Baseball related songs: “Enter Sandman” by Metallica

In Baseball related songs, we pay attention to "Enter Sandman" performed by Metallica. The song itself has nothing to do with baseball but it became an instant classic at Yankee Stadium when Mariano Rivera used it as walkup song. "Enter Sandman" is a song about a little kid and his fears and nightmares. He/she is …

Mariano Rivera writes HOF history

Many expected it but it never was sure. Would former Yankees' closer Mariano Rivera make the 2019 Hall of Fame class unanimously? Tonight the long wait was over. Mo was introduced as the fourth player in the 2019 class, the first ever to appear on all sent in ballots. It remained a question if he …

The case of closers and the HOF

With the upcoming Hall of Fame vote, I wrote this article for the Cuban baseball magazine Universo Beisbol. Closers and the  Baseball Hall of Fame; it always has been an issue. In general the baseball writers that vote for the players are rather conservative. How long did it take them to vote the first DH …

Yankees by the numbers: one uniform number less to play with

Coming Friday, the Yankees will sign Bernie Williams to a minor league contract, after which he will retire as a Yankee. This will happen nine years after he played his final game with the American League team from New York. The Yankees will retire his number 51 one month later on May 24. The former …

Burnett kinda announces retirement

In November 2014, A.J. Burnett has signed a deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. A deal for one more year for $8.5 million. According to Burnett it is not about the money.... "It’s about me playing here, and that’s it.” He added that by taking less, he would leave the team with flexibility for other moves. …

David Robertson looking for more than 15.3 million…. Really?

This hot stove blog posted an article on David Robertson, last season's closer of the New York Yankees. David Robertson has turned down a qualifying offer by the Yankees. The purpose of a qualifying offer is to make sure that the team that offers this amount, will get a draft pick of the team that …

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