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Posted by: am523 on Sep 23, 2010 at 08:04:51 PM

Watching the New York Yankees' tribute to George Steinbrenner on YES Monday night, among the small group that marched along the first base line towards Monument Park led by the Steinbrenner family then followed by Yankee executives, current Yankee players and managerial staff, as well as former Yankee players, I was able to see up close one very notable former Yankee manager: Joe Torre.

As he followed the procession, neither at the front of the line sharing prominence with the Steinbrenner family nor at the back of the line like some featured attraction at a parade - Torre was simply in the middle. But him being in the middle was fitting actually as, once word had gotten out that he and Don Mattingly were going to show up at this ceremony, he was no doubt going to be center of attention.

Posted by: am523 on Aug 27, 2010 at 02:04:53 PM

It has been rumored, really since the day it was realized that Joe Girardi was not going to get a contract extension from the Yankees until after this season was over, that he could wind up as the next manager of the Chicago Cubs. The rumor has rolled into a somewhat sizable snowball now that Lou Piniella has retired and Girardi's current team is, coincidentally, in the south side of Chicago to play the Cubs' crosstown rival White Sox this weekend.

Reading the "Yankees Insider" section of yesterday's New York Daily News, I get a sense more and more, that this rumor will end up as fact.

Not that Girardi has said anything to lead me to this belief. Asked about what might go on during his time with the Chicago media before Friday's game, he replied, "I don't know what they're going to ask,

Posted by: am523 on Aug 25, 2010 at 02:46:58 PM

Well Mr. Bautista, you got your piece of Yankee flesh on Monday night, hitting the decisive homer in the 8th inning versus Dave Robertson to down the Yankees 3-2.

You got your payback moment, albeit against a different pitcher, not the one who you felt threw at you on purpose a few innings earlier. You blasted Robertson's pitch into left field. You flipped your bat. You stared. You spat. You rounded the bases slowly. For almost 30 seconds. Upon touching home plate you pumped your fist in a rapid repeated fashion the same way Francisco Cervelli does when he's pumped. Oh yeah, Francisco Cervelli, the catcher that night, was standing at the plate when you did it.

In your own words, you enjoyed it: "Given what transpired earlier, I enjoyed it pretty good"

I'm no professional baseball player

Posted by: am523 on Aug 11, 2010 at 07:33:22 PM

These 69-43 Yankees, the squad with the best record in the Majors, on the surface still look like the team to beat with only Andy Pettitte sidlined (Nick Johnson doesn't even count as a member of this team). But there's an underlying feeling like they're a modern-day version of the SS Titanic with its GPS system malfunctioning.

Since the day after the trade deadline, when newly acquired players Lance Berkman, Austin Kearns, and Kerry Wood donned the Pinstripes, the Yankees are a hideous 3-6. During that span, they had actually lost sole possession of first place to the Rays, gained it back despite losing 4 of 7 games to the Blue Jays and Red Sox, lost last night's road opener to the AL West leading Rangers, and today see their division lead at an uncomfortable 1 game over the Rays.