Did the ‘Sticky Stuff’ Cost Gerrit Cole Cy Young Award?
The American League Cy Young Award winner was announced on Wednesday night and the winner was not a member of the New York Yankees. Toronto left-hander pitcher, Robbie Ray snagged the 2021 award given to the best pitcher of the year in their respected leagues, as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. But was that the right choice? The pitcher with the most wins in the American League wore pinstripes?
A World Series Ring Belongs to Shenendehowa’s Own Ian Anderson
Any baseball expert in the world would qualify 5 scoreless, and hitless, World Series innings as a major contribution to a team's championship. However, the Capital Region doesn't need any experts to tell them how special Ian Anderson is and neither do the Braves. Now, the player who grew up in Rexford and pitched for the Shenendehowa High School Plainsmen gets to flash some pretty incredible bling around town.
What is Your Ballpark Beer of Choice?
Going to a Major League Ballpark, enjoying a cold beer and a hot dog, is a tradition that has been passed down through generations in the United States. When I went to my first New York Mets game, the only beer available in Shea Stadium was a Rheingold. As my dad used to tell me, "they owned the taps." Schaefer had the same thing going on at Yankee Stadium. That was the 1970's. Today people want variety and according to an article by Eno Sarris of The Athletic, people aren't getting wide choice of beers in every ballpark.
Stanton Stakes Claim to New York Yankee Outfield
Fortunately for the New York Yankees, they had their lethal secret weapon in right field, Giancarlo Stanton. The big power hitter has been, for the most part, limited to the Designated Hitter role during his nearly four year stint in the Big Apple. Stanton was a solid outfielder in his years in Miami. In 2012, he won Wilson's Defensive Player of the Year. Now, for the past four weeks, Giancarlo has been a semi regular outfielder and it may be helping his hitting. Over Stanton's last 7 games, he is batting .400 with 3 homeruns and 8 RBI.
‘Field of Dreams’ Awaits New York Yankees
The New York Yankees take on the Chicago White Sox tonight at in Dyersville, Iowa in the long awaited "Field of Dreams" game. The game of course is a tribute to the baseball movie classic of the same name. Major League baseball originally wanted to play the game in August of 2020. The pandemic ended those plans. This is truly an event for the fans to enjoy and they needed to be in the stands.
Luis Gil Making History for New York Yankees
No, he couldn't not pitch his team to their 6th consecutive victory yesterday but the young New York Yankee right-hander, Luis Gil, is doing everything he can to show he belongs. Gil pitched 5 scoreless innings and struck out eight in his second Major League start. He was rewarded by being sent to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after the game. Trust me, Mr. Gil didn't go too far.
New York Mets Fans Need to Take a Deep Breath
The New York Mets completed a 7 game road trip by losing to the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Sunday. In case you missed it, the loss was just a sour cherry on a terrible cake. Former Met Zach Wheeler put all of the nails in the Amazin's coffin completing the 3 game sweep with a 2 hit shutout. Philadelphia not only took over first place from the Mets, it looked like they knocked over their books and took New York's lunch money. The Mets finished the road trip 1-6 and are now in third place, after starting Friday in first. Bad news? Yes. End of the season? Not so fast...
The Heat Is On for the New York Mets
Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. The New York Mets precarious lead in the National League East is down to 1/2 game over the Philadelphia Phillies. And guess where the Mets travel to for a Friday match-up? Yup, you guessed it, Philadelphia.

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