Tag Archives: Made Yankee Fan in Boston

Made Yankee Fan in Boston: Goin’ Back to Houston, Houst . . .

Yesterday, in our dour assessment of the New York Yankees’ performance in the 2019 ALCS, we said oy. Today we turn to this old Jewish proverb: One chops wood, the other says Hey! That’s our cue: Hey! The Yankees staved off … Continue reading

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So Far the Yankees Have Folded Like Origami in the ALCS

As a Made Yankee Fan in Boston for the past 45 years, it pains me to say that the 2019 New York Yankees – easily the most likable squad in recent memory – have been their worst selves in this … Continue reading

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2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox: 25 Players, 1 Cab

And they loved their driver. Alex Cora led the Olde Towne Team not only to its best regular-season record ever, but also to its fourth 21st Century World Series Championship. A totally joyful ride. One discordant note: Steve Pearce’s MVP … Continue reading

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Made Yankee Fan in Boston: That Craig Kimbrel Spidey Thing

In the wake of the Red Sox hang-on-by-their-fingernails win in Game One of the ALDS over the New York Yankees, we gotta ask: What’s up with Craig Kimbrel’s Pitch of the Spider Man mound vogueing? Before every pitch? Seriously? That’s … Continue reading

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’14 Back’ Takes Us Back to More Than Bucky Bleeping Dent

It’s excellent timing that, as the New York Yankees face tomorrow’s postseason play-in game against the Oakland A’s, SI TV has released the documentary film 14 Back. The Yankees-Red Sox rivalry is arguably the most iconic in sports history, and remains … Continue reading

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The Night Mickey Mantle Called Me Johnny

As I might have mentioned once or twice, I’ve been a Made Yankee Fan in Boston for over four decades. But beyond that, I’ve been a Made Mickey Mantle Fan for almost 60 years. So the following episode was, well, major. … Continue reading

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We Are All Mets Now

Sweet win for the New York Mets in last night’s NLDS Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Full disclosure: Before the hardworking staff was a Made Yankee Fan in Boston (check out our excellent new header photo!), we were … Continue reading

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Boston Is One Crappy Baseball Town

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff has been a Made Yankee Fan in Boston for over 40 years. And for almost all of them, we’ve contended that people here are not baseball fans. They’re Red Sox fans. Exhibit Umpteen: It’s 11:50 … Continue reading

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Saddest. Headline. Ever. (Alex Rodriguez Edition)

Your humble Made Yankee Fan in Boston has had his ups and downs over the past 40 years, but this just might be the downest. From Thursday’s New York Times:     As Henry II might say, Who will A-Rid me of … Continue reading

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Encore: My Mazeroski Moment (Or, How the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Helped Make Me Grow Up)

The Pop History Dig is a terrific website that chronicles signature events and figures of 20th century popular culture. And the latest submission by encyclopedic author Jack Doyle is one close to the hardworking staff’s heart. “The Mazeroski Moment” 1960 … Continue reading

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