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Posted by: Jack Curry on Feb 13, 2014 at 09:50:19 AM

When Derek Jeter was a rookie shortstop with the Yankees in 1996, the veteran players scrutinized him. They were waiting for Jeter to do something that was immature, something that would require them to scold Jeter. It was all part of the clubhouse culture and was a way for the older players to teach some lessons. Eventually, every young player needed to be reprimanded, even playfully, for something.      

So the veterans waited. They waited for Jeter to wear a garish outfit on the team plane, speak at the wrong time during a team meeting or miss a sign during a game. They studied the new kid on the block. He was 21 years old when the season started. Soon, they thought, he will do something goofy.

"We were waiting for him to make a mistake, like a cop with

Posted by: Jack Curry on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:47:57 AM

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Posted by: Jack Curry on Jan 23, 2014 at 01:55:02 PM

When Masahiro Tanaka was 18 years old, the Yankees began scouting him in Japan. The Yankees were already scouting Yu Darvish in Japan in 2007, but they were also intrigued enough with Tanaka's talents that they monitored him, too. By 2009, the Yankees were drooling over Tanaka and imagining what it would be like to have him in their rotation.

What the Yankees imagined about Tanaka has become a reality after they signed the pitcher to a 7-year, $155 million contract on Wednesday. Since the Yankees also must pay a $20 million posting fee to the Rakuten Golden Eagles, Tanaka's former team, they have now invested $175 million in someone that has never thrown a pitch in the Major Leagues. But the Yankees believe the 25-year-old will be a linchpin in their rotation for years to come.


Posted by: Jack Curry on Jan 15, 2014 at 03:41:29 PM

In the latest episode of JCTV, host Jack Curry chats with actor Peter Scolari about the challenge of playing a real-life legend, as Scolari prepares to play Yogi Berra in "The Bronx Bombers" on Broadway.

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Posted by: Jack Curry on Jan 9, 2014 at 01:09:18 PM

In the second part of Jack Curry's interview with Brian Williams, the NBC Nightly News anchor talks about finding outlets for his sense of humor, his most harrowing moment as a journalist and much more.

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Posted by: Jack Curry on Jan 3, 2014 at 12:00:55 PM

In the latest episode of JCTV, NBC Nightly News host Brian Williams joins Jack Curry to talk about the anchor's admiration for Walter Cronkite, his passion for television and his life-long love of sports.

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Posted by: Jack Curry on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:38:52 AM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA - It's not supposed to unfold like this, not in baseball. A man is not supposed to experience his greatest job triumphs after his 55th birthday. Baseball doesn't work that way. But that's what happened with Joe Torre, who was hired as Yankees manager by George Steinbrenner and watched his career skyrocket into an unfathomable place, into the Hall of Fame.

When Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa were unanimously voted into the Hall by the 16-member Expansion Era committee on Monday, the managers were naturally emotional. Torre said the delirious news, which he knew had a strong possibility of happening, "hits you like a sledgehammer." Torre cut his acceptance speech short because he was worried about crying.

But, eventually, Torre sat at the end of a stage and talked

Posted by: Jack Curry on Dec 6, 2013 at 04:29:01 PM
Two years ago, Robinson Cano stood on the rooftop of a hotel in Taiwan and described how meaningful it was for him to be a superstar. He wanted to be celebrated for his abilities, he wanted to be recognized for his talents and he wanted to be lionized for being the next great Yankee. He seemed to have a script in mind for making this unfold.

While Cano was in Taiwan for a Major League Baseball exhibition tour, he was adored. And he loved it. Cano embraced every aspect of the attention, even happily marching through the streets with over a hundred people trailing him like a Pied Piper. He was a Yankee and marveled about how fans that lived 8,000 miles from Yankee Stadium were so interested in him.

As Cano's free agency has evolved, I've thought about what he said at the hotel and the scenes

Posted by: Jack Curry on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:02:44 AM
When the 2013 season ended without a postseason spot for the Yankees, they had internal discussions about being aggressive shoppers in the offseason. The Yankees wanted to move smartly and quickly to address the issues that loomed over them. So far, they are following that plan.

By signing Jacoby Ellsbury to a 7-year, $153 million contract, the Yankees continued to show that they don't want 2014 to be a repeat of 2013. The agreement with the former Red Sox center fielder came a few hours after the official announcement that the Yankees had signed catcher Brian McCann to a 5-year, $85 million deal.

So the Yankees signed two marquee players for $238 million in contracts and they aren't done adding players. The Yankees believe they can still sign Robinson Cano, although they are firm about

Posted by: Jack Curry on Dec 2, 2013 at 05:41:24 PM

In the latest episode of JCTV, Jets offensive lineman Willie Colon joins Jack Curry to discuss giving back to the community and following his favorite baseball team, the Yankees.

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