Tag: Jorge Posada

Big Ben’s Thanksgiving Guests: Pat Shurmur, Colin Kaepernick, Derek Jeter, John Sterling, Greg McKegg

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STAMFORD, CT – My wife decided at the last minute to take our nearly 3-year old twins to her parents’ house in Michigan. I am unable to go, sadly, but good luck on the plane, Honey. Like Daniel Jones after his umpteenth straight loss, I am undeterred and determined to have a killer Thanksgiving on […]

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On Parade: All-Time MLB Puerto Rican Team for Puerto Rico Day!

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NUEVA YORK– Today is the 60th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in NYC, as we celebrate the culture of this U.S. commonwealth. It doesn’t matter if you hail from the archipelago itself but if you truly grew up in NYC and not the suburbs, you already have some Nuyorican, as part of your fabric. Whether […]

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Bronx Baby Bombers Take Flight in Bronx. Too Late for Yankees In Playoffs?

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SPANISH HARLEM – The Yankees have decided to let the young players, the ones with the good knees, start regularly. This is a stark contrast from the days when minor leaguers were bought up and rode the bench. Nowadays (going on a four), they play and play often.  Young guns like Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, […]

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The Yankees A.D. (After Death)

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SPANISH HARLEM – August 1st, 2016 will forever be known as the day the Yankees finally waved the white flag and became full-fledged sellers at the MLB Trade Deadline. As hard as it was to see in my lifetime, it was even more remarkable to hear scouts and analysts say it was the first time ever […]

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Yankees, Mets in Different Directions? 2016 MLB Draft Predictions

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FLUSHING, NY – With their 4-game sweep of the snake-bit Colorado Rockies in the books, the red-hot New York Mets have their fans and other organizations frothing at the mouth re their abundance of young pitching talent. All are also lauding New York’s acquisitions of Yoenis Cespedes, Juan Uribe and Tyler Clippard before the MLB […]

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Yankees to Honor Posada, Bernie, Andy. What about Ariana Grande?

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Monument Park, Bronck’s Farm —What’s in a number? Well, plenty if you pay close enough attention.  Take the New York Yankees. Please. The Bronx Bombers announced yesterday that they will retire the numbers of 2 members of their famed “core 4” this Summer.  Jorge Posada (#20) and Andy Pettitte (#46) will be honored and deservedly […]

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Cookie’s Corner: Yankees “Core Four” Bore Shafts Bernie Williams

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NEW YORK, NY – Coming to you from NOT Yankee Stadium (where the Yanks and the Red Sox will play each other for the first in however many umpteen times this season), I bring you this Yankees Core Four Bore rant. That’s right, I’m going to express some displeasure with the Yankee Organization – my team […]

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Cookie’s Corner: No More Bikinis but Sports Stuff has Me Smiling

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NEW YORK, NY – Despite what could’ve been a column littered with complaints about fall being here, lamenting the end of days for bikinis, tanning butter and triathlons for yours truly, you’ve lucked out.  That’s right, this Cookie is a very happy girl. I’m LOVIN’ it! Here’s why: Sunday Funday at Yankee Stadium:  West Coast Craig […]

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Angry Ward Wednesday: Post-Seasons Grumblings

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NEW YORK, NY – Just got rid of my decrepit, dried out Christmas tree and I’m in no mood to write anything, let alone yet another column for this frogging non-profit venture. I’m outta booze and covered in pine needles, I need this like a root canal. Ah, to hell with it. Here goes nothing. Last […]

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GROTE'S GRIPES: EAST, WEST, NORTH AND SOUTH

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GETTYSBURG, PA – Like any good family, this great country of ours has always had our fair share of sibling rivalries. This healthy competition has helped our country become the greatest in the world. In years past the differences between parts of the U.S. were of serious nature. Like the fact that Southern folks thought […]

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