Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Elston Howard

  During a 14-year baseball career, he played in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball from 1948 through 1968, primarily for the New York Yankees. He also played for the Kansas City Monarchs and the Boston Red Sox. In 1955, he was the first African American player on the Yankees roster; this was eight years after Jackie Robinson had broken the MLB color barrier in 1947.Continue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Elston Howard”

Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week…Gene Michael

He was a methodical but effective scout/ executive who often was at the receiving end of then Yankee Owner George Steinbrenner’s wrath for both real and imagined. Once George Steinbrenner was suspended from Baseball for two years Michael really went to work on reshaping the New York Yankees into what would become a championship runContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week…Gene Michael”

Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …New York Yankees and Boston RedSox

One of sports fiercest rivalries has got hot again and this time it is over one of cardinal rules of the game…stealing signs. It is usually gamesmanship when a team can pick up another team’s signs to gain an advantage on the field but apparently the Red Sox took it to another level electronically. TheContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week …New York Yankees and Boston RedSox”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bob Watson

Bob Watson was a first baseman and left fielder who played for the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves from 1966 to 1984. In his playing career, Watson batted .295 with 184 home runs and 989 runs batted in and he was selected to two All-Star teams. He batted .371Continue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday …Bob Watson”

Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves

Rants:Yankee Hitting coach Kevin Long…not for ripping Robinson Cano for dogging it down the first base line (which is true) but for waiting until he is no longer a Yankee and he is miles away with the Mariners. Had Long spoke his mind like this public while they were on the Yankees that would beContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Rants and Raves”

Yankees and Cubs close to a deal that would send Alfonso Soriano back to the Bronx

By Mike Oz | Big League Stew The next piece of the New York Yankees’ past-their-prime team might be a guy we’ve seen in pinstripes before: Alfonso Soriano. The sell!-sell!-sell! Chicago Cubs are close to dealing the 37-year-old Soriano back to the Bronx, according to George King of the New York Post. Soriano played forContinue reading “Yankees and Cubs close to a deal that would send Alfonso Soriano back to the Bronx”

Robinson Cano gets a new agent …Jayz

If the Yankees can resign Robinson Cano befire he hits freeagency they can thank Jayz for that. Jayz and Jay-Z’s new Roc Nation Sports arm and its partner, the powerful Creative Artists Agency will be representing Robinson Cano which bodes well for the Yankees. The chances of resigning him are much greater now than ifContinue reading “Robinson Cano gets a new agent …Jayz”