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Daily Noontime – September 5, 2011

Meriweather is no longer a New England Patriot, but instead, a Chicago Bear!

Happy Labor Day! We’re here to kick-off the final day of this awesome three-day weekend, so without further ado, here’s the headlines and news of the day, enjoy! 

Headlines: 

* The Chicago Bears made an interesting move on Sunday, as they acquired former New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather.

* Once again, the Boston Red Sox lost another series to a division leader, which isn’t a good sign. The Texas Rangers beat up the Sox on Sunday, which leaves some fans wondering, what’s going on with the “nation?”

* Well, the defending San Francisco Giants are in trouble, as yet again, they lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday and now trail them by seven games in the standings.

* Apparently Aaron Rodgers‘ mustache gives him “extra” exposure, yet, why would the Green Bay Packers quarterback need it?

* Derek Jeter recoded 5 RBIs on Sunday, while CC Sabathia picked up his 19th win of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays.

* This past weekend, the NCAA struggled against Mother Nature, who caused quite a stir in South Bend, Indiana during Notre Dame’s home opener.

Games to Watch: 

* Baltimore at New York Yankees (MLB) – 1:05pm eastern 

* Boston at Toronto (MLB) – 1:07pm eastern 

* Texas at Tampa Bay (MLB) – 1:10pm eastern 

* Arizona at Colorado (MLB) – 3:10pm eastern 

* Miami at Maryland (NCAA Football) – 8:00pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Notre Dame got slammed this past Saturday by heavy rain, as well as a few delays too! 

Daily Noontime – July 29, 2011

Are you ready for some Ochocinco Action?

It’s Friday and yes, we’d like to sing Rebecca Black’s song, but we’ll hold back and just deliver the day’s news, headlines and more! Happy weekend everyone! 

Headlines: 

* Thursday was a busy day in the NFL, but also at Gillette Stadium, as the New England Patriots acquired not only Albert Haynesworth, but also, Chad Ochocinco. Yet, some are wondering, what would have happened if Chad had gone to San Francisco?

* Being the usual culprit, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick “danced” around the media in regards to questions about trades and acquisitions, which is typical.

* It’s official, former New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress has been reinstated by the NFL, but we knew this would happen, right?

* Apparently HBO Sports is in the process of working on a documentary about New York Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter.

* Well, it seems that a MLB umpire is receiving threats after umpiring a 19-inning game for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.

* St. Louis Cardinals manager, Tony La Russa had nothing to say to the media on Thursday about a recent trade, which clearly irritated the father of the player.

Games to Watch: 

* Baltimore at New York Yankees (MLB) – 7:05pm eastern 

* San Francisco at Cincinnati (MLB) – 7:10pm eastern 

Boston at Chicago White Sox (MLB) – 8:10pm eastern 

Video of the Day: 

Are you ready to watch Ochocinco play for the Patriots? 

Daily Noontime – July 13, 2011

Prince Fielder and the National League took care of business at the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday!

Good Wednesday to EVERYONE and welcome into yet another edition of the Daily Noontime! It’s going to be a swell, but also, amazing day, right? OK, enough motivational advice, here’s Wednesday’s headlines and news! 

Headlines: 

* Apparently Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is about to add another endorsement deal to his resume.

* Tuesday was an interesting day for Milwaukee Brewers Price Fielder, who apparently was booed at the 82nd MLB All-Star Game.

* The New York Mets have made an interesting trade recently, as they sent Francisco Rodriguez to the Brewers for a player to be named later.

* So was it a good or bad thing that New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter didn’t appear at the MLB All-Star Game?

* The NBA Lockout continues and well, apparently the league announced Tuesday they’ll give players back their money they’ve earned.

* Apparently the fan who caught Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit this past weekend is in trouble, but why?

Games to Watch: 

USA vs. France (Women’s World Cup) – 11:30AM

Video of the Day: 

Want more MLB All-Star Game stuff? Well, here’s a behind the scene look at the FOX Sports broadcast! 

Is Jeter a Top-10 Yankee?

By Andy Lindberg

Derek Jeter’s place in pinstripes has been hotly contested in recent days.  There is no doubt Jeter is one of the greatest Yankees of all-time, but does Jeter belong in the Yankee top-10 or top-20?  The problem with the Yankees is that they are so stacked with legends of the game of baseball that it is mind-numbing to try to begin to organize them.

Well, because I like debate, I have done just that.  As you all know, I’m a Red Sox fan, but I love baseball and baseball history.  After Jeter’s monster 5-5 day where he swatted a home run for his 3000th career hit, I felt compelled to make the Yankee top-10.  I’m sure some of you will disagree with the picks or the order, as there were a few times I sat back and uttered, “this is fricking impossible,” whilst compiling this list.

10. Earle Combs:  Combs played during the time of Murderer’s Row when the team featured Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mark Koenig, and Robert Meusel.  Combs wore the number 1, which at that time meant he batted leadoff, meaning he got to set the table for Ruth and Gehrig.  He scored a lot of runs because of that, the seventh most in Yankee history with 1,186.  Combs led the Majors in triples three times and finished his career tied with Joe DiMaggio with a .325 batting average.

9. Mariano Rivera:  It’s a rough place for Mo to be considering when all is said and done he will be the single greatest closer to ever play the game and when that time comes he will probably move up a spot or two on this list.  In 17 seasons with the Yankees thus far he has amassed 581 saves with the Yankees and has finished a record 858 games.  There is nobody else in the history of the sport (arguably) that a manager would rather hand the ball to in the ninth inning.  He has a career 2.22 ERA and has had an ERA under 2.00 an astounding 10 times in his career.  If he keeps up his performance this year, it will be 11 times.

8. Don Mattingly:  Donnie Baseball is a sad story.  He retires in 1995 after 14 long seasons with New York.  Then a kid named Derek Jeter hits the scene and the Yankees win a World Series for the first time since 1978.  (I know, right?  There was a long period of time where the Yankees actually sucked!)  Unfortunately for Mattingly, he played during that long tenure of suckitude that I really hope would return, but it won’t.  It seems criminal for Mattingly not to have a ring as a player.  During his time in New York he won nine Gold Gloves, setting the standard for Yankee first baseman for decades to come.  He won League MVP in 1985 and finished his career with a .307 average and a miniscule 444 strikeouts.

7. Whitey Ford: The Chairman of the Board was once the most feared Yankee pitcher the rotation had to offer.  Ford holds the all-time Yankee record for wins with 236.  With the coddling of pitchers these days and free agency, this record may never be broken, making it all the more impressive.  Ford finished his 16-year tenure with the Yankees sporting six World Series rings, one Cy Young award (after going 25-4 in 1961) and a career 2.75 ERA.

6. Derek Jeter:  I don’t think there’s a question that Jeter has to be on this list.  With all the power and offensive force in the history of the Yankees, with all the ability to hit the ball, no Yankee has ever amassed 3,000 hits until Jeter.  Jeter knows how to win, plain and simple.  His intangibles are off the charts.  In seven Word Series appearances he has five rings.  He has a career .313/.383/.450 line.  Amazingly, Jeter has never won a league MVP award and he has only led the league in hits once (with 219 in 1999).  He is the model of consistency, playing through injuries his entire career and never making excuses.

The Mick

5. Mickey Mantle: Mantle played the most games ever in a Yankee uniform with 2,401.  That statistic is amazing considering the massive chunks of time he missed due to the plethora of injuries he suffered over the course of his career, beginning his rookie year in the 1951 Word Series when Joe DiMaggio called late for a fly ball, causing Mantle to put on the brakes and blow out his knee on a drain in the outfield.  Carl Yastrzemski once said, “If that guy were healthy, he’d hit eighty home runs.”  Mantle was the pure combination of power and speed in the Majors.  He hit 536 career home runs (which was good for third all-time when he retired after 1968) and batted .298 for his career, a statistic he lamented.  He was the best power switch-hitter the game had ever seen and Mantle won three MVP awards.  He coined the tape-measure home run.

4. Joe DiMaggio:  Joltin’ Joe loved the spotlight.  He once allegedly punched Billy Crystal in the stomach for not introducing him as the greatest living ballplayer.  His ego could outmatch any number of athletes today.  However ego or none, DiMaggio owned New York.  Like many other ballplayers of that time, DiMaggio dedicated three years in his prime to service during WWII.  He still won three MVP awards and finished his career with a .325/.398/.597 line, 361 homers, and 1,537 RBI.  He won nine World Series rings in ten tries.

3. Lou Gehrig: the Luckiest Man Alive was the epitome of class.  Gehrig held the record of consecutive games played (until Cal Ripken Jr. broke it) and clobbered 493 homers with 1,995 RBI, which is still good for fifth all-time.  He won two MVP awards but his career was cut short by what is now considered Lou Gehrig’s disease (or ALS), but his time in pinstripes saw the great number 4 bat .340/.447/.632 for his career and accumulate six championship rings.

2. Yogi Berra: Too many people forget about Yogi Berra as one of the best Yankees of all time, let alone one of the best catchers period and a man who is enshrined in the Hall of Fame.  More known for his quirky catch phrases, all Berra did was win.  A three-time MVP and a 15-time all-star (all consecutive appearances) Berra has a monumental amount of World Series rings with an astounding 10, the most of any baseball player all-time.  The active players with the most?  Jeter, Rivera, and Jorge Posada tied with only five.  DiMaggio is second all-time with 9.  The Yankees are all about winning, and their fans will tell you that until your ears bleed and then tell you some more.  Berra won, and won relentlessly.

1. Babe Ruth: For the majority of his career, George Herman “Babe” Ruth was baseball.  The Sultan of Swat amassed almost as

The Colossus of Clout

many nicknames as he did home runs.  Amazingly, Ruth won only a single MVP award in his entire career, which was in 1923 when he hit 41 homers, had 131 RBI and batted .393.  Meaning when he hit 60 homers in 1927 (then a single-season record by far) he didn’t win MVP.  Questionable, but Ruth’s statistics speak for themselves.  He played 15 years with the Yankees, clouting 659 homers and knocking in 1,971 runs.  He walked 1,852 times in a Yankee uniform and led the league in that category 11 times.  Ruth holds the all-time record for slugging percentage with a .690 mark.  He also holds the all-time mark for OPS (1.164).  To this day, Ruth still defines Yankee lore.

Noonan: Few Thoughts on Jeter’s 3,000th Hit

Derek Jeter became the newest member of the 3,000 club on Saturday!

By Matt Noonan 

Move over Bernie Mac because we’ve officially witnessed the newest member of the 3,000 club, Derek Jeter.  

Jeter connected on his 3,000th hit on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx against Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price. Yet, this particular “hit” was certainly special, since it didn’t land in the outfield or infield grass, but instead, the bleachers.

Fans pushed and shoved one another to get their paws on a piece of history, while the Yankees players and coaches rushed the field to meet their captain at the plate with high-fives, hugs and smiles.

As a casual baseball fan, I was overjoyed to see Jeter become the newest member of the 3,000 club. He joins guys like Roberto Clemente, Wade Boggs, Ricky Henderson andCal Ripken Jr., just to name a few.

Yet, what exactly does this accomplishment mean, especially in the wacky world of the MLB?

Well, I guess it’s fair to say that despite all the cheating or doping, as well as franchises going under due to economic woes, (thank you, Frank McCourt), it’s a special moment that allows even the more relaxed fan to say, “wow, I just witnessed history!”

Hey, this is Derek Jeter we’re talking about, the true poster boy for the New York Yankees, so of course, it’s special and important, right?

Although, does this particular at-bat remind anyone of Mark McGwire’s 70th home run?

Could Jeter’s 3,000th hit have any parallels to Barry Bonds‘s 756th home run?

In all honesty, there’s so many moments that one could compare this particular event too, but seriously, I’m very happy to see that Jeter earned this glorious moment because he definitely deserved it.

In fact, it’s refreshing news, especially after spending the past week reading about Roger Clemens’s trial.

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