Monday, October 28, 2013

World Series Game 5: Open Thread

As the Cardinals say goodbye to Busch Stadium either way tonight we have this open thread for Game 5 of the 2013 World Series. This has been a great series thus far between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox that hopefully does not end any time soon. Well unless your Will Middlebuckner then you probably want this game over with ASAP.

Use this thread to leave your comments during the game or follow us on twitter by following @GreedyStripes where the conversation is always live. FYI we love to do predictions with our followers on Twitter so tonight I have the Red Sox winning this game 5-1 to send it home to Boston.

Falls Stars Game Will Include O'Brien & Williams

The Arizona Fall League All Star Game, the Falls Stars Game, will include two Yankees prospects in Mason Williams and Peter O'Brien. If you do not recognize the name it is because the game used to be called the Rising Stars Game but now it is the Fall Stars Game so new name but the game is still the same. This will technically be the 8th annual game for the Arizona Fall League and it will take place at 5:00 pm Arizona time on my birthday November, 2nd. The game will be televised on Saturday on MLB Network and can be heard and seen on

21 of the Top 100 prospects in all of Baseball, including Byron Buxton from the Twins, will be in the game so it should be a pretty interesting game to watch, prospect humper or not. CLICK HERE for the complete roster and write up from

Yankees Moving High A Yankees From Tampa To Ocala

The New York Yankees have struck a deal that will move their High A Tampa Yankees affiliate from the Tampa St. Pete area to Ocala, Florida. The move will be around 100 miles and the new stadium in Ocala is supposed to cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $45,000,000 which is pretty steep for an A Ball affiliate in the minor leagues. Ocala, unlike Tampa, is in a richy rich part of Florida flush with rich horse owners, like the Steinbrenner family, and should create tons of revenue for the Yankees.

There will be a half of a cent tax hike over the next ten years to pay for the new baseball facility which will also be used for other things around the community. This is being presented at the Ocala City Council meeting tomorrow as it hopefully gets one step closer to becoming official. If everything goes as planned this move could happen as soon as Opening Day in 2016.

The Yankees will still hold Spring Training at George Steinbrenner Field, at least for the next 12 seasons anyway, and will still have their minor league complex down in Tampa. This is simply a move to increase revenue for the High A affiliate and if this deal goes through it surely will.

World Series Week: Game 6 Of The 2009 World Series

Watch the entire Game 6 clinching victory by the New York Yankees in the 2009 World Series. Watch the Yankees win their 27th World Series title in their storied history. Watch the entire game right here as we prepare to see a World Series winner this year between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals.

Poll: Starting Right Fielder For 2014

Who Should Be The Yankees Starting Right Fielder In 2014
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Here is a quick poll asking who you, the Yankees fans, want to see starting in right field for the New York Yankees when Opening Day comes around in 2014. Make sure to vote and we will post the results tonight or tomorrow or whenever we get enough votes. Thank you guys

This Day In New York Yankees History 10/28

On this day in 1953 Red Barber quit his job as the broadcaster of the Brookyln Dodgers and would find a new job with the New York Yankees. The man nicknamed "The Old Red Head" was upset with Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley over money and lack of support.

On this day in 1979 Dick Howser replaces Billy Martin as the Yankees manager. Howser would lead the Yankees to a 103-59 record with an American League East championship although he was fired by George Steinbrenner when he was swept in the playoffs by the Kansas City Royals.

On this day in 2007 in the middle of Game 4 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Colorado Rockies we heard the news that Alex Rodriguez had opted out of his contract with the New York Yankees. The timing of the announcement as well as being a no show to receive the Hank Aaron Award, which honors the best offensive player in the league, did not sit well with MLB, Bud Selig, the fans, or the Yankees.