...gone. Amazing to think there are people out there that can vote who have never known a Yankees side without one of Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada or Mariano Rivera.
...in right field. Nope, not the effects of a heavy night but pile driving into the wall chasing a foul ball on July 5th, 1924.
...triple play. The New York Yankees get a triple play in their 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
...exit sandman. Number 42, the greatest of all time, Mariano Rivera, is bowing out at the end of the 2013 season.
...gone. Yesterday former Yankee Hideki Matsui announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, aged 38, after a decade long career in the States which followed a decade playing in his native Japan.
...and thanks for the memories. Well that's 50% of the Core Four gone as Jorge Posada officially joins Andy Pettitte in retirement. Does his numbers stack up to greatness?
...in Mo we trust. Mariano Rivera breaks the regular season record for saves in the Yankees victory over the Twins.
...does it in style. New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter's second hit out of five just happens to be his 3000th.
...the memories...Andrew Eugene Pettitte...who will announce his retirement from baseball at Yankee Stadium today.
...should have been another step in wiping Barry Bonds' name from the record books, OK wiping it down to 2nd. But A Rod admitted to taking certain substances when he was outed so it's just another roider hitting homers.
...George Michael Steinbrenner III. Three and a half months into the season and only my second post about baseball and it's about the death of the man who put the Yankees where they are now...oh and fired Billy five times.
...and one series win later. I hadn't blogged about any of the New York Yankees off-season moves but I was very happy at the arrival of Curtis Granderson even before his game and series winning homer against the Sux last night.
...a bear is catholic...and the Pop does shit in the woods. Oh and bulked up ,pockmarked home run hitting slugger Mark McGwire* took steroids through the steroids era of the game.
...Curse. As Mariano Rivera induced Victorino to ground out to Cano for the final out of the 2009 World Series the Yankees had won and finally ended the Toxic Curse.
...Anytime you tie Lou Gehrig is a special time now Derek Jeter has just got to get one more hit to pass the great man's record.