Results for tag: John Flaherty
Posted by: Jack Curry on May 31, 2013 at 04:04:31 PM

Jack Curry and John Flaherty discuss the 2013 All-Star Game, assessing young players, building a team and much more.

Posted by: Jack Curry on May 30, 2013 at 03:47:14 PM

In the premiere of JCTV, Jack Curry talks with John Flaherty about the All-Star game, Mariano Rivera, eight of his own no-hitters and more.

Posted by: Jack Curry on May 19, 2011 at 01:03:56 PM

Our debate on who should pitch the ninth inning for the Yankees started in the seventh in Bob Lorenz’s office at the YES studios. Bob, who is superb at posing questions whether we are on- or off-camera, asked John Flaherty and me if we thought Bartolo Colon should stay in the game or if the Yankees should use Mariano Rivera in the inning that he usually owns.

Typically, this wouldn’t even have been a question for me. Rivera is the greatest closer of all-time, so he should get the ball like he always does. That is one of manager Joe Girardi’s easiest decisions. But because of the way Colon was pitching on Wednesday night, I hedged on that easiest of choices.

Once Bob floated the question, John fielded it first. The former Yankee, who has caught Rivera, reminded us how

Posted by: Jack Curry on Nov 2, 2010 at 08:25:15 PM

John Flaherty doesn’t recall the exact time and the exact place of his conversation with Aubrey Huff, but he speculated that it happened in May of 2001. That was Huff’s first full season with Tampa Bay. Huff told Flaherty, a teammate who was in his tenth season in the major leagues, the new strategy for his career.

At the time, Huff wasn’t hitting much and wasn’t talking much, either. Both of those facts belied the scouting report on a player who had a big swing and a big personality. Huff knew he could instantly change one of those things by simply opening his mouth. He wasn’t so sure about the other, about immediately becoming a better hitter. But Huff had to begin making alterations somewhere.

“He told me that he was going to start being himself,