Tag Archives: Derek Jeter

Top Ten Baseball Stories in 2011

Here comes my (Evander’s, admittedly subjective) Top Ten Baseball Stories and News in 2011. 10. Moneyball is released to theaters on September 23 9. Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 career hits, and Jim Thome reaches 600 career home runs 8. Albert … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Right Off the Bat Book | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Derek Jeter Plays Winter Ball in Panama

There is, or more accurately was, a long-standing tradition of major-league talent playing winter ball throughout Latin America. But with salaries what they are and more-sophisticated training year round, the practice, I (Evander) thought, was less prevalent: certainly among the … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Yankees | Tagged , | Leave a comment

When Did the Florida Marlins Become “The Miami Marlins”?

When did this happen? The Marlins are no longer representing a giant state for the National League, only a great city. The Marlins have their eye on Albert Pujols to go along with their new identity, logo, and retractable-dome stadium. … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Yankees | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nogoodnik Howie Spira Speaks

A name from the dim past of the 1980s has resurfaced. Selected by the late George Steinbrenner to dig up dirt on his high-paid star, Dave Winfield, Spira now bares all in an interview with New York radio station WINS. … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Yankees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jorge Posada Redeemed

Who knew back in May it would be Jorge Posada to deliver the hit to propel the New York Yankees to the Eastern Division title? Pinch hitting for phenom Jesus Montero, who ultimately may take the veteran’s position as the … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Right Off the Bat Website, Yankees | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congratulations Derek Jeter on 3,000 Hits

There have been 17,000 men in the big leagues, with literally hundreds of millions sharing this fantasy. Twenty-seven out of the seventeen-grand have amassed 3,000 hits. Until today. In ultra-dramatic fashion, with a mighty home run, Derek Jeter became ballplayer … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Right Off the Bat Book, Yankees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peter Falk and Derek Jeter: Just One More Thing, Ma’am

It’s been a tough news day. First, it was reported that Yankees superstar Derek Jeter’s quest for the magical number of 3,000 hits in his career (he is six shy; cricket fans, out of 17,000 players who have made it … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Yankees | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Jorge Posada Non-Incident Story Gains Non-Momentum

When captain (cricket followers: the designation of “captain” on a baseball team is not part of the structure of the sport, it is a symbolic overture) Derek Jeter publicly stated he could understand where long-time teammate and “brother” Jorge Posada … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Yankees | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Joe Girardi’s Knucklehead Move

The season’s underway and I already get to vent because the Yankees lost their first game that they should have won, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory as it were. Sure, we’re only five games into the campaign. If … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Yankees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Erin Go Bragh

It’s the second full day of spring and it snowed in the Bronx yesterday, huge flakes. The good news is it didn’t snow down here at World Cricket Central in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, which is obviously south of the snow … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Cricket, India, Right Off the Bat Book, Right Off the Bat Website, Yankees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment