Retro Derek leads Bombers over Toronto

September 4, 2011 | 55 comments | in Featured | by SJK

Derek: 2-5, HR, 5 RBI

After Sunday’s game, Derek is now hitting .357/.435/.519 vs. LHP.

Homegrown always feels better

September 4, 2011 | 54 comments | in Featured | by SJK

Throw the high payroll, the big contracts, the free agents, and the blockbuster trades all out of the window. Forget the stats, the spreadsheets, and the number-crunching.

With the big league debut of Jesus Montero, we’re reminded of how much more exciting it is to see homegrown players succeed.

Whether it be Ivan Nova putting himself in contention for Rookie of the Year — Brett Gardner evolving into one of the best all-around players in the league — David Robertson turning into one of the best relievers in the game — or Robinson Cano becoming a superstar…it’s infinitely more rewarding to see players with Yankees’ DNA applying their talents in the Boogie Down. As a fan, there is no substitute.

A successful harvest.

Ivan Nova: “You talkin’ to me?”

September 3, 2011 | 40 comments | in Featured | by SJK

After another impressive start on Friday night versus Toronto, Ivan Nova stated simply:

I know I’ve got tremendous stuff.

Nova is in the driver’s seat when he’s on the mound.

Many years later, he returns to the scene of the crime

September 2, 2011 | 38 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK


“It’s nice. You always love to come back to the team that you kind of broke into the league with,” said Proctor, who was released by the Braves in August. “To do it at this time of year in this series is kind of neat. To come full circle, it’s been a long road, but I’m only looking forward from here.”

Way to be strong, Scott. Way to be strong.

It just wasn’t right.

Arod all smiles as he leaves doctor’s office

September 2, 2011 | 16 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK


August 31, 2011 | 35 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK


Jesus Montero could break into the big leagues with a crash course on the Yankees’ rivalry with the Red Sox, as the power-hitting catcher is expected to headline New York’s first callups from the Minor Leagues on Thursday.

“I could DH him, and I wouldn’t be afraid to put him behind the plate,” Girardi said. “I don’t know if I would start him in a game, just because the relationship between pitchers and catchers takes time to build. Our catchers are a lot more familiar with the pitchers than him, but it’s not a guy that I’d be afraid to put in.”

Montero’s season splits versus LH/RH:

LHP – .328/.392/.647
RHP – .273/.330/.398

Montero since the All-Star Break – .286/.352/.558

Jarrod Saltalamacchia: “I blame the Hispanics.”

August 31, 2011 | 49 comments | in Quick Analytical Blurbs | by SJK

New England Cable News:

Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s analysis of what went on at home plate after Francisco Cervelli’s fourth-inning home run raised some eyebrows among reporters in the Red Sox clubhouse.

It’s just the Latin players,” Saltalamacchia said about Cervelli’s passionate clap as he touched home. “That’s the way they play the game. It’s OK to an extent. If you go a little further than that, that’s when you need to step back.”

Tom Yawkey would be proud.

He doesn’t like them, but Saltalamacchia has no problems using them for household projects.

Yankees beat major a-holes

August 31, 2011 | 130 comments | in Featured | by Louis Winthorpe III

Over 128 laborious pitches (the most in his Yankee tenure), CC Sabathia battled the Red Sox for six innings, striking out 10 and allowing only 2 runs on 10 hits. Boston went 2-13 with RISP. In the meantime, one of the world’s ugliest professional athletes threw at Francisco Cervelli intentionally, only to see him come around to score the 5th Yankee run and extend the lead to three.

Also noted: A superb catch by Brett Gardner in the 8th to bail out Rafael Levoriano.

How many as*holes we got on this ship anyhow?

The NoMaas Ultimate Viewing Guide for the Boston series

August 29, 2011 | 62 comments | in Featured | by SJK

Tuesday: CC Sabathia

Watch the game in full. Meet up with some friends to watch it together or kick back in the comfort of your own home.

Wednesday: Phil Hughes

Watch an inning here and there. Maybe check the score on your cell phone. Multi-task with some other things you need to get done.

Thursday: AJ Burnett

Do not follow the game at all. Find something else to do completely. It’s near the end of the week. Go out on the town and welcome the weekend a day early.

Re-launched: NoMaas Live Game Chat

August 27, 2011 | 0 comment | in Announcements | by SJK

As we enter the home stretch of the regular season, we’ve relaunched our live game chat with new software. Experience live realtime chat with other Yankee fans without the hassle of constantly refreshing traditional game threads. Cheer, vent, complain, and (insert kneejerk reaction here) with all of your brethren — live!

So next time a Yankee game starts, head over to the new and improved NoMaas Live Game Chat.

But try not to get in a situation like this:

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