I’ve told everyone about this except my readers.
As of tomorrow I will be leaving The Pinstriper for good.
I have accepted an offer from Ed Valentine of Pinstripe Alley to write for their great blog.
I will not be able to keep up with both blogs, so I am shutting down The Pinstriper for good.
The Pinstriper will still be a website, but will NOT have ANY posting.
Thank you for reading my blog and hopefully you will read my posts at the new blog, Pinstripe Alley!
P.S. I will not ever shut down the best Yankee of the Decade poll so keep voting!
Thanks for reading everyone and if you ever have any questions about the site or interviews or anything feel free to email me, if not, keep reading and bookmark the site!
The picture included is out of complete and total boredom by myself….I had someone edit Yankees caps onto certain players. Enjoy!
From left to right it is:
Free Agent SP-Justin Duchscherer
Free Agent LF-Jason Bay
Free Agent SP-Joel Piniero
Trade Candidate SP-Roy Halladay
Free Agent SP-Jason Marquis
Free Agent SP-Rich Harden
Free Agent LF-Matt Holliday
Hey guys, Brandon here! Back from my prolonged vacation (with Fernando taking over) to point out a few notable changes.
-Look at the bottom of the page for feeds to Mark Carigs Yankees Blog and the LoHud Yankees Blog
-You can now share my blog at the bottom of the page
So, with the Yankees in the World Series I will be here alot more, I promise!
Whenever a Yankee pitcher records a punch out, Jorge Posada throws the baseball around the horn where it reaches some pretty legendary hands. That baseball hits the leather owned by Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira, otherwise known as possibly the greatest infield in baseball history.
The members of this infield have already accomplished some impressive feats: Jeter and Cano are the first double-play combination to both record 200 hits, Alex Rodriguez recorded his 12th straight season with 30+ HRs and 100+ RBIs, that’s a record in itself, and Mark Teixeira is already notching switch-hitting records. Each of these are pretty amazing in themselves, however it’s the combination of the three that separates this infield from those of years past.
Sure you could make the case for Murderer’s Row, the Big Red Machine or even the 2008 Florida Marlins (who each hit at least 25 HRs), but none come anywhere close to the power that is the 2009 Yankees infield. A-Rod and Captain clutch are both first-ballot Hall of Famers, and Teix and Robbie could theoretically join them. All four have/are putting up incredible numbers in their career and I doubt I need to go into much detail there. If you add in the great defense of all of them (and the World Series ring they could possibly receive this season) it puts them over the top as the greatest of all time.
Personally, I wonder if Jorge, Jose, or even Francisco Cervelli ever thinks about who he’s tossing to when he throws around the horn.
Surprisingly enough, I was born in Boston and grew up a Red Sox fan. Now before you get on me for that, I switched over to the good side in February 2004. You got it, when A-Rod was traded to the Yankees. I will admit now, I wish I had a better reason for joining Yankee Universe but I’m here now and I love it. About a year ago, I started my own Yankee blog at Bronxrumors.blogspot.com and it has been fairly successful. I started multiple accounts for it including MLBlogs, Facebook, Twitter and even Youtube. I really recommend you check out the YouTube page as I have uploaded some good Yankee tributes on there. But anyways, I love writing about the Yankees and I hope to contribute to this page a lot in the future.
Good afternoon – This from a reader named Matt:
Steiner Sports will be releasing a full line of Derek Jeter commemorative pieces of memorabilia in honor of him becoming the Yankees all-time hit king.
Jeter will be signing all the memorabilia TODAY and pre-orders are being accepted now on http://www.steinersports.com
Prices are as follows:
Derek Jeter MLB Baseball Engraved With “Record Breaking Hit, Date”
Derek Jeter Authentic Yankee Inaugural Season Patch Home Jersey w/ Embroidered Stats LE/222
Derek Jeter “Record Breaking Hit, Date” Engraved Game Model Bat
This from a reader named Jon:
Celebrities for Charity is raffling off two premium tickets (section 105) to the September 26, 2009 Red Sox vs Yankees game @ Yankee Stadium. The prize also includes a $500.00 travel allowance as well as a $200.00 gift certificate to Michael Psilakis’ Kefi Restaurant in Manhattan.
Proceeds from the raffle go to benefit charity and can be purchased at : https://www.celebritiesforcharity.org/raffles/alphaomega_sox.cfm.
Raffle tickets are only $2.00 a piece with a min. purchase of 5 tickets.
Entry deadline is September 23, 2009 @ 11:00am EDT.