Tag Archives: Joe Girardi

The Next Commissioner of Baseball

Bud Selig, a most mediocre commissioner—doubling for a spell as an owner—of Major League Baseball (MLB), will step down in early 2015. By meting out a devastating if circumscribed series of suspensions for PED use, especially to Alex Rodriguez (August … Continue reading

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Tyger! Tyger!

I (Evander) continue this amorphous series of postseason blogs where I left off the other day: Expect the unexpected. As James Joyce might have said, yes, rain is general all over the Midwest. The Detroit Tigers, who lead the New … Continue reading

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Unusual Opening Day for Yankees and Movie with the Literal Hollywood Ending

Yesterday, also Good Friday for the Western Church and the start of Passover at sundown for all Jews, happened to be Opening Day for the New York Yankees—first pitch after 3 p.m. It wound up the first Opening Day meltdown … Continue reading

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Good-bye Jorge Posada

Yankees catcher of seventeen seasons, Jorge Posada, hung up his professional-baseball shoes yesterday, a month after Christmas Eve. I (Evander) had mixed feelings about him. I admired his strength in dealing with his son’s cranial development and the boy’s many … Continue reading

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Any Second Thoughts on Dealing Jesus Montero?

Perhaps the trade of budding-superstar catcher Jesus Montero leaves lingering doubts in Yankeeland during the height of the Hotstove League Season. Once upon a time, the idea of such a trade, dealing an everyday prospect for a pitcher that starts … Continue reading

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My Funny Valentine

Bobby Valentine (courtesy of Yahoo sports) can’t wait for the 2012 season. Check out these pearls before reporters from the Winter Meetings: “The new Red Sox manager loves nothing more than folks hanging on his every word, and he basked … Continue reading

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The Jorge Posada Non-Incident

“The person said the Yankees had been in contact with the commissioner’s office about a possible penalty. The Yankees could have fined Posada one day’s pay—that would be $71,978 on his $13.1 million salary.” Say, that’s a nice piece of … Continue reading

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