Take care......Brad

Things Are Turning Around

Well, if you have been reading my blog, I said that the Memorial Day weekend would be a good "point" in the season to make an evaluation. Well, at this point, compared to where things were, the Yankees have made huge strides. Yes, the 9 game win steak in what fueled them to their current 2nd place standing in the AL East. But more than that, this team is attaining their identity. More than other teams in the past, this Yankee lineup is more relaxed and definitely having more fun.

Recent High Points -
*Phil Hughes! Pitching great and deserves another start.
*The 9 game win streak. Enough said.
*Melky - Has been playing great while battling for playing time.

Low Points -
*Matsui - not hitting well and looks like his knee is really bothering him.
*Posada - You have to start to worry soon. I LOVE JORGE but did not like the 4 year signing. Lets hope he heals soon and gets back in the lineup.

I attended the Sunday 11 inning game. I had bleacher seats in section 239 but never made it there. It was HOT in the sun, so we stood up in section 315 in the shade and watched the game from there. There was a nice breeze up there. Tough loss but we stayed all 11 innings. I attended the game with by buddy Gary, a Phillies fan, so he got to enjoy the win! What bothered me was not sending the runners with Tex, who hit into the double play. Also, Matsui needed to lay down the bunt there. That hurt.

Great rebound win in Texas with A-Rod going 5 for 5. Much needed hits and Joba needs to pitch well tonight and get off to a good start.....

Take care....Brad

Friday, May 22, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 22

9 in a row!!! Lets make it 10!!!!

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 21, 2009

Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 7 at Yankee Stadium
Baltimore Record: (16-25) N.Y. Yankees Record: (24-17)

Winning pitcher - Alfredo Aceves (3-0)
Losing pitcher - Adam Eaton (2-5)
SV - Mariano Rivera (9)

Baltimore Runs: 4, Hits: 12, Errors: 0
N.Y. Yankees Runs: 7, Hits: 9, Errors: 0

GAME LINKS:
Game Recap & Box Score:
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Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 22, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 20

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 20, 2009

Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 11 at Yankee Stadium
Baltimore Record: (16-24)N.Y. Yankees Record: (23-17)

Winning pitcher - Phil Hughes (2-2)
Losing pitcher - Jeremy Guthrie (3-4)SV - Mariano Rivera (8)

Baltimore Runs: 4, Hits: 10, Errors: 1
N.Y. Yankees Runs: 11, Hits: 9, Errors: 0

GAME LINKS:Game Recap & Box Score:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ND6I8T/3DEY5/W9XP5/TS0B8/8ARL6C/W1/t?a=partnerId=ed-2550037-55341588%26source=ed-2550037-55341588Visit yankees.com for more information:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ND6I8T/3DEY5/W9XP5/TS0B8/JIG24D/W1/t?a=partnerId=ed-2550037-55341588%26source=ed-2550037-55341588Standings:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ND6I8T/3DEY5/W9XP5/TS0B8/TP7DJ3/W1/t?a=partnerId=ed-2550037-55341588%26source=ed-2550037-55341588Game Notes:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ND6I8T/3DEY5/W9XP5/TS0B8/V15IF1/W1/t?a=partnerId=ed-2550037-55341588%26source=ed-2550037-55341588Video Highlights:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ND6I8T/3DEY5/W9XP5/TS0B8/LQ6ZK9/W1/t?a=partnerId=ed-2550037-55341588%26source=ed-2550037-55341588Photo Gallery:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ND6I8T/3DEY5/W9XP5/TS0B8/5C9PG2/W1/t?a=partnerId=ed-2550037-55341588%26source=ed-2550037-55341588
Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 21, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Baltimore Orioles
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 19

7 in a row! Lets go Hughes!

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 19, 2009

Baltimore 1, N.Y. Yankees 9 at Yankee Stadium
Baltimore Record: (16-23)N.Y. Yankees Record: (22-17)

Winning pitcher - CC Sabathia (4-3)
Losing pitcher - Brad Bergesen (1-2)

Baltimore Runs: 1, Hits: 3, Errors: 2
N.Y. Yankees Runs: 9, Hits: 7, Errors: 0

GAME LINKS:Game Recap & Box Score:http://link.mlblists.com/r/9OJCSI/0WWCK/LM0Y8/YN3I5/XTWYAZ/36/t?a=partnerId=ed-2546458-55341588%26source=ed-2546458-55341588Visit yankees.com for more information:http://link.mlblists.com/r/9OJCSI/0WWCK/LM0Y8/YN3I5/LQ6VLH/36/t?a=partnerId=ed-2546458-55341588%26source=ed-2546458-55341588Standings:http://link.mlblists.com/r/9OJCSI/0WWCK/LM0Y8/YN3I5/KE8C1H/36/t?a=partnerId=ed-2546458-55341588%26source=ed-2546458-55341588Game Notes:http://link.mlblists.com/r/9OJCSI/0WWCK/LM0Y8/YN3I5/3OEJWY/36/t?a=partnerId=ed-2546458-55341588%26source=ed-2546458-55341588Video Highlights:http://link.mlblists.com/r/9OJCSI/0WWCK/LM0Y8/YN3I5/M9O2T6/36/t?a=partnerId=ed-2546458-55341588%26source=ed-2546458-55341588Photo Gallery:http://link.mlblists.com/r/9OJCSI/0WWCK/LM0Y8/YN3I5/40QRXQ/36/t?a=partnerId=ed-2546458-55341588%26source=ed-2546458-55341588
Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 20, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Baltimore Orioles
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 18

4 games over .500! Yankees are rolling as of now. Pitching has been decent and they are hitting. All without A-Rod hitting and Jeter off the mark. Lets hope they keep it up!

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 18, 2009

Minnesota 6, N.Y. Yankees 7 at Yankee Stadium
Minnesota Record: (18-21)N.Y. Yankees Record: (21-17)

Winning pitcher - Andy Pettitte (4-1)
Losing pitcher - Glen Perkins (1-3)SV - Phil Coke (1)

Minnesota Runs: 6, Hits: 13, Errors: 1
N.Y. Yankees Runs: 7, Hits: 13, Errors: 0

GAME LINKS:Game Recap & Box Score:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ZPW14Z/H1FOZ/QKZSV/4TIKO/GKTBUZ/KI/t?a=partnerId=ed-2543770-55341588%26source=ed-2543770-55341588Visit yankees.com for more information:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ZPW14Z/H1FOZ/QKZSV/4TIKO/LQ60BX/KI/t?a=partnerId=ed-2543770-55341588%26source=ed-2543770-55341588Standings:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ZPW14Z/H1FOZ/QKZSV/4TIKO/TP752J/KI/t?a=partnerId=ed-2543770-55341588%26source=ed-2543770-55341588Game Notes:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ZPW14Z/H1FOZ/QKZSV/4TIKO/26IQKH/KI/t?a=partnerId=ed-2543770-55341588%26source=ed-2543770-55341588Video Highlights:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ZPW14Z/H1FOZ/QKZSV/4TIKO/BM3URA/KI/t?a=partnerId=ed-2543770-55341588%26source=ed-2543770-55341588Photo Gallery:http://link.mlblists.com/r/ZPW14Z/H1FOZ/QKZSV/4TIKO/C5P1F7/KI/t?a=partnerId=ed-2543770-55341588%26source=ed-2543770-55341588

Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 19, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Baltimore Orioles
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Frommer - The Book Review: "Bases Loaded," "The Baseball Hall of Fame" and more...

HARVEY FROMMER ON SPORTS

The Book Review: "Bases Loaded," "The Baseball Hall of Fame" and more . . .

Kirk Radomski was employed in the clubhouse of the New York Mets for a decade. Now in his first book "Bases Loaded"(co-authored by David Fisher (Hudson Street Press, $25.95, 246 pages) the chief figure inn the Mitchell Reports takes the reader behind the scenes for some little told stories of the steroid scandal in baseball. It is an eye raising book, a story whose end is not yet in sight, a book as timely as today's headlines. Controversy and conflict dogged Radmoski who became the main clubhouse supplier of performance enhancing drugs to nearly 300 major leaguers. "The Baseball Hall of Fame" by Bert Randolph Sugar" (Running Press, $35.00, 272 pages, more than 500 photos) is the mother of all books on the shrine in Cooperstown, New York. Page after page of items from the Hall's collection intermingle with the text of Sugar, an old hand at the sports book game ­ he has written more than 50 books. Recommended From Clerisy press in Cincinnati comes a quartette of baseball books aimed at all kinds of readers and for all types of tastes. "365 Oddball Days in Boston red Sox History" by John Snyder ($12.95, 372 pages, paper) is an almanac style tome that picks up a lot of eccentric nuances of Sox history through the years. "Rollie's Follies" by Rollie Fingers ($14.95, 22 pages, paper) is a collection of stats, lists and lore ­ all very illuminating and entertaining. "Cincinnati's Crosley Field" by Greg Rhodes and John Eradi ($25.00, 216 pages, paper) is a perfect book for fans of the Reds and others into baseball history showcasing as it does the old ballpark in words and picture. And finally "Dodgers Journal" by John Snyder ($29.95, 800 pages, paper) is a fountainhead of all kinds of information about the franchise since its inception in 1884. For the golfers for getting or giving there is Homer Kelley's "Golfing Machine" by Scott Gummer (Gotham Books/Penguin, $26.00, 267 pages) an illuminating look at nuances of the game and the genius whose theories revolutionized it.Harvey Frommer is his 33rd consecutive year of writing sports books. The author of 40 of them including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM, an oral/narrative history (Abrams, Stewart, Tabori and Chang) was published in 2008 as well as a reprint version of his classic "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball." The prolific Frommer is at work on REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK (2010).Frommer sports books are available direct from the author - discounted and autographed.FROMMER SPORTSNET (syndicated) reaches a readership in the millions and is housed on Internet search engines for extended periods of time.

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 17, 2009

Wow, what a weekend. Amazing games with 3 walk-off wins in a row. First time since 1972. Friday night was the big comeback that propelled them through the weekend. Lets hope they finish the series off today and move on. Getting to 4 games over .500 will be great and the goal now should be 10 games over .500 by early June. Take care....Brad

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 17, 2009

Minnesota 2, N.Y. Yankees 3 at Yankee Stadium
Minnesota Record: (18-20)N.Y. Yankees Record: (20-17)

Winning pitcher - Alfredo Aceves (2-0)
Losing pitcher - Jesse Crain (2-2)

Minnesota Runs: 2, Hits: 8, Errors: 0
N.Y. Yankees Runs: 3, Hits: 9, Errors: 0

GAME LINKS:Game Recap & Box Score:http://link.mlblists.com/r/Y34U5A/Y58M2/1NEHD/MWZ4V/9ZFRC5/ZH/t?a=partnerId=ed-2542123-55341588%26source=ed-2542123-55341588Visit yankees.com for more information:http://link.mlblists.com/r/Y34U5A/Y58M2/1NEHD/MWZ4V/LQ68DR/ZH/t?a=partnerId=ed-2542123-55341588%26source=ed-2542123-55341588Standings:http://link.mlblists.com/r/Y34U5A/Y58M2/1NEHD/MWZ4V/6VS96M/ZH/t?a=partnerId=ed-2542123-55341588%26source=ed-2542123-55341588Game Notes:http://link.mlblists.com/r/Y34U5A/Y58M2/1NEHD/MWZ4V/TP7ZRB/ZH/t?a=partnerId=ed-2542123-55341588%26source=ed-2542123-55341588Video Highlights:http://link.mlblists.com/r/Y34U5A/Y58M2/1NEHD/MWZ4V/S3ZAJB/ZH/t?a=partnerId=ed-2542123-55341588%26source=ed-2542123-55341588Photo Gallery:http://link.mlblists.com/r/Y34U5A/Y58M2/1NEHD/MWZ4V/M9O6YU/ZH/t?a=partnerId=ed-2542123-55341588%26source=ed-2542123-55341588
Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 18, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Minnesota Twins
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Friday, May 15, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 14, 2009

The Yankees got back to .500 last night after a good performance by CC. Mo got his 7th save of the season and both Jeter and Matsui came up with big hits in the win. The Yankees come home now for a long home stand where they need to play at least .700 ball. This stretch will be a great tell as to where this team is. Swisher has gone cold and Tex is still struggling at the plate. Cano and Melky remain hot and need to carry this team until the likes of A-Rod start to hit....

Take care.........Brad

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 14, 2009

N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 2 at Rogers Centre
N.Y. Yankees Record: (17-17)Toronto Record: (23-14)

Winning pitcher - CC Sabathia (3-3)
Losing pitcher - Jesse Carlson (0-2)
SV - Mariano Rivera (7)

N.Y. Yankees Runs: 3, Hits: 7, Errors: 0Toronto Runs: 2, Hits: 5, Errors: 0

GAME LINKS:Game Recap & Box Score:http://link.mlblists.com/r/S92JV6/GP42K/UE4N7/HALVI/ZBKMGD/SN/t?a=partnerId=ed-2531062-55341588%26source=ed-2531062-55341588Visit yankees.com for more information:http://link.mlblists.com/r/S92JV6/GP42K/UE4N7/HALVI/18Y46E/SN/t?a=partnerId=ed-2531062-55341588%26source=ed-2531062-55341588Standings:http://link.mlblists.com/r/S92JV6/GP42K/UE4N7/HALVI/18Y46Q/SN/t?a=partnerId=ed-2531062-55341588%26source=ed-2531062-55341588Game Notes:http://link.mlblists.com/r/S92JV6/GP42K/UE4N7/HALVI/FXLNKG/SN/t?a=partnerId=ed-2531062-55341588%26source=ed-2531062-55341588Video Highlights:http://link.mlblists.com/r/S92JV6/GP42K/UE4N7/HALVI/FXLNK8/SN/t?a=partnerId=ed-2531062-55341588%26source=ed-2531062-55341588Photo Gallery:http://link.mlblists.com/r/S92JV6/GP42K/UE4N7/HALVI/QF26N4/SN/t?a=partnerId=ed-2531062-55341588%26source=ed-2531062-55341588

Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 15, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Minnesota Twins
Upcoming N.Y. Yankees Home Games:vs. Minnesota Twins, May 15, 2009 07:05 PM ET http://link.mlblists.com/r/S92JV6/GP42K/UE4N7/HALVI/QF26NW/SN/t?a=partnerId=ed-2531062-55341588%26source=ed-2531062-55341588vs. Minnesota Twins, May 16, 2009 01:05 PM ET http://link.mlblists.com/r/S92JV6/GP42K/UE4N7/HALVI/72JIAL/SN/t?a=partnerId=ed-2531062-55341588%26source=ed-2531062-55341588vs. Minnesota Twins, May 17, 2009 01:05 PM ET http://link.mlblists.com/r/S92JV6/GP42K/UE4N7/HALVI/OJCGRW/SN/t?a=partnerId=ed-2531062-55341588%26source=ed-2531062-55341588

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Yankee Stadium Seats Purchase Information

I wanted to pass this on to all Yankees fans......Take care.......Brad

Dear Yankee Stadium Fan,

Last season, I was contacted by you & was asked by you to contact you when I had seats available from Yankee Stadium. That time has finally come. I will have a VERY limited number of plastic seats available "Old" Yankee Stadium, which will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Connected double seats are priced @ $2199.00. I will also be offering a limited number of SINGLE seats as well, for those of you who don't have the space for a double seat, @ $1399.00. Prices for both INCLUDE UPS Ground shipping to ANYWHERE in the Continental United States. Seats should be in stock & ready to ship in 8-12 weeks (July/August). Please note that NYS sales tax will apply on any order shipped inside the state. Other rare & one of a kind items are in the works & should be available in the coming months as well on my site. If you are interested in purchasing seats and/or other "Old" Yankee Stadium related items currently available on my website, please feel free to reply back at your earliest convenience. Thanks again for your interest & hope to hear back from you soon!

Regards,
Richie Aurigemma
www.YankeeStadiumSeats.com

Yankee Stadium Sale

To let people know, here are some prices that I have gotten from Steiner.

Whole sections of the facade will be sold for $50,000 each. A few sections will be broken up and sold in collections in glass cases and collages.

Sections of the outfield wall padding are priced at $2,500 each.

For those who can afford it, enjoy!

Take care.....Brad

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So far, the results are not promising at all.

All this money spent for a 15-17 record? Same old results we have been getting. How disappointing can this team get. They cannot hit and they cannot pitch. Cashman has to be the one most responsible for putting this team together. As Yogi said, "It is getting late early!"

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 12, 2009

N.Y. Yankees 1, Toronto 5 at Rogers Centre
N.Y. Yankees Record: (15-17)Toronto Record: (23-12)

Winning pitcher - Roy Halladay (7-1)
Losing pitcher - A.J. Burnett (2-1)

N.Y. Yankees Runs: 1, Hits: 5, Errors: 1Toronto Runs: 5, Hits: 8, Errors: 0

GAME LINKS:Game Recap & Box Score:http://link.mlblists.com/r/XN5PM2/SCENB/PXA9C/DOPXP/BM3WIW/E4/t?a=partnerId=ed-2523200-55341588%26source=ed-2523200-55341588Visit yankees.com for more information:http://link.mlblists.com/r/XN5PM2/SCENB/PXA9C/DOPXP/9ZF5D4/E4/t?a=partnerId=ed-2523200-55341588%26source=ed-2523200-55341588Standings:http://link.mlblists.com/r/XN5PM2/SCENB/PXA9C/DOPXP/UUMT6B/E4/t?a=partnerId=ed-2523200-55341588%26source=ed-2523200-55341588Game Notes:http://link.mlblists.com/r/XN5PM2/SCENB/PXA9C/DOPXP/QF2PHL/E4/t?a=partnerId=ed-2523200-55341588%26source=ed-2523200-55341588Video Highlights:http://link.mlblists.com/r/XN5PM2/SCENB/PXA9C/DOPXP/GKTIJS/E4/t?a=partnerId=ed-2523200-55341588%26source=ed-2523200-55341588Photo Gallery:http://link.mlblists.com/r/XN5PM2/SCENB/PXA9C/DOPXP/26IC77/E4/t?a=partnerId=ed-2523200-55341588%26source=ed-2523200-55341588
Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 13, 2009 07:07 PM ET vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Upcoming N.Y. Yankees Home Games:vs. Minnesota Twins, May 15, 2009 07:05 PM ET http://link.mlblists.com/r/XN5PM2/SCENB/PXA9C/DOPXP/ZBK62A/E4/t?a=partnerId=ed-2523200-55341588%26source=ed-2523200-55341588vs. Minnesota Twins, May 16, 2009 01:05 PM ET http://link.mlblists.com/r/XN5PM2/SCENB/PXA9C/DOPXP/3OEVM4/E4/t?a=partnerId=ed-2523200-55341588%26source=ed-2523200-55341588vs. Minnesota Twins, May 17, 2009 01:05 PM ET http://link.mlblists.com/r/XN5PM2/SCENB/PXA9C/DOPXP/NS0F1H/E4/t?a=partnerId=ed-2523200-55341588%26source=ed-2523200-55341588

Monday, May 11, 2009

MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND NEW YORK YANKEES ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT

Thank you to Andrew for the information.....

ANDREW WOLF
Editor and PublisherThe Bronx Press and Riverdale Review
5752 Fieldston Road - Riverdale, NY 10471
(800) 601-9594 or (718) 543-5200 - Ext. 105

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2009
No. 214
www.nyc.gov

MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND NEW YORK YANKEES ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON SALE OF YANKEE STADIUM MEMORABILIA

Sale Brings $11.5 Million in Guaranteed Revenue to the City and Once-in-a-lifetime Opportunity for Fans

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York Yankees today announced an agreement on the sale of seats and other City-owned memorabilia from the original Yankee Stadium. The City will receive a guaranteed payment of $11.5 million from the Yankees, and the team will sell the City-owned memorabilia together with Yankees-owned memorabilia through Yankees-Steiner Collectibles, the exclusive provider of game-used memorabilia from the original and current Yankee Stadium. Memorabilia owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation includes Yankee Stadium seats, bleachers and fixtures such as the foul poles, player lockers, and the iconic “frieze.” The City’s proceeds from the sale will go to the City’s general fund. The Yankees will be responsible for all contracting and costs related to the removal, sale and marketing of the inventory. Information on acquiring memorabilia from the original Yankee Stadium will be released by Yankees-Steiner Collectibles.

“The original Yankee Stadium has served as the place for some of baseball’s most enduring memories,” said Mayor Bloomberg. “Countless New Yorkers and people around the world have a lasting connection to the Stadium thanks to the legends who played in pinstripes, the plays that brought championships home, and even the popes that celebrated Mass there. I’m glad the City’s agreement with the Yankees will generate much-needed revenue for the City, and offer fans a chance to own some of the famed Yankee Stadium history.”

“We are delighted to have reached an agreement with the City of New York,” said New York Yankees Chief Operating Officer Lonn A. Trost. “The original Yankee Stadium was – and still is – an important part of our country’s sports heritage, and we are thrilled to be able to offer our fans the opportunity to acquire a keepsake from our former home.”

In August 2008, the City and the New York Mets announced an agreement to sell Shea Stadium memorabilia. That agreement called for a joint sale of City and Mets-owned memorabilia, with the City receiving 70 percent of revenues net of sale costs and the Mets receiving 30 percent. To date, the City has earned $3.5 million from the sale of Shea Stadium memorabilia.

Contact: Stu Loeser/Andrew Brent (Mayor) (212) 788-2958
Jason Latimer (Yankees) (718) 579-4519

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Frommer on Dom DiMaggio

Harvey Frommer on Sports

Remembering Dom DiMaggio

Sicilian immigrants Giuseppe -- the fisherman -- and Rosalie lived in the North Beach section of San Francisco and raised nine children. Three of the five boys became big league ball players. The last one, Dominic Paul DiMaggio, passed away a couple of days ago at the age of 92.
I was probably the last one to interview him. He is my 130th voice for the opus I am working on - - REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY , slated for 2010 publication.
The man they dubbed the "Little Professor" because of his spectacles and 5-foot-9, 168-pound frame was a hell of a ballplayer even though he played in the gigantic shadows of Ted Williams and brother Joseph. He hit in 34 straight games in 1949, a streak snapped when big brother Joe snared a sinking line drive in a 6-3 Red Sox win over the Yankees.
I reached Dominci Paul DiMagggio on the phone not too long after he passed his 92nd birthday.
"How much time do you need?" he asked.
"Thirty minutes."
"Too much. How about five minutes"
We settled on 20 minutes, and I was told to talk louder throughout. What follows are some of the more moving and interesting aspects of the oral history that should make their way into the book. The words reveal a confident and intelligent man, who had a little tartness to him.
DOM DIMAGGIO: The first time I walked into Fenway Park was April 1940 before the season started, and there was ice on the field. It was a bit of a shock for me having been in California all my life. I was wondering how we were going to start on time. I do believe we did.
The weather wasn't that bad. But there were cold days. I loved Fenway Park because it was cozy. Playing baseball there was a pleasure and a joy. It was close to the public and the whole thing was a perfect picture in my mind.
The atmosphere was increased when the Red Sox and Yankees played and you could feel that and so I enjoyed playing against New York.
In 1941, when my brother Joe had the hitting streak going, Ted would be talking to the guy in the scoreboard and the guy would keep him posted when Joe got a hit. You couldn't do that at any other park.
There were times at Fenway when Joe would be coming in from centerfield and I would be coming out. I said very little to him on those occasions. What the hell was I going to do, stop in centerfield and have a conversation?
Sam Mele wasn't a bad outfielder. Ted Williams wasn't a bad outfielder either especially at Fenway Park - he played that wall nicely.
I enjoyed a challenge and Fenway Park did offer a challenge because of its structure and that was something but other than that it was a pleasure to play in. Having played there so often for so many years and so many games I felt I mastered the ballpark and got along beautifully with the fences. They didn't hurt me and I didn't hurt them.
I did not shoot for the Green Monster. No. I was an all-around hitter, a line-drive hitter, a damn good one too. I loved to hit in Fenway.
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Harvey Frommer is his 33rd consecutive year of writing sports books. The author of 40 of them including the classics: "New York City Baseball,1947-1957" and "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball," his acclaimed REMEMBERING YANKEE STADIUM, an oral/narrative history (Abrams, Stewart, Tabori and Chang) was published in 2008 as well as a reprint version of his classic "Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball." The prolific Frommer is at work on REMEMBERING FENWAY PARK (2010).
Frommer sports books are available direct from the author - discounted and autographed.
FROMMER SPORTSNET (syndicated) reaches a readership in the millions and is housed on Internet search engines for extended periods of time.

Friday, May 8, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for 5/8/2009 - CC!

Finally CC gets the start we have expected from him all year long. A complete game shutout and a gem by the big guy. A-Rod returns and hit a HR on the first pitch he sees. What a boost from A-Rod and lets hope we can put together a winning streak of more than one game!

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 8, 2009
N.Y. Yankees 4, Baltimore 0 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
N.Y. Yankees Record: (14-15) Baltimore Record: (12-18)

Winning pitcher - CC Sabathia (2-3)
Losing pitcher - Jeremy Guthrie (2-3)

N.Y. Yankees Runs: 4, Hits: 9, Errors: 0
Baltimore Runs: 0, Hits: 4, Errors: 0

GAME LINKS:
Watch Video highlights:
http://link.mlblists.com/r/789OQD/I1HFZ/6LRO9/9T6T0/GKL45D/UP/t?a=partnerId=ed-2514920-55341588%26source=ed-2514920-55341588
Read More:
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Standings:
http://link.mlblists.com/r/789OQD/I1HFZ/6LRO9/9T6T0/8AJC04/UP/t?a=partnerId=ed-2514920-55341588%26source=ed-2514920-55341588
Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 9, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Baltimore Orioles
Upcoming N.Y. Yankees Home Games:
vs. Minnesota Twins, May 15, 2009 07:05 PM ET
http://link.mlblists.com/r/789OQD/I1HFZ/6LRO9/9T6T0/JIBKXF/UP/t?a=partnerId=ed-2514920-55341588%26source=ed-2514920-55341588
vs. Minnesota Twins, May 16, 2009 01:05 PM ET
http://link.mlblists.com/r/789OQD/I1HFZ/6LRO9/9T6T0/V1M3N0/UP/t?a=partnerId=ed-2514920-55341588%26source=ed-2514920-55341588
vs. Minnesota Twins, May 17, 2009 01:05 PM ET
http://link.mlblists.com/r/789OQD/I1HFZ/6LRO9/9T6T0/IYHXWP/UP/t?a=partnerId=ed-2514920-55341588%26source=ed-2514920-55341588

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Losses Mount - Postgame Alert for May 5, 2009

The Yankees continue their slide in the AL East with another loss last night to the Red Sox. The Red Sox are now 5-0 against the Yankees this season and simply have dominated them. This reminds me of the Braves dominating the Mets for all those years. It is now a mental block that the Yankees must get over....and in a hurry. Could Girardi be in trouble? I do not think so at this point, but the calls for his head will begin soon if this team does not make a move soon. I, for one, am not for making a change just for the sake of making a change. Tonight being a must win is an understatement.....



New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 5, 2009

Boston 7, N.Y. Yankees 3 at Yankee Stadium
Boston Record: (17-10)N.Y. Yankees Record: (13-13)

Winning pitcher - Josh Beckett (3-2)
Losing pitcher - Joba Chamberlain (1-1)

Boston Runs: 7, Hits: 8, Errors: 1N.Y. Yankees Runs: 3, Hits: 10, Errors: 1

GAME LINKS:Watch Video highlights:http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/TVBSI/N4VEO/JCGI8/C53T4X/GX/t?a=partnerId=ed-2498532-55341588%26source=ed-2498532-55341588
Read More:http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/TVBSI/N4VEO/JCGI8/IYHOI9/GX/t?a=partnerId=ed-2498532-55341588%26source=ed-2498532-55341588
Standings:http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/TVBSI/N4VEO/JCGI8/YHWIBO/GX/t?a=partnerId=ed-2498532-55341588%26source=ed-2498532-55341588
Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 6, 2009 07:05 PM ET vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Upcoming N.Y. Yankees Home Games:vs. Tampa Bay Rays, May 6, 2009 07:05 PM ET http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/TVBSI/N4VEO/JCGI8/RN253T/GX/t?a=partnerId=ed-2498532-55341588%26source=ed-2498532-55341588vs. Tampa Bay Rays, May 7, 2009 07:05 PM ET http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/TVBSI/N4VEO/JCGI8/72S3AW/GX/t?a=partnerId=ed-2498532-55341588%26source=ed-2498532-55341588vs. Minnesota Twins, May 15, 2009 07:05 PM ET http://link.mlblists.com/r/BCF2RQ/TVBSI/N4VEO/JCGI8/V1MKLO/GX/t?a=partnerId=ed-2498532-55341588%26source=ed-2498532-55341588

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New pitcher, same result - Yankees lose 6-4.

Hughes came in and tried to right the ship, but to no avail. The Yankee bats were quiet early and the lead was too much to overcome. Now the Redsox are 4-0 against the Yankees this year and things are looking worse at the moment. In the 6-4 loss last night, Tex hit 2 HRs in the losing cause. Lets hope that his bat is waking up and he gets more consistent in his swings. The nest starts from all the starters are crucial ones. The Yankees starting staff has been getting battered around. What was supposed to be the strong point of this team, so far is the weakest. I still think Joba has to go back into the bullpen in due time, but right now, the Yankees cannot afford to let him go there. These next 10 games will be crucial in what determining what direction this team is headed. Joba and Beckett go head to head tonight in this must-win game for the Yankees. The Yankees have the Rays and Orioles coming up after the Redsox, both on the road. But then they come home for a long home stand against the Twins, Orioles, and Phillies. I think we will know a lot about this team by May 25 when the home stand ends. By this date, the Yankees must be at least 5 games over .500, if not more. If they are still hovering around the .500 mark by then, it could be a very long season and trades may be in the works. Time will tell.....soon enough....

Brad

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Yankee Stadium Memorial at Heritage Park

Yankee Stadium Memorial at Heritage Park

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Old Yankee Stadium Project - MUST SEE

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Brad

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Opening Day by Marty Appel


By Marty Appel

The new Yankee Stadium opened to pomp and circumstance Thursday, but the home team fell in blowout fashion to Cleveland. (Getty)


(4/17/09) — On Opening Day of the refurbished Yankee Stadium, April 15, 1976, it was nearly 90 degrees and of course, I had overdressed, deeming it appropriate to wear a suit and tie on this formal occasion. I was the PR director; I was the guy on the field trying to make order out of 50 photographers and a long list of VIPs, coordinating the introductions with hand signals to Bob Sheppard in the PA booth. All of my “assistance” from stadium security had vanished, dispatched to Mr. Steinbrenner’s office for his pregame party.

So there I was, alone on the field with Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Frank Gifford, Kyle Rote, Johnny Unitas, Weeb Ewbank and others with Stadium pedigrees. Bob Shawkey, who pitched the 1923 opener, was on hand to throw out the first pitch, and he was surrounded on the mound by Mel Allen, the legendary “Voice of the Yankees;” by Pete Sheehy, the kindly clubhouse manager who had been there since 1927; by Toots Shor, the restaurateur whose eatery had been a second home to so many athletes; and by James Farley, former postmaster general, head of the Haverstraw, N.Y. Democratic Party, Haverstraw, N.Y., amateur baseball player, and season-ticket holder since ’23. Whitey Witt stood at the plate –- he was the first Yankees batter in ’23.

Although recent publicity has called the remodeled Yankee Stadium inferior to the original, at the time, almost everyone had glowing approval for the project. Escalators, a video-replay scoreboard (which didn’t work on Opening Day), no obstructed-view seating, modern-dining facilities, luxury boxes and a new sound system all had kicked the aging park into modern times. The fa├žade design, not yet held in iconic status as it is today, graced the top of the bleacher billboards. There wasn't seating in the left-field bleachers until it was hastily installed prior to the ’76 ALCS, and thus the attendance of 54,010 was less than the eventual capacity.
These thoughts were in my mind as I boarded the crowded D train at Columbus Circle for the 15-minute trip to the Bronx. Today, you can always tell when it’s the right train, because everyone is wearing Yankees clothing –- caps, Jeter T-shirts, etc. I always remember George Weiss, the GM in the '50s, supposedly pounding on his desk in front of a promotion man who was touting Cap Day and saying, “Do you think I want every kid in this town walking around in a Yankees cap?” As if it would be sacrilegious.

Upon emerging from the subway Thursday, I the first view is not of the beautiful new Stadium, but of the old one, over there to the left, experiencing the early stages of demolition. I was very emotional when I attended the final game last September, and this is yet another tug at my heartstrings. Sledgehammers are doing their jobs along the bleacher walls, and within the next few months, the concrete will be down, and the reality will really set in. I’ve been going there since 1956. This is tough to see.

I was early enough to take a full walk around the new park. There are no statues, as other teams have included, but plenty of signage and banners remembering great Yankees: Ruth to Gehrig to DiMaggio to Mantle to Munson to Murcer to Jackson to Mattingly to O'Neill to Williams to Jeter to Rivera to Sabathia. Yes, to CC. Hey, he was going for his second Yankees win Thursday! And the first rule of promoting your product is to promote the current product more than the old.
It’s nice that Babe Ruth Plaza not only remains, but is also enhanced. It used to be just three words in broken tile in a patch of concrete breaking up traffic flow on 161st Street. Now it has a more formal presence, as the outside of the first-base/right-field side of the stadium. The inside complement is called the Great Hall. (I might have named it the Grand Concourse, after the nearby Bronx street.)

Everyone is in a festive mood, and there had been rumors in the last 24 hours of not Yogi, but of President Obama -– or of Archbishop Dolan, newly installed just Wednesday, handling the honors. The paper this morning said it would be Yogi, which is just fine. He has been a loveable figure in this town since his 1946 debut 63 years ago. How do you stay so lovable so long? You have to be the real deal, and he is. He's the most honorable, honest and genuine person you could ever know. It is wonderful that he is still with us, just short of 84, to perform this honor. Although he does move closer to home plate with each ceremonial toss!

I arrived about two hours early and spent a lot of time photographing exterior shots. I decided that the crossing of 161st Street by hundreds of fans coming off the subway will take on the look of a Yankees fashion parade in no time. And just a few days after New York's traditional Easter Parade! It’s quite a sight to see this sea of Yankees blue swarm across the street towards Babe Ruth Plaza.

I’m in Section 212, sitting with Jeff Idelson, my pal for almost 20 years and the president of the Hall of Fame. Like me, Jeff is a former Yankees PR director. The late Anne Mileo was secretary to us both, and it’s a good day to remember Anne as well.

After receiving an Opening Day pin (sure to be a collectors item), I continued taking photos inside, thinking, “What would we be wanting to see of 1923’s opener if we could?”
So I shot concession-stand price signs, the restaurants, the signage and the museum, complete with all its signed baseballs, statues of Yogi and Larsen and the World Series trophies since 1977. I took a photo of the signed baseball of journeyman catcher Sal Fasano, one of my son’s favorite players, and wondered why I have no recollection of Frank Tanana ever being a Yankee.
The opening ceremonies were less tear-evoking than the final game last year, but still a marvel. John Fogerty sang “Centerfield” (love it), Bernie Williams did “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” on guitar (love him) and Kelly Clarkson performed the national anthem. (She is a different person than Carrie Underwood, right?)

The old timers introduced were a mixed bag of memories –- good for the Yankees to invite the much-maligned Horace Clark, and how good it was to see Jerry Coleman, Whitey Ford and Bobby Brown, who, beside Mr. Berra, were the senior citizens. The biggest hands were for the more recent players –- Williams, O’Neill, Tino Martinez, David Cone, etc., probably because younger fans cheer louder. Some of my favorites were there: Bobby Richardson, Moose Skowron, Ron Blomberg, Luis Arroyo, Ralph Terry and Bob Turley. (I guess we’ll never see Jim Bouton at such a gathering.) I wish Gene Michael had received a louder ovation, if only for what he meant as a super scout in the early '90s, building the Yankees dynasty of that decade.
To me, with a public-relations background, much of a fan's experience should be about how many cheer moments their day at the ballpark provides. For example, I was at the first exhibition game on April 3 against the Cubs. Jackson threw out the first pitch. I think the fans would have gotten a chill if the PA announcer had said, “And joining Reggie for the ceremonial first pitch ... one of his teammates from those great Yankees teams of the '70s ... one of the most popular players to ever wear the Yankees uniform ... here today as the manager of the Chicago Cubs ... a warm Yankee Stadium welcome for ... Lou Piniella!” It would have been a terrific moment.

Jeff and I then sat back and enjoyed a baseball game as two old friends should. We commented on Sabathia's high pitch count and rolled our eyes at the leather-lunged fan ahead of us who chose to stand and yell “hip hip ...” on every pitch to Jorge Posada, so that everyone would follow with “Hor-HAY!” Wasn’t it a supernatural act, that when Posada hit the first home run in the new ballpark, our hero was off in the men's room or somewhere and missed it?
Jeff and I shared a lot of observations about the minutiae of the place -- the placement of the monuments, the retired numbers, the out-of-town scoreboard, even whether the PR department was correct to omit the 1974 opener at Shea Stadium in the media packet that included Hilltop Park, the Polo Grounds, the original Yankee Stadium and the remodeled Yankee Stadium. (We thought Shea belonged.)

When the Indians got nine runs in one inning, the fans started to yell “We want Swisher!” after Nick had pitched a shutout inning in the 15-5 loss Monday. That was pretty funny, and I hope Nick heard it in right field.

Yankee Stadium traditions continued -– YMCA, three-card monte, the subway race, Ronan Tynan doing "God Bless America," the bleacher bums' roll call, and of course, the captain, Derek Jeter, being The Man. The fans love him, and he’s worthy of it. As Mantle had been a hero to me, and then Don Mattingly to my son, it’s wonderful that someone like Jeter has come along for this generation. Baseball perpetuates itself.

It was a Yankees loss, but every team is going to lose 60 games, so you sort of put that aside and move on if you’re a Yankees fan. Posada hitting the first home run was big. The ballpark is a winner. And watching the game with a friend is the best part of it all.

Following the opener at Yankee Stadium, the following items were donated to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and will soon be on display in Cooperstown: game-used ball signed by Indians starting pitcher Cliff Lee, spikes worn by Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia and bat used by Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore to hit a seventh-inning grand slam.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New York Yankees Postgame Alert for May 1

New York Yankees Postgame Alert

May 1, 2009

LA Angels 9, N.Y. Yankees 10 at Yankee Stadium

LA Angels Record: (9-13)N.Y. Yankees Record: (13-10)

Winning pitcher - Jonathan Albaladejo (2-1)Losing pitcher - Brian Fuentes (0-2)

LA Angels Runs: 9, Hits: 13, Errors: 0N.Y. Yankees Runs: 10, Hits: 12, Errors: 0

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Next N.Y. Yankees Game: May 2, 2009 01:05 PM ET vs. Los Angeles Angels
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