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Earlier today, I compared Philadelphia’s infield to New York’s infield and, although the matchup was relatively close, I concluded that the Yankees had the better group of players, overall. Now, I’m looking at outfields and DH options. RIGHT FIELD Nick Swisher (SW): Ah, the lovable Nick Swisher, who many thought should have been benched during [...]
Collectively, in 2009, the Phillies hit .258/.334/.447. Conversely, in 2009, the Yankees hit .283/.362/.478. The Phillies’ statistics are influenced by their pitchers’ at-bats, making these macro numbers relatively useless. Therefore, it seems as though a more detailed and comprehensive comparative analysis of the two teams is needed in order to better understand why and how [...]
It’s been raining all day, although I keep hearing reports that the rain is supposed to stop a little before gametime, so it sounds like we’ll probably have baseball tonight. Tonight (assuming they play) marks the first World Series game at Yankee Stadium since Josh Beckett utterly schooled the Yankees in the decisive Game 6 [...]
During the ALCS, it seemed that the only place for Yankees fans to view how the other side’s fans were approaching the series was to visit the horrid place known as Halos Heaven. Thankfully, there are a number of excellent Phillies blogs, with Crashburn Alley being the best of the group. If you want to [...]
I know they’re trying to sell papers and stir things up, but this is so lame, pathetic, embarrassing:
Frillies are coming to town!
Their fans are second-rate & so is their city
I didn’t even want to link to it, but we need to do that sorta thing. Suffice it to say that we’ll do our best to have none of that low-brow stuff here. Keep it cool here, folks, will ya?
By Mike Jaggers-Radolf Lost amid the excitement of the YES Network’s pregame coverage of Game 6 of the ALCS was a segment looking into the offensive struggles of a Yankee who was a major contributor during the regular season but whose bat had gone cold in the playoffs. That Yankee: Nick Swisher. I know what [...]
I’m an admitted Keith Law fan. Got a problem with that? Didn’t think so. He’s got a “5 things” for each team up on the 4-letter today, and these two for the Yanks made me chuckle out loud and nod in approval, in that order:
Five keys for the Yankees
1. Hog-tie Joe Girardi and leave him in a clubhouse locker
Girardi did everything he could to keep the Angels in the ALCS: mindless pitching changes, regressive sacrifice bunts and pinch runners replacing critical hitters in tight games. It probably wouldn’t be a good tactical approach for a 1980s National League team, but it couldn’t be more inappropriate for a patient, power-hitting lineup like the 2009 Yankees. I’m not sure Girardi has watched his club play at all this year, or whether he has those Roddy Piper glasses from “They Live” and is just seeing a different reality from the rest of us.
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