Sunday, July 25, 2010

Alex goes down. No, not on me.



There was a very scary moment during today's Yankee marathon game.  During his last at bat of the game, Alex Rodriguez was hit in the hand by Kansas City Royal's pitcher Blake Wood, now known in Yankeeland as "that asshole I will brutally murder if Arod is hurt."  Turns out it is just a scuffed up hand but it was looking alot worse as Alex lay on the floor for several minutes. Thank goodness he is ok because I was booking my flight to Kansas City for an ass whooping, but then I realized what happened the last time I went to Kansas City....me, tequila and a small town....

Ok I made that up. I've never been to Kansas City.

Number 600 was not reached today either, which was Alex's last chance before the Yankee's road trip. Why do I feel like we wont see it until the next homestand...won't that be a major turnoff for the brass if he does it away? Just sayin...

On a brighter note, Robinson Cano got his 1,000th career hit today. Congrats my Dominican friend! Here's looking to 2,000!

Now, don't take this the wrong way people, I adore Kim Jones and think she does a great job but.......I was watching the post game today and could not help but notice that Kimberly Jones looked like she got dragged through a gutter.  Who the hell is in charge of the way she looks on the TV???  And that hair....it was like a cotton ball due to the humidity and she had to pull it back while interviewing the players.  Honey, with the right stylist, hair and makeup person you could be a smash! Your look is making you look alot older than I'm sure you are.  This is the New York Yankees, classy, clean and alluring.  That's what you should exude as well.  My mother has a salon in midtown, EMAIL ME.

Don't get me started on Nancy Newman.......

xxxo
M

Friday, July 16, 2010

Yankees' Jon Weber Retires After Never Playing In The Majors


By: Christopher Chavez

More sad news arrives for the New York Yankees as fans will never be able to see Jon Weber don the Yankee pinstripes at Yankee Stadium. This comes after the sad news of the passing of George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard.

Weber was at the center of the Yankee Spring Training story-lines as fans were hoping this man's journey have a happy ending. He was arrived to the Yankees camp at 5'10", 190 pounds, and with hopes as high as Mount Everest. He donned the No. 79 for the Yankees, but his odds of even making the team on Opening Day were higher than that.

At one point during Spring Training, fans were cheering this old rookie on as he was leading the team in batting average. Fantasy baseball freaks were still not excited at all by these numbers, because what it came down to was that Weber was a journeyman in the minor leagues.

He spent 11 years in the minor leagues with teams from the Toledo Mudhens to the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees. This Yankee stint could have put the final touches on his career and finally found him a home in the major leagues.

That unfortunately will not come to be as Jon Weber has decided to walk off into the sunset and call it quits. Weber played for the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees for the first two months of the season and has since come to the decision of retirement. This is the latest according to the SWB Yankees Blog and Donnie Collins on Twitter.

Sad to say, Bleacher Creatures and Modell's will not be stocking high on their "Weber 79" jerseys.

Yankee Hottie and the New York Yankee fans wish Weber the best of luck on his future endeavors.

This article was featured on Bleacher Report and Bombers' Banter.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Former Yankee Randy Johnson Nearly Tops The List Of Top Athlete Bird Killers


"They got in the way!" or "I didn't know it was there" are some of the best excuses that have been given for accidental bird murders. Things can sometimes get out of hand and lead to PETA coming after you or being suspended by the league.

But C'mon! Most of the time the excuses are true and it was the bird's fault. Bleacher Report examines some of the oddest and most peculiar instances where a bird was not lucky in the end.

Click Here to See Former Yankee Randy Johnson's Appearance on the List

This article was also featured on Bleacher Report and Bombers' Banter

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

To the boss

Yesterday I was stunned as I got to work and started receiving text messages stating George Steinbrenner died.  I didn't get sad right away, it just had me reflecting on everything he did for baseball.  I always respected George for being the great business mind he was.  As controversial as he was he sill did great things for the game of baseball and created the blueprint for other owners to follow.

You will be deeply missed by all of us in Yankee land.  R.I.P. Mr. Steinbrenner.  I know you are in a big luxury box in the sky!

I also want to give props to Chris Chavez who did an excellent job of updating this blog as news was breaking.  Nice work Chris!

xoxoxo,
M

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We Will Never Forget "The Boss"




Rest In Peace to the Greatest Owner Who Ever Lived. George Michael Steinbrenner III passed away today at the age of 80 due to a massive heart attack. It had to be massive, otherwise it wouldn’t have been enough to take down the larger-than-life Steinbrenner. There is no man who wanted to win more. There is no one who could outwork the Boss. There is no one who could put in the time and effort that George put in to win. There is no one who could match his philantrophy. George M. Steinbrenner III was truly one of a kind.


There is so much more to George M. Steinbrenner III than just the being the uber-successful Yankees owner. George was a man with a heart bigger than his legendary temper. If you were ringing up The Boss’s groceries and explained to him you were working your way through college, there’s a chance you would get a phone call from an aid that George was giving you a scholarship. George was extremely loyal to his friends, even if their relationships were rocky. He didn’t speak to a friend for 6 years, and then hired him on as a baseball scout when he learned the man was falling on hard times. Nevermind that he had no knowledge of baseball, he knew his friend needed help.

George built hospital wings, founded multiple charities, and never a met a good cause that he didn’t give to. But George was also an amazing businessman. The New York Yankees would not be the team that they are today had it not been for George. He built the team back up from scratch. When George bought the Yankees, they were an absolute disaster and a team that had a very bleak future. But that was before George got his hands on the franchise. The future was now looking a hell of a lot brighter.

George turned a franchise that he bought for $8.7 million into the $1.5 Billion entity that they are today. George was the first owner to explore and build his own television channel for his team. The founding of YES enabled George to spend more money to build the Yankees into champions. The Boss is the reason that baseball players make as much money as they do. He also built up the rest of the league and improved the product of baseball.

How many teams now own their own television channels? How many teams remain solvent and, even competitive, because of the luxury tax paid by the Yankees? How many teams were bought by owners who saw how Steinbrenner ran the Yankees and wanted to beat him? How many stadiums sell out when the Yankees come to town? How many owners found new passion for their teams when seeing that George was taking over baseball? There is no doubt that baseball is infinitely better off because of George Steinbrenner.

George’s reach extended way beyond baseball. Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, says that The Boss’s energy, charisma, and drive inspired him to become an owner. Jerry says that the way he runs his franchise, is extremely based on Steinbrenner. “His enthusiasm and passion was often confused with his will of winning. Nothing was beyond an effort on his part to win.” “I have a file that is filled with George Steinbrenner notes and they are very timely. They came, more often than not, during low times when I was getting my tail kicked. He would remind me of times that he had adverse things.” Would we have such passionate and enigmatic owners throughout sports if it wasn’t for George M. Steinbrenner III?

Did George have his faults? Of course. And they are well documented. He was unbearable to work for. He demanded absolute perfection and nothing less. He would embarrass, belittle, scream at you, and ultimately fire for you for some very minor infractions. He would make rash decisions that weren’t the right ones. He would fire managers over a regular season loss in game 76 of the season just because of a dumb pitching switch. He let his passion for winning go over the top at times, and let it blind him from making rational decisions. But every man has his faults, and he wouldn’t be the legend he is had it not been for all aspects of his personality.

Yankees fans were treated to 38 seasons with George Steinbrenner as our owner. He went throgugh 22 managerial changes. But the Yankees won 3,364 games over the years with a winning percentage of .566, the most in baseball. The Yankees made the postseason 19 times, winning 11 pennants, and 16 division titles. And how can any of us ever forget the 7 World Series titles? George M. Steinbrenner III was the best thing that ever happened to the New York Yankees. He will truly be missed.

There is no doubt in my mind that George is telling God how to run things better in Heaven right now. Hell, he might even fire Jesus before the day is through. I hope he is at peace, and he knows just how much he has given us while he was here. Life will not be the same with The Boss.

As a Yankees fan, I can only say thank you. No words will ever be able to express the gratitude that all sports fans have for you, George. We will be forever indebted to you, we will always love you, and above all else we will never forget you. I say this with tears in my eyes, Thank You Mr. Steinbrenner. And May You Rest In Peace

“I haven’t always done a good job, and I haven’t always been successful – but I know that I have tried.” – George Michael Steinbrenner III (July 4, 1930 – July 13, 2010)

George Steinbrenner's Passing: Twitter Reactions From Around the World


The Yankees lost a great man on Tuesday morning by the name of George M. Steinbrenner III. He was a prominent man in baseball that was feared by many, respected by everyone, The world is mourning such a great loss to one of the most prominent men in the baseball world.

There may have been times when we all criticized his moves and his motivations for his moves, but when it came down to it he loved the Yankees. That is what made him a great man.

View the Slideshow: Click Here!


This article was also featured on Bombers' Banter and Bleacher Report.



A Prayer for The Boss: George Steinbrenner Dies From Massive Heart Attack



The New York Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner III, was rushed to the hospital in Florida. This is the latest from New York's ABC affiliate, Eyewitness News, whom was the first to report that the Yankees owner was rushed to St. Joseph's hospital.

The Boss' condition is still unknown and the entire Yankees Universe is praying that he is recovering well. The man is 80 years old, but he remains young in the hearts and minds of all Yankee fans that had a chance to see him run the team to several championships.

There have been reports that he has stepped down from baseball operations a bit since 2006, but in recent interviews, Randy Levine and Brian Cashman have said that he is still active with the team. He may not be the same prominent, big, and imposing figure, but George Steinbrenner will forever be The Boss.

People like Bald Vinny and Yankees beat writer, Bryan Hoch, have all expressed their concern for the Boss' health. Prayers are being said everywhere for Steinbrenner as Yankee fans hope that this will not be the darkest month in Yankees history.

The family lost Bob Sheppard earlier in the week and the Yankee family does not want to lose yet another big member of the family.

There will never be another George Steinbrenner in baseball or any other sport. This man did everything with whatever he had. Steinbrenner was given a talent by God to build a great team and he did it in a matter of years with the Yankees.

The Bleacher Report Community prays for George Steinbrenner and his health. Our prayers go out to the Steinbrenner family and the Yankees community.


*Update: ESPN has listed Steinbrenner in "extremely critical condition." Let us keep our hopes and prayers up for The Boss' health.

*Update: "Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in critical condition after suffering a heart attack, according to CNN affiliate WABC" - CNN.com

The Associated Press has announced that the Yankees have lost George Steinbrenner.

George Steinbrenner is dead according to a close source to the family. ESPN confirms this report. This is the end of an era in Yankees history.

May The Boss Rest In Peace As Bob Sheppard Announces His Entrance Through Heaven's Gates!

This Article Was Also Featured on Bombers' Banter and Bleacher Report.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Not Getting Cliff Lee Was A Blessing In Disguise




I know many Yankees fans are not happy tonight, knowing that Cliff Lee slipped through New York's fingers to go to the Texas Rangers. But I am thrilled. I don't believe Cliff Lee would have been a good addition for the Yankees. If they landed Cliff Lee, the next move they would have made would be to send Javy Vazquez to the Phillies for Jayson Werth. That would have been disastrous.

Javy Vazquez is on fire and seems to be hitting his stride for the Bronx Bombers. I am not Cliff Lee's biggest fan and I actually would prefer to have Javy. Cliff Lee showed that he has no heart last year when he refused to pitch on 3 days rest for the Philadelphia Phillies in their attempt to win a World Series title. Cliff is clearly one of the best pitchers in the majors, but would he be able to pitch in New York?

I am a fan of the old adage, if it ain't broke don't fix it. The Yanks currently have the best record in baseball and show no signs of slowing down. Cliff Lee wouldn't be facing the weaker lineups of the AL West or the NL East of last year, the AL East is a different world. For some reason, I don't trust Lee. When the Yankees rotation is running as smooth as they are, there is no need to screw it up.

The other big problem with the trade would be the arrival of Jayson Werth. If the Yankees added Werth, I have the feeling it would lead to less playing time for Gardner. I know the Yankees brass would try and rotate days off for the outfielders, but it's not necessary. Swisher is an all-star, Gardner has all-star caliber numbers, and Granderson had plenty of rest when he was injured. Adding Werth creates a daily lineup problem for Girardi and could potentially knock the players out of the groove they are currently in.

Feel free to completely disagree with me, but I'd actually rather have Vazquez and an everyday outfield of Swisher, Gardner, and Granderson versus Cliff Lee and a rotating outfield with too many players and not enough starting spots.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Nick Swisher wins Final Vote


All of Nick Swisher's twitter whoring has paid off!  He has won the Final Vote and will now attend the All Star Game!  I know alot of people think there were other candidates more deserving but none of them are as nice, funny or awesome as Swish lets face it.

Congrats Nick and congrats fans for all your hard campaigning and multiple votes :)

Now, the countdown to "The Decision" of Lebron James. LOL

xoxox
M

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The frenzy to 600

Last night Alex Rodriguez hit homers number 596 and 597, leaving him just 3 away from the historic 600. The Yankees are currently on a west coast road trip and have 5 games left.  Does he break the record on the road?  Does he do it at home, and if so in how many games?

I say you bet your ass he waits till he's home.  I will even make a bigger assumption that he's been told to wait till he gets home.  Lets face it, the Yankees are all about money and part of giving him such a ginormous contract was to reap the benefits of  the records he is bound to break and the money that will bring in.

I remember last season when Derek Jeter was going to break the Yankee all time hit record everyone wanted to be at that game (I was!) and was scrambling for tickets. So I wonder how ticket sales and crowds will be for this.

Will you be looking to attend the game number 600 gets A bombed?  Do you think it will happen at home?

xoxox





Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Vote for Swisher!

As you all know Nick Swisher still has a shot at going to the All Star game if he wins the Final Vote, which is decided by us the fans.

So far Nick has been flip flopping the lead with.....you guessed it...Red Sox Kevin Youkilis. That being said you all better go HERE to SEND SWISHER! If I have to look at the goat bearded fuck face at the All Star Game I'm going to punt something, so if you don't go and vote it may just be you I punt!! Haaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Send Swish.

P.S. I think I may melt today.

xoxox
M

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hey There Fans!


Note: Please Read the Headline In a Michael Kay Voice


My name is Chris Chavez. I am the newest contributor to Yankees Hotties. I am a sixteen year old New Yorker that lives and breathes Yankees and baseball 24/7. I attend one of Manhattan's most prestigious high schools and reside in Queens. But I remain true to the New York Yankees. I am hoping to become a journalist in the future, but for now writing articles that you will enjoy will remain one of my priorities.

I write for my school newspaper, The Review. This year I have been named Editor-In-Cheif of the Review. I am one of the most read writers on Bleacher Report and have written over 140 articles on that single site. I am the Yankees beat writer for MTR Media. Let's just say that writing about baseball and the Yankees is my passion.

Check out some of my work to get to know me better. I am excited to work on Yankees Hotties and contribute for some time to come!

Bleacher Report Sports Writer Profile: http://bleacherreport.com/users/142027-christopher-chavez
*Over 100 Articles Posted on the Site*
*Featured Columnist*
*Ranked within the Top 150 of the site's most read (Currently 111)*

MTR Media Yankees Beat Writer for Bombers' Banter: http://www.mtrmedia.com/yankees/
*Yankees Beat Writer Since February 2010*
*Discovered Through My Work With Bleacher Report*
*Interviews with famous Yankee fans and former players*

Enjoy!

Friday, July 2, 2010

West Coast road trip (part 2)

I am back safe and sound from my Yankees road-trip. Shocked? I know me too.

On the second leg of the trip we hit up Las Vegas for a night and then it was off to LA to see the Dodger series. The drive from Arizona to Vegas was about 5 and a half hours. Pretty much what I expected. The drive is really nice for us New Yorkers since we don't get to see much desert or mountains out here LOL. We did pass the Hoover Dam which according to Matt was "the most underwhelming thing he has ever seen in his life." HA! I must admit that I have to agree...its pretty lame.

Once in Vegas we stayed at Planet Hollywood. Nice hotel, great casino. Me and Matt had a great steak dinner at the Striphouse. Well actually Matt did, that evening I decided to stay vegetarian (don't know why considering I ate In N Out twice as well as a Carny's chilli dog AND a Dodger dog.) so I had lobster linguine. Delish.
A friend of mine from New York was also in Vegas so I met him for some drinks over at Voodoo in the Rio Hotel. Good times.

The next morning we were back at it driving to Cali but before we left Vegas we had to make a stop. In N Out burger. Oh. My. God. That was probably the best burger I ever had. Thank goodness they don't have them on the east coast because I would be ginormous!

We stayed in Burbank, California. Only about 15 minutes from dodger stadium but lets make it an hour with LA/Stadium traffic. Sheesh. The first night we went out to Hollywood to a sports bar called Dillon's. Awesome sports bar. Great food, great service AND $3 draft beer!! ANY beer! How can you beat that? We watched the Yankees take that game to a spatter of boos from the dodger fans inside. SUCK ITTTTT!

The next day we went to Dodger Stadium. Kudos to the ample parking situation. Boos to the "only admission to the section your ticket is in" crap. I get excited to explore new stadiums so I was bummed about this. I dont think that there is much to see however besides "Mannywood." HAAAA Mannywood. I love it.

Tried a dodger dog. Gross. Salty as all hell. Blech. No Bueno. Speaking of no bueno, let me tell you something about Dodger fans. They are beyond brutal. I will gladly walk into Fenway with a Yankee jersey on before I dealt with those losers again. What a classless group of individuals. Just because you are from NY does not mean you are down with the Jersey Shore behavior, nor do I like to be called Snooki. Yankee fans could not even get up for a beer without getting booed to no end. One guy told me he hoped I got diarrhea. Can you imagine? I'm an offensive person at times and I would never say that too someone even joking. LOL. Just awful. Oh and if you got up and said something back you were immediately thrown out by security. Bitches. I am so happy that the Yanks came back and won that last game against them to shut those jerk offs up. DODGER FANS BLOW.

Before I left Cali I did manage to squeeze in a photoshoot with my friend Rene Segura, photog extraordinaire. I should have the finished photos in a few weeks, I can't wait for you to see them. They are hottness!! Speaking of pictures I will post the ones from the trip as soon as I have em. Matt is too busy fist pumping down the shore right now too get them too me this Holiday weekend.

I'm watching the game right now and it looks like good AJ is on the mound today. ABOUT TIME BURNETT! I was going to start ripping my hair out.

I hope you all have a fabulous July 4th weekend!! Party Hard and root root root for the YANKEES!!!! Thanks for stopping by ;)

xoxox
M

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Hello Yankee Hottie Fans!

Hey everyone, this is my first post to Yankee Hottie and I want to tell you a little bit about myself. I'm Jimmy, a 24 year-old HUGE Yankees fan. I try to go to 15-20 games a year depending on my schedule. I have a twisted sense of humor, so I hope you'll laugh along with me. I want to take a second and thank Marisol for the opportunity to contribute to her awesome blog. I have been reading this site for a very long time, and always found it to be one of the best blogs around. The way the site covers Yankees news and results with Marisol's sense of humor always kept me coming back for more. I'm going to try and get my first Yankees piece for the site up today after the conclusion of the Yankees-Mariners game. I look forward to interacting with you all! Thanks