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Pinstripe Press

By at May 4, 2017 | 6:45 pm |

Pinstripe Press

Aaron! Aaron! Aaron! Is there anyone out there more exciting to watch right now than Aaron Judge? It seems everyone in baseball is talking about the 25 year old. He has 12 home runs and leads the major leagues. The interesting things is no one expected this. Big things were expected from Greg Bird and Gary Sanchez. So far those are not working out, but Judge is more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at April 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Pinstripe Press

The Yankees had an okay week and are in second place in the American League East. Pitchers this time around were not as sharp. Manager Joe Girardi commented that at least two starters - CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery - had nothing working, but kept the team in the game. So far the biggest excitement on the team is Aaron Judge. Everyone is waiting to see just more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at April 20, 2017 | 6:15 pm |

Pinstripe Press

It is so nice to see the Yankees on a roll. This is where I expected them to be the first week. The star players are not producing as much as expected. Gary Sanchez is injured and Greg Bird looks not on top of things despite a good day on Sunday. He looks confused and behind a lot of pitches. I’m sure he will snap out of it in time. The pitching has been more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at April 13, 2017 | 5:45 pm |

Pinstripe Press

I heard the first week of Yankees baseball called ‘Over Reaction Week’ on the radio. It sure is true. When the Yankees were 1-4, I was sure they would never win another game this season. Then, Catcher Gary Sanchez and first basemen Greg Bird got injured. I was ready to call the season over. But, alas, the team won three straight games and things are looking up more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at April 6, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Pinstripe Press

The Yankees were impressive all spring, but looked awful on opening day. That was disappointing. Masahiro Tanaka has to play better than that if they are going to get to the playoffs. So who do I think will win each division? I am going with the Mets in the National League East, Chicago in the Central and the Dodgers in the West. The Mets rotation is the strongest in more...

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Pinstripe Press

By at March 23, 2017 | 5:45 pm |

Pinstripe Press

Baseball season is only a few weeks away. I can hardly believe it. I am really looking to baseball once the Yankees are back on Comcast in May. This year it is all about rookies and second year players. The latest projected line-up follows: Brett Gardner (OF) Didi Gregorius (SS) Gary Sanchez (C) Matt Holiday (DH) Greg Bird (1B) Starlin Castro more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at January 26, 2017 | 6:15 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

Although neither of the two division championship games were as close as I imagined, I did get the winners correct putting me at 172-81 for the season. It was surprising that the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots were so dominant. Both Green Bay and Pittsburgh looked tired. Atlanta 31, New England 33 - I must admit I was tempted to go the other way with the more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at January 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I went 3-1 last week to be 170-81 for the year. I was not surprised to see Green Bay lose to Dallas. I knew it would be a close match-up. The other games went as I expected. Green Bay 26, Atlanta 34 - I think Atlanta plays very much like New England. Their offense is fantastic while their defense is average. Green Bay had a nice run, but it will end here. While more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at January 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I went 10-6 in my predictions the 16th week and finished the regular season at 167-80. Not one of my best years. This week I will preview the divisional playoff games. Seattle 24, Atlanta 31 - I do not see how the Seattle Seahawks could outscore the Atlanta Falcons. Seattle has a strong defense, but they will tire in the second half. Atlanta will then score 21 more...

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Pigskin Predictions

By at December 22, 2016 | 5:45 pm |

Pigskin Predictions

I went 12-4 last week to be 157-74 for the season. Of course the number 5 team in my Top 5 lost. I was surprised to see the Patriots easily defeat Denver. As a Patriot fan, I fear Denver, Seattle and the NY Giants. I have no interest in playing any of those teams. NY Giants 24, Philadelphia 13 - Giants playing well Miami 24, Buffalo 23 - Dolphins are under more...

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