I will be heading out to the Stadium soon to watch tonight’s game (the final home game of the regular season). As usual I will let you know how the whole experience goes.
A more conclusive post to come within the next few days…
After defeating the Red Sox yet again, the Yankees magic number has dropped to…
After beating the Red Sox tonight, the Yankees magic number dropped to…
I feel like I haven’t done this in years…Here is tonight’s starting lineup via Pete Abe:
SS Derek Sanderson Jeter
LF Johnny David Damon
1B Mark Charles Teixeira
3B Alex Emanuel Rodriguez
DH Hideki Matsui
C Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta
2B Robinson Jose Cano
RF Nick Thompson Swisher
CF Brett M. Gardner
And on the mound, Chad Edward Guadin
Please come back Robertson!
David Robertson who is recovering from elbow pain, threw in the bullpen today according to Pete Abe. Every time Brian Bruney pitches Yankee fans realize how valuable Robertson is to the Yankees.
Over the past few years Pete Abe of the LoHud Yankees Blog has kept Yankees fan up to date with all things about the Yankees. He breaks news quickly, yet formally. As you probably know, I always turn to his blog to find out what the Yankees starting lineup happens to be for the day. Sadly for Yankees fans, Pete got offered a higher paying job by the Boston Globe to cover the Red Sox. He accepted the job, and I can’t blame him at all. Here is part of what Pete had to say to his followers:
So here it is: I’m leaving The Journal News after nearly 10 years and going to work for The Boston Globe.
I’ll be covering baseball — yes, the Red Sox — and blogging for Boston.com. The Globe approached me in August, right around the time my newspaper was going through some painful restructuring that you all heard about.
But that was incidental. For many years now, my life has been my job. I covered the UConn basketball team for 13 seasons for The Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin and then the Mets and Yankees for the The Journal News. It was tremendous fun to work for a small paper and then to move up a step on the chain.
Now I get a chance to move up again and live closer to my family. I’m the oldest child in my family and my mom and dad are retired. It means a lot to me to be around them and other members of my family. For years, they’ve been imploring me to come home and now seems like a good time.
But it wasn’t an easy call. I have literally not slept for 48 hours pondering this decision. The Journal News has treated me better than I had any right to expect and tried very hard to convince me to stay. I also really, really love covering the Yankees. It has been the highlight of my professional career. I’m close friends with several other beat writers, too. We try to beat each other’s brains out in the paper, but it always has been with a sense of camaraderie and great respect.
Now I don’t read many blogs of other teams, especially rivals, but I will definitely be reading Pete’s Red Sox blog. Good luck Peter, I hope you enjoy your time in Boston.
Last night the Staten Island Yankees defeated Mahoning Valley to win the NYPL Championship. Head on over to Yakkin About The Staten Island Yankees for complete coverage.
After defeating the Orioles this afternoon, the Yankees magic number dropped down to 13, which I think in this case is lucky. Alex Rodriguez is currently sporting the number 13…
Going into last night’s game, Derek Sanderson Jeter was tied with Lou Gehrig with 2,721 hits for the most hits ever by a Yankee. The game did not start on time due to rain, but it seemed like every fan remained in the stadium, anxious to see Jeter break the record. When the game finally started around 8:20, Jeter struck out in his first at bat. But, in his second at bat, with a 2-0 count, Jeter a little line drive inside the 1st base line, and picked up career hit 2,722, to put him on top of the Yankees all time hit list. The fans gave Jeter a lengthy two and a half minute ovation as he stood on first base, the ovation would have gone on longer if there hadn’t been a game to play. During the ovation, Jeter’s teammates came onto the field to give him a hug.
Here is the video of the record breaking hit.
Here is the interview of Jeter which actually took place during the second rain delay.
Here is tonight’s starting lineup via Pete Abe:
SS Derek Jeter – “I hear he’s about to break some record or something”
RF Nick Swisher
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
DH Hideki Matsui
C Jorge Posada
2B Robinson Cano
LF Melky Cabrera
CF Brett Gardner
And on the mound, Andy Pettitte
Yankees to remember 9/11
There is supposed to be a ceremony before the game remembering September 11, 2001.
Johnny Damon hurting
Johnny’s back is “locked up”, but it doesn’t sound too serious.
David Robertson may return sooner than originally thought
Robertson saw Dr. Andrews the other day, and was told rest should heal his troubled elbow, and he could return before September ends.
No matter your feelings on George Bush, this was a touching moment.