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When the Yankees flirted with New Jersey

In a weird coincidence on Tuesday, I found myself reading early in No Minor Accomplishment, Bob Golon’s account of baseball’s revival in New Jersey beginning in 1994, about the Yankees’ flirtation with moving to the Meadowlands. On the day George Steinbrenner died, it was interesting that I’d reach this passage: … Meanwhile, the once-mighty Yankees

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Yogi remembers George

I forgot to take my camera to the Yogi Berra Museum yesterday for the Hall of Famer’s comments on the passing of George Steinbrenner, but it didn’t matter — there were so many TV cameras there that I didn’t have much of a view. My one shot with my Droid turned out pretty well, though.

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Photo Flashback: Take me back to the aughts

Chance Corgan Not much time for a more in-depth post because I’m off to the Mets game today (Johan!) and have to catch my train in less than an hour. [Expanded below.] Yesterday morning I drove up the road to see the Pittsfield Colonials face the New Jersey Jackals at Yogi Berra Stadium mainly to

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Photo Flashback: Opening night in Trenton

PItcher covering I’ve been to 11 Mets openers and four or five Lakewood BlueClaws openers, but last night was my first opening night at Trenton’s Waterfront Park. And while it may have only been April 8, with a gametime temperature of 75 degrees, it felt like July 8. A gorgeous night all around — with

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Jeter rules Jersey

I was kicking around Baseball-Reference‘s birth sites and, after some sorting, made a minor discovery: If Derek Jeter plays 150 games this season, he’ll have played more games in the majors than any other New Jersey-born player. <br>Report Created on <a href=”http://bbref.com/”>Baseball-Reference.com</a><br> (Full chart is here.) Of course, Jeet grew up in Michigan, but it’s

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