Yesterday’s Yankee vs. Mariners game was a fun one. Great weather, long balls, two great teams, multiple pitchers who make you say “wow” when they throw. But I think there was something else at play that made it a great game. Yesterday’s game was great in no small part, because of Marvin Hudson. Put a … Continue reading Did you see yesterday’s Yankee game?
Month: June 2018
All-Star Ballot Time!*
I put an asterisk after the exclamation point because the game itself has lost its luster for me over the years, but the process of voting I still find…really cool…for lack of a better description than Bill and Ted would use. I used to love the All Star game itself. The best players in baseball … Continue reading All-Star Ballot Time!*
Did you see the games* last night?
No need for 1,000 words of analysis today. Just some quick hitting observations about last night's Yankees vs. Nationals action: In the bottom of the 4th, the Nationals’ Anthony Rendon led off with a double to left field. As always happens with a runner on 2nd and nobody out, the “he’s going to try to … Continue reading Did you see the games* last night?
Moneyball, 15 years later
“Moneyball”, by Michael Lewis was released 15 years ago today. All baseball fans should take note of this for a few reasons: One: It’s a great – not good, great - book. Michael Lewis is a fantastic writer and this is one of his best works. It’s a great story that’s funny at times, frustrating … Continue reading Moneyball, 15 years later
Jonathan Loaisiga cheat sheet
In an effort to give you some information that may actually be helpful when watching Jonathan Loaisiga make his MLB debut tonight for the Yankees, I’ve put together a little cheat sheet for you about the rookie pitcher. As a personal side note, this is one of the reasons I started this blog: I’ve been … Continue reading Jonathan Loaisiga cheat sheet
Stop insulting Brett Gardner
Many Yankee fans are a funny bunch in the unintentional sense, quite often. As I’ve written here before, their ability to overrate their own players sometimes is either humorous or confusing, depending on my mood. (I will never forget some of the evaluations of Didi Gregorius this past April, for example.) And yet, they have … Continue reading Stop insulting Brett Gardner
Subway Series time:
Since there’s no game tonight, here are a few things you may or may not know about the Mets that you can ponder during the Subway Series this weekend. In no particular order: On Friday April 13th the Mets were 11-1. Since then they’ve been 16-31. Reminder all baseball fans: You can’t judge a team … Continue reading Subway Series time:
Panic time (…?)
Yesterday morning I was planning on writing an article about how Yankee fans don’t need to panic about their starting pitching. The screams for adding a starter had already begun, but the reality is the Yanks are 4th in the American League in run prevention. Not great, but pretty good. Certainly not panic time. Until … Continue reading Panic time (…?)
10 years ago today in Yankee history
We’re going to go in a little different direction today with the blog: Much less of the usual analysis and opinion and more of the trip down memory lane type of day. Generally that’ll happen when the Yankees are currently playing a double A team with Manny Machado at shortstop. Seriously, I heard Rob Manfred … Continue reading 10 years ago today in Yankee history