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Inter-League Soap Opera: Dodger Blue Vs. Yankee Pinstripes

With inter-league play concluding this weekend, the New York Yankees head into Dodger Stadium for three-games.

An unfamiliar place, as the Bombers last visit was in 2004. The two franchises have a torrid history. They have faced each other 11 time in the World Series, the most recent dates back to 1981.

On the other hand, there will be no shortage of familiar faces, as Joe Torre, Don Mattingly, Larry Bowa all traded their Yankee Pinstripes for Dodger Blue.

It is sure to be a celebrity filled affair, as it is the hottest ticket in Hollywood right now.

Internally, the Dodgers ball-club is a mess, as owners Frank and Jamie McCourt are in the middle of a nasty divorce. Add injuries to insult, which is now just frustrating for a team who wants to contend as they did in 2008 and 2009. Fans cries have been pouring out for the Dodgers to get Cliff Lee from the Mariners in order for the team to survive. Unlikely to happen with owners divorce still unresolved.

The Dodgers 2010 season has been rocky to say the least. This team is in third place in the AL West, with a 38-33 record. Currently, Torre’s Dodgers have lost their last six games. Now, what could be called a slump has become a concern.

Not the best timing for the reigning 2009 World Series Champions to arrive, if your a Dodger fan. Let’s not give to much credit, as the Yankees have been playing sloppy lately. Continue reading ‘Inter-League Soap Opera: Dodger Blue Vs. Yankee Pinstripes’ »

Do You Remember 2007 When Joe Torre Was Our Hero

It felt like a heat wave in New York City on that October 8th night, back in 2007.

Fans were funneling into Yankee Stadium extra early for Game 4 of the ALDS.

The prior evening, I had watched my Yankees pull out a win to avoid getting swept.

Which, was all thanks to a home run hit by Johnny Damon in the seventh inning. I remember how I jumped on my stadium seat as my Yankees dreams of the post-season were not over yet.

Now, the Cleveland Indians were up 2-1 over the New York Yankees. Losing meant the season would end, but there was a lot more on the line that year for the Yankees.

Fans were just as aware as the players, but no one wanted to believe it. It broke my heart to think of being in the Bronx without Joe Torre, as he had become such an figure and was a father to an entire city.

In my life, I have never been to a baseball game with such tense and ardent fans, which made it difficult to imagine how the players were handling it.

By the end of the seventh inning, the Yankees chances were bleak. The Yankees were playing as hard as they could, but the Indians were the better team and the fans knew it.

As the eighth inning began, low chants of “JOE TORRE, JOE TORRE, JOE TORRE, JOE….” were becoming louder every moment, as fans started to rise and join in like a slow, chaotic wave that took over Yankee Stadium.

It continued well after the last pitch because the team’s loss was incomparable to losing our skipper. For 12 years, Joe Torre leads the Yankees to four World Series titles, six AL Pennants, and a record of 1173-767 in games. More than all the baseball accomplishments, Torre was admired by Yankees fans for his everyday demeanor and were so proud to call him our leader.

As I dried my tears and exited the Stadium, it was hard to let go of never seeing Mr. Torre in pinstripes again. That is why I bought a photo from a stadium vendor of Torre with Mariano Rivera. Early the next morning I had my ticket and the image professionally framed, so I would never have to forget it.

No one knew this would be the last post-season ever played in the Old Yankees Stadium that night, as well. Crazy.The days right after October 8th were filled with Yankees fans fighting for Torre. To describe it as an uproar would be an understatement, as protests, newspaper ads and innumerable letters sent to the Boss all pleading to keep Torre here forever.

Now it is 2010, and numerous adverse events have come between my feelings about Joe Torre. Sadly, it eventually led me to taking down my Joe Torre collage from my wall. Continue reading ‘Do You Remember 2007 When Joe Torre Was Our Hero’ »

Sloppy Or Not A Win Helps The Yankees Stay On Top

Normalcy has finally returned to the AL East, as the Red Sox and Yankees are back in charge once again.

Still, the AL East is as strong as ever.The Rays have been dethroned. The Blue Jays become a reality check. While, the Orioles are consistently getting worse.

The AL East is not a conspiracy theory. The division just happens to promote the Red Sox and Yankees who must continually fight season after season.

TAMPA BAY RAYS:

The Rays have lost 7of their last 10 games and are now faced with their biggest challenge ever.

Given the fact that everyone is well aware that Tampa‘s talent is compelling to the point of scary. This makes the team’s future depend on what attitude is brought to the ballpark, day in and day out.

It is about time for the Rays to verify whether 2008 was a coincidence or not.

The Rays will determine if the AL East is now a three-headed animal or not.

Fans need to determine if this is a ‘team of fighters’ or ‘entitled individuals’. The odds are in the Rays favor, but inexperience needs to be acknowledge by the players in order to survive.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS:

With summertime being official, it is no wonder the Blue Jays true colors are showing, and it is not pretty.

The Blue Jays continue to emerge hot out of the gate, but once they encounter a typical drop its all over. Continue reading ‘Sloppy Or Not A Win Helps The Yankees Stay On Top’ »

Vote Now To Help Make Yankees Nick Swisher An All-Star

YANKEES FANS NEEDED…..VOTE NOW to send Nick Swisher to 2010 All-Star Game.

Nick Swisher has been a breath of fresh air since his arrival in the Bronx in 2009.

Not only is he loved by his teammates, but an instant favorite amongst the New York Yankee fans.

Swisher is always smiling when he takes the field, is proud to be a baseball player, and never acts like he deserves any of it.

Nick Swisher deserves your vote because he is an all-star player, but also an all-star person.

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MLB Blogger Rankings – Week 11


Lady Loves Pinstripes is one of six bloggers voting on Yardbarker’s Gillette Fusion MLB Rankings. Each week Lady Loves Pinstripes will rank all 30 MLB teams, along with the other five bloggers. All blogger’s rankings are averaged together for each weekly results. In addition, Lady Loves Pinstripes will comment on he AL WEST.

The American League East owns the top three spots this week, with the Yankees still in the lead, followed by the Rays and now the Red Sox have moved into third.
It is the toughest division for a reason, my guess is this three-team battle will continue right thru September.

Here are the latest MLB Rankings – Week 11 and see where your team ranks for the week….agree or disagree?

Click below to see what real fans think….

MLB BLOGGER RANKINGS – WEEK 11
  • MLB Power Rankings: The Continued Preeminence Of The American League (ballhype.com)
  • Mlb Blogger Rankings – Week 9 (ladylovespinstripes.com)
  • Mlb Blogger Rankings – Week 8 (ladylovespinstripes.com)
  • Mlb Blogger Rankings – Week 7 (ladylovespinstripes.com)
  • Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 14 by Kevin Goldstein (ballhype.com)

Lady Gaga Stay Away From Baseball

Lady Gaga, please stay away from baseball games and don’t come back to Yankee Stadium or Citi-Field again.

Hasn’t she embarrassed her family and friends enough?

Fondling herself and dressing with no pants at a Mets game, and then at a Yankees game is just impolite. Gaga seems to think this behavior is acceptable because of her fame, when the effects are actually making her a joke.

Here is a little personal information, Lady Gaga and I both attended the same school in NYC. In the beginning, it seemed so cool that this pop star walked the same halls I did. That sentiment has completely changed.

As time went on, Gaga’s behavior and fashion sense continued to get worse. Hearing that she went to a bar on the UWS in her underwear is just gross.

Also, Gaga lies about our school, a place that is so dear to my heart.

This Roman Catholic School is the most loving place to grow as a lady. The rules were not much different when compared to my friends at the non-denominational private schools. The faculty implemented manners and students were expected to conduct themselves accordingly.

Gaga needs to get her head out from her ass because her behavior would be unacceptable anywhere. Continue reading ‘Lady Gaga Stay Away From Baseball’ »