Submitted by Sportsologist on Sun, 2013-09-08 19:20
It wasn’t exactly murder at Yankee Stadium this past weekend, but for all intents and purposes it was another marker moment in the historic rivalry between the Yankees of New York and the Red Sox of Boston.
And Sawx fans are jumping for joy.
And why not?
The leaders in the AL East became the first visitors in more than a hundred years to score at least nine runs on three consecutive days against the Yankees. That was so long ago, 1912, that the New Yorkers were not the Yankees then but the Highlanders who played at Hilltop Park.
Submitted by LESLIE_MONTEIRO on Sat, 2013-08-17 08:20
Managers and coaches have an expiration date in sports.
Charlie Manuel found out he was not immune from it Friday afternoon when the Phillies fired him as their manager.
Everyone knew he would not be back next season, but to fire him now is surprising. The thought was he would finish out his final year of his contract by managing the rest of the season after the great work he has done in his tenure with the Phillies.
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Thu, 2013-08-08 13:11
The Real Jake: Colonel Jacob Ruppert: the Man Who Built the Yankee Empire (Part II)
***Harvey Frommer is at work on REMEMBERING SUPER BOWL ONE: AN ORAL AND NARRATIVE HISTORY. He welcomes hearing from anyone with memories, perceptions, leads, memorabilia for his newest book. ****
A-Rod suspended but still playing. The “House That Ruppert Built” demolished and the new Yankee Stadium built. What would Ruppert think? Who knows?
Submitted by Harvey_Frommer on Tue, 2013-07-30 13:43
This past Hall of Fame weekend that sadly saw the induction of three deceased baseball treasures was a true commentary on how steroids and other assorted fixations have poisoned the national pastime.
Those who voted saw fit to vote in this trio who lived long before the age of enhancement. One of the inductees was long overdue for admittance - Colonel Jacob Ruppert: the Man Who Built the Yankee Empire
Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Sun, 2013-05-05 11:33
The words and phrases are spoken and written day after day, year after year - generally without any wonderment as to how they became part of the language. All have a history, a story.
For those of you who liked Parts I thru III and wanted more, here is more.
"The Called Shot" A heavier, slower and older Babe Ruth had much more to prove in 1932. And prove he did! Batting .341, driving in 137 runs, slugging 41 homers, the Sultan of Swat pushed the New York Yankees to another pennant. The Cubs of Chicago were the opposition in the World Series.