Archive for November, 2009

Jeter wins Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year

November 30, 2009 2 comments

*Photo Courtesy of SI*

Derek Jeter was named the SI Sportsman of the Year today. Jeter is the first Yankee in the awards 56 years to win.

Derek batted was third in the AL with a .334 avg, second with 212 hits, and led the league with reaching base 289 times. He also won his 4th Gold Golve, Silver Slugger, Hank Aaron Award, Roberto Clemente Award, and of course passed Lou Gehrig as the Yankees all-time hits leader. Congratulations Derek!

Categories: Dan Reiner, Derek Jeter

Ross Ohlendorf: Yankee, Pirate, and…Government Intern?

November 30, 2009 1 comment

Photo by AP/J. Scott Applewhite

Thats right Ross Ohlendorf is interning with the U.S. Government at the Agriculture Department. Some stories even if completely and utterly useless just have to be posted, and this is one of them.

Better Player of the Decade for the Yankees: #4 Hideki Matsui or #5 Miguel Cairo?

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Paul O’Neill defeated Gary Sheffield 9-2 in the last matchup.

No song of the day, sorry! YouTube is malfunctioning so there will be no song of the day. If interested in finding it yourself, today’s would have been Sweet Child O’ Mine by the Guns N’ Roses

LIVE CHAT: Tonight 8:30 EST

November 29, 2009 Leave a comment
Categories: Live Chat

Better Player of the Decade for the Yankees: #2 Paul O’Neill or #7 Gary Sheffield?

November 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Jorge Posada defeated Shane Spencer 9-1 in the last poll!

Song of the Day: Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses

Better Player of the Decade for the Yankees: #1 Jorge Posada or #8 Shane Spencer

November 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Last matchup Andy Pettitte beat Luis Sojo 15-0.

Song of the Day: Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who (my favorite song of all-time)

Price for Doc Halladay Remains Too High

November 27, 2009 2 comments

Photo Courtesy of Getty Images

The Yankees would have to part with quite a bit if, as Peter Gammons reports (MLB Trade Rumors), the Red Sox would have to part with both Casey Kelley and Clay Buchholz. I can only imagine that the Yankees would have to give up Austin Jackson, Ian Kennedy, and maybe one other prospect to get Doc and then an additional $20 million a year to keep him. That is a really hefty price to pay and while I do love the idea of having Doc in our rotation losing three top prospects is not easy to stomach. Add onto that the fact that the Yankees made three blockbuster deals last year and it seems a little unreasonable that they would need to sign Doc. The rotation is far from set but resigning Pettitte while tinkering with Hughes and Chamberlain as well as with a healthier Chien-Ming Wang sounds like a perfectly reasonable option. After all, the Yankees won the world series doing just that.

Would I love to have Doc? Absolutely. But is he worth giving up three top prospects and 20 million a year? If that is the case, Doc might not be the Yankees huckleberry, even if he wants to be.

Talk About Something All Yankee Fans Appreciate…

November 27, 2009 1 comment


Sources are saying that the Yankees longtime PA announcer Bob Sheppard has officially called it quits and is retiring. Sheppard took the helm as Yankees PA guy in 1951, and is known as “The Voice of God” amoung the Yankee Universe. Yankee stadium hasn’t been the same without him in the recent seasons, and it would’ve been nice to have heard him at the new Yankee Stadium. Mr. Sheppard is one of the greatest Yankees who ever lived and even at 99 years young we wish him another long 100 years. We have held at hope he’d come back but now reality has set in and a new era will have to begin.

What do you Appreciate?

November 25, 2009 8 comments

As I thought of what to do for the blogs first real ThanksGiving…I realized: I shouldn’t do anything!

This blog is for the readers and only the readers (and the occassional forum for me to vent my baseball opinions)

So heres what I want you, the readers, to do:

Tomorrow there will be NO POSTING here at The Pinstriper.

INSTEAD this will be an open forum for you to comment anything that you appreciate in life.

I will be checking in every hour to see the comments and reply and I will also post my own things that I appreciate.

PLEASE COMMENT ANYTHING THAT YOU APPRECIATE…anything…can be your family, your sports team, ANYTHING!

Thank you so much and one thing I definitely appreciate are you, the readers!

Categories: Holidays

Better Player of the Decade for the Yankees: #1 Andy Pettite or #8 Luis Sojo

November 25, 2009 Leave a comment

Roger Clemens defeated Jason Giambi 11-2 in the last matchup.

Song of the Day: Joker and the Thief by Wolfmother

**Since there will be no posting tomorrow, please excuse the 2 days of voting for this better Yankee of the Decade post.**