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Video: The Yankees visit West Point

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105 Responses to “Video: The Yankees visit West Point”

  1. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Nice video, Chad. Good to see Mo soaking it in, taking shots w/his own phone. Will try to soak in every MO-ment this year, because there will never be another player like him. Skill, grace, humility. Remarkable athlete, too.

  2. Chip March 30th, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    I may be off base with this – but the Yankees donated $100k to Westpoint – doesn’t that seem pretty small for the team?

    I’ve actually been underwhelmed by a lot of their giving lately – $500k to Sandy relief – it just seems that an organization that has as much money as the Yankees should be making more substantial donations.

  3. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Don’t forget — they also donated $100K to Juan Rivera.

  4. RMS March 30th, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Will try to soak in every MO-ment this year, because there will never be another player like him. Skill, grace, humility. Remarkable athlete, too.

    ——————————————————————————————-
    Well put, tucker.

  5. blake March 30th, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I’ve actually been underwhelmed by a lot of their giving lately – $500k to Sandy relief – it just seems that an organization that has as much money as the Yankees should be making more substantial donations.”

    Budgets ……Hal donates plenty to his bank account

  6. blake March 30th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Will try to soak in every MO-ment this year, because there will never be another player like him. Skill, grace, humility. Remarkable athlete, too.”

    Never anybody close

  7. Vince March 30th, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I think if you want to look at donations you need to look at other teams comparatively. The Mets donated less to my knowledge in regards to Sandy. Who else has donated to West Point and how much?

  8. blake March 30th, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    The Yankees always lead the way for MLB in charity work…..HOPE week is the most meaningful thing they do all year

  9. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    George was much more impulsive with his giving– good and bad. The good you often did not hear about. I get the sense that Hal’s giving is much more scripted in a corporate-type way … Still, a gift is a gift and the remain much more generous than a guy like Loria.

  10. astrocityfan March 30th, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I agree I’m always amazed by the HOPE week stories. I just HOPE they aren’t in last place when that week rolls around :)

  11. Doreen March 30th, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox lead MLB in rising money for charity. Don’t know how they figured it. But the Yankees are second and the Mets third.

    And you don’t know what the Steinbrenners might give outside of NY Yankee organizations.

  12. Doreen March 30th, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    An old article, but I suspect a lot of the giving is not publicized. Hal at one point said that his dad believed you don’t talk about the good works you do.

    http://www.abcactionnews.com/d.....-is-mutual

  13. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Yeah, I can’t knock how much the Yanks give. Still generous giving.

    While not true charity, George tended to keep former players on the payroll. I seem to recall an article or two that was written about Hal’s decision to not hand out such freebies or Cush jobs to former players. George would also help out down-on-their-luck players like Gooden and Strawberry … Who knows if Hal does that, too, but it sure does not seem he has the same, close bonds with players that his father did … Perhaps he does, but we do not know that based on what is public knowledge.

    Still, Hope Week is a first-rate program, and those gifts seem to have an impact.

  14. butterball March 30th, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I knew this was coming….a post that is nothing but a video. So I have no idea what it’s about. Shame reporters don’t know how to write anymore.

  15. Cujo March 30th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    A-ROID should stay upstairs in one of the Yankee boxes so as to not detract from the Opening Day ceremonies.

    His ‘circus’ act is old and stale and he doesn’t need to be the center of attention, despite what he thinks.

    Outta sight, outta mind. He is a distraction

  16. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I enjoyed the video post, and Chad certainly writes more than enough posts everyday. It was a change of pace to see the players interacting with cadets — a nice little slice of life moment you are not going to find anywhere else.

  17. Locke March 30th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    butterball says:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    I knew this was coming….a post that is nothing but a video. So I have no idea what it’s about. Shame reporters don’t know how to write anymore.

    ————-

    I’ve never read any other blog where one writer produced so much original content. Chad is the man.

  18. J. Alfred Prufrock March 30th, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    tucker March 30th, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    George was much more impulsive with his giving– good and bad. The good you often did not hear about.
    ///

    The evil that men do lives after them, the good is oft interred with their bones.

  19. blake March 30th, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    butterball says:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm
    I knew this was coming….a post that is nothing but a video. So I have no idea what it’s about. Shame reporters don’t know how to write anymore.

    Troll on

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock March 30th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Nope, we’ll not look upon Mo’s like again.

    Better pray this group can get us to the ninth with a lead often enough to actually get to see him pitch.

  21. J. Alfred Prufrock March 30th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Outta sight, outta mind. He is a distraction
    ///

    He sure was a distraction in 2009 postseason.

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock March 30th, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    If Alex were introduced, I’d cheer him.

  23. butterball March 30th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    blake says:
    March 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Troll on

    Go roll your pants up….

  24. blake March 30th, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    @ramonflores16: Heading to trenton tomorrow ready for another good season! #excited #workinghard

  25. Rich Ruby March 30th, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    The Yankees always lead the way for MLB in charity work…..HOPE week is the most meaningful thing they do all year

    It is also quite the marketing ploy, is it not?

  26. tomingeorgia March 30th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    JAP,
    Where’s your prediction on trisha’s list?

  27. blake March 30th, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    “It is also quite the marketing ploy, is it not?”

    That’s a pretty cynical way to look at it….sure it paints them positively and I’m sure they like that too….but I like to believe they do it because it is a good thing to do…..

  28. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Even if it’s a marketing ploy, it achieves a lot of good. Nothing wrong portaging the team’s works in a positive light — when the work you team is doing is making a positive difference.

  29. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Portraying … Autocorrect

  30. Rich Ruby March 30th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Yes, but it seems to me as if these are the types of things that an organization like the Yankees – who carry so much weight in the public domain – should be investing in year round, rather than singling out one week in the summer to trumpet their good deeds.

  31. UpState March 30th, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    THX for all your digging & writing, Chad.
    Take a break !
    Happy Easter !

  32. blake March 30th, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    “should be investing in year round, rather than singling out one week in the summer to trumpet their good deeds.”

    How do you know they aren’t on some level doing it year round?

  33. blake March 30th, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    @jnorris427: Don’t need to wait on the RiverDogs roster: Here it is – http://t.co/FpZwHnhILg #Yankees

    Campos and Depaula both going to Charleston

  34. tucker March 30th, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Sure hope Campos’ rest was enough to avert TJS. Can’t afford another year like last year for the top-flight prospects.

  35. Cujo March 30th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    The Yankees donated $100k to Westpoint – doesn’t that seem pretty small for the team?

    ———–

    A donation is just that, a donation (and a tax deduction). Nothing they had to do or were looking to publicize I would imagine.

    I don’t think giving to West Point compares to Sandy relief, after all West Point is funded by the Fed (DOD)

  36. Rich Ruby March 30th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    “How do you know they aren’t on some level doing it year round?”

    I do not, but you also don’t know if they are. It is called Hope WEEK, after all. Wouldn’t a Yankees Hope Organization, which identifies these nonprofits and assists in giving them capital, be a more useful means and affect a larger group of people? The Yankees do a lot of great work, but they also seem to enjoy hiding behind their PR and marketing teams as well.

  37. Jerkface March 30th, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/b.....ure-swings

    “We can report the metrics of a swing that are of great interest to players, coaches and recruiters, such as the bat speed at ball impact, the batter’s reaction time, whether the swing is level or exhibits any upper cut or chop, the entire path of the batter’s hands during the swing, the bat’s swing plane and much more,” Noel Perkins, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, told Mashable.

  38. Rich Ruby March 30th, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Very cool. What do you think the chances are of this data ever reaching the public?

  39. bruceb March 30th, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    The Yankees donated $100k to Westpoint – doesn’t that seem pretty small for the team?

    Exactly the same amount as they “donated” to Juan Rivera. Somethings just don’t add up in life.

  40. Cujo March 30th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    He sure was a distraction in 2009 postseason.

    —————-

    A lot has changed in 3 plus years

  41. yclept March 30th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    I don’t think it is fair to really criticize an organization on their charitable donations – unless you are in the same shoes they are in.

    We would all like to say, “$500K? If I had the Yankees’ money, I would be donating $5M!” But we don’t have their money, and we have no idea where all of their money is allocated.

    As for HOPE Week, oh my goodness. Criticizing them on something like that is just weird and seems to be complaining just for the sake of complaining.

  42. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Chad interviewing Professor Perkins would be kind of cool.

    (assuming your editor agreed, Chad) :)

  43. hardwired7 March 30th, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Ask the family of George Murray if they think HOPE Week is a ‘marketing ploy’.

    In case you’ve forgotten:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....id=5977816

    He died a few weeks after the Yankees gave him and his family one day without burden of dealing with his stark reality.

    To suggest that there was an ulterior motive behind this is beyond trolling. You’re a f*cking clown.

  44. Rich in NJ March 31st, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Probably a RS troll/f’ing clown. They come out of their holes every year before the teams play.

  45. UnKnown March 31st, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Rich “Ruby” you wouldn’t happen to know other trolls of Lohud Past as in Ruby Tuesday or Ruby Wednesday would you? :wink:

    Obvious give away. Let’s just keep it moving and hopefully after a 3 game sweep this week of the Sux the “Ruby” domain name will move on. I heard Extra Bases could always use a few more comments on their threads.

  46. yanks61 March 31st, 2013 at 5:52 am

    Good morning and Happy Easter everyone.

    Unfortunately a some bad news this morning. Bob Turley passed away yesterday.

    In 1958 he had a season for the ages. In the World series that year, with the Yanks down 3 games to 1, he pitched a shutout in game 5, saved game 6 and won game 7 (with about six innings of 2 hit ball, if memory serves me correctly.)

    I copied his no windup delivery from Little league through college. A real gamer, was “Bullet” Bob Turley.

  47. MaineYankee March 31st, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Doreen March 30th, 2013 at 8:52 pm
    According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox lead MLB in rising money for charity. Don’t know how they figured it. But the Yankees are second and the Mets third.

    And you don’t know what the Steinbrenners might give outside of NY Yankee organizations.

    ——————————————————————————-

    The RS have a telethon every year to raise money for the Jimmy Fund.

    George was a big contributor to that.

    I’m not sure but I seem to remember it was around 1 mil.

  48. MaineYankee March 31st, 2013 at 8:11 am

    This is from the Jimmy Fund web site after George passed.

    http://www.jimmyfund.org/abo/p.....enner.html

  49. Tar March 31st, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Would Sweeney just released from the Sox be a better that our current back-up Boesch?

    Or would that just be too weird having too many Sox cast-offs. :wink:

  50. blake March 31st, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Happy Easter everyone!

  51. Tar March 31st, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Happy Easter Blake and everyone.

  52. Chip March 31st, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Happy Easter folks.

    Was grocery shopping yesterday and there was rabbit meat in the meat case – felt bad for the mom I saw trying to explain to her crying child that it was not the Easter Bunny or his family.

  53. jmv March 31st, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Good morning and Happy Easter, everyone!

    Chad, thanks for all the good work. It’s the best Yankees blog by far

    About charity, Yankees always give away the largest amount of money in MLB. And that’s only the part we hear of

  54. Frankg March 31st, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Why would anybody donate to West Point, except the very generous, like the Yankees? It’s part of the US Army and receives its funding from our taxes. Did you ever hear of anybody donating to the government?

    The Yankees are very active in this military related organization and I believe were one of its founders. Steinbrenner is on the board and Cashman broke his ankle in a fund raiser.

    Special Operations Warrior Foundation

    The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides college educations to the surviving children of fallen special operations personnel. The SOWF has seen 219 of its students graduate college, and currently has 140 students enrolled in colleges and universities across the country. There are another 600 children who have yet to reach college age in the foundation’s program.

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