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Yankees Acquire Ichiro Suzuki From Mariners

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This may make tonight’s game interesting…

Yankees Acquire Ichiro Suzuki From Mariners | NY Times

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July 23rd, 2012 at 8:09 pm

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Imagining the Ninth Inning Without Mariano Rivera

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If another team had beaten Rivera in the normal course of competition, even in October, it would not have hurt this way.

Not the way I wanted to see Rivera go. Wish he could have tipped his cap at the end of the season.

Hope he has at least one game left.

Imagining the Ninth Inning Without Mariano Rivera | via NYTimes.com

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May 4th, 2012 at 8:26 am

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The Last Cub to Throw a No-Hitter Was Your Pitching Machine

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Hilarious.

Chicago vs. Chicago | via Devour.com

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April 6th, 2012 at 10:19 am

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Umpire Harry Wendelstedt Dies

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One of the few umpiring names that I know, I can recall several games that Wendelstedt called.

 

His NYTimes obit here.

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March 11th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

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Luck and Loyalty

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I learned two things from that period after I retired as a player, when maybe things weren’t very clear for me. One, your friends will help you, and I’m lucky to have grown up in a place like Stamford, where I have a lot of loyal friends. Two, don’t be afraid to remake yourself. Because I am still remaking myself today.”

A great piece of wisdom from a great article in the NY Times today about the Boston Red Sox new manager.

Luck and Loyalty Keep Bringing Bobby Valentine Back | via NYTimes.com

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February 18th, 2012 at 9:46 am

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“I was trying to win every sprint. I was trying to hit every pitch out of the park.”

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Gary Carter, Exuberant Power-Hitting Catcher, Dies at 57 | NYTimes.com

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February 16th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

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Poughkeepsie Journal on the Mets’ Signing of Gary Carter

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Poughkeepsie Journal, December 11, 1984

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 16th, 2012 at 6:34 pm