Posts Tagged ‘derek jeter’

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To the man who has saved Raider Nation.

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To the man who is equal parts Tebow in his humility and love of God, and Aaron Rodgers in his gun-slinging, brass balls, rocket fueled arm.

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To the man who has a bro-mance with Khalil Mack that an out of shape, awkward white guy can only dream of.

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To the man who made sales of guy liner go through the fucking roof (still researching the stats on that one). Happy Birthday. Heal up my friend, we have a big year ahead of us!

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PS If my next child is a boy his middle name will be Derek. Half because of Jeter, half because of Carr.

 

Jesse

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ESPN- The Los Angeles Dodgers might have surpassed the New York Yankees in payroll this year, but the Bronx Bombers still own the title of the league’s most valuable team. The Yankees are worth $2.5 billion, according to the annual list of franchise values released Wednesday by Forbes. That makes them the most valuable team in the American sports landscape, topping the value of $2.3 billion Forbes gave to the Dallas Cowboys in August 2013. The Yankees have been the most valuable baseball team for each of the 17 years the magazine has published the list. The Dodgers, bought two years ago by Guggenheim Partners for $2.15 billion, came in second on Forbes’ list at $2 billion. The team has a 25-year television deal with Time Warner Cable worth more than $8 billion, though it lost a battle with Major League Baseball and will have to share more revenue from that deal than it originally had projected. Rounding out the most valuable top five are the Boston Red Sox ($1.5 billion), Chicago Cubs ($1.2 billion) and San Francisco Giants ($1 billion).

Suck it long and suck it hard

Suck it long and suck it hard


Just another proud day to be a Yankee fan. Bring it on haters. We are finally in second place for most money spent and are still the most valuable franchise in all of sports. You can keep saying “The Yankees just buy their players!” and I will keep responding with “What the fuck do your players play for?” (the answer is money) The Yankees just have a lot more of it. This year looks like it will be a good one, finally loaded up on some good pitching and solid hitting. Let that baby Cano go for a quarter bill so he can slowly die in Seattle and A-Rod is sitting at home just getting fat. I have a good feeling about this year! #28 Baby!

PS If Bill Gates ever just wants to, he can buy every baseball team in the MLB one day and still have money to spend. Fucking crazy
-Jesse

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To one of the all time greats, and starting RF on Jeter’s All Star team, Happy Birthday Jessica Biel. And thanks to Adam Sandler for making one smart move in the past 15 years.
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NSFW From the movie Powder Blue. The only reason anyone knows about it are these images
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This sight makes me feel more patriotic than Independence day. (Not the Movie)

SB Nation-There are officially eleven federal holidays in the United States, and if Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith has his druthers, MLB’s Opening will be the twelfth, according to a story on the St. Louis Cardinals’ team site.
Smith, who spent fifteen years as a member of the Cardinals organization announced he was “hitting the campaign trail” as part of a partnership with Anheuser-Busch and Budweiser to get a petition with the required 100,000 signatures to the White House before Opening Day, which falls on March 31st this year. While it appears on the surface be a PR stunt — especially considering the ties between the Anheuser-Busch corporation, the St. Louis Cardinals organization and MLB — the thirteen-time Gold Glove desire to make the day one of official national significance seems at least somewhat genuine. It’s hard to say, directly, however, as Smith plans to begin the campaign by addressing the media tomorrow regarding his feelings on the matter.

He’ll be following up the press conference with a series of videos, which, according to the report will be released periodically over the next month, and, of course, can be viewed by visiting Budweiser’s official Opening Day webpage.
And while he may be the latest to get a sport-related day of significance status as a federal holiday, he’s definitely not the first to try to get a petition in front of the White House or (presumably) make impassioned pleas based on the ability of sports to bring America together. But unlike many other industrialized nations, the US has had difficulty establishing national or, in our case, “federal” holidays for reasons significantly more important than the second day of MLB games in March.

From Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, simply getting your name — or in MLB’s case, “brand” — attached to a holiday is a significant undertaking, especially with no national holidays for women, native americans or even Election Day.

However, even if they manage to get enough signatures, then get “proposed” by a member of the United States congress, then approved by the legislators, achieving widespread adoption of the holiday isn’t a guarantee. There any number of reasons for this, as President Day’s sales — and the retail workers who are in the store on those days — can attest. But, most importantly, there’s the Tenth Amendment, which only allows the federal government to create holidays for those under their jurisdiction, like federal government employees and the District of Columbia.

The amendment essentially gives powers to the states to dictate which days are or aren’t public holidays. It’s why states like Arizona could take so long to recognize Martin Luther King day — actually only doing so after the NFL threatened to move a planned Super Bowl that had been awarded to the state — and why even if it were to become an official holiday, Maine (for instance) could choose to not observe Opening Day, if it ever came to fruition.

But Ozzie is a wizard, so we should probably give him a better chance than most on getting this one through.

I can definitely appreciate the idea of Opening day being a federal holiday but I’m pretty sure calling it that is just a technicality at this point. Opening day is so much more than the start of the baseball season. It signifies the end of winter and the beginning of summer. (I know it’s only spring but the likelihood of snow is diminishing every day and after you’ve been cooped up all winter you’ll be wearing a swimsuit when it’s 55 degrees and raining. It might as well be a drought in the middle of July.) Kids have been pulled out of school to go to opening day games since baseball was invented. Every job I’ve ever had I could call off on opening day without any repercussions even if all I was doing was getting shitfaced in a bar all day. And any job that’s better than what I worked you could choose when you want to work and no one would ever bother you about not showing up to the office that day. You could probably enjoy the entire day using your company Amex and not lose a second of sleep worrying about it. The point is, the Wiz has the right idea but it’s almost being redundant at this point. I’d like to see a September weekday divisional race series become federal holidays. Those Tuesday through Thursday games that can put you 2 games ahead or a game behind should all be spent in a bar with everyone you know praying to god your team will go deep enough into the postseason so that by the time you sober up it’ll already be thanksgiving and the holiday beer and parties will be in full swing.

-Ken

If Ozzie Smith can still backflip across the infield I will sign any petition you put in front of me.

After everything I’ve posted today, this is the best way to describe how I feel

-Jesse

Derek Jeter Will Retire After 2014

I knew it would happen, just didn’t want it to. Is it possible to go to 162 games and not get divorced? I’ll let you know

-Jesse

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ESPN- Masahiro Tanaka has decided to sign with the New York Yankees, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Tanaka’s deal with the Yankees is worth $155 million over seven years and includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year, according to the source. Tanaka, 25, went 24-0 with a 1.27 ERA in the Japanese League last season and is considered by many to be a top-of-the-rotation starter.

IT’S A CELEBRATION BITCHES!


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This is the news I needed on a boring ass Wednesday morning. While trying to avoid all the fucking “Guess What Day It Is?” posts on Facebook (burn in hell Geico) I see “Tanaka to Sign with the Yankees” and my day has officially been made. Sure he is unproven in the US but when compared to the other pitchers who have come from Japan he beats all of their stats. One on one comparison to Yu Darvish, the stud pitcher down in Texas, Tanaka had more wins, fewer losses, same innings pitched, and a lower ERA. The only thing Yu was better at was strikeouts but after watching Darvish pitch there aren’t many who can beat him there. (These are all stats from the last 3 years in Japan before coming to America). Tanaka is much less a fireball thrower than Darvish, he fastball is around mid 90’s but his specialty is the movement he has on a slider and a splitter that drops off the god damn map. A slimmed down CC, Kuroda who never ages, a healthy Pineda and now Tanaka, I could pitch in the 5th spot and they will probably be ok. But here is a rundown of what the new Yankees will look like, and yes I will be typing with one hand while I stroke my cock with the other.

C-Brian McCann (short porch murderer)
1- Mark Texieira (switch hitting madman)
2- Brian Roberts (good player, cheaper than Cano)
SS- Yeeeeaa Jeets (GOD) (Also Brendan Ryan as his sub)
3- Kelly Johnson (solid player, hard worker –typical white guy stuff)
LF- Brett Gardner (takes 99 pitches an AB, steals 99 bases)
CF- Jacoby Ellsbury (part 2 of fastest white guy in baseball tandem, loves to get on base)
RF- Carlos Beltran (just happy to be out of Queens)
DH- Alfonso Soriano (34 HRs last year)
SP- Masahiro Tanaka
SP- Skinny CC
SP- Hiroki Kuroda
SP- Ivan Nova
SP- Michael Pineda
Truly the only big hole is Big Mo but no one could even fill that void. We will have to learn from trial and error there.

I really love how this team is coming together. Yea they spent a bunch but guess what? No ARod fucking shit up and no Cano (really sucks but fuck him he can rot in Seattle). I’m really not against saying that Tanaka, Kuroda and Ichiro will have career years just bullshitting in Japanese about Japan stuff and eating sushi every day. World Series City.

-Jesse