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Don Larsen died yesterday. Sweeny Murti put up a post on Instagram, a shot of Larsen signing a photo for him. Larsen wrote: “Good Luck, Don Larsen.”

That says it all, doesn’t it? This guy had an incredibly good stroke of luck in his professional career and he knew it. We should all be so fortunate.

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1 rbj   ~  Jan 2, 2020 6:35 pm

Rest In Peace.

2 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Jan 6, 2020 12:06 pm

I remember watching the game with my mom (I was in the morning kindergarten class) who was a great Yankee fan. I got her to teach me how to read the year beefore so that I could follow the Daily Mirror stories about the Yanks. Anyhow, I remember saying in about the 7th inning "he's pitching a no-hitter." At which point, mom through a pillow at my head and said "shut up! that's bad luck."

3 rbj   ~  Jan 10, 2020 8:30 pm

Yay, Yankees signed all arb eligible players with no Randy Levine nonsense.

Jeter still on track for a unanimous HoF.

4 yankintexas   ~  Jan 11, 2020 2:37 am

How in the world did Judge sign for only 8 mil when Betts was able to get 27 mil?

5 yankintexas   ~  Jan 11, 2020 2:41 am

Never mind. Forgot that was Judge's first year of arb.

6 rbj   ~  Jan 11, 2020 9:00 pm

Gardy is officially back, I hope any ball changes don’t hurt him to bad.

7 Greg G   ~  Jan 13, 2020 3:40 pm

Tough penalty for the Stros sign stealing. 1 year suspension for Hinch and GM, 5 million penalty and loss of 2 draft picks.

I think the punishment fits the crime, as I am fairly sure that Hinch and GM knew what was going on. At a minimum, it is fairly obvious that Hinch must have known.

8 rbj   ~  Jan 13, 2020 3:47 pm

And now they're fired. Makes losing to the Astros understandable now.

9 Greg G   ~  Jan 13, 2020 4:22 pm

That's pretty rough getting fired too. Not sure how Crane can claim that their 2017 title isn't tainted. It is.

Just like with steroids, when players break the rules and the team wins, it is tainted. How much it is tainted is up for debate.

Many players used roids and never got caught. This reminds me of the college cheating scandal. Just because only a handful of parents and kids got caught, doesn't mean it is not widespread. A lot of Yanks were caught up in the roids scandal but many more throughout the league were using.

This sign stealing with electronics was taken down by a former player, and I wonder if other similar efforts will also be uncovered?

10 rbj   ~  Jan 13, 2020 4:58 pm

Hinch wasn't involved in setting up the system and he got a year.
Cora was instrumental in setting up the system, he's gotta get more. Boston should be scrambling to find a new manager. Hey, maybe bring back Bobby Valentine.

11 RIYank   ~  Jan 13, 2020 6:32 pm

Yeah I'll be surprised if John Henry doesn't fire Cora.

12 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jan 13, 2020 7:35 pm

[11] He'll be suspended regardless, surely?
Luhnow seems like such a typical Wall St ahole, completely throwing everyone under the bus while still 'taking responsibility'?

13 yankintexas   ~  Jan 13, 2020 7:43 pm

IMO, this is far worse than the steroids. At least with the steroids you sort of understood why some players would use it, especially those who may never have gotten a big pay day without it. Sign stealing got what exactly? A ring that can be pawn later? I don't understand how these players and coaches can look at themselves in the mirror. I think as further punishment both Boston and Houston needs to play Milli Vanilli every time their team comes to bat.

14 RIYank   ~  Jan 14, 2020 6:01 am

[12] Oh, sure, but I think the firing is the more severe consequence!

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