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Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

Throwback Thursday: My favorite home run(s) of 2015

In case you didn’t know, the Big League Stew blog over at Yahoo Sports is running a series called, “Homer History.” In it, writers from Yahoo and other websites, are re-telling stories about memorable home runs from their perspectives. It’s a fun series and frankly, I’m annoyed I didn’t think of it first.

So since I wasn’t asked to contribute to the series on Yahoo, [Oh I’m kidding, why would I be asked?] I thought I would totally bite off their idea, and write my own post about a memorable Yankees home run from the 2015 season. Or this case, four memorable home runs that just so happened to be hit on the same day.

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“Some people say that life starts at 40. I’ll sign up for that right now.” ~ Alex Rodriguez July 25, 2015

It seemed like an ordinary summer Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Baseball was being played as the Yankees were facing the Twins at Target Field.… Click here to read the rest

Quick hit: Greg Bird out for the season

It’s not April 1, right? So this isn’t a joke?

Damn it.

More:

The initial injury occurred in May 2015. … Click here to read the rest

Some baseball thoughts on the first day of February

It’s February 1, and do you know what that means? It means baseball will be played this month. It may be sloppy, and it may not count, but it’s still baseball.

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Spring Training Is Around The Corner

Some of the Yankees are already in Tampa. CC Sabathia, Luis Severino, and Andrew Miller are already working out, along with Aaron Judge, Jorge Mateo, Mason Williams, Bryan Mitchell, and Dustin Ackley.

Of that group of early arrivers, I am most interested in CC Sabathia and how he does this Spring. We all know about his offseason and the shocking announcement before he headed into rehab for alcohol abuse. Before early end to his 2015, and after he was fitted with a knee brace, Sabathia was pitching a lot better than he had the previous five months of the season. In September, he made five starts and was he was 2-1 with a 2.17 ERA. It will be interesting to see how much the brace helps and if he can last a full season at age 35 (he’s turning 36 in July), but it would be great if Sabathia could contribute to the team and be a part of the starting rotation for the whole season.… Click here to read the rest

Quick hit: The Yankees (and the rest of baseball unveiled their Spring Training uniforms

You guys, we’re in the homestretch!

(Click on the image so you can see the full jersey)

Each team’s hat and uniforms will have an AZ or an FL patch on both their hat and uniforms, depending, of course, on where they play their Spring Training games.

So what do you think? I think I like them. Plus, there’s not a lot of room for error with the Yankees’ uniforms. They don’t have a bright colors in their logo unlike other teams.

Check out one of the Tigers’ hats for Spring:

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Not cute. And you can probably see them from space. … Click here to read the rest

Happy 20th Anniversary, Frank Costanza!

20 years ago tonight, on January 25, 1996, the infamous Seinfeld episode “The Caddy” aired. If you are too young to have seen it, or if you are old, and don’t remember the plot, here’s the episode description from tv.com:

Kramer befriends a caddy, who helps him to improve his golf game and offer his other advice. George’s bosses consider him for a promotion when they think he is so dedicated to his work that he is there in the morning before everyone else and still there after they all leave. They don’t know that he’s just been leaving his car in the parking lot waiting for his free visit from a locksmith. Taking advantage of the situation, he and Susan go up north to her parent’s rebuilt cabin. Elaine meets an old rival who’s heir to the Oh Henry! candy bar fortune and has never worn a bra. She wears the bra as a top and cause Kramer and Jerry to have an accident with George’s car.

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Happy Anniversary, Masahiro Tanaka!

On this day two years ago, Masahiro Tanaka signed a seven year deal with the Yankees and while his time in pinstripes hasn’t exactly been perfect, it has been a lot of fun at times. You know, when we’re not worried about his elbow shredding apart…

Anyway, here are some clips of #TANAK in action:

Baseball is less than a month away! … Click here to read the rest

Monday morning news and notes: 1/18/16

Happy Monday morning, everyone.

It has been a while since I’ve posted and I figured, why not start off with an entry talking about what other writers have written? We’ll look at some Yankees news, and some news from around baseball, so grab a cup of joe, sit back and relax.

Yankees Stuff

First up, Ken Rosenthal, in his column on Fox Sports, posted this morning at 8:00 a.m., expounded on the Yankees and Yoenis Cespedes. Amazingly, it’s January 18 and Cespedes has not been signed by anyone. Yesterday, Peter Gammons suggested that the Astros go in on Cespedes and today, Rosenthal suggested the Yankees trade Brett Gardner for a pitcher, then sign Cespedes.

Such a move would require a trade of left fielder Brett Gardner, who is under contract for three more seasons and owed $38 million. A Gardner deal, however, would be difficult to pull off this late in the off-season, and any pitcher the Yankees acquired for him would need to be inexpensive if the team also was signing Cespedes.

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from all of us at IIATMS to all of you who read the site, comment on our work and help keep us going. If you do celebrate the holiday, we hope you have a healthy and happy day with your friends and family. If you do not, we hope you have a nice December 25th.

We will be back to our regularly scheduled blogging tomorrow. … Click here to read the rest