October 2009 Blog Posts (5)

The New York Yankees: The Dynasty That Once Was

We all know that the New York Yankees are the best franchise to ever step foot on a baseball field, probably the best franchise in all of sports. 26 World Series wins, 39 pennants, and consistent and dominant teams for almost 9 decades. One legendary ball player after another, from Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, Bill Dickey, Herb Pennock, and Red Ruffing to Joe Dimaggio, Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, and Whitey Ford to Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Al Downing to Reggie Jackson, Thurman… Continue

Added by Texas Jon on October 29, 2009 at 8:42pm — 8 Comments

A-Rod... The Transformation

Okay, we have all been amazed by this "new" A-Rod we are all witnessing. However, it is my opinion he has simply become the "old" A-Rod, the one that played for the Seattle Mariners with Junior and Co. You see, back then, A-Rod was not doing 'roids, and he he had a killer lineup that included Ken Griffey Jr. and the likes of Edgar Martinez. And, he had the reliable Randy Johnson. The pressure wasn't always on him. And now, the Yankees aren't always relying on A-Rod. They have other guys. So,… Continue

Added by Big Ty on October 27, 2009 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

Postseason X-Factors

Okay, since I already went over the MVP's and such, and gave my picks for the playoffs, I'm going to say who I think will be the most important to their team's success...or demise. Starting with the Phils, I think that their closer, Brad Lidge, will be crucial in this series. If he can throw that nasty slider and doesn't get rattled, the Phils will have more hope than they already have- for this AND next season. For the Dodgers, I think their guy who needs to show up is Manny. If he can do what… Continue

Added by Big Ty on October 14, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

October Fever! Playoffs, MVP's, and The Cy Young

All right, So it's finally October and every good fan of sports knows that that means it's time for some playoff baseball. This season, we have so many good matchups. We got Yankees vs. Twins, Cards vs. Dodgers, The Sox vs. The Halos, and of course The Phils vs. The Rox. So, I'm gonna give my picks. I've got the Yanks over the Twins, The Angels over The Sox, The Phils over the Rox, and the Dodgers over the Cards. The Yanks are going to the the WS, and they're going to WIN. Next, we'll discuss… Continue

Added by Big Ty on October 8, 2009 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Longtime Backstop Collector & All Around Good Guy Passes

FRANK A. SANTOS AGE: 79 TOMS RIVER

Frank A. Santos, 79, of Toms River died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009. He was born in Lisbon, Portugal and resided in Kearny before moving to Toms River in 1973. He was a retired construction supervisor for P & A Construction, Colonia for many years. Frank was a Professional International Soccer Player playing for Portugal's Atletico Team. He came to the United States in the 1940's and played for the Portugese… Continue

Added by Doctor Wax Battle on October 4, 2009 at 11:22am — 3 Comments

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