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News of the Day – 10/2/09

Today’s news is powered by Star Trek . . . AND Monty Python!:

  • Tino Martinez greeted Stadium ferrygoers.
  • Any way you slice it, the Yanks played in front of fewer fans this season.
  • A $5 obstructed view seat for the playoffs is going for nearly $100.
  • Steven Goldman details his evening in the Legends seats.
  • Andre Robertson turns 52 today.  Robertson was a part-time SS for the Yanks from ’81-’85, but he neither hit nor fielded well enough to warrant a full-time gig.  A serious auto accident in August ’83 (in which Robertson broke his neck) derailed whatever career he had.  Traded to the Braves in ’86, he never played in another big league game.
  • On this date in 1978, Bucky Dent’s unlikely home run helps the Yankees defeat the Red Sox in a dramatic one-game playoff at Fenway Park. Trailing by two runs in the seventh inning, Dent smacks a three-run shot against pitcher Mike Torrez into the screen above the Green Monster. The Yankees hold on for a 5 – 4 victory en route to face the Royals in the ALCS and the Dodgers in the World Series.

See you Monday.

Categories:  Diane Firstman  News of the Day

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1 ms october   ~  Oct 2, 2009 10:43 am

i'm so ready for next week - it is a bit scary

i'm glad the yanks won't have garza throwing at them this weekend

i noticed the nl doesn't have a longer series. since they introduced this a year or so agao has this option only been in the al (which i imagine generates higher tv numbers) or is it a "reward" based on best record in mlb ?

2 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 2, 2009 10:48 am

[1] I could be wrong, but isn't the series choice only awarded to the team with the best record in all of baseball? Regardless of league?

I'm getting antsy as hell for next week, I know I should probably just enjoy this weekend because its the last meaningless baseball we'll see until March...but I just wanna get on with it already.

3 ms october   ~  Oct 2, 2009 10:52 am

[2] yeah i think that's it - it goes to whoever has the best record in mlb whichever league that team happens to be in

yeah antsy is exactly how i'm feeling too - i am just ready to get the postseason going

btw raging - keep meaning to tell you i like the site

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 2, 2009 11:36 am

[3] oh thanks! I put the link to my archive because I'm a shameless self promoter like that, but look around we have some pretty good stuff if I do say so myself.

5 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 2, 2009 11:38 am

[1] ms october, I missed yesterday's OJ discussion, but I too was in physics class when the decision was announced! (And even though there was a TV in the room, our prof won't turn it on.)

Happy Bucky effing Dent day to all my fellow New England-based Yankee fans!

6 ms october   ~  Oct 2, 2009 11:47 am

[5] nice coincidence :} (or as mk would say that's ironic)

ah yes, bucky bleeping dent day - quite a holiday

7 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 2, 2009 11:52 am

Chicago out of the 2016 running...seriously, its for the best.

8 Rich   ~  Oct 2, 2009 12:12 pm

I was in class (not physics) when I heard about Andre Robertson's accident...

9 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 2, 2009 2:05 pm

[2] Yes... very good site. Do you have a way for readers to send letters to elected officials?

10 ColoYank   ~  Oct 2, 2009 2:33 pm

I have to take issue with your assessment of Andre Robertson's fielding. I watched him play on several occasions, and he had excellent range, a good arm, and an overall grace and polish that you don't often see at short. He was never going to hit much, but neither was he hopeless at the plate - he did show some pop, if not enough consistency. It was his glove that got him where he was.

11 Rich   ~  Oct 2, 2009 2:50 pm

Art Rust, Jr. was the leading sports radio guy in the early '80s. FWIW, he loved Robertson's defense.

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