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2006-03-07 05:13
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to

Pete Abraham, the Yankee beat writer for the Journal News recently launched a Yankee-blog of his own. It's quickly become a daily stop for me, as Abraham offers some insider tidbits and observations that most of us bloggers just aren't privy to. If you haven't already, consider making The LoHud Yankees Blog part of your regular Yankee rotation--and feel free to drop Abraham a line and let him know what you'd like to see from his blog as the season unfolds.

2006-03-07 05:22:55
1.   rbj
Certainly looks a lot better than the NY Times' Yankees coverage where today both Vecsey and Chass take pot shots at Steinbrenner. It's not even worth scanning the headlines there anymore.
2006-03-07 05:53:27
2.   Alex Belth
Yeah, Lupica jumped on that bandwagon too. Boring and just too easy, don't you think?
2006-03-07 06:22:11
3.   Sliced Bread
Another day, another new and noteworthy Yankees blog.

How long before the fossils Chass and Lupica are on display at the Museum of Natural History?

These creatively decrepit dinosaurs (Mainstreammediamoronicus), who snarl at the Yankees again today, are losing their teeth. Chass and Lupica are clearly in so much pain, they would pull out their own dull and achy fangs if they could reach their mouths with their tiny arms.
Ain't extinction a bitch, fellas?

As for evolution, Cano looks good at the plate. He's got a great swing (evidenced by yesterday's home run), but I really liked the 6 pitch walk he took in the first inning.
Cano did not once swing the bat, and several of the pitches were just off the plate. Clearly, he's learning to become pickier at the buffet table, and saving room for dessert.

2006-03-07 06:32:01
4.   bp1
2 Alex, you made me smile today. A week or so ago you got on us for calling Klap "lazy" for reporting how Sheff's nose was bent out of shape about his contract. Now you're telling us that Lupica took essentially the same route w/ Big Stein?

Just chuckling. Not giving you a hard time, other than a good natured noogy between baseball pals (if only I could claim such).

I don't read Lupica anymore. I think I grew up in an age where "if you don't have anything good to say, shut up" was taken literally. At least it was in my house.

That said - I'm loving all the kids getting action this year. It's nice to see guys like Duncan and Hughes in action, and to be able to put faces and bodies to the names we read in the papers. This has been an unusual Spring Training, yet compelling just the same.

As far as the new blog - I say bring it on!! I can't get enough of that stuff.


2006-03-07 06:55:29
5.   Cliff Corcoran
Abraham was on to us bloggers two years ago when he wrote a piece profiling baseball bloggers including both Alex and myself (Alex was the lede of the story!):

When Abraham wrote his story I was just starting my first full season at the BRB (which launched the previous August). It was then that I decided to fill a void I long felt existed in the coverage of spring training that was dominated by puff profiles and overreactions to minor injuries (the latter is something Abraham's Monday game-wrap is guilty of as well) by actually reporting on what happened in the games. I'm now on my third year of providing you all with details on the Yankees' spring training games and Abraham's new blog has become one of my primary sources of information.

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