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“Look Out” Is Leaving the Broadcast Booth

15 Mar

Ken Singleton, the best of the YES broadcast voices for over two decades, will be leaving the mic after this season, much to fans’ dismay.  His famous “Look out!” call for inside pitches is legendary along with his cool, laid-back style that focuses on the action, not his ego.  Here’s what he told Newsday about […]

Longevous Lizard

12 Mar

In a story posted on the YES Yankees Web site, reporter A.J. Herrmann writes about Yankees’ hurler Luis Severino and his progression as a leader.  Unfortunately, the writer had a regression as far as spelling is concerned as he mentions Sevy taking note of veteran pitcher C.C. Sabathia: Sabathia has been one of the most […]

Strip Training

6 Mar

New York Post baseball beat writer Kevin Kiernan has a piece about how Aaron Boone is building relationships with the Baby Bombers, in this case, Aaron Judge.  In this statement, Judge sounds like they are preparing for a pole dance, instead of a season: I’m learning every day and the same thing with him coming […]

The Athletic: On the Baseball Beat

5 Mar

A number of beat writers from newspapers and magazines such as Sports Illustrated have joined a site anchored by Ken Rosenthal and Pete Gammons called The Athletic. Like the old Frank Deford effort, The National, this has team-specific stories/features without fluff from very good writers.  Worth checking out!    

Spring Is Here!

15 Feb

It’s always nice to say those words after a hiatus from baseball.  It’s fun to read the stories and see the video of pitchers and catchers in camp heralding the short time until ST games begin. There are a lot of expectations for, and questions about, the New York Yankees.  How will the giants Judge […]

Tough As Nails

29 Oct

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times has an interesting piece on the “quick hook” philosophy both World Series teams’ managers have with their starting pitchers, and how they use their bullpen arms to prevent, rather than smother, rallies and runs.  The piece includes this unusual phrase common in baseball by Dodgers’ pitcher Alex Wood: […]

Juicy Topic

27 Oct

With a record eight HRs in one game, including another record five after the first nine innings, there is much talk about juiced baseballs in the World Series, including a barbed comment by Astros’ hurler Dallas Keuchel.  It is curious that players who hardly hit HRs are hitting dingers left and right.  Can it just […]

His Words Never Fail

23 Oct

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times has a thoughtful, engaging style in his sportswriting.  In his profile of Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts whose famous running play doomed the New York Yankees’ playoff dreams years ago, he sets the tone with this opening paragraph: He could have lived a legend’s life. Dave Roberts knew this. When […]

Maddonfreude Madness

19 Oct

After the Cubs eked out a victory against the LA Dodgers, Cubs manager Joe Maddon uncorked a wild statement, noting that the “Cubs have to be more offensive.” Sorry, but how could that be possible?!

The Yankees Win!

12 Oct

After a crushing mistake by NYY manager, Joe Girardi, almost doomed the pinstripes, they rallied and rebounded to take the ALDS from heavily-favored Cleveland.  New York Times sportswriter Tyler Kepner had a nice synopsis of the series today in which he wrote: The Yankees have under-promised and overdelivered. They are a pinstriped underdog in the year […]