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Posted by: mattpel on Mar 8, 2011 at 07:04:23 PM

What’s going on everyone? Some of you might know my work from Watch the Gap Sports( and if you do thank you for reading my stuff here. I haven’t wrote on this blog in awhile but as of today there will be a lot more posts on here. Your comments are much appreciated on anything I may be talking about. If you don’t know me I’m Matt but most of my blogging is credited as MattPel. I write about sports usually football, baseball, UFC. I leave the basketball and hockey to the experts although I have a few things to say about the new look Knicks, but well get there eventually. I don’t know much but I know a few things about the Yankees and have devoted a lot of my time to learning about the history of that team. You’ll see that most

Posted by: mattpel on Apr 22, 2010 at 03:29:26 PM

Taking a quick break from all your current Yankees and sports news, I recently received a email from a loyal reader who for now well call Bobby J(or Bobby Dimes to some).
Bobby J writes:

“I’ve been a Yankee fan for almost 50 years, growing up in the 60’s I suffered with 15 years of futility while the “Bombers” were real bombs. I welcomed with open arms that brash new owner, the man, who even then, was bigger than life Mr. George M. Steinbrenner.

Love him or hate him, you knew right away that he had one goal in mind, and it was the same goal every diehard Yankee fan was waiting for, TO WIN! So even through my disagreements with the way he handled Billy Martin & Yogi Berra, and how he admired Reggie over Thurman, I knew in the end he was the right man for the

Posted by: mattpel on Apr 22, 2010 at 03:27:28 PM

The Yankees beat Oakland last night/early this morning 3-1 and Phil Hughes was in a word, dominant. I’ve had the privilege of seeing him pitch in several games, and this is the best I can ever remember him being. He was incredible tonight, leaving the Oakland offense baffled. Hughes was so good that he carried a no hitter into the eighth.

Phil was outstanding and really exciting to watch last night. You can’t ask for more from your 5th starter. 7.1 IP, 1 H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 10 SO, 101 pitches. That puts Hughes at 2-0 with a 2.19 ERA. I think I’ll take that from my 5th starter any day. Tonight showed just how great he can be. Ace type stuff if you ask me.  On the other end Joba Chamberlain has emerged as the setup man as most Yankee fans knew he would, despite Girardi

Posted by: mattpel on Apr 16, 2010 at 05:03:20 PM

I was sitting in right field yesterday for the Yankees 5-3 loss to the Angels, and no I was not one of the people booing. I’m  not going to sit here and defend or criticize those people. You pay for a ticket then you have the right to cheer or boo if you want to. Personally I’ve never been one to boo people from my own team, ever. I’ve watched guys like Mike Mussina, Jason Giambi, A-Rod even Derek Jeter struggle and have never once thought to boo them. When your a fan of a team your supposed to support those players no matter what, as difficult as that may be sometimes. As I’ve explained to my colleagues here at WTGS these are the same fans that booed Mickey Mantle, believe me they’ll boo Javier Vazquez if they want to.

The problem right now is this

Posted by: mattpel on Apr 16, 2010 at 05:01:01 PM

The Yankees opened up The Stadium today with a 7-5 win over the Angels. More exciting was that before the game they received their 2009 World Series Championship rings. You would think that for guys like Jeter, Posada, Rivera and Pettitte this kind of thing would be old news by now, this being their 5th ring, but those four along with the  rest of the Yankees were all thrilled to receive their championship rings today. The Yanks, who always do things with such class and  in a professional manner had Yankee legends Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford on hand to help pass out the team’s World Series rings.  

A few quick thoughts from the ceremony. There was a great energy in the stadium and you could see how thrilled all the players were to be getting their rings. These guys

Posted by: mattpel on Apr 16, 2010 at 04:58:33 PM

Sorry for the lack of posts on here lately. I've been spending most of my time writing blogs for If you get a chance please check us out. It's your one stop for everything NY sports. I'll be adding a few blogs on here that were featured on that site.


The only thing that’s embarrassing and a disgrace is you.


Umpire Joe West, one of many fans least favorite umpires in the league, has come out and taken a serious shot at The Yankees and The Red Sox. It’s hard for me to take the comments seriously of a guy who has made so many bad calls behind the plate that I’ve contemplated putting my foot through my TV, never the less this is what he had to say.

“They’re the two clubs that don’t try to pick up the pace. They’re

Posted by: mattpel on Apr 4, 2010 at 02:50:24 PM

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Happy Opening Night to all. It’s been several long months but baseball is finally back. It’s  your World Series Champion New York Yankees going into the belly of the beast  out at Fenway Park to face the Red Sox tonight. No need to explain the intensity and excitement revolving around this game. The best rivalry in sports opening up a new baseball season. It doesn’t  really get any better then that. I could sit and talk hours about the Yankees and The Red Sox, but well get into that when the rivalry really heats up mid season. In the meantime B Mac will show you how smart he is, and I’ll

Posted by: mattpel on Apr 2, 2010 at 05:12:10 AM


My original plan after the Yankees Monday Spring Training Game against the Orioles was to write a blog about how I’m quite comfortable with pitchers throwing at the opposing team, especially if it’s in defense of his teammates. It was nerve racking to watch the Yanks Gold Glove first baseman, Teixeira and backup catcher Francisco Cervelli both get hit in dangerous spots by O’s pitchers Jeremy Guthrie Monday Night. It was clear that Guthrie didn’t have his normal control yet he continued to pitch inside, upsetting Yankee manager Joe Girardi. Spring Training Game or not, maybe someone should have sent the Orioles a message. Never the less I took something else much more important away from that game. Robinson Cano hit a big two out three run home run in the

Posted by: mattpel on Mar 25, 2010 at 03:01:45 PM



Now believe me I’m more about supporting your team than the next guy. I walk around with the Yankees interlocking NY tattooed on my leg. I think if your a fan you should support your team in anyway you can, at games or just on an ordinary day. It’s nice because there’s so many ways to do so. Hat’s, T-shirts, Jerseys, Jackets, logos on your car, even body paint. Yet there is one thing to this day, that bothers me more than anything, and will continue to bother me until the day I die, or until this problem is corrected. The issue at hand is names on the back of Yankee Jerseys.

Now I’m not talking about the T- shirts with the names on the back or even practice jerseys. But Yankee fans please, if you purchase an authentic Yankee pinstriped jersey,