Neat stuff Tuesday during YES’ Mariners-Yankees. A graphic asked the name of the M’s losing pitcher on this date, in 1996, when Dwight Gooden pitched his no-hitter.
David Cone jumped: “I was lying in a hospital bad. That’s why Doc was starting. That was my spot in the rotation when I was diagnosed with an aneurysm.
“I actually listened to that game on the radio because we couldn’t get it on TV up at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. That was my start — and Dwight Gooden pitched a no-hitter!”
Al Leiter, also in the booth, was flabbergasted to hear that. Who knew? Who remembered that part of it?
“And three days before that,” Cone said, “Al Leiter [with the Marlins] had a no-hitter.”
Oh, the answer: Twice-Yankee Sterling Hitchcock.
It’s “Enter Sandman” by Metallica. Because it should be. (Listen here.)
I will say farewell tours in sports are pretty awesome.
Thanks to Hallofverygood.com
Late in his announcing career Rizzuto would write “ww” in his scorecard on certain plays. It stood for “wasn’t watching.”
Wade Boggs, 1976.
“Would take about $20-$25,000 to keep him out of college. Not worth that much.”
The Red Sox would draft him in the 7th round. Don’t know how much it cost. Worth every penny.
If you are caught wearing this Yankees jersey in Yankee Stadium with a number AND the player’s name, you are to be stripped naked and thrown out.
If you or people you are with don’t know who wore number 4 for the Yankees then you need to SHUT. UP. AND. LEAVE. (The same holds true for 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 16, 23, 42, 44, etc.)
See the Yankees can have fun too.
(Mariano back at Kauffman Stadium for the first time since he blew out his ACL shagging flies.)
In our darkest times, our nation can always count on baseball to help bring us back.
Three reactions: 1) Cool. 2) That poor kid. 3) I am old.
Besides the bunch of rent-a-players in pinstripes masquerading as Yankees, there’s another new addition to Yankee Stadium this season — this “Craft Beer Destination” located in the Great Hall.
Here’s the problem. These so-called “Craft Beers” — (from left to right) Blue Moon, Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy, Crispin Cider, and Batch 19 lager — are all products of MillerCoors. Miller and Coors aren’t exactly niche products.
With so many great local breweries in the New York area — Six Point, Brooklyn, and Blue Point to name a few — the Yankees chose to highlight these mass-produced brews as “craft beers.”
I have no problem with these beers (and cider) being available at Yankee Stadium. I confess that on a hot summer day, I will enjoy a Summer Shandy on occasion, and Blue Moon is certainly a popular beer. But to call them “craft beers” is nonsense and insulting. Real beer drinkers know better but countless numbers of fans will gladly shell out $12 for an overrated beer being marketed as a specialty brew.
Once again, the Yankees have figured out yet another way to charge a superior price for an inferior product.
On opening day, enjoy “Hitting Forty,” this week’s cover by Mark Ulriksen, as well as a slide show of baseball covers from our archives: http://nyr.kr/10p4Zc4
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From ESPN’s fantasy draft analysis: “Signed to compete for a reserve/pinch-hitting role by the Red Sox, Overbay no longer packs the power punch that he possessed even three short years ago. His isolated power has been beneath .150 in back-to-back years, and since he’s generally a pull-power lefty, he’s not the ideal fit for Fenway Park’s spacious right-center field. Even if Overbay makes the team, he shouldn’t be more than AL-only roster-filler.”
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1987 George Steinbrenner is thrilled.