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Yankees Got PWNED

We got straight up pwned.

We got owned.

We got jacked.

We got flashed, bashed, and crashed(Fornarina)

We got devoured.

I mean, seriously. How pathetic was last night? It was so pathetic it was FUN!


We’re going to kick your butts tonight though, Tampa Bay. Book it!

Sorry that this blog sucks and is short, and that I didn’t get to blog later tonight. I was just so… shocked at the ugliness. Or maybe I was meditating to the sound of one hand clapping. You’ll never know. 😛

I’ll try to blog later tonight, but no promises from me, since I completely stink at keeping promises. I don’t know why. I guess I’m just too lazy.

Anyways, listen to some Kid Cudi. The guy just soothes me. He’s a rapper, but he’s like the most soothing rapper ever.

Stay positive, Yankee fans!

-EJ the Kid From New York

First Ruth to Rodriguez Entry Made!

Finally after all of this time, we’re able to get the first blog entry of From Ruth to Rodriguez, a blog that me and my colleague Chris are doing together. It’s just a short interview of Chris, nothing special, but hey, at least we got there. I implore you, that’s right I implore you, to read it and make comments. I’m aiming for From Ruth to Rodriguez to have some success. It’s going to be awesome, I promise.


We haven’t been able to do the blog entry we wanted to do, Chris doesn’t have his computer and he can’t get enough time to do it, so I hope you can forgive us, and be patient, and wait a month or two until we’re able to really talk baseball. Until then we’ll have little snippets and interviews and thingamabobs… we won’t have those big, thick, juicy, full depth entries that we want to have for a while, but hey, we’ll try to keep you reading and entertained.

Here’s the URL:


Read and enjoy, and be sure to comment.

Anyways… we move on to the sad passing of Bobby Abreu.


Okay, well he didn’t die, but he signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Now I’m not sad because he didn’t resign with the Yankees: I love Bobby, but I knew it was his time to go, because our outfield was already cramped and stuff. I wanted him to sign with the Nationals or the Rockies or the Rangers, even the Mets. However, he just had to sign with the Halos.

Now in case you all are brain dead… the Angels of Anaheim in Los Angeles in California of the United States of Planet Earth, ZIP Code 22222 (not really), Right Across the Corner of Blah Blah Blah Street, You’ll See a Box, Inside the Box is a Picture, the Picture Will Show You Your Next Clue etc. absolutely destroyed the Yankees last year and are the only team that really have consistently beaten the Bombers over time.

Now Bobby’s going to be a part of that traditional Yankee whoopin’… he joins the likes of Chone Figgins, Torii Hunter, John Lackey… I might cry.

Anyways, I’ll get over that. We all will.

Stay positive, Yankee fans.

-EJ the Kid From New York 

From Ruth to Rodriguez


Hey there readers! I’m blogging today, not because I have anything to talk about (Although Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice being inducted into the Hall of Fame might be a good start), but to advertise my new blog which I am doing with an internet friend of mine. The new blog is called From Ruth to Rodriguez, and I’m doing it with a guy named Chris. Chris is a strongly opinionated teenage Yankee fan living in New Hampshire, and I often find his point of view interesting and smart. In this blog, you’ll see us both give our opinions on certain things usually pertaining to baseball/the Yankees. He’s a really cool guy, you’ll like him, you’ll love the blog, and The Squad will keep going just in case you were wondering. Here’s the address:


Be sure to read, FRTR is going to be one of the better blogs on mlblogs.com (I’m getting cocky, haha).

Anyways, that’s it. Grats to Henderson and Rice for being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Stay positive, Yankees fans!

-EJ the Kid From New York

Answering the questions and entrance themes…



Well I got two comments for my blog yesterday, both asking questions that I feel the need to answer. So let’s do this thing.

Julia (http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com) asks:

“The Yankees signed Swisher this off-season and now they want to trade him? What gives?”

Well first of all Julia, I know you’re a Sox fan, but the Yankees traded for Swishinator, they didn’t sign him…

Second of all, I want to say it’s some sort of brilliant strategy by Cashman to get pitching or to acquire somebody they actually want or to give opponents some false sense of security or something, but come on. You and me both know what went down.



The Yankees traded for Swisher thinking that they would need him to play in the outfield and play first base and that he’d be a nifty hitter for him. However, they completely forgot about him and signed Marky Mark Teixeira. One day they were looking at their roster and were like:

“Holy cucamunga quakes! We forgot about Nick Swisher!”

And so now they’re looking to trade either him or Xavier Nady. In all honesty, that’s the feeling I got from this and I’m probably right on this despite how much I don’t want to be.

metmetmet1 asks(I got a Met fan and a Red Sox fan commenting on my blog, ain’t that special?):

“WOuld you be able to tell me whats so special, besides durability, about Nick Swisher?”

Really, three things… one is that he’s still young and can improve on his bad season. Two is that he has a lot of pop in his bat; he can hit 30-35 homers a season. Three is that he has a great eye and actually has a shot at walking 100 times a year… he actually had exactly 100 in 07, 82 in 08, and 97 in 06. He’s got great plate discipline. Really, Swisher’s main flaw is his low average: .244 lifetime batting average, .219 BA in 2008. In spite of this, he can still contribute a lot to a lineup.

Before we continue, I’d like to correct something I said yesterday.

“… but I’d rather trade Nady than Swish. That’s just me.”

I meant I’d rather trade Swish than Nady… forgive my stupid little head.

In fact, now that we’re on the subject of Nady and Swish…

I’ve become a little more open about trading both of them.

I realize that our outfield is crowded and we could get a lot from those two guys. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to trade either of them, or even to trade both of them. We could get a lot in return. In fact, 08 was a career year for the X Man, and there’s a possibility he won’t put up those same numbers this year.


By trading Xavier Nady, we would be selling high and probably would get a lot more for him than he’s actualy worth. I’m a bit hesitant to do it since, well, I love Xavier Nady, but… sometimes, what has to be done has to be done.

Now let’s move on to something more fun!

When you think of Mo Rivera, you think of maybe the best closer of all time, at least in the top 10. You think of consistency over the years. You think of total dominance out of the bullpen. You think of that nasty cutter that has broken tons of bats, and you think of one of the most perfect mixes of velocity and command that a pitcher has ever shown. Well, not ever, but you get what I’m saying.


Also, you think of his classic entrance music when he comes in to salvage a ballgame: Enter Sandman by Metallica. When that song was played at Yankee Stadium and will be played in Yankee Stadium II, the crowd went/will go crazy. “MARIANO!” some will shout with glee. The stadium went/will shake with excitement.

Thinking about this amazing entrance, it only begs the question. what would your entrance music be if you were a closer? What would you want to come into to get the crowd excited?

There are so many choices, really. I often switch from one song to another. Right now I’d have to say Gunslinger by Avenged Sevenfold..


But really, there are so many choices… please, leave a comment and answer!

Stay positive, Yankee fans.

-EJ the Kid from New York

The Squad 2009

So yeah. It’s the year 2009 (I’m 2 days late) and about time for another year of The Squad. I came into blogging mid-season in 08 and did a fairly good job, if I do say so myself. I often missed a couple of days due to either business or laziness. Usually the latter.

Well this year, since the blog made no. 93 in the top 100 charts on mlblogs.com, I’ve now almost devoted myself to the blog, trying to improve it and it’s popularity.

So, here are some pictures and stuff for the next year of optimistic Yankee blogging. Ladies and gents, I present to you The Squad 2009!


This is just a simple little, you know, banner. I had a lot of fun making it, it was quick to make, but it looks really cool. For these 3 pics, I went with the theme of a picture of Yankee Stadium II in construction colored navy blue, and then some white “The Squad” text. On this one I made the text glow!


This one isn’t navy blue, but it’s still fairly nice. It’s like a little button thingy you can put into your blogs to show your support, and I THINK you can link it to the site. I’m not sure.

Aaaand finally…


A signature that you can use for message boards! Whoo!

Anyway, that’s it. Stay positive, Yankee fans!

-EJ the Kid From New York