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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Mar 22, 2012 at 06:37:58 PM

Tebowmania has officially invaded New York with the Jets trading for him on Wednesday. Combine this with "Linsanity" and this has been one heck of a winter for the New York sports scene and cult figures in America. This got us thinking here at YESNetwork.com, of all of the Mania's to hit America over the years, what's the biggest one - sport and non-sport related? So to keep things timely that's our poll question this week. Last week, we promised that the topic would be about best comebacks in honor of Andy Pettitte's return to the Bronx. That topic will definitely be on a future "A" list, but we want to know this week about the Mania's in America.

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Mar 15, 2012 at 01:58:04 PM

The sudden resignation or mutual parting of the ways between the Knicks and their coach Mike D'Antoni got me thinking. What is the strangest coaching exit or coaching carousel that I've seen in my lifetime of watching New York sports? Now I think everyone expected that Mike D'Antoni was not going to keep his job once the season was complete, however, the timing of his resignation was a bit surprising. So this week, we came up with a list that really spans over the last 30 or more years of coaching resignations or firings. There are certainly more than what's on this week's list, but to me these are the crème de la crème of exits from some of the highest profile jobs in the sports world. Enjoy!

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:54:01 PM

It's day one for the YESNetwork.com coverage of Spring Training circa 2012 and it definitely was a lot to take in. We arrived at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida, nice and early to try and catch some of the Phillies players before the Yankees arrived for the 1:05 start. This was the first official day of Spring Training competition among Major League teams battling it out head-to-head and even though that first game is usually a really early tune-up, there were a lot of stories already shaping up for both squads.

First I'll start with the Phillies:

  • Jonathan Papelbon would not reveal his new introduction song to us. We brought up that I'm Shipping Up To Boston by the Dropkick Murphys probably doesn't work anymore to which he agreed, but he still would not tell us. However,

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Mar 3, 2012 at 05:13:02 PM

What a first two weeks it has been for the new show on YESNetwork.com. The second edition of the "A" list results show was already on location. Chris Shearn and I revealed the list from Bright House Field, the Spring Training home of the Philadelphia Phillies. To refresh your memory, the question was who are the top five first baseman in the American League and here is the answer:

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Feb 29, 2012 at 05:48:23 PM

Attention all die-hard fans of the Yankees and Red Sox. We have a great opportunity for you. Here at YES we would love for you to tell us your best stories about the greatest rivalry in sports. What's your favorite memory of an instance that was very personal to you, either while attending or watching the Yankees and the Red Sox play? Do you as a Red Sox or Yankees fan have close interactions with family, friends, or spouses of the enemy team?

We want to hear all about it right here! The best stories will be chosen and we here at YES will give you an opportunity to tell your tales on-camera for an upcoming Yankees-Red Sox game!

Please add to our thread on MyYESNetwork.com: bit.ly/y7SHwh.

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:49:47 AM

This winter may have been mild, but things are heating up in Tampa, Fla. March is here and that means it's time for Spring Training games. Beginning on Saturday, March 3, YESNetwork.com will be in Florida to cover the Yankees as they begin the quest for a 28th World Championship.

In the time we are in Florida, we will try and produce as much content as possible. Our coverage will include interviews with players, coaches and writers, as well as blogs, vlogs, podcasts, our hit daily show, the Diamond Daily, behind-the-scenes videos and photo galleries, and some more surprises.

Chris Shearn will once again join our team as on-air talent and will be reporting from his blog, Off the Wall and I will be blogging from my Meet at the Bat blog with any breaking news and game reports.

Don't forget

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Feb 24, 2012 at 05:45:50 PM

The first "A" list was a success and we thank you for voting for the very first topic here at Meet at the Bat. The question was posed, "What is the biggest baseball story coming into Spring Training?" Everyone came out in droves to answer what you thought were the biggest stories. Chris Shearn and I reveal the results in our very first edition of, The "A" List:

Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Feb 22, 2012 at 03:55:57 PM

Starting this Friday, I'm starting a new blog called, The "A" List. It won't just be a blog, but Chris Shearn and I will be vlogging in coordination with the blog. The "A" List will consist of a top five list every week of topical sports stories as well as random off the wall topics. The best part about this is that I want everyone to have a say in the weekly topics and how each list turns out. This week's topic is, What is the biggest baseball story coming into Spring Training? We thought we would start with something that's very topical, especially since baseball is back with a lot of changes from the crazy offseason filled with a lot of player movement.

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Jan 13, 2012 at 09:13:42 PM

CC Sabathia was the first big move of the offseason for the New York Yankees. The only thing that makes that quite strange is that the Sabathia extension was three months ago and the Yankees haven't really made any moves since. That was until Freaky Friday. Friday the 13th, marked the reawakening of a sleeping giant.

Yankees Senior Vice President and General Manager Brian Cashman said all along that he wanted to improve a starting rotation that needed obvious improvement, however he would not do it at a steep price.

Apparently, the price of improvement cost them their highly touted prospect Jesus Montero and the highly thought of Hector Noesi, but in return they received a great, young power arm in Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners. They also received another young stud in Jose

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Posted by: Joe Auriemma on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:36:45 AM

Free agency and the offseason has finally begun after one of the most exciting pennant chases, postseasons and World Series ever. The 2011 class does not disappoint when it comes to talent at the top of this list and there are plenty of suitors out there that will be in on the bidding for these high end players.

The Yankees' needs are clear going into the 2012 season. The lineup is pretty much going to look the same after the option on Nick Swisher was picked up. Robinson Cano is obviously back in the fold and CC Sabathia, to the shock of many, agreed on an extension and decided not to opt out of the final four years on his contract. With that being said, the Yankees still need help in their rotation and there just may be a few free agents out there that could help the Bombers win No.

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