Here are the top 5 dumbest results on google.com for the Yankees.
A table of Yankees got together for Thanksgiving. They went around the table saying what they were thankful for. Here’s what they said:
is thankful for Kate Hudson. And Luis Castillo for dropping that pop up.
is thankful for Lou Gehrig’s career being cut short, giving him the chance to break his all time Yankee hits record.
is thankful for championship number 27. Had the Yankees not won this championship, his job would be in serious danger.
is thankful for the Yankees didn’t just send him down to the minors. His 4.75 ERA was rough to watch all the way through.
is thankful that the Yankees have a disgusting amount of money, making it remotely possible that they will offer him a contract, after having an ERA over 9.
is thankful for Xavier Nady’s injury. He’s also thankful for his wit, which has made his atrocious defense and lack of postseason production, almost tolerable.
is thankful that MLB didn’t fine him an amount that actually matters to him for his fight with Jesse Carlson of the Blue Jays.
is thankful for his record breaking RBI total in the final game of the World Series. That may be a great ending to his Yankee career.
I am thankful for…
All of my readers that make writing this blog all worth while. And, of course, #27! Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!
What are you thankful for?
Write a comment on this entry saying what you are thankful for this thanksgiving. Help spread the holiday spirit!
I was not able to attend today’s Yankee ticker tape parade due to my Algebra teacher. But, regardless, a million New Yorkers crowded the streets of Broadway as the Yankees floated by in the chilly, windy weather. An estimated 33% of the fans were from outside the five boroughs. For many of the Yankee players — including playoff star Alex Rodriguez — it was their first time taking the victory ride. Here are some quotes and reactions from the parade.
“We welcome you all to the biggest party in town!”
– Michael Bloomberg
“Just incredible. A magical day; it’s hard not to enjoy that. New York has the best fans in the world.”
– Hal Steinbrenner
“They never get old. It’s been 10 years. It’s amazing. The
parade is extra special because everybody is celebrating with you.”
– Joe Girardi
“You feel like the president waving to everyone. You wish you could
thank everyone. I think they know we appreciate it.”
– Derek Jeter
“I’m so overjoyed. You don’t know how many times you’re going to
get the opportunity to be in a tickertape parade in New York City.”
– Johnny Damon
“Andy told me it’d be a mob scene. It’s amazing, the amount of people who are out there celebrating what we do.”
– CC Sabathia
“It was something special. You never take it for granted when you have the chance. I thank God.”
– Mariano Rivera
Poll of the Day:
How does this championship rank among others you have seen?(poll)
’09 Yanks nab 27th World Championship.
On December 12th, 2008, A.J. Burnett signed an $82.5 million contract with the Yankees. I sent an email to my dad who as at work with the link to the article on the signing. My dad replied by saying, “don’t count your chickens until the eggs hatch.”
327 days and 28 million seconds later, the Yankees passed around their 27th World Series trophy, for the first time in nine years. From CC’s horrible start on opening day, to A-Rod’s walk off in the fifteenth inning against the Red Sox, the Yankees have climbed every mountain, jumped every hurdle and now stand atop every team in Major League Baseball.
“You realize how difficult it is to get here,” Yankees captain Derek
Jeter said. “I never lost sight of the fact that it’s very difficult to
get to the World Series, let alone to win one. You realize and remember
how hard it is.”
“This is what the Steinbrenner family has strived for, year after year
— to deliver to the city of New York,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi
said. “To be able to deliver this to the Boss, the stadium that he
created and the atmosphere around here, it’s very gratifying to all of
Probably most gratifying to Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. The king of
baseball has now sealed his resume. Alex Rodriguez has now won a
championship and is now the true champion that we all know him to be.
Andy Pettitte stepped up big for the Yankees on three days rest, and in possibly his final game in pinstripes, helped get his sixth ring.
“This is what you set out to do when you go to Spring Training,”
Pettitte said. “It’s a great feeling to be able to accomplish with the
rest of the team. This is what you play for.”
Poll of the Day:
Which of the following free agents should the Yankees resign? (Select as many as you want)(opinion)
Best closer of all time may go for three.
If there is a recurring theme in this series, it’s the inability for either team to put it away. Up and down each of these teams, there have been holes in this series. It’s fair to say that whoever manages to plug those holes up, will win the series.
It’s also fair to say that the Yankees have the clear advantage regardless of anything else. There at home where they had more success than any team in baseball, and, they have control over the only sure thing left in this series: Mariano Rivera.
So, we are left with yet another issue. How do you use the one sure thing left in the series to win the series. With a lead in the latter part of the game, Rivera is a sure go.
Whether that situation will present itself is yet to be seen. But, assuming it does, I think it is fair to say that the Yankees will, under no circumstances, watch a late inning lead get blown with Rivera sitting out in the bullpen.
In the seventh inning tonight, the stage will be set. With a two or one Yankee lead, the decision will begin to mount upon Girardi’s shoulders. Do you give the ball to the greatest reliever of all time and say, “bring us home”? Or do you play the safe route, and ensure yourself that you will have him in game 7?
The last time Rivera pitched more than two innings in a postseason game was just a few weeks ago. Rivera pitched 2.1 innings against the Angels and gave up no runs and one hit in game 2 of the ALCS. He has pitched three innings in a postseason game twice, the last coming in 2003 against the Red Sox, another scoreless performance.
So, you can ensure the champagne, or you can ensure that you will have Rivera for as long as you want in a potential game 7.
But, the decision won’t be made by us. Here is a recent update from Yankee reporter @BryanHoch via Twitter.com: “Joe Girardi believes the Yankees have Mariano Rivera for at least two innings tonight — “Maybe a litter more,” he said.
Poll of the Day:
Should the Yankees use Rivera for more than 2 innings?(survey software)
Series resumes Wednesday in New York with Yanks up 3-2.
Nobody questions the importance of game 6 — or any postseason game for that matter — nobody but Girardi. When your up 3-2 in the LCS, you better go all out to win. Game 7 will bring out every bad possibility, and will turn it into the ultimate failure. Game 7 is what to avoid.
Just a few days after the heroic game 2 in New York on Saturday, the Angels and Yankees put on another show Monday afternoon. This time in Anaheim. The Yankees had the early lead, on the back of three solo home runs. After blowing a lead and coming back, the score was 4-4 as the two teams entered extra innings for the second game in a row.
In the top of the fifth inning, Alex Rodriguez went out to let Marty Foster, the home plate umpire, know that the ball he was previously called out on was outside. Foster threw out A-Rod immediately and then Girardi who came out and argued as well.
“Players leaving their position in the field or on base, or managers or coaches leaving the bench or coaches box, to argue on BALLS AND STRIKES will not be permitted.”
We know that. Maybe there is some controversy over what “argue” means. Girardi said that A-Rod didn’t say anything that should get him thrown out. Joe says that A-Rod was just saying the ball was a little outside. Hold on. I doubt A-Rod cares so much about Marty Fosters credibility that he would go out there to “help him out” with his job. How can walking out there and telling an Ump that he was wrong not be showing him up?
“[The player] should be warned if they start for the plate to protest the call. If they continue, they will be ejected from the game.”
Now, we don’t know exactly what happened, but lets go over the possibilities.
- A-Rod was warned and continued towards the ump (he would get thrown out).
- A-Rod wasn’t warned and continued towards the ump (would he get thrown out)?