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Blogging (It's Not Just for Kids Anymore)
2008-02-21 10:15
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to

Even the pros do it, and do it well. Witness Buster Olney's blog or Rob Neyer's joint over at ESPN. Or, more recently Joe Posnanski, who has taken to the medium like a fish to water. We can add's Jake Luft to the mix now that he's got his own site, Luft on Deck. Stop by and check out today's post on Hank Steinbrenner (and props to Jake for including George Carlin in the piece).

In brief...check out this CNBC link of Joe Torre talking about George Steinbrenner (the full interview airs Monday at 9p/12a ET on CNBC).

Joel Sherman can't help it. He still likes Andy Pettitte. Also, the Post has put up a sizable excerpt from Sherman's informative book, Birth of a Dynasty. It's the chapter on Pettitte. If you haven't read Sherman's book, check the excerpt out.

Finally, over at YES, Steven Goldman has a non-baseball related interview up with the musician Dan Zanes.

2008-02-21 11:13:01
1.   Chyll Will
That Goldman cat sure is asking for it, isn't he? >;)
2008-02-21 12:12:40
2.   Shaun P
Posnanski's blog is wonderful. You cannot be bored, or run out of things to talk about, when you read his stuff. Breslin would kill his blog writing though, because he (Posnanski) can run on like no writer I've ever seen. And its still beautiful!

1 Hey, its not like he started going all political on us with that Zanes interview. ;)

2008-02-21 13:09:01
3.   horace-clarke-era
Only sort-of baseball, but today I can't help wondering about the state of Cuba and the world, if Fidel Castro had accepted that $5000 bonus offered in the '50s to pitch for the Giants.
2008-02-21 13:13:15
4.   Chyll Will
3 I had heard that was an urban legend and both sides denied that story(?)
2008-02-21 13:14:42
5.   Chyll Will
4 (not that they couldn't use the help even now... >;)
2008-02-21 13:57:37
6.   rbj
Hey, Castro's only 81 and now retired, sign him!
2008-02-21 14:56:23
7.   Chyll Will
Here's a present for JL; for him it must be like two mirrors facing each other (but they're both cracked):

2008-02-21 15:05:57
8.   Just fair
Could any of you guys help me out? I have not been to the stadium since 04, Kevin Brown's 200th career vicory against the D-Rays in the pooring rain no less. I know, lucky me.
Anyway, I think I recently read that only a day or two has been set aside in the near future for online tickets to be bought. Anyone know the scoop?
2008-02-21 15:06:36
9.   Todd Drew
Joe Posnanski's blog is great, but the photo on his home page is even better. That is a newspaper guy at work.
2008-02-21 15:14:18
10.   Chyll Will
8 Is this what you're referring to? If so, it's for "Premium Game" tickets (Opening Day, Mets vs. Yanks, etc:):

I don't see how you wouldn't get these from online resellers if you missed this at any rate.

2008-02-21 15:15:12
11.   Todd Drew
Just fair,
I believe tickets go on sale at the Stadium on March 3. They have done some "pre-sales" for season ticket holders, but there will be tickets available for individual games.
2008-02-21 15:18:11
12.   Todd Drew
Pre sales, premium games, ticket licenses. You need an attorney to sort through all that.
2008-02-21 15:21:49
13.   Just fair
10 11 Muchos Gracias. My dad absolutely hates the Yankees but I have this strange feeling that he may actually appreciate being asked to see 'em in their final year there. Or he'll simply tell me he'd rather see them lose on TV.
2008-02-21 15:45:00
14.   horace-clarke-era
Big Ben Wallace is now a Cleveland Cavalier, in the locker next to Little Brian McNamee?

""It was pretty good," Wallace said of his time in Chicago. "It is what it is."

2008-02-21 19:43:09
15.   Bama Yankee
0 Alex, thanks for the link to the Dan Zanes article. My son loves to watch his House Party on Playhouse Disney. I always thought the guy was pretty good (he's one of the few children's signers that I actually like to listen to), but I never knew that he was actually in an 80's band. Pretty cool stuff.
2008-02-22 06:27:46
16.   Todd Drew
Just fair,
I lied to you, but I didn't mean it. Tickets go on sale earlier than I thought. Pete Abraham has the scoop. Check it out:

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