Even the Yankees need help selling tickets.
New York, terrible sports town.
The Panama Express
“I get the ball, I throw the ball, and then I take a shower.”
— Mariano Rivera
Mariano Rivera is a strike throwing, shower taking machine. Last year, his 17th year in the majors, Mariano struck out 60, had a .9 WHIP and minuscule 1.91 ERA. Much to the chagrin of the rest of the AL East, Rivera is ready to have another classic Mo type of year at the ripe old age of 92. He cannot be stopped.
I Kill Knuckleballers
Reggie Jackson lived for backing up his mouth with his bat. Look no further than his famous 1977 World Series performance, one of the most dominanting in history. Mr. October hit three home runs in three pitches in consecutive at bats. It’s the stuff legends are made of. Here’s Reg talking about the third home run.
“The next guy came in, Charlie Hough. And I had a tremendous record against Wilbur Wood and other knuckleball pitchers. And I looked around and said, ‘Nobody must know in the dugout that I kill knuckleballers.’ I couldn’t wait for him to be announced because once you’re announced, you gotta pitch. When he got announced I had a big smile on my face and I said, ‘I gotta chance to pop another one.’ And the first pitch he threw was boom.”
Have to post this everytime I see it.
it’s probably on my blog like 7 times by now
The New York Daily News allots the front and back cover to Mariano Rivera in commemoration of his record-breaking 602nd save.
I can’t believe Michael Kay said, during last night’s Yankees-Orioles broadcast on YES, that the Yankees’ offer to fans to exchange last night’s tickets for freebies in 2012 was a “grand gesture.”
It’s utterly insulting to tell paying fans they’re getting some sort of kind-hearted gift when the option was to sit in the rain till 2:15 a.m. for a game that started four hours late and was played in miserable conditions throughout. Kay is usually much more aware of the common fan.
Melky Cabrera sneaks in a high five with umpire Joe West.
(Joe West was calling time on the field).
Reblogging my own post!!!
I want to celebrate Andruw Jones hitting his 400th career home run last season.
Andruw Jones has had a fantastic career and reaching 400 career home runs is a great feat.
Sure, he’s not the same player I grew up watching with the Atlanta Braves, but he’s still putting up very solid numbers as a member of the New York Yankees.
I’ll always be an Andruw Jones fan…
I hope you all enjoy my gifs!