The Yankees finally closed out the Angels last night, so a lot of this morning’s stories lead with the champagne-soaked locker room. It’s the first time the Yankees have made the World Series in a while, and everyone seems to be missing George Steinbrenner, because all the papers give us a report on Hal Steinbrenner, Read More
First, a little bit of business! You can now find a page of nothing but Wood War on the Observer web site! Bookmark this special Wood War Page link.
New York Post: The first great big summer blockbuster is here! And though this morning is a little springy for it, Lou Lumenick was getting Read More
Daily News: Did you know that Barack Obama, when he goes to Europe, is “The Fonz”? That thumbs-up pose he’s doing on the cover of the Daily News, and the faces of Silvio Berlusconi and Dmitry Medvedev smiling (with a little nudge from the display copy, the smiles certainly could look sycophantic, Ralph and Pottsie Read More
When actor Chace Crawford worked as a valet in New York, pre-Gossip Girl days, he was terrified when Suge Knight came in with his car (Mr. Crawford made one of the other valets move it!). [Us Weekly]
Eleanor Wohl will reportedly throw a party on Sunday at her Meadow Lane Estate Read More
Celebrated baseball writer Peter Golenbock, author of Dynasty: The New York Yankees 1949-64, has signed a contract with John Wiley & Sons to write a biography of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, it was announced today. The book will be called The Boss, and it is scheduled for publication in spring 2009.
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In an offseason so far dominated by high-profile departures, the Yankees finally got to announce an addition to the 2008 squad, introducing Joe Girardi as Joe Torre’s successor to manage New York.
We know that Girardi accepted to a three-year, $7.5 million deal. But precisely what else he agreed to still remains unclear.
During a Read More
The Joe Torre era in New York is over.
Explaining that it was “time for the New York Yankees to move forward,” team President Randy Levine announced in an Oct. 18 conference call Thursday that Torre had rejected a one-year deal with a base salary of $5 million to pilot the Yankees in 2008.
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The New York Post is reporting this morning that George Steinbrenner’s sons have taken over daily operations at the New York Yankees ball club. The New York Post said the details about the control of the franchise will be ironed out at top-level meetings the Yankees are holding this week in Tampa. According to The Read More
As of press time, the question of New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre’s fate remains an open one. General Manager Brian Cashman said that he expects the process to take several days. Owner George Steinbrenner had no comment. And late Tuesday, the Yankees’ media relations department said no press conference had been scheduled.
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What happened at Yankee Stadium last night, after the Yankees lost to the Indians 6-4 in the fourth game of the American League division series and the fans were filing mournfully out of the stadium?
George Steinbrenner, the Yankees' principal owner, who had tied Torre's future to the outcome of this series, was said to Read More