Yankees and Red Sox close to play in London in 2019

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox are nearing an agreement on facing each other in London in 2019. This as part of a regular season series, which was agreed in the latest collective bargain agreement between MLB and the players union. Location for this event would be London Stadium, the home of …

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Baseball rivalry indicates preference in Superbowl LII

Who would ever think I would write about football? Not me, but in the last few days, I discovered something interesting on Facebook. There were plenty of posts about the Superbowl on various New York Yankees and New York Mets fan pages. As a Dutch Yankee fan, I thought a New Yorker would root against …

The HOF voting from a different point of view: Andruw Jones stays on ballot

With Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman and Chipper Jones voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, the Walhalla of baseball adds four great players. But most important, from a Curaçao/ Dutch point of view is the fact that Andruw Jones stayed on the ballot. The outfielder who broke into the Majors with …

What’s a bigger accomplishment: A 56 game hitting streak or a .406 batting average?

Ever since Ted Williams hit .406 and Joe DiMaggio set a 56 game hitting streak, fans discuss what is the biggest accomplishment. Is it the .406 BA of the Splendid Splinter or is it the 56 game hitting streak of Joltin' Joe? Here is my take on it. In that magical season of 1941, both …

Baseball related music: “Talkin’ baseball” by Terry Cashman

In today's edition of Baseball related music, we pay attention to "Talkin' baseball, sung by Terry Cashman. The song is describing the history of baseball from the 1950s to the beginning of the 80s. The song was released in 1981, the year the regular MLB season was shortened by a player strike. The song was …

How the Red Sox made the Yankees a dynasty

Many may think that the sale of Babe Ruth to the Yankees led to the downfall of the Red Sox. That isn't entirely true. In the following years, Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert would raid the Red Sox for more players that laid the foundation of a dynasty and changed the Red Sox from contenders to …

RiverDogs release anniversary logo with a different touch

Next season, the Charleston RiverDogs will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Yesterday the single A team of the New York Yankees released the anniversary logo. But it is not quite how one would expect it would look like. The anniversary logo doesn't show the dog that is in the main logo. Instead, it shows a collar …

Tampa Yankees go throwback

The Tampa Yankees are no more. Today the club announced a name change.With this name change, the club, owned by the parent club in New York attempts to celebrate the city's long baseball history. From 1957 -1987 Tampa fielded a Florida State League team with the name Tarpons. General manager Vance Smith stated the club …

It is not dreaming anymore, the Yanks will have a new Murderers’ Row

In the previous blog post, I was dreaming about a possible addition of Giancarlo Stanton to the lineup of the New York Yankees. Well, according to MLB.com, the Yankees have reached an agreement with the Marlins about getting Stanton. It is clear the Yankees will get Giancarlo Stanton. Who they have to give up is …

Dreaming of a modern era Murderers’ Row

The internet is swirling with rumors about the Yankees being close to a trade for Giancarlo Stanton. Several baseball journalists on Twitter have said it is almost a done deal. Think about the lineup the Yankees would have. You can wonder if Stanton is what the Yankees need. Nope. They don't need him at all. …

Baseball related songs: “Subway” by Jim Nuzzo

In today's episode of Baseball related songs, we pay attention to Subway by Jim Nuzzo. To many Dutch baseball fans (including myself) this will be an unknown song. The song is about the New York Subway Series, a name for the World Series between New York teams, which happened a lot during the golden age of …

Baseball related songs: Catfish by Bob Dylan

Today we pay attention to a relatively unknown song by Bob Dylan, who is mainly known for his protest songs. The song "Catfish" was written by him and Jacques Levy. It is about former Kansas City and Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees great Jim "Catfish" Hunter. This wasn't the first time Dylan wrote about …

Yankees opt for puppet as new manager

After weeks of interviews and speculation by the press and the fans, the New York Yankees have chosen their new manager. Instead of a manager with experience, the team opted for unexperienced Aaron Boone, the guy that helped the Yankees beat the Red Sox in the 2003 ALCS with a walk-off home run. The search …

Andruw Jones on 2018 HOF ballot

Today, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced the newbies on the 2018 ballot. Next to players like his namesake Chipper Jones, Trevor Hoffman, first-timers Omar Vizquel and Jim Thome, Curaçao native Andruw Jones is also on the ballot. Andruw Jones broke into the majors at the age of  19. He was the youngest player to …

Hensely Meulens to be interviewed for Yankees’ manager job

Several New York-based media are reporting that the former Yankee outfielder and current bench coach of the San Francisco Giants Hensley Meulens will be interviewed for the position of manager of the New York Yankees. The 50-year old Curaçao native will be one of a long list of candidates that apply to fill the void that …

“All Rise” named AL Rookie Of The Year

Tonight the 2017 Rookie Of The Year award was unanimously given to Aaron Judge. The 25-year old right fielder of the New York Yankees beat Andrew Benintendi of the Boston Red Sox and Trey Mancini of the Baltimore Orioles. After Judge struggled during his first steps in the Majors in 2016, he made some adjustments …