Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Friday, January 25th, 2013
Sunday, January 20th, 2013
Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Earl Weaver died last night. Weaver was the ultimate manifestation of The Baseball Manager for me as a kid. Way more than Martin. Just a bit more than Lasorda. The character he painted in my mind is unlike any other: Weaver was THE Manager. I hated him. And loved watching Yankees-Orioles games more than any other.
“I think there should be bad blood between all clubs.”
Yes, indeed. Make sure to read Alex Belth’s excerpt.
Friday, January 18th, 2013
Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Terry Francona dishes on Sox ownership’s desire to start “winning in more exciting fashion”. Perhaps most revelatory is the notion that Dustin Pedroia is a sex symbol, proving once and for all that size really doesn’t matter. Darn. On the other hand, neither do receding hairlines. Yippee!!
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Friday, January 11th, 2013
“It’s about, to me, being fiscally responsible,” he said. “I know everybody looks at our attendance and our revenues and all that. But you also have to look at our expenses — $100 million a year in revenue sharing; we pay for every dollar of the debt service on the bonds that build the stadium, which doesn’t cost the taxpayers anything. We pay it every year. We have significant expenses along with those significant revenues, believe me.” – Hal Steinbrenner
Last spring, Steinbrenner said that he was looking to the team’s younger pitchers — Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances and Michael Pineda among them — to develop. Thus far, their returns have been minimal, but Steinbrenner said he remains hopeful that the progress of the Yankees’ prospects can help their financial objectives.
“In order to achieve that goal, these young players have to step up and get the job done,” Steinbrenner said. “How many World Series-winning teams the last 10 years had a payroll over $189 [million]? One. You don’t have to have a $200 million payroll to do that. And I’m a big believer in that.
I guess what he wants us to believe is that it’s complicated. Well, it’s not that it’s complicated, it’s that it is very complicated. Please understand that is really very complicated. Believe in that.
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013