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No Joy in the Bronx

Maybe the Yankees should have stayed in “The House that Ruth Built” across the street? This, by all means, might be Ruth’s jinx on the Yankees moving to a new stadium. Maybe the Yankees should’ve kept the other “Joe” at the helm? The new “Joe” I give until the middle of the season, then he’s bye-bye.

The Yankees were horrible yesterday as the Cleveland Indians sent the balls flying all over in a 22-4 all-out-blitz. I would hold my head down in disgust. With their star-talent and payroll, they better turn it around fast. Right now it’s not looking good.

Swisher’s Debut

Maybe the Yankees need Nick Swisher to pitch more games. He’s not the only position player to pitch for the Yankees. Here’s a list of the other Yankees who pitched in:

  • 2009 Nick Swisher
  • 1997 Wade Boggs
  • 1996 Mike Aldrete
  • 1991 Alvaro Espinoza
  • 1987 Rick Cerone
  • 1968 Gene Michael
  • 1968 Rocky Colavito

Sheffield’s 500th

Gary Sheffield, who probably thought his career was over, finally made it to the 500th home run club. Here’s a look at the active players with 500 or more:

  • Ken Griffey Jr., 613
  • Alex Rodriguez 553
  • Jim Thome 543
  • Manny Ramirez 527

Happy Birthday MLBlogs

I’ve been here since 2005 and it has been great. From covering the first WBC to appearing on “Under the Lights” it has been the toast of the town. From the “Red Sox Chick” to my radio co-host Carl “The Cabbie” to “A” to “The Baseball Collector” it was, and still is, our little “Dead Poets Society.” I read “A’s” column this morning, who writes “Dispatches from Red Sox Teen Nation” soon to be just “Red Sox Nation,” about the memories.

MLBlogs is the home of baseball, America’s Pastime, and the home of many. I started at MLBlogs to promote my book and, in turn, Baseball Talk radio was born, appearances on MLB Radio, writing assignments, interview for stories, etc. It didn’t hurt my career, but promote it. For that, I’m so grateful. I’ll be here until they take me out in a wheelchair. Mark, Captain-my-Captain, thank you!!!!!

Until then, see you at the MLBlogs party!

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WBC ’06 Leaders

The World Baseball Classic will make its second appearance showcasing the best international talent in baseball. It seems like yesterday that the 2006 World Baseball Classic was played. 2006 had many talented players who set the standard for the WBC.

Here’s a look at some statistics from the ’06 WBC.

Batting Average

  • Japan .311
  • USA .289
  • Puerto Rico. 286
  • Cuba .283

Earned Run Average

  • Korea 2.00
  • Puerto Rico 2.08
  • Japan 2.49
  • Dominican Republic 2.57

2009 Teams to Watch

  • United States
  • Japan
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic

You can also listen to my MLB Radio interview I did back on May 5, 2006 on the World Baseball Classic and about baseball in general at this link .

Until then, see ya at the World Baseball Classic.

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