Posts Tagged ‘New York yankees’

SECOND BEST DRUNK ATHLETE STORY OF THE DAY

August 20, 2008

“FAT, PUSSY TOAD” HIDEKI IRABU

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was arrested for allegedly assaulting a bartender in Osaka, Japan today. The New York Post says Irabu drank “20 mugs of beer” then apparently became angry when his credit card was declined. Irabu allegedly pushed the bartender against the wall, pulled his hair and smashed nine liquor bottles.

Irabu spent six seasons in Major League Baseball with the Yankees, Rangers and Expos. He is currently retired and living in California.

The pitcher was one of the first Japanese League players to make the transition to the big leagues. He didn’t do it very successfully. Irabu was 34-35 (although he did win 13 games for the Yankees in 1998). He also drew the wrath of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner who once called Irabu a “fat, pussy toad.”

GEORGE STEINBRENNER

YANKEES CENTER FIELDER MELKY CABRERA TAKES HIS DEMOTION TO MINORS WELL

August 16, 2008

ANOTHER GREAT NEW YORK POST COVER

August 5, 2008

Not only did the New York Post come up with another great headline today but they actually managed to refer to the “Carl Pavano memorial MRI tube.”

JOBA CHAMBERLAIN TABLE DANCE

July 20, 2008

JOBA CHAMBERLAIN

Try to get this visual out of your mind: Joba Chamberlain table dance.

According to the New York Post, New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain climbed into actress Alyssa Milano’s booth at an MLB.com party over the All Star break and did a table dance.

JASON GIAMBI HAD A PRODUCTIVE ALL STAR BREAK IN LAS VEGAS

July 17, 2008

PHOTOS FROM TMZ

 

YANKEES COULD USE VIRTUAL BOB SHEPPARD

July 17, 2008

YANKEES PA ANNOUNCER BOB SHEPPARD

From AOL Fanhouse:

New York Yankees stadium announcer Bob Sheppard is arguably the greatest voice in the history of baseball. Unfortunately, the 97-year-old Sheppard has been in such poor health he hasn’t been able to attend a single game this season. That didn’t stop the Yankees from using Sheppard as the stadium announcer for Tuesday’s All Star Game.

Sheppard recorded the names and numbers of every Yankee before the season. CNBC’s Darren Rovell has a great piece that says if the Yankees choose to do so they could use Bob Sheppard as their stadium announcer FOREVER.

The state of text-to-speech technology has advanced so much that the Yankees would theoretically have the ability to use Sheppard’s voice as the Yankee’s stadium announcer as long as they want. The Yankees could simply record Sheppard’s audio into a digital storage vault and edit the names of not yet existing players into the text-to-speech database.

Rovell interviews a person from a top company that employs such technology. He says,

 

 

“If we had some time and money – and the Yankees certainly might have that bankroll — we could do this.”

 

According to a poll on CNBC, 70% of Yankee fans believe the club should use Bob Sheppard’s voice “forever.”

IS DEREK JETER THE NEW FAVRE?

July 15, 2008

DEREK JETER

Columnist Ian O’Connor of the Bergen Record says baseball’s New York Yankees may soon be facing their own “Brett Favre situation.” According to O’Connor, “Brett Favre today is Derek Jeter tomorrow” – an aging superstar icon who will eventually have to be dumped by his current employer.

O’Connor also writes that the tough decision to let longtime Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams go would be a “walk in Monument Park” compared to a decision to dump Jeter, the longtime Yankee captain. Jeter is a ten-time All Star with four championship rings. He has two years (plus the rest of this season) remaining on a 10 year $189 million contract. 

The column quotes Yankees GM Brian Cashman as saying a decision on Jeter isn’t even “on my radar.” The column seems a bit of a stretch. Jeter currently makes $21,600,000 a year. His salary is the same next year and goes up $1 million in 2010. He is hitting .284 with 5 homers and 42 RBI. His slugging percentage is a miserable .395 and his range in the field has obviously declined. Further, if the season ended today the Yankees wouldn’t even make the playoffs. Jeter will be 36 at the end of his current contract. This is not a tough call at all. Jeter’s last day with the Yankees will be their last game of the 2010 season.

Nice attempt at creating drama and controversy by O’Connor though.

EVEN TORONTO FANS HATE A-ROD

July 14, 2008

 

YANKEE FANS MAY HAVE CARL PAVANO TO KICK AROUND AGAIN

June 25, 2008

CARL PAVANO

From AOL Fanhouse via The New York Post:

There’s bad news and more bad news for the New York Yankees today.

First, pitcher Carl Pavano, the biggest free agent bust in Yankees history, may actually be back in pinstripes.  Pavano is in the final season of a $40 million contract during which he’s won a grand total of five games. New York GM Brian Cashman says Pavano is throwing off the mound and may be ready for an August return. Not that anyone wants him back. Pavano has won one game in the past three seasons and is universally despised by Yankee fans, players and the front office alike.

Meanwhile being able to throw off a pitching mound actually puts Pavano’s rehab schedule ahead of prized young pitcher Phil Hughes. Hughes’ return to the Yankees has been delayed at least until August.

FAKE CONTROVERSY

April 25, 2008

Lots is being made of ESPN sideline hottie, Erin Andrews’, interview with Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain on Wednesday. The story goes Chamberlain said something SO DISGUSTING that Andrews recoils in horror. GREAT STORY! Unfortunately, it’s probably not true.

The alleged “sick comments” are not on tape. Plus, Andrews is still holding his arm after the “incident.”

It appears to simply be a case of a tv personality “turning off” her charm once she thought she was off camera.

It’s unbelievable that so much is being made of this with NO AUDIO. Still, the look on her face IS hilarious.

Coincidentally, Chamberlain was ROCKED for one of the few times in his brief career the next night.