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May 062017

The Yankees were stifled last night by the World Champion Cubs. While they out-hit the Cubs, with 9 hits in 8 innings to the Cubs 4, the Yankees were 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position (and that one hit did not drive in a run), the Cubs had 2 HRs in their four (read full post)

This time each year there are several articles published which give surprise players/teams and disappointing players/teams. Perhaps booms and busts. Or breakouts and brokens. This post is not one of them. You’re welcome. It is also not about the current Yankees, who were off yesterday, even though there is plenty to write about them (still (read full post)

May 012017

Frustrating loss for the Yankees yesterday: they left a ton of men on base (16!), got a good pitching performance from rookie Jordan Montgomery (5 innings of 1-run, 3-hit, 7K, 2BB ball, which is a game score of 62. He came out for the sixth, walked the first two batters (GS now 60), and Holder (read full post)

Turning Point

Posted by Baseball Bob at 10:07
Apr 292017

At some point in the season of every surprise team, there comes a turning point. That is the point where a hot start begins to realize that they are a good team, or young players begin to really believe that they belong; they can play with the big boys. When the feeling turns from “isn’t (read full post)

Apr 282017

OK, I’m now officially hooked on the 2017 MLB season. Whether or not the Yankees continue to thrive, whether or not the expected division leaders in fact emerge to dominate, whether or not Eric Thames is for real, I’ve got the bug. It happened like this: yesterday my son celebrated his birthday. His loving sister (read full post)

Trouble In Paradise

Posted by Baseball Bob at 09:33
Apr 262017

Hi friends, No, this doesn’t refer to further setbacks in the Yankeeverse, though those exist as well (more in a minute). I am getting reports of malicious invasion of this site; the suggested remedy is one we have already taken. My son, who arranged for the hosting of this site and did the layout, is (read full post)

Random Observations

Posted by Baseball Bob at 08:55
Apr 242017

I’m back, sort of. After a week of full-time babysitting (not really babies, they range from 3 to 14) I now have two weeks of part-time child care, as my wife is traveling and I take her place 3 times a week at our daughter’s home. So I should have more time to post, but (read full post)

Apr 192017

I am still here, and have not even backslid: it is vacation week and I have 4 grandchildren here 24/7: baseball has taken a back seat. I may not post again until next week. BUT: the 1998 Yankees started 1-4, then won 8 straight, then lost to go to 9-5. The 2017 Yankees have done (read full post)

Apr 162017

With a 3-2 win over the Cardinals, the Yankees continue to track the great 1998 team, winning their sixth straight after the 1-4 start. they still trail the Orioles by 1/2 game – the 1998 Yankees did not take first place until their 21st game. Those Yankees, in case you were wondering, ran the streak (read full post)

Here Comes the Judge

Posted by Baseball Bob at 11:18
Apr 132017

Yesterday the Yanks continued to track the 1998 Yanks, as their 3rd straight win evened their record at 4-4. Jordan Montgomery started and showed enough promise to get another start, rather than being sent down so Chad Green or Luis Cessa could start in 5 days. that’s good, and he looked pretty good, even though (read full post)

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