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So long from Yankee Stadium

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 29, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A few things to mention on the way out the door:

• A very happy birthday to Shelley Duncan. Here’s hoping he gets a chance to play for somebody next season.

• You can read me starting next week in The Boston Globe and on Boston.com’s Extra Bases blog. There will be an e-mail address in due time on that site.

• Please stay loyal to this blog and give Chad every chance to succeed. I’m positive you will enjoy his work. You’re also in good hands with Sam for the next few weeks as Chad settles in.

• Thanks to everybody at The Journal News, especially indefatigable sports editor Susie Arth. This blog would not exist without her support and encouragement. Our tech guru, Jeff Marx, kept the train rolling through good times and bad. He made my goofy ideas happen.

• Thanks also to the Yankees for their professionalism, particularly media relations director Jason Zillo and his staff: Mike, Jason, Isao, Connie, Lauren, Kenny and Co. They are the best in the business.

• Thanks to the other beat writers. I hope people understand that the depth, quantity and quality of baseball coverage in New York does not exist elsewhere. It was fun hearing stories about the dead-ball era from George and running around the country with guys like Mark, Sweeny, Tyler, Pete, Bryan and the rest of the good people I shared this beat with. It was a lot of work but always a lot of fun.

• Finally, and most importantly, thanks to all of you who read the blog and the newspaper over the years. It means more to me than I can express. It has been a privilege to write for such dedicated and passionate fans. I wish you and the Yankees well in the days ahead.

If dreams came true, oh wouldn’t that be nice?

Peace, I’m out of here.

———————–

One last reminder, the Yankees are auctioning off the original WWE championship belt they awarded this season. It was signed by the team and the money raised will go to the HOPE Week participants at Camp Sundown, a year-round camp in upstate New York for children suffering from Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), a rare genetic disease which causes the body to be unable to repair cells damaged by UV light.

A.J. Burnett organized this effort. Here is the direct link to the auction.

The high bid so far is $5,005. Wednesday is the final day of the auction. If you’re fortunate enough to have some disposable income, this is a great collectible and you’ll be helping out a great cause.

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293 Responses to “So long from Yankee Stadium”

  1. Nick September 30th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    We’ll miss ya Pete!

  2. Al September 30th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Thanks for the great job!

  3. Yankee Fan in VA September 30th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Thank you again, Pete. Thank you so very very much.

  4. Erica - always OPPC September 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    “If dreams came true, oh wouldn’t that be nice?”

    Love the Springsteen quote on the way out.

    Bye again Pete. You will be missed.

    And I am really going to bed now. Good night Yankee People!!!

    And bye Pete- you are still one of the best Yankee people

  5. Anthony September 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Cheers! Thanks for everything. You will be missed.

  6. Michael September 30th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Man, are we going to miss you pete!

  7. Mo September 30th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    You should be proud, Pete. You did a great thing here.

  8. S.A.--Serenity Now September 30th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Take care Pete and good luck. Thanks for everything.

  9. DF September 30th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Thanks, Pete. Godspeed.

  10. Arno September 30th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Take care Pete. You will be missed. All the best to you with the enemy.

  11. Derwood Morris September 30th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    good work and good luck, Pete.

    hope the Yanks win the WS and you get a winner’s share.

  12. Joe September 30th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    You will be missed Pete. This is not even funny

  13. Lisa September 30th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    :-( SO sad.

    Good luck to you.

  14. MR YANKEES GIRARDI SPARKED THE TEAM September 30th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    damn goodbye pete good luck covering the red sox u will need it dont worry your vacation will come early this year

    Yankees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Sean Serritella September 30th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Good luck in your new job.

  16. Willie in Durham September 30th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    So long, Pete. Thanks so much for everything.

  17. Adam September 30th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!….
    Gonna miss you Pete, best of luck. you are and always will be The Man.

  18. islesfan September 30th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Good Night and Good Luck.

  19. CK in LA September 30th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    My soul went walkin’ but I stayed here
    Feel like I been workin’ for a thousand years
    Chippin’ away at this chain of my own lies
    Climbin’ a wall a hundred thousand miles high
    Well I woke up this morning on the other side
    Yeah yeah this is the long goodbye
    Hey yeah this is the long goodbye

    Same old faces it’s the same old town

    What once was laughs is draggin’ me now
    Wailin’ on rain hangin’ on for love
    Words of forgiveness from some God above
    Ain’t no words of mercy comin’ from on high
    Oh no just a long goodbye
    [ Find more Lyrics on http://www.mp3lyrics.org/yJL ]
    Yeah yeah just one long goodbye

    Well I went to leave twenty years ago
    Since then I guess I been packin’ kinda slow
    Sure did like that admirin’ touch
    Guess I like’d it a little too much

    The moon is high and here I am
    Sittin’ here with this hammer in hand
    One more drink oughta ease the pain
    Starin’ at that last link in the chain
    Well let’s raise our glass and let this hammer fly
    Hey yeah this is the long goodbye
    Hey yeah this is the long goodbye
    Kiss me baby and we’re gonna fly
    Hey yeah this is the long goodbye
    Yeah yeah this is the long goodbye
    Hey yeah this is the long goodbye
    Kiss me baby ’cause we’re gonna ride

  20. Sean Serritella September 30th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I bet that as soon as 12:00 AM hit, he wasn’t employed by Lohud anymore and that’s why you got the post at 11:59 AM.

  21. Bill September 30th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Good luck, Pete. Thanks for everything.

  22. Eli September 30th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Thank you, Pete, for all the great work! I’m looking forward to reading your posts from the Red Sox clubhouse following an ALCS loss…

  23. BFARBS September 30th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Pete, youre gonna turn me into a red sox fan when i read your blog.

    Nothing but the best wishes for you (but not for the sox)

    Thank you so much

    Good luck

  24. chris September 30th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Hope you enjoy your time covering that other team.

    THIS BLOG WILL LIVE ON!

  25. Sean Serritella September 30th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Correction: I bet that as soon as 12:00 AM hit, he wasn’t employed by Lohud anymore and that’s why you got the post at 11:59 PM.

  26. islesfan September 30th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    They didn’t even wait until the body got cold. Pete’s bio isn’t on the page anymore.

  27. Mike at UMD September 30th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Goodbye Pete. Thank you for everything. It was a privilege to read your work every single day. I hope you find much success in Boston, (and I hope Boston finds no success at all.) I have already alerted every Boston fan i know about the switch and they are awaiting your arrival. Thank You for everything.

  28. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    and poof, the picture is gone. I called that right.

    An era ends.

    A new one begins.

  29. Jeff D September 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Pete, you created the best sports blog in New York with hard work and humanity. How many bloggers enter 4 or 5 quality posts per day, plus you have always treated your audience with respect and caring. Bad luck to the Red Sox, but best wishes to you.

  30. whereisfluffhead September 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Thanks for a great season Pete! All of the Yankees Phans on Phantasytour.com/phish will miss you. Hell Im going to have to start reading your Sox blog next year. Congrats on the job.

  31. Troy September 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Thanks Pete! I can’t believe I’m going to have to start reading a Red Sox blog.

  32. Corey September 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Best of luck buddy. It’s been a pleasure!

  33. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    I can’t believe how sad I am (again)…

    Darn ya, Pete! You’re the best.

  34. Disabled As Heck September 30th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    I wonder who will be the first to post at his new blog? HMM?

  35. Jabu September 30th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Farewell Pete, godspeed.
    Bahston received a gift.

  36. eric September 30th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Pete,thank u a million for ur dedication. Good luck my pal

  37. James September 30th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Thanks for everything Pete. This was the first blog I started to follow back in spring training of last season. Best of luck in the future, just not to the Red Sox

  38. HenryfromBaltimore September 30th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Thanks Pete! It’s been a joy reading your posts and humor the past year! Best of luck up in Boston!

  39. Zero September 30th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Hopefully the seething and thinly veiled hate for the team and certain players will be gone from the blog from now on. Nobody wants to read what a homer has to say but alot of personal opinions really influenced whatever Pete wrote.

  40. RyanM September 30th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Best of luck Pete. Enjoy the early vacation!

  41. Boston Dave September 30th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    We really will miss you Pete.

    Best of luck covering the 2nd place team for years to come :)

  42. Mo September 30th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Pete u will be missed, thanks for keeping me up to date with my yankees, good luck

  43. Wolf In Pinstripes September 30th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Parting words for Pete (and those of us who will miss him):

    Be well, do good work, and keep in touch. ~Garrison Keillor

    Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos. ~Charles M. Schulz

    Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.
    – Dr. Seuss

    Godspeed, Peter Abraham. You spoiled us.

  44. Giuseppe Franco September 30th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Chad Jennings was an excellent choice to take over the reigns of LoHud.

    Good for him.

  45. Ed - 2009 will be the Yankee's year September 30th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Pete, thank you soooo much for your postings and taking your time replying back to e-mails. Hope you get the same welcome in Boston as you got here. See you around.

  46. CM September 30th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Take care Pete, best of luck, you will be missed!

    (I really hope that you keep calling Pedroia “Keebler” at your new gig, lol!)

  47. cupaJoba September 30th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Pete – when you get over 1000 posts saying thank you, that has to be a great feeling. The work you’ve done on this blog is something really special and I hope whoever signs your checks, realizes the talent they have in you. You’re quite the witty writer and not many people can captivate an audience in the manner you do. From all of us, we thank you for a great time.

  48. Erick September 30th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Good luck Pete. You have been somebody I have looked up to since I’ve started reading this blog. Even if you’re reporting for those dirty BoSox, I’ll probably still read every so often!

  49. J.R. September 30th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Best of luck Pete! It was a pleasure reading your blog every day. This just isn’t right…here’s to an early vacation to you!

  50. Boston Dave September 30th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Pete,

    if (hopefully when) you ever get into the Sports Journalist Hall of Fame, please consider wearing a Yankee hat!!

    :)

  51. greggy September 30th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Bye, Pete. Thanks, really. I never could have followed the Yankees these past few years from out here in Seattle without this blog. You really found a way to use this medium to break new ground and add to all the fans’ enjoyment of the team. Good luck in Beantown.

  52. Clare September 30th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Pete,

    Good-bye and good luck in your new gig.

  53. yankeefan91 Arod fan September 30th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Good Luck Pete u Will B missed U did a Hell Of a job Covering the Yankees Good Luck With Everything :(.

  54. Zell September 30th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Bye Pete. I can’t blieve your run is over.

    Forever a Yankee…..

    Zell

  55. kenny September 30th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    best of luck. won’t be the same…

  56. Steve September 30th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I started reading this blog back in January on the request of a stranger in barnes and noble who claimed “If the Yankees ever trade Matsui, I will no longer be a fan.”

    This blog got me more in the Yanks than I ever thought I could be. Boston is getting a gem. Best of luck in your new endeavors, but of course, not to the sox.

  57. Peter Rabbit September 30th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Goodbye old friend, goodbye.

    Gone was Gehrig, but the world came to know DiMaggio. After a time, Joltin’ Joe said goodbye, but then came Mantle. After Mantle — well, you get the point. The future can be brighter than the past.

  58. Bronx Jeers September 30th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    And that’s that as they say.

    Thanks Pete.

    You’ve made this blog essential reading for any Yankee fan that want’s to be “in the know”.

    Good luck in Beantown.

    And don’t take any lip from that Youkilis fella. I hear he’s a nasty one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  59. Eric September 30th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Pete, all the best buddy. You deserve it. Thanks for the countless hours you’ve put in to make all of our days a little brighter throughout the year.

  60. Rey22 September 30th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Best trade Boston could’ve pulled off. Best wishes Pete.

  61. 6 pound 8 ounce baby joba September 30th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Peter Abraham,

    Your boys from 6 Pound 8 Ounce Baby Joba here. Just wanted to say thanks for everything, from the wind tunnel scoop and an interview with us, to publishing our work, to laughing about our blog name in you live chats. You’re a pro, and the man.

    Here’s to your Glory Days at the Journal News (had to get a Springsteen reference in).

    May you be a writer for as long as Angel Berroa has been an excuse for a ballplayer.

    Joba Bless,
    Kevin

  62. pat September 30th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Thank you for your tireless dedication to all the readers here. The Journal News gave you the vehicle but you’re the driving force that set this blog apart from all others.

    Wishing you much success and happiness; professionally and personally.

  63. Rich James September 30th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    We’ll see you all again…sleep tight!!!!!!!

    We will miss you pete! THANK YOU

  64. bellla September 30th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    thank you for the wonderful insight into the yankees, which i normally wouldn’t get living in angels/dodgers-land. this blog is truly one of the best blogs i’ve ever seen.

    best of luck in boston.

  65. Anonymous September 30th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    I have read this blog for a long time but rarely (maybe twice) commented. But I’d like to say I’ve enjoyed this blog a lot Pete.

    Thanks a lot and good luck in Boston. May Mo help you.

  66. clamchaoder September 30th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    good luck and thank you for making baseball even enjoyable for me over the past few years. it’s truly sad to see you go.

  67. Chris G September 30th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Bye Pete and best of luck. *tear*

  68. Dustin September 30th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I knew this post was coming, but it came so quickly. Chad is going to do a great job, I’m sure, but it won’t be the same around here. I might have to bookmark your Globe blog to see what you’re up to in the future.

  69. jfan September 30th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Pete, its been a pleasure good luck buddy!

  70. Marshbx22 September 30th, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Thanks for everything. You will be missed. This blog was amazing. Good luck!

    Just a long time lurker.

  71. Ron September 30th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    So, like, wasn’t this the wrong year — or the wrong time — to be switching from a team about to make its exuberant return to its Championship ways, to go work for an anemic team backing its way into the playoffs?

    Seems to me you’re about to miss a big paaaaahty!

  72. Rudy September 30th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Thanks Pete for everything. Really enjoyed reading your blog everyday and the tremendous work you did.

  73. rockindabronx September 30th, 2009 at 12:26 am

    yo, thanks Pete, congrats & good luck on the otherside

  74. Arn September 30th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    We who are about to die!
    Salute You!!!

    Go Yanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. German Yankee September 30th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    All the best from germany pete. It was great having somebody like you covering this team for us all.

    Thanks for everything.

  76. bronxbomberfan4life September 30th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Thank You for everything pete. Good luck in boston

  77. Pat G September 30th, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Goodbye and good luck, Pete

  78. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus September 30th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Pete: You’ve helped me decide what I want to do with my life. I’m not sure there’s a higher compliment than that.

  79. Raf September 30th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Thank you Pete, you are a class act, best of luck, you will be missed by all Yankee fans around the world.

  80. Ed H. September 30th, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Pete,

    Thanks so much for your hard work and great writing I ave enjoyed these past two years. I can’t tell you how much this blog and your JN stories have meant to me. You have really created something special here. Best wishes in Boston and in everything you do.

  81. Zach Lawrence September 30th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Thank you Peter. You have honestly been a large part of my daily life over the last 2 years, and you will be dearly missed. Best of Luck and Thanks Again.

    Zach

  82. JPugsly77 September 30th, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Good Luck PETE!

  83. randy l. September 30th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    thanks again pete.

    looking forward to that first article at the globe.

    …and to adding some comments to that globe extra bases blog after your first post.

    i’m not sure the globe knows what they’re getting.

    but if this blog is any indication , it’s going to be a nice surprise.

    best wishes and much success there.

  84. Darrin September 30th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Pete, these things I know:

    1) You created the best sports blog in history.

    2) When the Red Sox lose in the postseason you will be hated in Boston. They are a vicious and superstitious bunch up there.

    3) You will be deeply missed here.

  85. lil' m September 30th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Pete, thank you again for your singular and stellar work. Chad and Sam are terrific replacements, and I know this blog will survive and thrive, but you will always be the Blogfather for this Lohud Yankees fan. This is the best baseball blog going, and it’s a legacy of which you can justly be very proud. I wish you huge success at the Globe and much happiness for your family now that you’ll be back home. And if those crazy Red Sox fans give you any grief, just remember the LoHud crew’s got your back lol. Keep bloggin’ in the free world – all the best, God bless and goodbye.

  86. bob September 30th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    thank you, sir.

    good luck — dreams do come true

  87. Jeff Chernoff September 30th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Pete, I recently started reading this blog a few short months ago. it has been required reading for me every morning. Thank you for the information, and best of luck with the Boston Globe. I hope the Red Sox Nation is as kind to you, as we Yankees fans have been. Best of luck.

  88. RobGowanus September 30th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Thanks pete! I’m sorry you have to go to boston. Hopefully, we’ll see you in pinstripes in the future. You really are the best blogger one can read!

  89. Matt in Maine September 30th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Thanks Pete, it’s going to be weird not having you here. Hope the fans in Boston know what they’re getting. They’ve got a second rate team, but a first rate reporter covering them now.

  90. Hyun September 30th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Best Blog Ever

    good luck in life and everything you do

  91. JasonR September 30th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Thanks for setting the standard, Pete.

  92. MaineYankee September 30th, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Pete

    Thanks for what you did here and good luck.

    At least you won’t have to write to much about sac. bunts anymore. They don’t do it. :lol:

  93. Mr. Berroa September 30th, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Peter,

    Please return my cane before you leave New York. You can mail it to me at Sunny Springs Retirement Community.

  94. micha3l September 30th, 2009 at 12:34 am

    why anyone would consciously take a step down to work with the red sox over the yanks is beyond me.

  95. MaineYankee September 30th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Matt in Maine
    September 30th, 2009 at 12:33 am
    Thanks Pete, it’s going to be weird not having you here. Hope the fans in Boston know what they’re getting. They’ve got a second rate team, but a first rate reporter covering them now.

    —————————————–

    Where in Maine Matt?

  96. DarthARod September 30th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Thanks for the years of information and entertainment. I read the blog multiple times daily and never post, but felt like I had to show my appreciation for your hard work and dedication. I hope those Sox fans appreciate you as much as we do! Best of luck.

  97. CK in LA September 30th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Hopefully the Beantown fans have good senses of humor …. you make me laugh everyday!

  98. Dara Feiler September 30th, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Good luck to you Pete!

  99. Darrin September 30th, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Am I only the only here who is beginning to think that this just isn’t going to be Boston’s year?

    They can’t win a home game (twice) to clinch the Wild Card even though the end result is not in doubt. Now, they are about to clinch due to a Texas loss in an empty park in the middle of the night. It’s kinda depressing and weird.

  100. JimKenobi September 30th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Been reading the blog since summer of ’07, and I don’t think I have missed an entry since.

    Thanks for everything Pete – you have done tremendous work here and you have an even brighter future in front of you.

    All the best.

  101. JJNJ September 30th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Goodbye & good luck, Pete!

  102. Wolf In Pinstripes September 30th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    What the..???..my post got filtered out or something.

    Who’s in charge of this joint?? Apparently quotes by Garrison Keillor, Dr. Seuss, and Charles Schulz are no-nos.

    Godspeed, Peter Abraham. You spoiled us.

  103. vin September 30th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    :( We’ll miss you.

    A job very well done, though.

    Thanks, and good luck!

  104. vern September 30th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Good luck, Pete! We will miss you. Your writing and great observations made this the best Yankees blog hands down.

  105. dman September 30th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    micha3l:

    Welcome to the world.

    People leave jobs for many reasons:
    Family
    Money
    Workload
    Opportunity
    Change
    Challenges
    __________
    Fill in the blank.

  106. james September 30th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Thank You Pete. You’re the best. Good Luck in the Boston clubhouse where I’m sure there will be a large collection of magazines dedicated to the goatee for you to read.

  107. Amy September 30th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    I miss you already, Pete! Best of luck in Boston…*sigh*

  108. Mac Daddy September 30th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    adios…chad, time to see if you can shine and prove to be what this blog really needs!

  109. melissa September 30th, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Pete,

    So the time has come, huh?

    Thank you for your tireless efforts to deliver timely information to an insatiable fanbase.

    Thank you for creating the best sports blog ever.

    And, thank you for the Angel Berroa jokes.

    Best wishes to you, and please take care of yourself.

    Aloha,

    melissa

  110. JasonR September 30th, 2009 at 12:43 am

    “why anyone would consciously take a step down to work with the red sox over the yanks is beyond me.”

    You know, there’s more to life than Yankees vs. Red Sox.

  111. Nashville Jeff September 30th, 2009 at 12:44 am

    i VISIT THE GLOBE TO CHECK ON THE pATS AND THE ENEMY rs EVERY DAY. SEE YA AROUND AND THANKS FOR YOUR WORK WITH THE BEST FRANCHISE IN BASEBALL. HAVE FUN SMELLING THE PEE AT FENWAY LOL.

  112. ND September 30th, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I rarely post but my gf and I read the blog everyday, throughout the day. Just wanted to say thanks for starting this blog Pete. It’s a huge part of my life at this point and it just won’t be the same without you! Best of luck to you, sir!!

  113. Andrew @ NoYoureATowel September 30th, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Good luck, Pete!

  114. micha3l September 30th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    family! jesus. come on. choosing the red sox over the yankees for your family or for a challenge or for a change? goofy!

  115. Brian in 702 September 30th, 2009 at 12:49 am

    YOU SOULED OUT!

    just kidding, all the best Pete. One can only hope that Sam and Chad are as good as you were.

    Further, I hope you enjoy writing about the Sawx upcoming demise!

    Brian in Vegas

  116. Matteo September 30th, 2009 at 12:50 am

    We’ll miss you Pete! I follow a ton of Yankees blogs and yours was always the best. I hate that you’re going to Boston but at least they’ll appreciate when you randomly mention your love for the Patriots. Good luck, I will look for your blog the next time the Yanks and Sox meet.

  117. Gene September 30th, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Good luck Pete, you did a hell of a job. At the end of the day you really did help cement newspaper blogs in the mainstream. That in itself is a great accomplishment. Hopefully we will be reading your updates again in a few weeks in the ALCS.

  118. gianthinker September 30th, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Thnks for all the great years of service. Good luck in Bastan.

  119. Webb15 September 30th, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Pete, you are simply the best — “The Boss” of the Yankee beat and blog scene! You will be missed. Best of luck!

  120. JoeL from YO September 30th, 2009 at 12:51 am

    thank u pete!

  121. Paul V September 30th, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Best wishes, Pete.

  122. rogerk99 September 30th, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Hey Pete, good luck and have fun in Beantown-Maybe you can start a music blog just for the fun of it, with some occasional off topic NYY discussion-roger k

  123. AK September 30th, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Good luck with everything Pete! You will be missed.

  124. Jon (yankfan212) September 30th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Catch ya later Pete. Enjoy Boston and your new gig.

  125. The Captain September 30th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Thanks Pete! You are a good man even though you are a deep red blooded Boston fan. I am happy you are getting the chance to go home and Boston has no idea how lucky they are. Boston Sucks but you are the greatest!

    I am pissed…somehow I think Boston just pulled something over on us!

    Bestest Wishes!

    RJB

  126. SCRANTON September 30th, 2009 at 1:00 am

    When did this happen?

  127. AnjaK-J September 30th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Best wishes and the best of luck.

  128. Kevin September 30th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Thanks Peter! You’re awesome!

    Thanks for taking good coverage on my homeboy Wang over the years. Will miss ya!

  129. BBFan September 30th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Pete, wish you great success in your new job.
    Thanks for all you have done with this blog.

  130. Garrius September 30th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Best of luck, Pete.

  131. no.27 September 30th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Congrats again and good luck with the new blog. It will be good to be able to get information from the other side when the Yankees match up against the Sox.

    Hopefully those chowder heads can cheer you up when the Jets win the division.

  132. Pepitone's Hairdryer September 30th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Enough of this mushy stuff already. When we wake, Pete will be entrenched behind enemy lines by his own choosing.

    But good for him. Sawx Nation will be getting one helluva reporter. I hope they appreciate it.

    But life goes on here in Yankee Universe and there is business at hand. Chad has been handed a historical moment to document — inaugural year of the new stadium with a promising post-season run unfolding.

    Never a dull moment around this jernt, as it should be.

    Thanks, Pete. Welcome, Chad. Let’s go, Yanks!

  133. jv52yankees September 30th, 2009 at 1:03 am

    see ya Pete when i read this blog during the day the way i read it your voice seems so fun and just a good person. i hope chad could dream of being like you, the derek jeter of blogs. you will be missed.

  134. Chris September 30th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Pete,

    I have never posted here but I would visit your blog numerous times a day to find the latest Yankee news, updates and rosters. I really enjoyed your insightful posts and sense of humor. I wish you nothing but the best in Boston and hope you find success in your new job.

  135. Buddy Biancalana September 30th, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Good Luck Pete!

    We’re gonna miss you big time.

    Fantastic job on this blog!

  136. Kip September 30th, 2009 at 1:06 am

    So long,
    so long.

  137. YankeesLuv September 30th, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Good luck to you Pete, and God bless. Much happiness.

  138. Batty September 30th, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Take care Pete – was great meeting you and have always enjoyed your work. Congratulations on the opportunity and while I was secretly hoping that Chad would be your replacement there will always be an empty place in the Yankees blogosphere.

  139. Greg Cohen September 30th, 2009 at 1:12 am

    Take care of yourself in Beantown Peter. Thanks for all the great writing and blogging. You and your great work will be missed. I hope you know you inspired a lot of us bloggers, including myself, to try this out and I thank you for that.

    By the way, I’ll be at the Springsteen show tomorrow night. First time seeing him live so I’m pretty excited.

  140. Greg Cohen September 30th, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Oh, and good luck.

  141. Ant928 September 30th, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Best of luck Pete!

  142. chris September 30th, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Boston gets Wild Card, officially.

  143. Reader from Toronto September 30th, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Thanks Peter. You created an amazing community here for Yankee fans through your tireless dedication to this blog. I stop by everyday to catch up on what’s going on and will continue to do so for Sam and then Chad. Good luck Peter….you deserve much success.

  144. spudz September 30th, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Pete,

    Thanks for being an everyday fixture of each weekday. The last 2 years has been great following this blog. I don’t post often but you have set the bar. Good luck in Boston.

  145. Matt September 30th, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Pete,

    Not a regular commenter but certainly a regular reader. Wanted to thank you for all of the hard work you’ve put in over the past few years. I always knew this was the place to come for all things Yankees. You will be sorely missed. So thanks again and I wish you nothing but the best on your move to Boston.

    Thanks again Pete and Good luck..

  146. CB September 30th, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Thank you Pete. You should be very proud of what you’ve created here.

    The import of some innovations become clear in a very direct, succinct manner as they are experienced and evolve because of the scope and magnitude of their aims. In the world of sports journalism, this blog was self-evidently one of those innovations.

    One day, a baseball journalist will be receive a Spink Award for his or her contribution to transitioning the profession to the digital age.

    I can think of no one more deserving.

    Good luck in all of your future endeavors.

  147. Rich September 30th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Good luck Pete I really appreciated your diligent efforts to bring us yankke fans solid information. I wish you weren’t going to bahston but I understand your situation. I just hope that we can see you at the parade when we wrap up the world series this year because you were with us all season long!

  148. igotid88 September 30th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Good-bye

  149. Peter R September 30th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Pete. Your leaving at the best time!

    Good luck in the future and maybe I will check in on your other writings.

    Thanks so much for all the great writings, the great insights and the best stories….you will be missed.

  150. Tex Message September 30th, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Good luck, Pete, and thanks for all you’ve given!

  151. haiku-man September 30th, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Bye Pete,I read Extra bases,but will never be a Sawx fan.

    At 1 am the sawx clinch,will they dare celebrate,since they just backed into postseason?

    The wildcard,a gift from selig to the second runner up,is bad for baseball!

  152. BJK September 30th, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Pete-

    In order to properly thank you, I’ve spoken to a few Red Sox fan friends and prepared a few tips to help you launch your new blog and build up those web hits:

    1) Sox fans love to hear about how great their farm system is, so try not to mention anything about how many of their prospects have ERAs over 10.

    2) Sox fans also like comparisons of Jonathan Papelbon to Mariano Rivera, especially when it comes to things like honor and class.

    3) Dustin Pedroia height jokes are the new Angel Berroa age jokes. The kids up there love ‘em.

    4) Bruce Springsteen? Not so much in Boston. How’s your Neil Diamond collection?

    5) Test the waters before you praise Francona. I believe they’re referring to him as “Fran-coma” up there recently, which he obviously deserves after bringing them two championships.

    6) This is a tough one, but you have to pretend to like Kevin Youkilis if at all possible. Most of his teammates have been able to resist slapping him silly in the dugout, and it’s probably best you show the same restraint, at least until you’ve settled in.

    7) If you need to sneak a soda from the clubhouse, best time to do it is on Varitek’s watch.

    All jokes aside, your efforts have made being a Yankee fan stranded on the west coast far more tolerable. I’ve sacrificed countless hours reading your blog. Here’s hoping your successors write with the same skill and passion.

    Like many others, I’ll be checking in on your new blog. I’m very much hoping to read your post on what went wrong for the Sox this post-season and how they plan to address said issues.

    Best,

    BJK

  153. Yankees48 September 30th, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Pete,

    Thank you.

    Good luck over there. You won’t need it, you’re already great.

  154. ron September 30th, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Good luck, Pete. You should be covering CC vs. Carl Pavano in Game 1 next week !

  155. bru September 30th, 2009 at 1:38 am

    this is the commissioner here

    i am filing tampering charges against the rs for stealing pete & i am blocking the trade

    pete stays

    j/k

    good luck pete

    i will see ya on yer new blog

  156. E-gawa September 30th, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Thanks Pete. Good luck with the Globe.

  157. m September 30th, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Betsy,

    Someone must’ve spoke with the official scorer. mlb.com now saying AJ had only 1 ER.

    Was that you?

  158. Ryan September 30th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Long time reader, first post. Thanks Pete for all you have done to create this great community of Yankee fans. My work has taken me to live in Africa for the past several years and I’ve been thrilled to read your inside scoop every day and follow my favorite team from so far away. Best of luck and heart felt thanks.

  159. GreenBeret7 September 30th, 2009 at 1:50 am

    m
    September 30th, 2009 at 1:41 am
    Betsy,

    Someone must’ve spoke with the official scorer. mlb.com now saying AJ had only 1 ER.

    Was that you?

    ————————————————————

    Mel, the two runs scored while Coke was pitching were scored as unearned once the they scored. Just bookkeeping, but, it does lower Burnett’s ERA to within 3 points of last year’s.

  160. mike eff September 30th, 2009 at 1:54 am

    I’ve been siting here for some time trying to come up with something that hasn’t already been said by one of the hundreds of us that sort of call this home, whether we comment or not. but words really do fail me. a simple, sincere and heartfelt thank you will have to suffice. it’s been an amazing run. you will be missed so deeply.
    mike

  161. Sigmund September 30th, 2009 at 1:54 am

    I’m an extremely infrequent poster — I live in Montana, and have a job that doesn’t permit me to see many Yankees games — but I check your site like five times a day, and you’ve really built something here. My opinion: Forget about daily papers — they’re the past, buddy — and grow this blog into something special. Or start your own Yankees blog. I bet we’d all come with you. Either way, thanks for all the hard work, and the consistently superior prose.

  162. RMNY September 30th, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Good luck Pete, you will be missed. Best of luck with your career and beware of those sox fans ;)

  163. m September 30th, 2009 at 2:00 am

    GB7,

    I was following on game day, and it showed 2 ER for AJ and 0 ER for Coke during the game.

    I didn’t look at gameday at the end of the game. They usually post W/L/SV/BS/H etc.

    But I was reading the Times recap and they showed 1 ER for AJ. So I hunted down the box score and it was changed.

    We all thought it should’ve been unearned at the time, but I know for sure during the game they were showing it as earned.

    I’m glad, but I’m not too good with scoring. Was their inital thinking that it was earned because a putout wouldn’t have erased AJ’s runner? I’d love an explanation on why they scored it the way they did initally, and finally.

  164. JR September 30th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Best of luck Pete! Have a great time in Boston and hopefully we’ll hear from you when the Yankees bring home #27 ;P

  165. Aaron September 30th, 2009 at 2:19 am

    This sucks, We go 158 games with the best writer ive ever read on a blog. Now we get turned over to some guy who ive never heard of. Even worse Red Sox now get the best beat writer in baseball. Pete youll be missed. Youve really made an impact in the lifes of many Yankees fans especially mine. I wish to become a writer and if im half as good as you ill be very successful. Take care Pete. Have fun blogging about that joke of a team in Boston.

  166. Thomas September 30th, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Thank you Pete!!!!

  167. Exie September 30th, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Thanks for doing such a great job here, Pete! Good luck on your new one.

  168. james September 30th, 2009 at 2:26 am

    A Yankees blog by Sam Borden, Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News

    play that sad walking away music

  169. Dewey September 30th, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Hey Pete,
    At first I was really upset you were leaving us at the start of the post season, but now honestly Im just sad. You will be missed, friend. I will still check this site everyday, but really enjoyed your witty sense of humor & interest in popular culture. What other Yankees blog is going to be talking about Springsteen, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and whats on their iPod before the game? I think thats why most of us like coming here so much every day, because its different than anything else out there. This is why I havent missed a post since the beginning of Spring Training, 2007. Almost 3 years!!!

    We’ll miss ya, man. Thanks for emailing w/ me when I had stupid questions about the team.

    -Dewey

  170. Avi September 30th, 2009 at 2:33 am

    pete,
    i have been reading your blog for a long time now. i check on it at least 20 times a day,although i have never commented, i am truly addicted as it is my favorite website. Your reporting and writing on your blog has truly been amazing. i, like others, feel as if we are losing a friend. i wish you all the best in boston pete. people appreciate people who are good at their jobs,and you my friend, excel.good luck, we all know youll do a great job. red sox are crap

  171. Dylan B September 30th, 2009 at 2:33 am

    Just found you this year Peter and you have been part of my daily routine since mid season! I wish I’d heard about you earlier… but what can ya do eh? Thanks for running this friggin fantastic blog. Good luck in Boston!!!

    -Dylan

  172. Jonathan B September 30th, 2009 at 2:37 am

    Sad :( Well it has been great, Pete, thank you! Pete helped me personally on some screenplay advice related to baseball that proved invaluable to the story structure of something I’m working on, so that was really appreciated and shows what a great guy he is to offer his time to a stranger!

  173. Mo September 30th, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Good luck to you and Godspeed! Thanks for many hours of enjoyment, for responding to my emails in a courteous manner, and chatting up with me on Opening Day this year in Baltimore. Our loss is the Red Sox gain. We got Ruth, they got you.

    We’ll need someone else to even up this deal.

  174. Arjun Sankalia September 30th, 2009 at 2:42 am

    All the best all the way from Bombay Pete. I normally check the Globe and Herald only during Yanks- Sox series. I now promise to bookmark you and check more often!

  175. Brian M September 30th, 2009 at 3:02 am

    Thanks again Pete and good luck.

    See you in the ALCS!

  176. Nick in SF September 30th, 2009 at 3:09 am

    :(

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmbw8OycJrE

  177. m September 30th, 2009 at 3:29 am

    “But something touched me deep inside the day the music died…”

    Good night, Pete!

  178. harrs44 September 30th, 2009 at 3:36 am

    Pete, what you’ve created and fostered with this blog has been nothing short of amazing. I come here before any other source for Yankees news, and have been doing that for several years now. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication. Best of luck in Beantown. I hope the fans there appreciate what they’re getting.

  179. Mac September 30th, 2009 at 3:37 am

    this is my first time posting on here, but i read your blog everyday and i just wanted to say thank you for everything. it was truly a great read everyday and it is always the first site i go to. good luck in boston and we hope to see you back on here sometime in the future

  180. DB September 30th, 2009 at 3:39 am

    You will be missed Peter Abrahams of the LoHud Yankees Blog. I subscribed to the paper 7 days a week because of your work here. That’s saying something.

    But, with all do respect…I’ll gladly sacrifice you to Boston for a Championship this year. j/k my friend. You will be missed.

  181. Jeloij September 30th, 2009 at 3:41 am

    Pete,
    I thank you for endless hours of coverage and entertainment since last February when I discovered your blog. You have been a staple of everyday for me, the first thing I do in the morning and the last at night(plus 4 or 5 times in between). You’ve had my full attention for more hours of the day than any blog should. Sorry to get all sensitive, but you will be sorely missed. The only thing worse than losing you is losing you to the bosox. Good luck to you and all you do.

  182. Ed September 30th, 2009 at 3:41 am

    All I can say is what everyone else has already said:

    Thanks, Pete. You will certainly be missed. All the best!

    -ED

  183. London Yankee September 30th, 2009 at 3:43 am

    So long, and thanks for all the fish, Pete!

  184. chris September 30th, 2009 at 3:52 am

    Pete -

    The sox got their trophy, when the globe ‘signed’ you.

    you’ll be missed. thanks for everything. this is best blog on the web, bar none. a true testament to your dedication to the game and to your readers.

    best of luck. a lot of folks will miss your words around here.

    and also, in the spirt of what i’m sure you would want – WELCOME sam and chad!!!

    chris, age 40
    yankee fan since 1977
    lohud yankee blog reader since 2007

  185. 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 & 2 September 30th, 2009 at 3:53 am

    Well, here’s another one of those way too late, emotionally fueled posts from me:

    First, to Pete: Amazing legacy you left behind here. For myself, the kids on Phantasy Tour (hilarious shout out from “whereisfluffhead” above), and all the posters & readers of the blog, you became our go to spot for all things Yankees, and I can’t thank you enough. Your wit, insight, talent and scope brought us all closer to our favorite franchise, and I have somewhat of a hard time believing – but a sincere hope – that this forum will continue to attain such heights. My connection to this magical season, & with this magical team owes so much to you and the manner in which you brought us inside the action as it unfolded. I wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors. Boston got lucky in ’04 & ’07, but snagging you as a reporter makes them luckier than they yet know.

    Secondly, to Chad & Sam: My faith in you as the torch bearers of the blog remains unwavering. The chance that it may never equal what occurred up to this point gets, from me, even money that it may surpass it. Time will tell, obviously, but I want to voice my excitement about the new blood and the possibilities you bring to the table. Your audience awaits you, and your subject matter couldn’t be more exciting if you scripted it yourselves. I look forward to the two of you taking us home to the promised land and building on the rock solid foundation that Pete left behind. I have no doubt he left us in capable hands.

    Thirdly, to the posters, readers & participants: Pete created the framework and provided you with the raw materials. But you hung the drywall, installed the fixtures and gave this house the lived in, respected feeling that made it a home. We as the participants, some silent lurkers, many vocal posters, hold the key to its future success, as much as – if not more than – any contributor. We’ll need patience, care and compassion to maintain the beauty of our home, but I feel strongly that we have it in us.

    Finally, to the Yankees: What can be said that hasn’t yet been broached? I love this team, maybe more than any other addition since I started caring in 1975. Back then, the Syracuse Chiefs were the AAA Yankee affiliate, and my first memories of live baseball included a young Ron Guidry on the mound at Big Mac. With AM 57, WSYR as a mainstay in the “New York Yankee Radio Network”, this youngster had no choice but to grow up bleeding pinstripes. I finally made it to the stadium in ’93, and I’ll never forget the brilliant green of the grass as I walked thru the entrance to the seats. I’ve lived & died with the Bombers for as long as I’ve cared about sport.

    Fast forward 34 years to now, to tonight, and witness the pregame ceremony honoring Melky, Jete & Mo. This organization defines class and tradition and history, and I thank my lucky stars that I find myself here, in the middle of it. From Melky and Arod & Roby to Swish, Cervelli & Miranda, this team doesn’t understand the word “quit”. They truly carry the legacy of the greatest franchise in sport, unwaveringly, high and proud, and in a way that perhaps no other edition of the Pinstripers ever did. I saw ’78 & I lived ’98, but these 40 guys hold a special place in my heart. I look so forward to experiencing the 11 wins after Oct 3rd that will cement their place in history of the game.

    In conclusion, this Springsteen fan leaves you all – Pete, Chad, Sam, the posters & readers & the Yankees themselves – with the following thought:

    “It’s midnight in Manhattan, this is no time to get cute
    It’s a mad dog’s promenade
    So walk tall
    Or baby don’t walk at all”

  186. Johannes September 30th, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Thank you Pete.
    There is no baseball coverage in Norway, zero.
    If it wasn’t for this blog and your amazing dedication to it I would probably not be the devoted Yankee fan I am today.
    Nor would I have had the chance to ask Derek Jeter a question about snowballs.
    I wish you all the best, you will truly be missed.

  187. Al from BK September 30th, 2009 at 4:06 am

    Wow can’t believe Pete is gone, and right when we were gonna win the pennant too :) Thanks for the memories Peter, good luck in the future!

  188. kimmiebruce September 30th, 2009 at 5:24 am

    Thanks for everything, Pete. You will be truly missed.

    “So let’s take the good times as they go
    And I’ll meet you further on up the road”

    Kimmiebruce

  189. David Rosenthal September 30th, 2009 at 5:32 am

    First time poster. Thanks for everything Pete.
    You really brought the Yankees down here to Florida.

  190. Joe Yankee September 30th, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Pete: It’s been great, and much appreciated. I work from home and have enjoyed nothing more than waking up, grabbing my coffee, settling into my desk and reading the blog before turning my focus to the day ahead. Not sure I can bring myself to read a Red Sox blog, unless it’s entries about them losing, but I wish you the best of luck in the new gig.

  191. Ned in Alaska September 30th, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Pete;

    You proved it all night, brother, many times.

    I appreciate it. Thanks for making this an art form.

    Now, your following will blow up Boston.com. Of course we will follow you. We go there anyways.

    T-h-a-n-k-s

  192. G.R. September 30th, 2009 at 5:44 am

    So sad not to see Pete’s pic up anymore! All the best, Pete, always!

    To the poster at 3:53 am: that is THE best post I have ever read, anywhere! Well said!

  193. Ralph September 30th, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Thanks for everything Pete. Good Luck.

  194. RonH September 30th, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Once again, thanks Pete and the best of luck always!

  195. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) September 30th, 2009 at 6:14 am

    I will say, i liked the work you did pete, and that’s all that matters right? It’s your job, and if you didn’t do it well, they would bring someone else in. So to that i say awesome work, i hope the replacement does the same kind of work you did.

    However, i won’t miss you personally. I didn’t like your bostonish attitude. Glad you’re going home.

    Later

  196. SBS0311 September 30th, 2009 at 6:30 am

    Alright, I’m officially sad now :(

  197. Luds September 30th, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Thanks Pete. We’ll be visiting you on your new blog with #27 in hand to celebrate.

  198. Keith M. September 30th, 2009 at 6:46 am

    We’ll miss you Pete!!! Enjoy working for the Dark Side, I’m sure it’s what you’ve always wanted to do. GO YANKEES!

  199. Doreen September 30th, 2009 at 6:54 am

    I couldn’t make it to midnight, even though I knew it was the “witching hour.” So strange seeing Pete’s picture disappear. At least it was transitional – Sam’s picture was up alongside his for a few hours. It felt surreal, like things were changing all around us, yet everything was the same.

    And here I am this morning. Pete created a living thing with this blog. And it was groundbreaking, and now he gets an opportunity to begin again and isn’t that exciting?

    Nick in SF – Thanks for the HUGE bit of comic relief with your utube link. Yes, the “blog” does go on. :lol:

  200. Abdababdaserser September 30th, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Meanwhile Boston celebrates getting into the post season by sneaking back into Fenway.

    Not one of the interviews sounded like they were all that happy. They sound like a team making excuses rather than a team happy they are in the post season.

    At least Pete has some time before going to cover the team. Best of luck to Pete, even though its my hope that the team he will be covering will give him an early vacation.

  201. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 September 30th, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Good luck, Pete.

  202. m September 30th, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Looks like the Red Sox stayed for the celebration. Some left the park and came back for it. No media allowed in for the closed-door celebration. What would Pete say if the Yankees did that? ;)

    Here’s a quote from Tito, “Lot of home runs,’’ Francona said…

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....ls/?page=2

    And Pete get’s a mention:

    …”Dustin Pedroia, who went home to put his son to sleep”

    Why not just get the vet to do it, like most people do?…

    Oh, she means put him to bed?

    Good thing the globule is getting a second stringer from the Yankee’s press core. Maybe he’ll be able to write a coherent sentence.

    =================================================

    Good luck, Pete!

  203. Steve W. September 30th, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Long time reader, but I’ve never been moved to comment until now.

    Thank you, Pete, for all your hard work. This site is the exemplar of what a sports blog can and should be. Your insight, wit, and dedication to bringing us the latest news have changed how I follow the team, immensely adding to my enjoyment of the season. Because of your work, I feel like I know so much more about the team and its personalities than I used to.

    Best wishes for personal and professional success in Boston. We’ll miss you.

  204. Newbie September 30th, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Why even bother posting links to your crappy new blog? I feel bad that you have to cover Boston now.

  205. Peter Gammons September 30th, 2009 at 7:03 am

    Welcome to Ministry of Propaganda, Pete.

    Here, drink the kool-aid.

  206. Rogger September 30th, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Never really post here, but I’m a long time reader. Pete, I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog for all these years. You have a real talent, your passion and love for the game are apparent in everything you write it’s been a pleasure to read. The Globe is extremely lucky to have you… you will be greatly missed.

  207. m September 30th, 2009 at 7:04 am

    Sorry, that last part is from the comments section, not Amelie.

    Doreen,

    What a terrific ending last night, no? Look at you, already up. I haven’t even gone to sleep yet!

  208. Peter Gammons September 30th, 2009 at 7:05 am

    m-

    You know why they kept the media out. Most of the team had to have been gone, they the photos and first hand press accounts would have been tooooooooo embarrassing.

  209. Abdababdaserser September 30th, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Somehow I can’t imagine that they were partying in a very festive mood. Bay, Pedroia, Ortiz all were sounding like they were at a wake rather than a celebration. Closed doors, classy way to give their fans a glimpse of them celebrating.

    At least they are resting their players. Allowing HR’s so their fielders didn’t have to run.

  210. Li' Orphan Annie September 30th, 2009 at 7:10 am

    The sun’ll come out
    Tomorrow
    Bet your bottom dollar
    That tomorrow
    There’ll be sun!

    Just thinkin’ about
    Tomorrow
    Clears away the cobwebs,
    And the sorrow
    ‘Til there’s none!

    When I’m stuck a day
    That’s gray,
    And lonely,
    I just stick out my chin
    And Grin,
    And Say,

    Oh
    The sun’ll come out
    Tomorrow
    So ya gotta hang on
    ‘Til tomorrow
    Come what may

    Tomorrow!
    Tomorrow!
    I love ya
    Tomorrow!
    You’re always
    A day
    A way!

  211. m September 30th, 2009 at 7:11 am

    Peter Gammons,

    Weren’t you there? C’mon spill the beans. I don’t want to buy ESPN Insider.

  212. Abdababdaserser September 30th, 2009 at 7:11 am

    There was a marked absence of interviews of a couple of key players. Youkilis, Papelbon, Veritek, Tito, they might not have even been there.

    The ones interviewed kept saying yeah, most of the team is there. Just like Ortiz was only taking vitamins.

  213. Frank from Chatham September 30th, 2009 at 7:12 am

    It’s a NEW day Sam! Welcome to your blog….

  214. Doreen September 30th, 2009 at 7:14 am

    m -

    We’re like ships passing in the night!

    I’m always up this early, but I usually wait to actually post.

    It was a great ending last night. Did not expect a win at all and I was just happy that AJ had a good outing. Hopefully Coke got that out of his system (yuck!). This team is as ready as it will ever be for the post season. Of course, anything can happen, but I really like this team’s chances. (I had my fingers crossed that Texas would win, but, those Angels are tough.)

    Have a good night’s rest, friend on the other side of the world!

  215. Guthrie Sayen September 30th, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Pete, you went out the same way you conducted this blog from day 1–with style. Good luck at the Globe. Blessings.

  216. jv September 30th, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Via con Dios, Pete.

  217. m September 30th, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Yes, Doreen. Two blog posts passing in the night. I stayed up with the girls as they pulled “all-nighters”, but they’re sleeping and I think I’ll do the same.

    Just glad that AJ didn’t get saddled with the loss. When I’m more lucid we can talk about all the crazy wins we’ve had this season. Usually at home, and someone (Rebecca?) mentioned that we’ve only had one homestand that didn’t have a walk-off win. That’s crazy. Two memorable ones will be the dropped popup to Castillo and tonight’s bank shot “single” off Farnsy’s leg.

    G’night.

  218. Mac September 30th, 2009 at 7:23 am

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Good Luck Pete

  219. Start'n Up Brand New Day September 30th, 2009 at 7:23 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQQax5AofV8

  220. Wendy September 30th, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Lohud Yankees blog yesterday- roughly 1700 comments…
    Boston Globe Sox blog….roughly 2 comments.
    You have your work cut out for you Pete.
    All the best.
    Wendy

  221. Jeff in MA September 30th, 2009 at 7:25 am

    Pete, you’ve created the _gold standard_ here for a beat writer’s blog.

    THANK YOU, and best of luck. I’ll look for you in my Sunday Globe.

  222. Rick (Columbus) September 30th, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Good luck to you Pete! Thank you for making me feel so close to the team living so far away. That means a lot.

  223. pat September 30th, 2009 at 7:28 am

    I usually need the caffeine to kick in before anything is funny in the morning but Nick’s youtube selection and this

    ” …”Dustin Pedroia, who went home to put his son to sleep”

    Why not just get the vet to do it, like most people do?…

    Oh, she means put him to bed?”

    made me laugh this morning before my second cup.

  224. Paul September 30th, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Pete — It was fitting that you got one more blown save by Krazy Kyle as your send-off. Thanks & good luck. Welcome Chad, those of us who’ve followed your work in Scranton are looking forward to this as well — please add a link to Pete as well.

  225. jzappola September 30th, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Good luck Pete!

    Great job as always

  226. Vader September 30th, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Pete,

    Best of luck in Beantown…hopefully you don’t get buyers remorse.

    “Please don’t dominate the rap, Jack
    If you got nothing new to say
    If you please, don’t back up the track
    This train’s got to run today

    I spent a little time in the mountain
    Spent a little time on the hill
    I heard some say “better run away”
    Others say “better stand still”

    Now I don’t know but I’ve been told
    It’s hard to run with the weight of gold
    Other hand I heard it said
    It’s just as hard with the weight of lead

    Who can deny? Who can deny?
    It’s not just a change in style
    One step done and another begun
    In I wonder how many miles?

    I spent a little time on the mountain
    Spent a little time on the hill
    Things went down we don’t understand
    But I think in time we will

    Now I don’t know but I was told
    In the heat of the sun a man died of cold
    Do we keep on coming or stand and wait
    With the sun so dark and the hour so late?

    You can’t overlook the lack Jack
    Of any other highway to ride
    It’s got no signs or dividing lines
    And very few rules to guide

    I spent a little time on the mountain
    Spent a little time on the hill
    I saw things getting out of hand
    I guess they always will

    Now, I don’t know but I’ve been told
    If the horse don’t pull, you got to carry the load
    I don’t know whose back’s that strong
    Maybe find out before too long

    One way or another
    One way or another
    One way or another
    This darkness got to give”

  227. Jim Johnson September 30th, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Take care, Pete.

  228. Noreaster September 30th, 2009 at 8:04 am

    Bummer…

  229. John in Ohio September 30th, 2009 at 8:05 am

    I was very, very happy to hear that Chad Jennings was chosen as Pete’s replacement. His work is thorough and informative. Exhaustive, really. I don’t think they could have made a better choice. I read his stuff nearly every day.

    Then, last night as I’m watching our local news as is my custom nearly every evening, I hear that the sports guy from our local ABC affiliate, Rob Powers, is ALSO headed to New York, as the weekend sports anchor at WABC. His first assignment is the Yankees in the playoffs. Rob Powers was here for 11 years, and he is outstanding. I’m surprised we had him here in the 77th largest market as long as we did.

    Two AAA guys headed to the majors just in time for the playoffs…..nice.

    Pete: Be careful in Boston. They’re not very nice, at times.

  230. tom September 30th, 2009 at 8:07 am

    Pete, I will miss reading your updates daily ! good luck over there in chowderville now your dead to me !!

  231. Doreen September 30th, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I’m going to miss the posts “Greetings from…” whichever airport Pete was travelling from.

  232. able 21 September 30th, 2009 at 8:13 am

    I am still owed an apology for your false accusation, but will take the high road and wish you good luck.

  233. Betsy September 30th, 2009 at 8:15 am

    Good night and good luck, Pete………the Sox fans don’t deserve a blogster like you, lol.

  234. Mase September 30th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Pete,

    Good luck and congrats on the new job. Your amazing and frequent posts will be missed.

    -Chris

  235. G. Love September 30th, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Good luck Pete and thanks for everything you did here!

    Just remember, when something smells like “feet & onions” in the clubhouse, it’s Youkilis.

  236. Brian September 30th, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Pete you deserve a statue in monument park in my opinion…..ok maybe that’s a little much, but seriously this blog was great and I have become a better Yankee fan because of the plethora of Yankee info that you have posted on here day in and day out.

    I will continue to follow you on your new blog. I checked it out and it looks like you have to share it with 3 or 4 other reporters!! What’s up with that! Don’t they know you can handle a blog by yourself? Whatever…much luck to you.

  237. pat September 30th, 2009 at 8:18 am

    During the Yankees celebration the other night, something occured to me that I had never thought of. If a member of the team was an alcoholic, it wouldn’t be a good idea for them to be part of the celebration.

    Mike and Mike this morning were talking about the Angels clubhouse celebration and how some people were offended by the Angels pouring champagne on Adenhart’s jersey because he was killed by a drunk driver. Some fans felt the Angels could have made a statement about responsible partying by using non-alcoholic beverages.

    Buster Olney sent a message that had been done before by the Yankees one year who used non-alcoholic champagne to celebrate because Strawberry was addressing alcohol issues at the time.

  238. Dela G September 30th, 2009 at 8:18 am

    God speed pete

  239. inpinstripes September 30th, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Thanks for everything Pete! Best of luck in Bahstahn.

  240. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 30th, 2009 at 8:24 am

    If you haven’t seen the ceremony for Melky, Jeter and Mo…

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....id=6918911

  241. Noreaster September 30th, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Big step for Pete (congrats), but now he has to write to a bunch of ‘chowda heads and cover a team backing into the playoffs that can’t even clinch against the Jays.

  242. jennifer September 30th, 2009 at 8:31 am

    beep beep beep beep. Red soxs backed into the playoffs. They’ve had like 5 straight losses. Did the red soxs stick around and watch the Rangers lose to celebrate?

  243. Vader September 30th, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Jennifer…one word…Yes

  244. jennifer September 30th, 2009 at 8:33 am

    pat- You know I didn’t even look at it at that angle. You are correct. That was really in poor taste. The guy would still be here if not for a drunk driver.

  245. mattmyk September 30th, 2009 at 8:33 am

    So long Pete! Definitely going to miss you here, but congrats on the new gig, we wish you all the best.

  246. jennifer September 30th, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Wendy September 30th, 2009 at 7:24 am

    Lohud Yankees blog yesterday- roughly 1700 comments…
    Boston Globe Sox blog….roughly 2 comments.
    You have your work cut out for you Pete.
    All the best.
    Wendy
    *******

    To be fair that is how this one started too.

  247. Betsy September 30th, 2009 at 8:35 am

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/yankees/

    AJ will definitely be going after Jete and Tex ……

  248. MaineYankee September 30th, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Someone needs to wake Sam up and get the day started. This goodbye party is losing its fizz. :lol:

  249. able 21 September 30th, 2009 at 8:37 am

    That’s what I love about NY – It’s a what have you done for me lately town.

  250. Kenny September 30th, 2009 at 8:41 am

    As Pete turned in his Stadium media badge, the guitar started playing and I started singing:

    “You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille
    With four hungry children and a crop in the field
    I’ve had some bad times lived through some sad times
    But this time your hurting won’t heal
    You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille.”

  251. Nick September 30th, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Terrible news to wake up to. Thanks for the years and the stand out coverage.

    Best of luck in Beantown. Will pass on your links once your up and running to the fans up there who can actually read without moving their lips.

    In all seriousness they are lucky to have you and congrats.

  252. Benny Blanco September 30th, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Good luck Pete! You will be sorely missed.

  253. Richie September 30th, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Good luck, Pete. I haven’t always agreed with everything you have written (e.g., too much loyalty to Torre, unfair hits on A-Rod), but I have really admired your dedication to your job. Be well.

  254. Cape Cod Holy Cow September 30th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    So long, Pete. We’ll miss ya. I’ll be watching boston.com for your new blog, even if it is about the Red Sawx.

  255. Mark in Tampa September 30th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    “I am still owed an apology for your false accusation”

    Did he accuse you of stretching out the neck hole on his sweater? :)

  256. Wendy September 30th, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Jennifer
    I meant no ill. I know how this blog started. I know Pete can do it again in Boston.
    Wendy.

  257. woodisgood September 30th, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Pete, you are going to be missed around here more than you can imagine. Thank you for setting the bar so high. Just think — you’re now going to be a LEGEND around here! Thank you for working so hard for us.

  258. rbj September 30th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Peter, thanks again. I’ve enjoyed your blogging, even if I haven’t always agreed with your viewpoint (such as A-Rod). Best of luck in Boston.

  259. Rishi September 30th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    thanks for everything, Pete…you have made this a great place to “hang out” all day, learn about the Yankees and really feel like a part of the team throughout the year.

    You will be sorely missed!

  260. Joekuh September 30th, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Pete, thanks for giving us Yankee fans somewhere to (rationally) vent, think, and talk to other fans just like us. You will be greatly missed.

    Chad, welcome to the big leagues!

    PS Do we get to haze Chad since he is a rookie @ covering the Yanks? Or do his guest appearances overshadow that?

  261. Marc W September 30th, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Best of luck in Boston. Yankee fans across the globe will miss you man. You truly define a great beat writer; someone who cares, puts a little humor and knows a lot about the game. Ill make sure to follow your Red Sox blog! My Yankee news won’t be the same though!

  262. Dan Shaughnessy September 30th, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Welcome to Bahhstin Pete, home of the delusionals and blind faith.
    You get to see my face that only a mother can love.
    As a reminder, Gammons loves his gin.

  263. Shawn September 30th, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Thanks again and good luck Pete!

  264. tom A September 30th, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Thanks for all the hard work Pete – you will be missed.

    Best of luck.

  265. HoratioAlgae September 30th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Good luck on your future endevours Pete, as you travel to the Dark Side.

    I’ll follow your work from Boston. Now maybe they may have a modicum of class. Thank you so very much for breaking ground on this blog, from a Yankee fan in the Heart of Dixie.

  266. Joe (Utica) September 30th, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Good Luck Pete. I really hope you get an early vacation, say directly after the ALDS. Just kidding. Nice work here it was my direct line to Yankee info.

  267. UJ September 30th, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Farewell Pete. And we thank you.

  268. haiku-man September 30th, 2009 at 9:18 am

    In the paper today,Chuck Knoblauch charged with choking his common-law wife,sigh.

    Red Slops have lost the,last 7-9 their fan base must be so happy,they just backed it in.

  269. Shawn September 30th, 2009 at 9:32 am

    We’ll miss you, Pete. Thanks so much and best of luck in Boston.

  270. DatNiggaFoSho September 30th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    damn Pete….you a traitor man but I’ll still miss you

  271. Doreen September 30th, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I have been reading the archived blogs from 2006. I started posting as a named person in November of 2006. Two things struck me about me: one, I was initially against the Yankees trying to get back Pettitte and Clemens (I’ve long since changed my mind on Pettitte – I never wanted him gone – but never changed regarding Clemens); and two, there was a discussion about the Yankees getting a “real” first baseman, and way back then, I wanted Teixeira. I guess good things come to those who wait! :lol:

    Pete’s blog started really building up steam in November of 2006 – lots of time for discussion in the off-season and people hungry for information that isn’t in the daily papers. I think Pete’s starting up in Beantown at just the right time for him.

    Another thing that got the blog moving was when Pete requested people choose a name to post under. Prior to that, it was difficult to have conversation with the multiple “Anonymous” posters.

    It’s been a great time, these last almost 3 years.

    Looking forward to Sam and Chad taking us onward and upward.

  272. Bruce September 30th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Best of Luck to you Pete, I’ve enjoyed reading your stories over the last several years here on lohud.

  273. EY September 30th, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I started reading this in the summer of 2006 when i was bored at my internship and I liked to read reports about my countryman Wanger. Been a Yankees fan since then. Pete what you’ve done for this blog has been simply phenomenal – I don’t think there are any other baseball blogs that are quite as good as yours.

    Here’s the best of luck to your new job, and I hope you come back to covering the Yankees sometime in the near future (especially come back to cover Wang…here’s hoping Yanks keep him for next year)

  274. Sports Geek September 30th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    To Pete:
    Thanks so much Pete for all you’ve done.. for the blog, for the community you’ve created.. and for appreciation of the Yankees.

    All the best to you in your new position at the Globe!

    So many kind words have already been said.. I couldn’t begin to compete with any of them.

    The one specific thing I want to say is- thanks for keeping the balance on the blog- good factual content mixed with opinion about what’s going on. And thanks for controlling and minimizing irrelevant comments.

    To Chad & Sam (and your tech guru):
    I know some have argued for a registration-required system. I don’t think that’s necessary- and the openness of this blog is a good thing- It allows many people to give their input and insights. I would however suggest one thing- use “Captcha” to prevent posting by any automated spamming system (so far the blog seems free of that, but I’ve been surprised there isn’t some spam now and then.)

    Peace to all!

  275. mg September 30th, 2009 at 10:57 am

    Thank you Pete. I may not have commented much but I’ve read you every day for years. You’ll be missed round these parts.

  276. youngtimer September 30th, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Ugh, Pete, I didn’t realize you were leaving SO SOON! Thanks so much for the fantastic coverage. I can’t stand that you’re going to cover Those Other Guys but, glad you’ll be close to your family. I also really like the voice of your writing, it conveys the sassiness of the NY-NJ area where I grew up. Chad, that might be a tip to you: don’t sound bland like all the other sterilized pro writers out there. Make this place your own. I look forward to your coverage of the Yanks. Welcome aboard!

  277. DSFenkel September 30th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    So long, Pete. You will be missed. We will check in on you from time to time, but think about commenting here as well.

  278. That's Baseball, Suzyn September 30th, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Godspeed, Pete.

    You built the best Yankees beat blog in the business. It pains me somewhat to see such a good Yanks reporter go over to the enemy, but you deserve the promotion.

    Good luck, man.

  279. Tony September 30th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    So long Pete…You will be missed! It’s been a pleasure reading your musings. I wish you nothing but the best! Thanks for the insight, and updates!

  280. Bill Porter September 30th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    I guess this is the Card so I’ll say it here too. Good luck Pete, thanks for all of it, you set an incredibly high standard here, you’ve been great!

  281. mko September 30th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    All the best Pete. You definitely were a front runner in how to create and run a successful baseball blog. My hat is off to you. I hope Sam, Chad & Co are just as dedicated, although I doubt that is possible.

    Thanks for everything, especially the little inside stories that you can’t read anywhere else.

    Good luck in your new career, finally you can bash A-Rod and everybody will agree with you! Just kidding ;-)

    Greetings from Austria!

  282. trex September 30th, 2009 at 11:59 am

    thanks for all your work pete
    all the best!

  283. ed September 30th, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    Pete,

    I wish you continued success in your future and hope that after a brief stay at the Boston Globe you move on to a national audience such as ESPN or SI.

    You have always been a true gentlemen when I have seen you at spring training in Tampa.

    You will be missed.

    Ed

  284. ArtieA September 30th, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Pete, will keep tabs on you on the blog..we will be watching your every word… have fun up there we will miss you !

  285. Hank Steinbrenner September 30th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    out of all the papers you had to go to, you picked the boston globe, eh? see ya later traitor

  286. T15D23 September 30th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks Pete and good luck to you.

    It has been great.

  287. #9 September 30th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks for all your work, Pete on, by far, the best NY Yankees blog ever!

  288. Mike September 30th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Good Luck Pete! I always enjoyed your take on baseball and the Yankees.

  289. Dr Bones October 1st, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Have another Fried Bologna sandwich on me you arrogant SOB!
    PS I will miss you on this blog very much.

  290. jack October 9th, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Why are you leaving?? I’ll miss ya.

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