July 26, 2013

Welcome home, Alfonso Soriano

He was up there with Jete and Mo as my favorite Yankees way back when, and today he soared past the no-names and has-beens that currently make up the lineup (I refer to them as #theseyankees on Twitter) in my book of most likeable Yankees.

Alfonso Soriano is back with the team that believed in him way back in the '90s, and he's got me pretty psyched to watch the Yankees again. I almost bought one ticket for the game tonight to enjoy it with me, myself and I.

It's been 10 years since he's dawned the pinstripes. The then second baseman slugged 38 homers and stole 35 bases that year and helped them reach the World Series, in which he struck out nine times in six games and homered once.

July 3, 2013

10 things I'll tell my kids about Mariano Rivera

Today a co-worker asked me if I was still blogging and I told him the last thing I remember writing about was Mariano Rivera.

I was wrong. After touching on Mo's farewell season in April, I wrote about Craig Carton's book (which was fantastic) and the Yankees' corner infield conundrum (which no longer matters with Youk and Teix back on the DL).

With Mo receiving by far the coolest farewell gift from an opposing team and getting the last out in tonight's win – and with the blog on my mind – I decided to write some more about Mo, one of the few stars still suiting up these days for the Yankees.

I read listicles every day, as do many others. It's probably because most people don't like to read more than 140 characters at a time anymore and listicles are easy to skim. So, go ahead, if you even bothered to read my rambling intro, and check out the 10 things I'll tell my children about the greatest closer who ever lived.

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