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  • Steinbrenner Heirs May Save Millions on Estate Tax (Class warfare at AP)

    07/14/2010 12:01:56 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 31 replies
    AP via NY Times ^ | 07/14/2010 | Staff
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Born on the Fourth of July, George Steinbrenner left the world stage with a great sense of timing too.
  • George Steinbrenner, RIP: The Best, Mistranslated; The Worst, Exaggerated

    07/13/2010 3:07:45 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Catbird in the Nosebleed Seats ^ | 13 July 2010 | Yours, Truly
    Perhaps his health wasn't quite the best since he relinquished control, though it kind of figured that he might deny it---as indeed he did, challenging "anyone" to come down his way and try even a portion of the workouts through which he claimed to put himself. >But it almost figured it might take a "massive" heart attack to send George Steinbrenner to his reward over a week after he celebrated his eightieth birthday. Short of a SWAT team Steinbrenner seemed indestructible, even when acknowledging his mortality in perhaps the only way he knew: surrendering minute-to-minute control of the Yankees (does...
  • Yankees 'Voice of God' Sheppard dead at 99

    07/11/2010 10:00:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2010 | NY Post and AP
    Bob Sheppard, the iconic Yankee Stadium public address announcer whose impeccable introductions of stars from Joe DiMaggio to Derek Jeter earned him the nickname "The Voice of God," died this morning with his wife by his side. He was 99. Sheppard, who started with the Yankees in 1951 — Joe DiMaggio’s final season and Mickey Mantle’s Major League debut — worked 4,500 baseball games, including 121 consecutive postseason contests and 62 games in 22 World Series. “Most men go to work, but I go to a game,” Sheppard was quoted in a Yankees news release distributed this afternoon. “How many...
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • White Trash Party Sparks Ire In Texas Neighborhood

    06/27/2010 1:44:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 102 replies
    CBS) ^ | Jun 26, 2010 1:50 pm US/Pacific
    At first glance Carline Felts didn't think anything about a flyer that was left on her door, but after a closer look she says she's offended. "That's not acceptable!" she said sternly. "I haven't seen White Trash around here." The "White Trash Party" was to be hosted by the Zen Restaurant and Bar in the Austin Ranch apartment community in The Colony, just off of the North Dallas Tollway. On one side of the flyer there's a scantily clad woman and a picture of Britney Spears on the bottom. The other side of the flyer has a shot of a...
  • Happy 85th birthday, Yogi Berra! The Yankee great’s gift to President Obama remains undelivered

    05/13/2010 2:32:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 39 replies · 2,804+ views
    New Jersey Newsroom ^ | May 12, 2010 | ANDREW LAGOMARSINO
    Yogi Berra, the former New York Yankees great, turns 85 years young today. As Yogi would say, "It ain't over till it's over," and the Hall of Famer is still going strong. Yogi of Montclair, N.J ... .the 15-time All-Star and three-time winner of the A.L. MVP was right on the money when he said, "Baseball is 90% mental — the other half is physical." Well, Yogi and have a special connection. You see, Tom Murro, the Celebrity Magnet who writes entertainment features for NJNR, had his picture taken with President Obama a while back and Yogi graciously offered...
  • Obama: Yankees "Easy to Love" and "Easy to Hate"

    04/26/2010 2:20:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 599+ views
    CBS ^ | April 26, 2010 | Brian Montopoli
    President Obama honored the 2009 World Series champion New York Yankees at the White House today, calling the team both "easy to love" and "easy to hate" because of their attitude and success. "It's been nine years since your last title, which must have been an eternity for Yankees fans," the president said, adding that for other teams' fans - he mentioned the Chicago Cubs - that might not have seemed such an intolerable wait.
  • Obamas head for romantic getaway in N.C.

    04/23/2010 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies · 1,180+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 04/23/2010 | Michael D. Shear
    President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are heading out of town Friday for the mother of all date nights -- a weekend getaway in picturesque Asheville, N.C. (pop. 73,000). The first daughters, 8-year-old Sasha and 11-year-old Malia, are staying home, according to the East Wing. The White House says the president is staying at the Grove Park Inn , where he held debate prep in October of 2008. Back then, he groused to reporters that he was too busy to snag any time on the golf course. On this visit, he'll likely hit the links, and maybe the spa...
  • Pat Venditte Throws With Both Arms In Appearance For Yankees

    03/30/2010 7:41:49 PM PDT · by edpc · 21 replies · 780+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 30 Mar 2010 | Duk
    Now that Pat Venditte has taken the mound in a Yankees uniform, I think it's safe to say we've seen everything there is to see this spring training. Yup, might as well pack up the kids, start the station wagon and head for home because how else are we going to top a pitcher making an ambidextrous appearance while wearing a specially-designed glove with six finger slots so he can wear in on either hand? We're probably not, which is why all camps should have shut down after Venditte, the Yankees' young switch pitcher, left Tuesday's game against the Braves...
  • Paterson faces ethics charge over Yankees playoff tickets

    03/03/2010 3:34:41 PM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 14 replies · 364+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 3, 2010 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    The bad news continues for Gov. David Paterson -- he was just charged by the state's Commission on Public Integrity with violating the gift ban under the state's ethics laws for getting free tickets to game one of the 2009 World Series. He may face criminal charges in that case too. (...)
  • Moonbat leads with 2 left feet

    01/16/2010 9:12:26 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies · 1,258+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/17/10 | Howie Carr
    Damn ‘Yankee’ another feather in Martha Coakley’s cap Please, can somebody buy Martha Coakley a clue? Everyone knows she is and always has been a blithering moonbat, obsessed with Political Correctness and not much else. But the rule is, you don’t let the whole world - or at least the peasants - in on your little secret, at least until after you’ve been safely elected. Apparently Martha didn’t get the memo. This week she’s had at least three “Do you know who I am?” moments, starting with her snide dismissal of Scott Brown for campaigning outside Fenway Park [map] before...
  • Martha Coakley Ad: Scott Brown Is A Yankee Fan

    01/16/2010 8:29:14 AM PST · by mnehring · 25 replies · 969+ views
    YouTube ^ | The Nose On Your Face
    Martha Coakley must be getting pretty desperate. See her latest add here it is a joke
  • Agents' tactics have left Johnny Damon, Jason Bay and Matt Holliday out in the cold

    12/20/2009 8:07:11 AM PST · by Publius804 · 18 replies · 1,105+ views ^ | December 19th 2009 | Bill Madden
    Now that the dust has begun to settle on a slim free-agent market with slim pickin's, it appears Johnny Damon and Jason Bay are going to wind up with teams they never would've dreamed of playing for, while Matt Holliday will have to settle for considerably less than the $18 million-$20 million per year his rep Scott (Avenging Agent) Boras asserted to be his worth. We start with Damon, a terrific guy for whom there will be no sad songs sung here over his self-imposed exile from the team he loved, the Yankees. It wasn't as if the Yankees deceived...
  • Baseball: Matsui agrees to 1-year contract with the Angels: Report+

    12/14/2009 5:32:06 PM PST · by Justaham · 5 replies · 363+ views ^ | 12-14-09
    World Series MVP Hideki Matsui and the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a one-year contract on Monday, The New York Times reported in its online edition, quoting an official involved in the negotiations.
  • New York Yankees have quite a catch in Curtis Granderson, who's a leader on and off field

    12/14/2009 6:08:14 PM PST · by Publius804 · 10 replies · 450+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | December 12th 2009 | Anthony Mccarron
    New York Yankees have quite a catch in Curtis Granderson, who's a leader on and off field Curtis Granderson laughs at the memory now, but when he saw that the letter had come from the baseball commissioner's office, his first thought was, "Did I do something wrong?" What Granderson found when he opened the envelope, however, "was amazing," he says, and the letter sits in one of his parents' scrapbooks to this day. The Yankees' newest star had gotten a letter from commissioner Bud Selig earlier this year praising Granderson's work as a baseball ambassador during offseason clinics in places...
  • Tommy Henrich dies at 96; was oldest living Yankee

    12/02/2009 10:18:39 AM PST · by IndyTiger · 4 replies · 241+ views
    Newsday ^ | 12/1/09 | Ken Davidoff
    Tommy Henrich, the oldest living Yankee who won four World Series rings with the club, died Tuesday morning in Dayton, Ohio. He was 96. Known as "Old Reliable" for his consistently clutch play, Henrich hit 183 home runs over his 11 seasons (1937 through 1942 and 1946 through 1950), and was a lifetime .282 hitter.
  • New York Yankees Win World Series and Break the Curse of Hillary Clinton

    11/05/2009 4:01:17 PM PST · by SalAOR · 7 replies · 641+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 11/5/2009 | Mike
    Last night, the New York Yankees made history by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series to capture their record 27th World Championship. It is the Yankees’ first championship in nine years. The significance of the Yankees’ victory cannot be overstated. With their 27th championship, the Yankees have reaffirmed their place as the most dominant franchise in professional sports. More importantly, the Yankees have destroyed the curse of Hillary Clinton. On October 26, 2000, the New York Yankees were on top of the world. They had just defeated a cute little team from the outer boroughs,...
  • Joe Girardi Gets a Save After His Big Win (Good Samaritan, Risks Life)

    11/05/2009 3:27:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 628+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Thu, Nov 5, 2009 | JOSH ALPER
    Manager played good Samaritan on way home from Stadium It's not hard to find stories gushing with praise about various Yankees on Thursday. While it wouldn't be a surprise to see some overzealous Yankee rooter credit Alex Rodriguez with solving the health care conundrum, the only story we've seen that has actual real-world implications deals with Joe Girardi's ride home early Thursday morning. Girardi happened upon a car accident on the Cross County Parkway in Westchester shortly after 2 a.m. and helped flag down police officers who were responding to the scene. The cops had congratulated Girardi moments before when...
  • Congress Awards World Series to Washington Nationals to ‘Spread the Wealth’

    11/05/2009 12:43:36 PM PST · by jerhad · 10 replies · 575+ views
    Cold Mash ^ | 11/5/09 | jerhad
    Nov200905 admin Comments Congress Awards World Series to Washington Nationals to ‘Spread the Wealth’ A day after winning their 27th World Series championship, the New York Yankees were informed that Congress has decided to award the World Series to the Washington Nationals in order to make a more balanced and fair world.“This is about fairness and spreading the wealth,” said Congressman Barney Frank. “The Yankees have so many World Series titles, and the Nationals have none. They may not think it’s fair, but that just makes them selfish and greedy. We’re not taking all of their championships away. They...
  • THE CURSE OF HILLARY (Yankee fans, it is finally over)

    11/05/2009 5:00:00 AM PST · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 760+ views
    The Curse of Hillary Posted by The Hermit Crab on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:57:48 PM The New York Yankees apparently are finishing off the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series. Normally this would interest me very little, as I am one of those recalcitrant fans who never forgave baseball for cancelling the Series in 1994. When that happened, the little boy in me died. The steroid scandals and the resulting destruction of the credibility of so many baseball records have made it east to stay away from the game I once loved. I do miss listening to Tim...