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Was New York Legend’s Departure From Miami Due To Lockout Stance?
Was New York Legend’s Departure From Miami Due To Lockout Stance?
February 28th is not the date that baseball executives resign from their positions without some deep, even drastic reasons. Baseball lifers, like New York Yankees Hall of Famer, Derek Jeter are anxiously anticipating the start of season, not dreading it. So, why did Derek Jeter walk away from his CEO position and 4% ownership stake from the Miami Marlins? Could it have been a result on the Marlins' small market ownership stance on the Major League Baseball lockout? Could Derek Jeter's player DNA gotten the best of him during the tense negotiations?
Did the ‘Sticky Stuff’ Cost Gerrit Cole Cy Young Award?
Did the ‘Sticky Stuff’ Cost Gerrit Cole Cy Young Award?
The American League Cy Young Award winner was announced on Wednesday night and the winner was not a member of the New York Yankees. Toronto left-hander pitcher, Robbie Ray snagged the 2021 award given to the best pitcher of the year in their respected leagues, as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. But was that the right choice? The pitcher with the most wins in the American League wore pinstripes?
A World Series Ring Belongs to Shenendehowa’s Own Ian Anderson
A World Series Ring Belongs to Shenendehowa’s Own Ian Anderson
Any baseball expert in the world would qualify 5 scoreless, and hitless, World Series innings as a major contribution to a team's championship. However, the Capital Region doesn't need any experts to tell them how special Ian Anderson is and neither do the Braves. Now, the player who grew up in Rexford and pitched for the Shenendehowa High School Plainsmen gets to flash some pretty incredible bling around town.
Stanton Stakes Claim to New York Yankee Outfield
Stanton Stakes Claim to New York Yankee Outfield
Fortunately for the New York Yankees, they had their lethal secret weapon in right field, Giancarlo Stanton. The big power hitter has been, for the most part, limited to the Designated Hitter role during his nearly four year stint in the Big Apple. Stanton was a solid outfielder in his years in Miami. In 2012, he won Wilson's Defensive Player of the Year. Now, for the past four weeks, Giancarlo has been a semi regular outfielder and it may be helping his hitting. Over Stanton's last 7 games, he is batting .400 with 3 homeruns and 8 RBI.
‘Field of Dreams’ Awaits New York Yankees
‘Field of Dreams’ Awaits New York Yankees
The New York Yankees take on the Chicago White Sox tonight at in Dyersville, Iowa in the long awaited "Field of Dreams" game. The game of course is a tribute to the baseball movie classic of the same name. Major League baseball originally wanted to play the game in August of 2020. The pandemic ended those plans. This is truly an event for the fans to enjoy and they needed to be in the stands.
New York Stadiums Take Notice of Nationals Game
New York Stadiums Take Notice of Nationals Game
According to reports by ESPN Saturday night "the game between the Padres and the Nationals was suspended in the sixth inning Saturday night after a shooting outside Nationals Park that caused echoes of gunfire inside the stadium and prompted fans to scramble for safety in the dugout." Fans had to hide in the dugouts. People who are supposed to be having fun are terrified and thankfully the gun violence was intended to injure the fans.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Postponed Due To COVID-19 Protocols
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Postponed Due To COVID-19 Protocols
Late this afternoon, after appearing on The Drive with Charlie & Dan, ESPN TV analyst Buster Olney reported that several New York Yankees tested positive for COVID-19 prior to tonight's scheduled second half opener against the first place Boston Red Sox. The 7pm game was immediately postponed. According to the ESPN reports, New York pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr. and Wandy Peralta were among those that tested positive.
Rojas Earns Well Deserved “A”
Rojas Earns Well Deserved “A”
New York Mets, 39 year old manager Luis Rojas maybe younger than most but he is a baseball lifer. His father, Felipe Alou, played 17 years in the big leagues and he managed another 14. His brother Moises added 17 years in MLB of his own. Rojas, in his second year at the helm of the Mets, has been managing in the organization for the past 8 seasons. He wasn't just ready for this job. He was groomed for this job.
An Evening of Champions
An Evening of Champions
If you like monstrous home runs, last night's Home Run Derby was a fun night for you. If you like stories about true life champions, well then you really enjoyed the show. New York Mets' Pete Alonso and Baltimore Orioles' Trey Mancini provided all of the athletic theatrics and moon shot home runs that any fan could ask for plus a story line that was worth the price of admission.

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