I was born at the Jersey Shore. My father was born in the Bronx. We were, are, and always will be New York Yankees fans. But unlike a lot of my fellow Yankee lovers I've never hated the Boston Red Sox. A few summers ago we took a New England vacation in search of our Salem witchery roots and Boston was one of the stops on our trail. I really loved the city. Its history, its rough-and-tumble edge. We didn't see a ballgame, but we did lots of other touristy things. We took a ride in a swan boat, we went to the aquarium, we went to the Museum of Fine Arts....more

Two Little Boys, Ronald Reagan at 100, and the Yankees

Remember when Reggie Jackson was Mr.October?  The guy the Yankees turned to in every World Series, and who had an impact even on their opponents - one of whom is "Sarah and the Goon Squad.".  To many kids kids growing up in Manhattan, Reggie Jackson hung the moon.  Unfortunately, he also frequently got drunk and into fights on homeward-bound post-game flights.  What, you wonder, does that have to do with Ronald Reagan?...more

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Dies

I bring you sad news this morning. According to ESPN, George Steinbrenner died in his Tampa home this morning after suffering a massive heart attack. ...more

My heart goes out to his family, the Yankees and the fans who loved him and/or loved what he ...more

The Yankees Win The World Series... Again

The New York Yankees have won their 27th World Series.Try to process that for a minute. 27 championship wins. That is insane. That is more than any other team in Major League Baseball. These wins date back to 1923, but that doesn't make it any less impressive.My favorite baseball team has never won a World Series. Ever.So congratulations to the New York Yankees, again. If they were a player I would be encouraging them to retire. I can't help but be reminded of the Crash Davis quote from Bull Durham about strike outs....more

Like Marybeth, I'm a Mets fan.  (And a Cubs Fan.  Fat lot of good all that spending ...more


According to a new report, Alex Rodriguez and his super agent Scott Boras told the New York Yankees they would not meet unless the Yanks were offering $350 million. The report says the Yankees were looking to give him a five year contract extension worth $150 million or $30 million a season. That was not enough. Instead Boras decided the middle of game 4 of the World Series was the perfect time to announce ARod's intentions to opt out of the Yankees contract. ...more