These are Hal Steinbrenner’s Yankees, and it means less seat-of-the-pants spending.
After two decades Howie Spira says its time to get his side of the story out.
If it’s possible, if you can see over the pyramid of cash and the titanic $200 million payroll, the Yankees were overlooked this year, the presumed bridesmaids in the AL East.
Maybe you couldn’t sit at table number one at the famed restaurant in it’s heyday, but now you can. That table and four chairs are among the over 200 items from the Upper East Side watering hole that will hit the auction block next month.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office is investigating the apparent suicide of Hideki Irabu, the embattled former Yankees pitcher who was found dead in his home in the wealthy suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes.
Yankees minor league manager Luis Sojo has had many unexpected visitors in his office, including late New York owner George Steinbrenner and one-time teammate Bernie Williams. But nothing quite like this.
While I failed to harpoon the heart of every bromance with the captain last week, we agree on one thing: there will come a day when Derek Jeter is no longer the starting shortstop for the Yankees, and that day is about two years away.
For some time now, various lists have been compiled ranking or rating the greatest of Yankees. In light of Jeter’s landmark accomplishment, we would like to look into where he ranks among the Yankee immortals.
On the first anniversary of former Yankees owner George Steinbrenner’s death, a short message was read over the PA system and a moment of silence was observed before the Tampa Yankees hosted the Palm Beach Cardinals at Steinbrenner Field.
Hard to imagine now that he’s reached the 3,000 hits milestone, but there was a time when Derek Jeter didn’t think he would get a single knock in the big leagues.
Present day Yankee Stadium is undoubtedly an impressive sight but isn’t without flaw. The ballpark tends to cater to richer clientele while pushing your average fan aside and doesn’t have the charm of the old building.
Lou Piniella and Joe Torre at the 65th Yankees Old Timers’ Day, were equally emphatic about being satisfied with decisions to retire as a big league managers.
Brett Gardner has made an overwhelming case to bat leadoff for the Yankees and must be rewarded even if that means sending Derek Jeter down in the lineup. It’s time for the Yankees to stop appeasing Jeter and give Gardner the chance he deserves.
As Kate Smith’s recorded rendition of “God Bless America” swirled around an empty stadium last night, you had to wonder what would swirl through the mind of a former owner. Not just any owner, of course, but “The Boss” George M. Steinbrenner III.
HBO plans to give late Daily News cartoonist Bill Gallo a 10-count salute shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday night, just before the Bernard Hopkins-Jean Pascal WBC light heavyweight title fight gets underway in Montreal.