Why I love baseball (and the Yankees)
The sport has meant so many things to us throughout our lifetime.
From the front row in ‘94
The 1994 Yankees were a special team. I was lucky enough to watch their epic final game of the season from the best seat I have ever had.
Passing Through Pinstripes: Edwar Ramírez
In his brief time in pinstripes, Edwar Ramírez displayed perseverance, a wicked changeup, and the reason why we need to be careful about spring training stats.
Most Surprising NYY Seasons: 2005 Aaron Small
Out of nowhere, the career journeyman pitcher saved the 2005 Yankees’ season with an improbable 10-0 record.
Most Surprising NYY Seasons: 1996 Mariano Rivera
Mariano Rivera’s dominant, breakout 1996 season was a complete surprise at the time, making way for nearly two decades worth of inevitability.
Aaron Hicks as starting left fielder is fine, for now
Aaron Hicks is much maligned for his poor production since 2019, but at this point, giving him one more chance is beneficial on a number of levels for the 2023 Yankees.
Most Surprising NYY Seasons: 1984 Don Mattingly
After a little more than a half season as a reserve, Don Mattingly finally became a regular in 1984 and provided one magical summer race for the batting title.
Passing Through Pinstripes: Steve Kemp
The signing of Steve Kemp in 1983 was the correct move, but it didn’t work out. Some external factors played into this short Yankees tenure flaring out.
Passing Through Pinstripes: Steve Sax
During one of the darkest times in franchise history, the reliable Steve Sax was not only productive, but easy to root for, even at the cost of Willie Randolph.
Passing Through Pinstripes: Bob Shirley
Bob Shirley’s 1985 season was the best of his career, yet it almost didn’t happen because of Billy Martin.