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Archive for February, 2011

In the New York Times, Harvey Araton has an outstanding profile of Yogi Berra’s and Ron Guidry’s annual rites of spring, frogs legs and all. Yogi’s teammate Phil Rizzuto would undoubtedly be glad to hear that Brett Gardner has been working on his bunting skills. Newsday dug up an old conversation with the Scooter on […]

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(In addition to appearing at The Captain’s Blog, this post is also being syndicated at TheYankeeAnalysts.) On Tuesday in Fort Myers, Justin Morneau took a round of batting practice and then joined his teammates for a few minutes of long toss. Similar scenes play out repeatedly in Florida and Arizona, but yesterday’s news about Moreneau was […]

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It must be something in the Chicago water? White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is best known for speaking out of turn, but this time around it’s General Manager Ken Williams who will likely spend the next few days extricating his foot from his big mouth. According to a report on ESPNChicago, Williams called the idea […]

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Proving that he is indeed a chip off the old block, Hank Steinbrenner stopped by the Yankees’ Spring Training camp in Tampa and immediately made his presence known. Speaking to an assembled pack of reporters, the elder Steinbrother sounded off on a variety of topics, including the Yankees’ growing revenue sharing bill as well as […]

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Just like his father used to do, Hank Steinbrenner held court at the Yankees’ spring training complex in Tampa, opining on everything from house building to modern psychology to social and economic political systems. The elder Steinbrother also revisited the team’s off season acquisition of Rafael Soriano. Alex Rodriguez addressed the media for the first […]

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To celebrate President’s Day, The Captain’s Blog dug deep into its dusty archives to uncover one of the most highly sought after video clips dealing with baseball and the U.S. Presidency. The elusive footage, which features Pete Rose and President Reagan, had escaped capture on the internet until today, so sit back and enjoy this […]

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(In addition to appearing at The Captain’s Blog, this post is also being syndicated at TheYankeeAnalysts. It has also been updated from its initial publication on April 26, 2010). Instead of worrying about who will fill out the starting rotation or occupy the backend of the bench, Yankees’ fans seeking to predict the team’s performance in […]

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