Yankee Fans Relax, You Still Have a Good Team

Yes, last night was a disappointing moment for New York Yankee fans. With the acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton, Yankee fans had dreams of Stanton and Aaron Judge hitting 100 homers combined in a season. 

But unlike the great Yankee teams led by Derek Jeter, the 2018 Yanks lacked strong pitching and a lineup of hitters that worked counts and frustrated pitchers. Still, the Yankees are still in good position to compete for an number of years. They have a number of young talented players ready to step up, while older players like C.C. Sabathia and Brett Gardner have probably seen their last days in pinstripes.

Players like Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar (soon to be AL Rookie of the Year) have already produced at the major league level, with Chance Adams (P), Domingo Acevedo (P), and Clint Frazier (hopefully can get past concussion issues) seemingly ready to contribute at the next level.

24-hours have not even passed, and fans are already pining for Joe Girardi, talking about signing Manny Machado and Bryce Harper… STOP IT!!!!

View this post on Instagram

#Yankees fans overreacting this morning 😂😂

A post shared by SNY (@snytv) on

So Yankee fans, as my guy N.O.R.E. would say, “You Gotta RELAX!”

Of course, what do I know… I’m just a Mets fan that hates the Yankees 



As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!



I’m Begging for the Yankees to Lose, LOL!

It is well-known that I hate the New York Yankees, and I have no shame in displaying my hatred for the Yanks.

While watching Derek Jeter‘s last game, I booed the Yankee icon, which led to a Yankee fan to call me “Classless” and I enjoyed every minute of it. Well, until Jeter in classic Jeter fashion won the game in his last at-bat.

Moving on…

It has been a couple of years since the Yanks did anything good so my Yankee hate has been dormant, until now.

SMH, the Yanks are once again tormenting me with their winning ways and postseason miracles. After losing the first 2-games to the Houston Astros, they have come storming back winning 3 straight games in New York and are now 1-game away from the World Series.

Needless to say, I am sick to my stomach with all the Yankee love around NYC. All of sudden everyone is wearing their Yankee hats and jackets; where have all this paraphernalia been over the past couple of years?!?!?

But there’s still hope, the Houston Astros can save me by winning Game 6 & 7. So I am pretty much begging, lol

I love Houston, I consider Houston my 2nd home. I don’t believe I am asking for much. Just beat the Yankees and break the hearts of all Yankee fans, that’s it LOL!!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

#THIS: Harvey Returns to New York

When Rob Manfred took over as the 10th commissioner of Major League Baseball he openly acknowledged that baseball needed to do a better job in leveraging social media to market the game.

I think social media is a space that we need to continue to work on. You know, our principle efforts with respect to the pure marketing of the game are going to be player-focused. We’re at an interesting spot from the generational perspective—the Derek Jeter generation has kind of moved on, and we’re going to be making a conscious effort to market the new stars of the game—the Mike Trouts, the Clayton Kershaws and Andrew McCutchens. Those folks are great players and great young people, and that’s going to be a principle focus of our marketing efforts. Social is important, obviously, particularly with younger players who kind of carry younger fans – Rob Manfred

Baseball has launched their new PR campaign to promote their stars, #THIS. And just in time for the Subway Series they have release #THIS: Harvey Returns to New York

LETS GO HAR-VEE, LETS GO HAR-VEE….

Ok baseball, I think this is a good first step for MLB. I mean it works for me as a Mets fan, but can baseball get this out to the causal fan? Baseball needs to think big, they should buy spots during the NBA Playoffs and NFL Draft; just bombard TV and all social media with this campaign. Hopefully Manfred and baseball can keep coming up with good ideas like this.

By the way, baseball’s Twitter account (@MLB) currently has 4.48 million followers, and that may seem a lot until you take a look at the NBA’s Twitter account (@NBA)…. 14 million followers!!!!

You can checkout more #THIS videos on MLB’s YouTube Channel

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

@Mets vs. @Yankees the 2015 Edition #SubwaySeries

Full Disclosure, I am a HARDCORE Mets fan and I hate the Yanks aka the Skanks!

Once again it’s that time of the year in the baseball season; New York Mets vs New York Yankees!

Inter-league play started back in 1997 and for Mets fans, outside of the 2000 World Series and the 2006 playoff run, Mets’ fans have looked forward to the Subway Series.

And after all these years the Subway Series has lost its initial luster, but now we have the 2015 edition of the Subway Series!

For the first time the two teams will meet with both teams in 1st place, and both teams coming in on a high note.

The Mets are currently riding a 11-game winning streak and owning the best record in baseball (13-3). Their young squad with pitching studs Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, 2014 Gold-Glove center fielder Juan Lagares, rising star behind the plate Travis d’Arnaud (injured), and Lucas Duda are leading a revival in Queens. Of course we cannot forget about the ‘Captain’ David Wright who was looking like his old self before straining his hamstring.

Mets_SubwaySeries

The Yankees after a slow start, finished a strong road-trip going 7-3 and taking 2 out of 3 from the powerful Detroit Tigers. Working thru a transition from the golden age of the ‘Core 4’ (Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Andy Pettitte), the Yanks veterans seem to be coming together with unlikely heroes in Alex Rodriguez and former Mets cast-off Chris Young. Jacob Ellsbury, Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira round out this experienced team. If they can live up to their impressive resumes they will be a tough team offensively.

Yankees_SubwaySeries

This should be a great series, as a Mets fan I am beyond excited! Looking forward to seeing deGrom and Harvey cleanup the Bronx!!!!

HAHA, anyone that knows me knew I was going to at least take one shot at the Skanks!

Let’s Go Mets!!!!!!!!!

#TakeTheDamnThing

YankHate

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

No Tribute to Tony Gwynn at MLB All-Star Game

Last night’s MLB All-Star Game was a fitting tribute to Derek Jeter who will be retiring at the end of the season, but there was something missing….

Somehow Major League Baseball did not mention of the passing of Tony Gwynn who died after a battle with Cancer on  June 16th. I realize the retirement of Jeter is a big deal and he deserves all the praise for everything he has accomplished but no moment of silence before or during the game is unforgivable.

gwynnSIcover

Gwynn was one of the greatest ambassadors for baseball and this is the way they repay him, it’s a shameful moment that baseball commentators should speak about and force some kind of response from Commissioner Bud Selig. I’m a lil shocked that Selig dropped the ball on this as he usually does a good job remembering the greats of the game.

And it was not only Tony Gwynn who was forgotten, but there was no mention of Ralph Kiner, Jim Fergosi, Frank Cashen, Don Zimmer, Jerry Coleman, and Bob Welch who passed away in 2014.

On Wednesday MLB and Fox Sports released a joint statement concerning the lack of tribute:

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, an extraordinary individual whose memory we have honored in numerous ways in recent weeks. The Baseball family has sadly lost a number of people this year – including Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner, Frank Cashen, and former All-Stars Jerry Coleman, Jim Fregosi and Don Zimmer – and did not want to slight anyone by singling out one individual.”

This is a sad excuse by MLB and Fox Sports.

The game stopped for five minutes for Derek Jeter and a standing ovation as he left the field for the last time as an all-star, you mean to tell me baseball and Fox Sports could not fit in another five minutes for some kind of video montage for those who have passed away?

Come on Bud, you can do better. I am expecting something nice during the Playoffs and World Series!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Actors, Not NY Mets Players in NIKE Tribute Ad to Derek Jeter

1405362617000-Derek-Jeter

Nike/Jordan Brand will air a tribute ad tonight during the MLB All-Star game for Derek Jeter. In baseball a tip of the cap to the opposing team\player is a sign of respect.

From Red Sox fans, Jon Lester to Spike Lee and Michael Jordan the ad shows the level of respect Jeter has garnered over 20 seasons. And even in this moment of the New York Mets come off as clowns.

mets

For the record I don’t know what’s involved in getting the rights to show players images in a commercial like this, but I have to believe there could have been a better way to handle this. Derek Jeter is ‘The Captain’ of the Yankees and David Wright is ‘The Captain’ of the Mets; it would have been great to see Wright tip his cap to Jeter. Instead we have actors with blurred faces/numbers and a blurred faced Mr Met.

Maybe the Mets had nothing to do with the blurring, but as any Mets’ fan knows this has the Wilpons written all over this.

Source: Mets Blog

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Derek Jeter Hurt Again…

dm_130805_mlb_jeter_update

So not only are the New York Yankees getting their asses handed to them by the Red Sox this weekend, but now it looks like the ‘Captain’ Derek Jeter may have re-injured his surgically repaired ankle.  Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the reason Jeter left the Yankees vs. Red Sox game was due to an apparent injury in the area of the ankle he broke in last season playoffs.

Replays show Jeter wincing as he attempted to make a throw to 1st from deep in the hole at shortstop.

Back in spring training Jeter was shutdown as he suffered a setback in returning from the initial surgery.  Another injury to that ankle and it may force him and the Yankees to think about moving from shortstop.

I know, I know that’s blasphemy but shortstop is too demanding of a position if Jeter cannot stay healthy.  Let’s not forget the strained calf the ‘Captain’ had, injuries to the legs for a shortstop is not a good thing.

What about a move to 3rd base, I mean there is a certain player over there who could be suspended for a VERY long time (Alex Rodriguez).  Or what about 2nd base, there is a player over there now who may sign somewhere else for big money  (Robinson Cano).

Oh well, bottom line Jeter is old and the Yankees have a whole a lot of issues and not much upside!

By the way, how many more years on Jeter’s contract???

Update – CT Scan on Jeter’s ankle is negative, Yankees will send his results to Dr. Robert Anderson who performed the surgery on his ankle!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!