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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 NewJerseynewsroom.com 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 herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OM5udILoC4Disclaimer: 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
    www.nydailynews.com ^ | 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
    breitbart.com ^ | 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...
  • Yankees win their 27th World Series

    11/04/2009 9:26:39 PM PST · by GoldStandard · 79 replies · 2,218+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/05/2009 | Bill Shaikin
    Reporting from New York - The grand opening year for the new Yankee Stadium concluded in grand fashion, in the only way the New York Yankees know how. In 1923, the inaugural season for the old Yankee Stadium, the Yankees won the World Series in six games, with three home runs from Babe Ruth. In 2009, the Yankees won the World Series in six games, with three home runs from Hideki Matsui. In what could have been the final game of his career with the Yankees, Matsui homered and drove in six runs, lifting New York to a 7-3 victory...
  • 2009 World Series: Game 6 (NYY 3 PHI 2) *corrected thread*

    11/04/2009 3:18:18 PM PST · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 100 replies · 2,692+ views
    Pedro vs Andy
  • World Series - game 4

    11/01/2009 5:27:50 PM PST · by djf · 178 replies · 2,705+ views
    Yanks already out in front... ARod just got hit and man, that almost looked intentional...
  • Short to '1st': Jeter Plants One on Mrs. O (Michelle Obama)

    10/29/2009 1:20:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 1,053+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 29, 2009 | IKIMULISA LIVINGSTON
    The captain and the first lady shared a warm moment at Yankee Stadium last night. Derek Jeter gave Michelle Obama a peck on the cheek before last night's Game 1 during a moving tribute to veterans. The first lady and Jill Biden, wife of the vice president, accompanied Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra to the mound where they were joined by Jeter and retired Army Capt. Tony Odierno (right). The West Point grad, who lost his left arm serving in Iraq, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The heartthrob Jeter also gave Mrs. Biden a peck. And the first...
  • 10/29: World Series Discussion Thread for Game 2, 7pm Eastern

    10/29/2009 9:47:29 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 56 replies · 1,478+ views
    mlb dot com ^ | 10-29-09
    Game 2 is tonight. Philly starting pitcher Pedro Martinez will be hearing the boo-birds big time tonight at Yankee Stadium. PEDRO ON VIDEO
  • Damnyankees down 4-0 in New York's World Series Opener

    10/28/2009 7:57:52 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 25 replies · 951+ views
    Gameday ^ | 28 October 2009 | Chase Utley
    Two solo homers for Chase Utley. The Bronx bombers appear to have wasted their ace as they are down to their final four outs.
  • 2009 WORLD SERIES DISCUSSION THREAD

    10/28/2009 4:49:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 369 replies · 5,533+ views
    10-28-09 | dfu
    Okay, here we go. Can the Phillies repeat? Now that she is no longer the junior senator, do the Yankees break "The Hillary Curse"? YOUTUBE SING-ALONG --- THE HILLARY CURSE
  • Yankees, Not Phillies, Get Boost From Pennsylvania Ave. (Yanks Win Under Dem Presidents)

    10/28/2009 10:08:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 448+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Wed, Oct 28, 2009 | ROBERT A. GEORGE
    History shows the Yankees can't lose with Obama in White HouseThe Yankees are in the World Series and there's a Democrat in the White House. There can only be one outcome. You might think that the Bronx Bombers and the GOP go together like hot dogs and mustard. With their enormous payroll and glittering new stadium, money is never an object. They woo superstars with huge salaries and the luxury tax they pay for doing so helps subsidize the poorer teams. If ever there was a sports team that behaved like a stereotypical rich Republican, it's the Yankees. But that...
  • Do Mets fans root for the Philadelphia Phillies or New York Yankees in the World Series?

    10/28/2009 9:01:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies · 620+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | October 27, 2009 | Bill Price
    Met fans have spent all baseball season trying to answer some tough questions. In April, it was, "Why is our new stadium an ode to the Dodgers?" In June, it was "Why can't David Wright hit a home run?" And in August, it was "Why did I become a Mets fan in the first place?" But now that we are staring at a Yanks-Phillies World Series, the big dilemma facing Met fans is, "Who do we root for?"
  • Jay-Z To Serenade The Yanks At First World Series Game (Alicia Keys to join him)

    10/26/2009 1:04:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies · 1,280+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Mon, Oct 26, 2009 | Emily Feldman
    The Brooklyn-born rapper will sing his ode to the city, "Empire State of Mind," at the World Series kickoff game Wednesday night. Fellow New Yorker, Alicia Keys will join him at the new Yankee Stadium to sing the New York-centric hook, "These streets will make you feel brand new,/The lights will inspire you,/Let's hear it for New York." Jay-Z -- who raps on the same song "I made the Yankee hat more famous than the Yankees can" -- says the chance to perform during the World Series is "a once in a lifetime experience." "First of all, the new [Yankee]...
  • Rain Out Helps Angels

    10/24/2009 6:36:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 341+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 24, 2009 | Steve Bisheff
    It was bad news if you were a fan looking forward to Game 6 tonight. But when the official announcement of a rainout was made in New York, it was good news for the Angels. Now Mike Scioscia will have all sorts of options with his starting rotation, including the strong possibility that he could come back with John Lackey, on three days' rest, in a potential Game 7 on Monday. It also means he not only will have Joe Saunders starting Game 6, but he could have Jered Weaver, who had been scheduled to start Game 7, available in...
  • Game 6 of ALCS postponed by rain

    10/24/2009 4:37:45 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 44 replies · 1,172+ views
    yahoo sports ^ | 10/24/09 | MIke Fitzpatrick
    Game 6 of the AL championship series between the Los Angeles Angels and New York Yankees was postponed because of rain Saturday. The game was rescheduled for 8:20 p.m. Sunday at Yankee Stadium. New York leads the best-of-seven series 3-2 and needs one victory to clinch its 40th pennant and reach the World Series for the first time since 2003. Game 7, if necessary, will be Monday in New York at 7:57 p.m. “The one thing is, you don’t want to stop and start, and we don’t know when the rain is going to get out of here,” Yankees manager...
  • ALCS and NLCS 2009 live thread

    10/20/2009 10:06:32 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 95 replies · 2,407+ views
    10/20/09 | raccoonradio
    A thread for the remainder of the 2009 ALCS (Angels, Yankees) and NLCS (Phillies, Dodgers)
  • Mariano Rivera Spitball: Video Evidence?

    10/20/2009 8:42:42 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies · 1,885+ views
    Halos Heaven ^ | 10/20/09 | Rev Halofan
    Personally, the video you are about to watch is pretty amazing: I would say this is pretty conclusive evidence of why Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera is able to throw only one pitch that has unpredictable, yet precise movement. He has mastered the Angels so far in the ALCS but has Major League Baseball gotten a look at how he "warms up" for his appearance on the mound? You be the judge... * With a tie game in the bottom of the 10th, the Yankees bring in Rivera. * After warming up, he has his back to home plate so the...
  • ALCS & NLCS live thread for the weekend

    10/17/2009 5:06:31 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 167 replies · 2,628+ views
    10/17/09 | raccoonradio
    ALCS Yankees-Angels Sat night, NLCS Phillies-Dodgers Sat night. Talk about 'em here. Going in: Yankees lead Angels 1 game to none, Phils and Dodgers are tied at a game apiece. From 40 degree (wind chill 25) NYC to 93 degree LA, it's baseball's league championship series.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Yanks Bench Tenor After Jewish "Joke"

    10/16/2009 3:51:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1,637+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Fri, Oct 16, 2009 | TOM LLAMAS and MICHAEL CLANCY
    Tynan: "I was too stupid with my mouth"Irish tenor Ronan Tynan is belting out red-faced apologies today for alleged anti-Semitic remarks he made to a Jewish doctor looking at an apartment in his East Side building -- comments, he said, that were merely a joke. Famous for singing "God Bless America" at Yankee stadium, "Ave Maria" at the funeral of Ronald Reagan and songs for Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Tynan is now striking a chord of penitence and reconciliation. "It was stupid of me to be so callous, and I would never want to hurt anybody's feelings," Tynan told NBC New...
  • Sunday MLB Playoff Tripleheader Running Thread

    10/11/2009 9:00:57 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 81 replies · 2,290+ views
    10/11/09 | raccoonradio
    Join in here to talk about today's playoff games. All times Eastern: Angels at Red Sox 12:07, Yankees at Twins 7:07 pm, Phillies at Rockies 10:07 Dodgers won entry to the NLCS yesterday.
  • Yankees clinch AL East, Cardinals NL Central (meet your World Series opponents)

    09/27/2009 3:27:47 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 45 replies · 1,620+ views
    AP ^ | 092709 | Artemis Webb
    NEW YORK (AP)—Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees wrapped up the AL East title and home-field advantage throughout the postseason with a neat bow, beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2 Sunday for their 100th win of the year. Hideki Matsui’s go-ahead single in the sixth inning energized the damp fans and put them on notice that a party was coming. The first real celebration at the new Yankee Stadium began with a most familiar scene—Mariano Rivera(notes) on the mound, closing out another clinching victory.
  • Sotomayor Throws First Pitch At Yankee/Bosox Game

    09/26/2009 1:18:51 PM PDT · by texanyankee · 30 replies · 1,480+ views
    September 26, 2009 | me
    Just saw the tail end of the Sotomayor throwing out the pitch to Molina. I wonder if she underhanded it? Any video?
  • The New York Yankees Welcome the Boston Red Sox to the Bronx This Evening {v}

    09/25/2009 2:46:48 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 90 replies · 1,258+ views
    me ^ | 092509 | self
    and we have one hand tied behind our backs.
  • Now pitching for Yankees: Justice Sotomayor

    09/22/2009 8:04:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies · 525+ views
    AP ^ | September 22, 2009
    NEW YORK — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is coming off the bench — and heading to the mound at Yankee Stadium. Sotomayor, a Yankees fan from the Bronx, is scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday before New York's game against Boston.
  • Derek Jeter passes Iron Horse Lou Gehrig for all time Yankees hit lead

    09/11/2009 6:29:18 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 50 replies · 1,201+ views
    mlb ^ | 091109
    2722 Damn Yankees. :)
  • Catcher Thurman Munson, The Captain, was heart and soul of the NY Yankees...........30 Years

    08/02/2009 7:07:26 AM PDT · by angcat · 45 replies · 1,617+ views
    Star Ledger | The Star Ledger
    The late-afternoon news coming from the car radio was stunning. The report was that Thurman Munson had been killed in Ohio, something about an airplane accident. Details were sketchy, but the words were chilling: Thurman Munson was dead at age 32
  • Feds issue subpoena to Lackawanna County stadium authority in broad investigation (SWB Yankees)

    07/29/2009 3:46:24 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 4 replies · 471+ views
    The TImes-Tribune (Scranton, PA) ^ | 7/29/09 | Charles Schillinger
    The U.S. attorney's office has issued a grand jury subpoena seeking records from the county authority that oversees PNC Field. It is the latest revelation of a widening federal probe into how Lackawanna County was governed under the previous administration of Commissioner A.J. Munchak and former Commissioner Robert C. Cordaro. The Lackawanna County Multipurpose Stadium Authority received a subpoena from the U.S. attorney's office late last week for copies of all approved contracts between 2004 and 2008, authority solicitor Frank Tunis confirmed. Mr. Tunis and airport officials have declined to release copies of the subpoenas, but The Times-Tribune was able...
  • Words To Live By (Lou Gehrig's Farewell: July 4, 1939)

    07/04/2009 10:32:07 AM PDT · by Deo volente · 4 replies · 439+ views
    The National Post (Canada) ^ | July 4, 2009 | Joe O'Connor
    It is easy to find a clip of the speech on YouTube, consisting of just a few short lines captured on a long ago day by the television cameras. The Lou Gehrig we see in black and white at Yankee Stadium on July 4, 1939 is movie-star handsome: tall, seemingly strong, a New York Yankee through and through. Joe McCarthy, the Yankees manager, takes Gehrig by the elbow and leads him to a bank of microphones behind home plate. The crowd of 61,000 gets to its feet. The emotion in the moment is obvious. Gehrig - native New Yorker, two-time...
  • Why No Outrage from Baseball to Letterman Smear?

    06/16/2009 3:31:26 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 27 replies · 828+ views
    Vanity | June 16, 2009 | justiceseeker93
    In the recent hullabaloo over David Letterman's off-color "joke" about Alex Rodriguez and Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter, there was - justifieably so - much criticism of Letterman and CBS on the part of Palin and her admirers. Yet there was another party explicitly smeared by Letterman: Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees' infielder - and by extension and implication, the Yankees' organization and Major League Baseball. After all, one would think that Letterman's insinuation of Rodriguez raping a teenage girl during the middle of ball game would be considered defamatory to all three parties. But, as far as I am aware, there...
  • {Red] Sox rally to stay perfect against Yanks (Yankees 0 - 8 v. BoSox)

    06/11/2009 9:15:14 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 15 replies · 544+ views
    mlb.com ^ | June 11, 2009 | Ian Browne
    String of late singles sets up eighth win in as many meetings BOSTON -- Just when it seemed the Red Sox were in danger of finally losing a game to the Yankees, they startled their rivals with a riveting comeback in the bottom of the eighth, pulling out a 4-3 victory in a Thursday night thriller at Fenway Park. The Red Sox are 8-0 against the Yankees this season after sweeping them yet again. The last time Boston had swept New York three times in one season was 1974. Trailing, 3-1, entering the bottom of the eighth, the Red Sox...
  • Caption Sarah Palin @ NY Yankees-Tampa Rays baseball game

    06/07/2009 1:31:07 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 106 replies · 6,777+ views
    yahooooophotos ^ | 06/07/09
  • Barracuda in Long Island (Palin Takes NY by Storm, Cont'd)

    06/07/2009 12:44:22 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 36 replies · 2,079+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 7, 2009 | Mel
    Gov. Palin's spending another day in New York, this time a little farther downstate. She started the day at an autism awareness walk at Manhattanville College...
  • Romance Between Kate Hudson and A-Rod Heats Up

    06/02/2009 8:31:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 15 replies · 1,020+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 6-2-09 | Joey Bartolomeo
    Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez were spotted getting cozy last month at a restaurant in New York City, and now a source confirms they are dating. "It's somewhat serious," the source tells PEOPLE in its upcoming issue. "He introduced her to a bunch of his friends." For her part, Hudson followed Rodriguez on the road late last month to Dallas, when the Yankees played the Texas Rangers in a three-game series. The actress and son Ryder, 5 (dad is Chris Robinson), stayed at the same hotel as Rodriguez, and the couple "worked out together in the fitness center," says an...