Gerrit Cole’s anticipated Yankees first ends with surreal standing ovation

Gerrit Cole’s anticipated Yankees first ends with surreal standing ovation TAMPA — Until Sunday, Roger Clemens’ initial batting practice session 21 years ago inside Legends Field was the standard for excitement generated by a new Yankees pitcher. The bar has been raised after Gerrit Cole’s one-inning outing against four hitters at Steinbrenner Field. Fellow pitchers…

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Pennant Fever

Pennant Fever My all-time favorite Topps design is 1965. The simple and colorful design is eye catching, but the waving pennant is the most appealing element. The gonfalon with a team logo is not unique to 1965. The design element was used for the managers subset in 1960. The fluttering pennant was placed at the…

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Yankees Sign Chad Bettis

Yankees Sign Chad Bettis FEBRUARY 16: The Yankees have announced the signing of Bettis to a minor-league deal. FEBRUARY 15: Former Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis is among those who have been invited to Yankees’ camp this spring, according to multiple reporters (including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com). Once finalized, it will be a minor-league deal for Bettis, reports Joel…

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