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Spring 2010: Phils at Yanks

Today’s game was one long round of “who is that player?” This is a typical spring activity, but one would think that with modern information technology things would get easier. One would be wrong. I started out this morning trying to print out the rosters from MLB.com which was all well and good, but what […]

DVD Review: World Series 1945, 1946, 1947

Tonight corwin and I continued our time warp through history, watching the next three World Series films in order with 1945, 1946, and 1947. In my mind these three series’ were The Goat Curse Series, Slaughter’s Dash, and Jackie’s First. As the 1945 film begins there is no sound, presumably because the soundtrack was lost […]

DVD Review: the 1943 and 1944 World Series Films

Roll the Newsreels! I began watching the DVD collection from MLB, The Official World Series Film Collection, last night. My friends pooled their money together to purchase it for me as a Christmas gift and I’m finally getting the chance to watch it. As determined by WILBB reader suggestions, I started at the beginning. The […]

Yankees Lineup Predictions

Okay, fans, it’s time to play that Hot stove game we call “guess the lineup”? The Yankees lose two, probably three main starters from last year’s lineup. Matsui is gone, signed with the Angels, Melky Cabrera is gone, by trade, and likely Johnny Damon is gone, since the Yankees say they won’t meet his agent’s […]

2009 World Series: Game 4 Recap

If it weren’t for Chase Utley’s ownage of CC Sabathia, the Yankees might have been going for a sweep of the Phils tonight. As it is, they now hold a 3-1 lead in the series, and in all eight previous World Series in which the Bombers took a 3-1 series lead, they won the whole […]

2009 World Series: Game 3 Recap

Well, sometimes predictions in baseball pan out. Citizens Bank Park was advertised as a homer haven, and six balls left the yard tonight, three from each team. Sometimes they don’t, as who could have predicted that Andy Pettitte would have the same number of RBIs in the World Series as Ryan Howard? For a while […]

2009 World Series Game Two Recap

The moment Mark Teixeira’s home run left the field, the party atmosphere at Yankee Stadium was restored. Up until then the atmosphere was tense and the crowd, which had been largely clammed up by the cold weather and Cliff Lee’s dominant pitching the night before, continued to be uncharacteristically quiet in the face of Pedro […]

2009 World Series Game One

Well, tonight’s game can be summarized in two words. Cliff Lee. There, quickest game recap ever! Well, okay, I suppose I can tell you some other things. There was soaking rain all day in New York, but it stopped around four o’clock and both teams were able to take batting practice outdoors. Worry about the […]

ALCS Game 6: The 2009 Pennant is Won!

There was a party atmosphere in the Bronx prior to ALCS Game 6, as fans psyched themselves up to hopefully see their Yankees punch a ticket to the World Series for the first time in six years. “Tonight’s the night!” “Please let Pettitte have his stuff. Just let him have his stuff.” “The real fans […]

ALCS Game 5: Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

It was a game in which 280 pitches were thrown, but it was the very last one that decided it. It was a game in which no pitcher was happy. In tonight’s game, Phil Hughes took the loss, and in postgame interviews put all the blame on his own shoulders, but the Yankees’ six-run uprising […]

ALCS Game 4: Yankees 10, Angels 1

He has homered in three straight postseason games. He has now tied the record for consecutive postseason games with an RBI at eight. Sharing that record currently with Ryan Howard and Lou Gehrig. He has 11 RBIs thus far this postseason and a combined ALDS/ALCS average of .407. He is having the time of his […]

ALCS Game 2 Recap: Lucky Thirteen

Well, I jinxed myself when in my recap of Game 1 of the ALCS I mentioned that a low-scoring pitchers’ duel is so easy to summarize. So of course Game 2 had to be a crazy extra-innings classic full of missed opportunities and twists of fate. It began with A. J. Burnett and lefty Joe […]

Bottom of the Ninth

You could start a club this winter for elite closers whose blown saves sent their teams to early ends. Jonathan Papelbon, Huston Street, and Joe Nathan can start a therapy group. Or maybe they just need one more to make a golf foursome. What people are forgetting is that Mariano Rivera could join that group. […]

ALDS Game 3: Yankees @ Twins Sweep

It’s over in Minnesota. The grounds crew is digging up home plate at the Metrodome to carry it over to Target Field, which will be the Twins’ new home come spring. But tonight it was Yankee cleats that crossed it most often. In the end the only real surprise in the Yankees/Twins division series was […]

ALDS Game 2: Twins at Yankees

There were so many twists and turns in this game that the only reasonable way for me to recap it is to tell it chronologically. Let us begin with the weather, which was balmy and humid for October. With possible rain showers forecast, the fans had jackets but most were carrying them. The intense wind […]

2009 ALDS Game One: Twins at Yankees

Everything went according to the Yankees’ script tonight at The Stadium. Derek Jeter added to his postseason resume, CC Sabathia was dominant, the Twins were a plucky but not overly troublesome opponent, the bullpen was a well-oiled machine, and Alex Rodriguez got off the schneid. I drove to New York today from Boston to make […]

October 12 2005: Common Enemies

Well, baseball season is over. Oh, I know the Cardinals and the White Sox and people like that are still playing. But the Red Sox are out of it, and the Yankees are out of it, and call me a chauvinist, but this means that baseball has gone from a gripping must-see drama to a […]

September 15 2005: Revival Meeting

The pinstripe faithful rose up at Tropicana Field on Thursday night at a revival meeting led by newly ordained minister Robinson Cano. The bigtop known as Tropicana Field was thoroughly taken over by the hordes in blue and white who came to have their faith renewed. The first to testify to the miracle of rebirth […]

April 27 2001: Comings & Goings

I parked my car at Yankee Stadium recently, when I wasn’t going to a game. Why? Well, where else can you park your car in New York for eight hours for only eight dollars? I had driven down to the city from Boston to do a reading for the New York Review of Science Fiction […]

March 24: Close Enough to Touch (Yanks At Phillies)

Our last game of the trip, right in nearby Clearwater. This was the field where, last year, I almost blacked out when Derek Jeter walked by. Well, having had my close encounter with Jeter for the year already, I figured my health was in no danger this time around. The weather was perfect, sunny, clear, […]