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Pre-Spring Training Already Started For Derek Jeter and Phil Hughes

Just a quick update on the New York Yankees….

It was reported over at LoHud Yankees Blog, pitcher Phil Hughes and the Captain Derek Jeter are already down in

Tampa, Florida at the Yankees minor league facility.

Nothing wrong with a little pre-Spring Training and it is always great to know that the players are just as hungry as ever.

It is definitely getting me excited for the start of the 2011 baseball season, as with every off-season you start to get the baseball blues. Continue reading ‘Pre-Spring Training Already Started For Derek Jeter and Phil Hughes’ »

Lady Loves Pinstripes SuperBowl Giveaway Winners

Just to update everyone who entered……the winners of the $50.00 Gift Card from Fans Edge have been notified.

Once each winner responds, Lady Loves Pinstripes will congratulate both winners officially.

Thanks again and look for another Lady Loves Pinstripes Giveaway very soon.

New York Yankees: FOX’s Joe Buck Sticks It To A-Rod During SuperBowl

Late in the first quarter of Super Bowl XLV, the camera flashed New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sitting with his girlfriend Cameron Diaz.

Diaz was feeding A-Rod popcorn at the moment, and Fox’s Joe Buck was elated to have caught the slugger being feed like a baby. It was typical A-rod awkward.

At that moment in the broadcast, Buck was narrating around the box seats what celebrities were where, like Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, President George W. Bush, his wife and Ashton Kutcher. Buck obviously had direct video access of this feed as he was pointing out each star.

Buck is no dummy. He knows how to piss off Yankees fans and A-Rod is an easy target.

Admittedly, my first reaction was whatever the definition of ‘yuck’ is in the dictionary. It is so typical that A-rod has to be fed, but maybe because it was by Diaz that made it so gross.

Diaz serves right into A-rod’s want and joy of hanging with celebrities. This off-season A-rod has been photographed at parties in Miami, Las Vegas, New York, Mexico and most recently Paris and that is just off the top of my head.

This Diaz-A-Rod relationship is not sitting well with me, as she seems like more of a distraction than Kate Hudson or his ex-wife Cynthia or even his stripper friends. Continue reading ‘New York Yankees: FOX’s Joe Buck Sticks It To A-Rod During SuperBowl’ »

Super Bowl XLV: Why Big Ben Roethlisberger Hasn’t Learned a Thing

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If you’re a football fan, the week before the Super Bowl is almost as fun as the game itself.

So, by now you have probably heard or seen the footage of Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and his teammates out on the town in Dallas, Texas this past Tuesday night.

Big Ben treated his O-line to dinner, but the group’s evening continued on at local karaoke bar and from the footage they seemed to be having a great time.

The group had a set curfew of 1 a.m., which wasn’t broken as far as we know. Still, it was a small group of players and they certainly are entitled to enjoy themselves.

I must admit that as a woman, seeing Roethlisberger singing Billy Joel, without a care in the world, stung.

Roethlisberger, not once, but twice has gotten in trouble for his off-field behavior and inappropriate conduct toward women.

Though no charges came about in either case, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended him at the start of the 2010 season for six games, which later dropped to four games.

Why would Goodell feel the need to go above the law and punish Big Ben?

What came to my mind was the quote, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Continue reading ‘Super Bowl XLV: Why Big Ben Roethlisberger Hasn’t Learned a Thing’ »

Andy Pettitte Retires: Can the New York Yankees Win Without Him in 2011?

The news no New York Yankee fan wanted to hear came today, as pitcher Andy Pettitte is hanging up his pinstripes.

Not only is this a sad day because Pettitte is a legend, but it marks the end of an era, as fans will never see the Yankees‘ “Core Four” play together again.

Where does this leave the Yankees heading into the 2011 season?

Without Pettitte in the rotation, there is no doubt the pressure is on.

In his 16-year career, Pettitte has 240 career wins, 203 of which were won during his 13 seasons in pinstripes. He has made 42 playoff starts, winning 19 of them, making Pettitte the winningest pitcher in postseason history.

So how could a 38-year-old southpaw be such a season-changer?

In 2010, after winning the World Series in 2009, Pettitte was having a career year and was named to the All-Star team.

Prior to a groin injury that put Pettitte on the DL on July 19, 2010, he had made a total of 18 starts. Pettitte’s record was 11-3, but the team went 15-3 in his starts. Pettitte didn’t return for two months, and he did struggle for his first two starts back, but he won his final regular season start and once again was dominant in the postseason.

Pettitte was a rock in the Yankees’ rotation with a cemented reputation to come through when the team couldn’t. He provided a sigh of a relief when on the mound, because Pettitte was unswerving and reliable.

If anyone thinks that this is not a major blow to the Yankees, don’t listen because it is a complete lie. Pettitte’s absence will affect everything, from making the postseason to winning, if the team can qualify in the first place. Continue reading ‘Andy Pettitte Retires: Can the New York Yankees Win Without Him in 2011?’ »

MLB Breaking News: Michael Kay Tweets Andy Pettitte Is In New York To Announce Retirement

Yes, it is true. New York Yankees Southpaw Andy Pettitte will announce his retirement at Yankee Stadium tomorrow, February 4.

This is according to ESPN’s Michael Kay who twittered, “I have learned that Andy Pettitte will officially retire tomorrow. Mote details to come….Michael”

This is sad news for Yankee fans and the franchise, as Pettitte has been a staple playing 14 years in pinstripes.

The Yankees “Core Four” will never play baseball together again, after winning five World Series rings together.

Pettitte will be sorely missed, but he has certainly earned to walk away with his head held high.

The press conference’s official time has yet to be announced.