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Andy Pettitte To Retire From Baseball

by @ Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

After a season that was wracked by a hamstring injury, Yankees ace Andy Pettitte has decided to retire:
The Yankees’ frustrating off-season took another discouraging turn with the news Thursday that Andy Pettitte would retire. Pettitte called Hal Steinbrenner, the team’s managing general partner, to tell him his plans. The Yankees confirmed in a news release [...]

Jeter, Yankees Agree To Three Year Deal

by @ Sunday, December 5th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Every fan of the New York Yankees can breath a little easier:
This past month has been by far the most tumultuous period of the Yankees’ otherwise cozy 18-year relationship with Derek Jeter, and it left an uneasy feeling across their empire. Even with his eventual return considered a certainty, the public dispute over the terms [...]

Yankees Willing To Let Derek Jeter Go?

by @ Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

The contract negotiations between the Yankees and Derek Jeter have taken a decidedly acrimonious turn:
The Yankees have decided not to offer salary arbitration to shortstop Derek Jeter, according to two people in baseball briefed on the matter. The two spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to jeopardize their access to sensitive [...]

Tony Bennett, The Last Of The Great Ones

by @ Thursday, October 28th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Music, Sports

If you missed the bottom of the seventh inning during last night’s World Series Game, you missed one of heck of a moment:

As pretty as that was, it strikes me that this would’ve been just as appropriate:

In Which I Disagree With John Stossel

by @ Monday, August 30th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Individual Liberty, Mitchell Report, Roger Clemens, Sports

In his column today, John Stossel makes this point about the indictment of Roger Clemens for lying to Congress:
Clemens may have lied to Congress in 2008 about whether he used PEDs, but who cares? Congress shouldn’t even be asking such questions.
While I agree with Stossel that Congress shouldn’t really be investigating steroid use in [...]

Hey Obama, This Won’t Make Them Happy At Michigan Or Penn State

President Barack Obama helps spell out “Ohio” with the Weithman family, Rachel, 9, Josh, 11, and mom Rhonda, in their home in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Alex Rodriguez Joins The 600 Home Run Club

by @ Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Three years to the day after he hit his 500th home run, with your humble correspondent in attendance, Alex Rodriguez broke a 17 game slump to hit number 600 this afternoon:
As the ball took flight, arcing toward center field, Alex Rodriguez jogged toward first base with his hands outstretched, his palms up. It is the [...]

Yankees Win One For Shep And The Boss

by @ Saturday, July 17th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Last night was the first game at Yankee Stadium since the deaths of Bob Shepard and George Steinbrenner and, it was, understandably, an emotional night:
As Yankee Stadium fell silent early Friday evening, Frank Sinatra’s voice wafted over the loudspeakers. Sinatra was singing “My Way,” a tune that George Steinbrenner no doubt knew well and with [...]

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Dies

by @ Tuesday, July 13th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

It’s been known for some time that George Steinbrenner was in bad health, but the news today of his death in Florida is nonetheless sad and shocking:
George Steinbrenner, who bought a declining Yankees team in 1973, promised to stay out of its daily affairs and then, in an often tumultuous reign, placed his formidable stamp [...]

Voice Of The Yankees Dies At 99

by @ Sunday, July 11th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Bob Sheppard, who was the public address announcer at Yankee Stadium for nearly sixty years died today just a few weeks short of his 100th birthday:
Bob Sheppard, whose elegant intonation as the public-address announcer at Yankee Stadium for more than half a century personified the image of Yankee grandeur, died Sunday at his home in [...]

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