Posts Tagged ‘Mariano Rivera’

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

April 28, 2010

Robinson Cano has been one of the few bright spots for the Yankees this year

The Yankees have hit their first losing skid of the season, losing four of their last five games, the last being a humiliating loss to the Baltimore Orioles, 5-4.

So with that, I’d like to shed some light on some of the good things I’ve seen over the past 19 games, some of the bad, and definitely, the ugly parts of this 2010 Yankees season. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Fantasy Forecasts and Predictions for 2010

January 15, 2010

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The top 10 athletes of the 2000’s….No. 5

December 17, 2009

Even Lebron and Kobe were impressed

While different cities have different tastes, America as a whole generally shows favor to professional sports and college events over say a track and field race or a Bobsled event.  In New York, we care more about Baseball Hot Stove and the health of Sanchez’s knee than (insert random Olympic Figure Skater.)   Nonetheless, the number 5 athlete has been cited by most as the greatest Olympian the world has ever seen, and took the sports world by storm this past decade .  As of August, 2009, this athlete had broken 37 world records and holds the record for most gold medals won at a single Olympics.

Number 5 athlete after the jump!

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Core 4 at it again

November 5, 2009
*Nov 05 - 00:05*

20 Rings Combined

27.

In 1996, four young, aspiring athletes came up from the minor league depths together, itching to put their mark on a storied franchise and end the Yankees 18 year World Series drought. 13 years later, those same four celebrate again, this time having collected  20 rings among them.

Posada. Jeter. Mariano. Pettitte. Four players who have etched their names into Yankee lore and will forever be remembered with the likes of Mantle, DiMaggio and Berra.

Did anybody think that Andy wouldn’t be up to the challenge? Well, there were some detractors — ESPN for one — but Andy proved it doesn’t matter how many days rest one has, just how much heart.World Series Phillies Yankees Baseball

He pitched with guile and strategy while maneuvering through a dangerous Phillies lineup. He gave the Yankees damn near six good innings. And that’s all he needed to. This championship was won before Game 6 started. Pettitte or Pedro? I’ll take the guy with 18 postseason wins, the most all-time, for the biggest game of the year.

The irony in WS ring No. 27  were the catalysts in  Game 6. Pettitte closed out every playoff series this year. The first three playoff series in the new stadium’s history, matter of fact. The Great Mariano closed them all out. Posada caught both pitchers, and Jeter contributed an above .350 batting average for the playoffs.

The old guys are at it again. And I bet this one was just as sweet.

Posada. Pettitte. Mariano. Jeter.

Official Yankee legends.