All is right in the baseball world

SUB-CITY-YANKEES-articleLargeThe Yankees win! THHHHHHHUUUUUUUUUUHHHHH YANKEES WIN!!!! (From the New York Times)

As Adam Warren saw the hard grounder coming back up the middle, he knew he was in trouble. His balance was betraying him, and he began to topple backward. So Warren did all he could do: He reached his glove out behind his back.

Much to his surprise, the ball stuck, leaving Warren with an easy throw to first base to extricate himself from trouble.

It was not a consequential play, but it was one that was emblematic for the Yankees, who have lost their footing in recent days but regained it Thursday to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

It’s over: Yogi Berra died at 90

But the AP didn’t get it right Tuesday night:


This is Yogi Bear:


He didn’t die, because he isn’t real.

This is who died:

Yogi Berra is one of the Yankee immortals. Plenty of people know the great Berra quotes:

But the top video shows he was probably the best catcher in this history of professional baseball. Look at the World Series records. Yogi holds a lot of them.

Yogi even made a game show appearance:

And yeah, word is that the Bear was named after the Berra.

Becky Hammon and the Liberty Ring of Honor

When the WNBA began, I had season tickets at Madison Square Garden for the New York Liberty. And what I remember most about that team was the tiny blonde rookie guard who’d come off the bench and sink 3s from NBA distance.

And this week, the Liberty added that little guard, Becky Hammon, to its Ring of Honor:

Every Liberty fan from those days loved Becky. The franchise player was the center, Rebecca Lobo, who was on all of the billboards and in all of the WNBA promotion when the league started. But Becky was the player everyone rooted for. Here’s forward Sue Wicks talking about Becky’s early career:

And how good was she? Here you go:

But the future looks extremely interesting:

So the kid with bangs might be a head coach in the NBA? Had no idea that was going to happen.