About Brian Capozzi

I have been a lifelong Yankee fan ever since my father took me to my first game when I was a child. We had seats in the first row, right next to the Yankees dugout. From that moment, I was hooked. I am constantly chatting about the Yankees on Twitter, so please follow me and join in the conversation (@brian_nyyu).

Baseball Brings Together a Father and a Child

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In the summer of 1990, my father took me to my first Yankee game when I was 7 years old. At that point, the Yankees were in the middle of a horrific playoff drought. My reaction when entering the stadium for the first time what that the place was ENORMOUS, but mostly empty. The smell [...]

Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron Passes Away

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Former New York Yankee all-star Bill ‘Moose’ Skowron passed away today at the age of 81. As the first baseman for the New York Yankees from 1954-1962, he hit .294, with 165 HRs, 672 RBI, and 1,103 hits in 1,087 games. Moose won four World Series with the Yankees during his time in the Bronx. [...]

Phil Hughes Should Not Be a Starter

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If last night was enough, I really think the Yankees need to consider removing Phil Hughes from the starting rotation and put him in the bullpen. I know that all Yankees fans think he’s a legitimate “quality” starter, but the fact of the matter is, he definitely is not! Looking at his stats in 2009 [...]

Michael Pineda Suffers Torn Labrum

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Jon Heyman of CBS has just announced on Twitter that Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda has a right anterior labral tear, and will be undergoing surgery to repair the damage on Tuesday, May 1. According to multiple reports, Pineda is expected to be out for the entire season. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has also [...]

Derek Jeter Tells Critics to Shove It

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Derek Jeter, the man whom everyone thought was in the midst of drastic decline, has proven that age does not matter! The 37 year old captain (soon to be 38) appears to have aged in reverse this off-season. Not only have we, the fans, seen this, but another Yankee has seen it as well. Alex [...]

Happy Birthday Manny Banuelos [VIDEO]

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Future Yankees star Manny Banuelos turns 21 today. I am sure that all Yankees fans around the world would like to wish him a Happy Birthday and that we look forward to seeing him in ‘The Show’ full-time soon. Here is a video from YouTube where YES Network’s Chris Shearn chats it up with Banuelos [...]

Yankees Question of the Day – March 9, 2012

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With the current injury sustained by David Robertson, if he is out when the season begins, who do you think should get the nod as Mariano’s set-up man until D-Rob is ready to return? Rafael Soriano could be used to fill the hole, or maybe there has been someone you’ve seen this spring who could [...]

Lou Piniella Joins YES Network

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I know there was discussion a few months ago about whether or not former Yankees player, manager, and general manager Lou Piniella would be joining Ken Singleton and Michael Kay in the booth, but Forbes SportsMoney is reporting that this is official. From @SportsMoneyBlog, “New York Yankees player, manager and general manager Lou Piniella has [...]

Yankees Question of the Day – February 22, 2012

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With the 2012 roster almost complete, the Yankees have just about solidified their pitching rotation, with the exception of the fifth spot. Obviously this can change anytime between now and the start of the regular season, but below is the expected rotation. C.C. Sabathia Hiroki Kuroda Ivan Nova Michael Pineda Phil Hughes/Freddy Garcia Questions: Which [...]

Yankees Question of the Day – January 24, 2012

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With Jorge Posada scheduled to announce his retirement today at 11:00am EST, I want to ask you the following question: What is you favorite Jorge Posada moment from his 17-year career? While Jorge is not a Yankees legend, he is by far one of the best catchers the Yankees ever had, and was the epitome [...]

Yankees Question of the Day – January 9, 2012

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With the talks of Jorge Posada hanging up his catchers gear for good in the next few weeks, there has been a lot of talk circulating as to whether or not the Yankees should eventually retire his number. Personally, I am a huge fan of Jorge; however, I do not feel his number should be [...]

Former Red Sox Reliever Headed to the Bronx

According to a report on ESPN.com’s Rumor Central, the Yankees and former Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima have agreed to a minor league deal. Via ESPN.com… The 36-year-old Okajima made at least 56 appearances for four straight seasons in Boston, but his production declined in 2011 and he was demoted to Triple-A Pawtucket in late [...]

Yankees Question of the Day – December 16, 2011

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Periodically throughout the Yankees offseason, I will be posting various, random questions to ignite some discussion and hopefully debates on your opinions. Please use the comments section below to answer the following question: If you could pick one retired player from the Yankees dynasty of the late 90′s/early 00′s to help the Yankees next season, [...]

Yankees Displaying Patience with Yu Darvish

According to a report on ESPN.com from New York Post writer George King, the Yankees appear to be displaying some unusual patience in regards to their pursuit of Japanese pitching superstar Yu Darvish. King has heard voices throughout the Yankees organization that the teams pursuit of Darvish is “lukewarm at best”. The estimated winning bid [...]