I'm all for the Yankees celebrating Nelson Mandela, but he never once set foot in the giant concrete dog dish where they now play

Our team once played in the greatest cathedral of American sports. Unfortunately, they tore it down.Sorry, but you can't have it both ways.Nelson Mandela never visited this Yankee Stadium. He never ate in the Yankee Steakhouse, never perused the Grand Concourse, never frooged in the disco. He once visited the Bronx, donned a Yankee cap and told the world, "Today, I am a...

Yankees Honor Mandela With Plaque In Monument Park

  The Yankees had a Jackie Robinson Day for the ages. The Yankees unveiled the plaque in honor of the late Nelson Mandela between their day-night double header on Wednesday. The plaque will reside in Monument Park in the stadium beside a myriad of Yankee icons from the past. Mandela has a unique connection with the Yankees when he visited the old stadium in 1990, in what was his...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees to Honor Nelson Mandela

Following his death this past December, the New York Yankees announced that they would be honoring Nelson Mandela with his own plaque in  Yankee Stadium’s famed Monument Park during Tuesday’s league-wide celebration of Jackie Robinson Day. And before you ask…no, Mandela will not be the first non-baseball player immortalized at Yankee Stadium.  Far from it.  Also remembered…Pope...
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Mandela tributes before CWC matches

Fans will be asked to applaud Nelson Mandela before kickoff at all eight Club World Cup matches in Morocco this month. FIFA says spectators will be asked ''to stand together in unity to applaud and re-transmit Mandela's message of hope and love across the world.'' What FIFA is calling a ''Madiba Moment'' will begin when Raja Casablanca plays...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

President Obama addressed a blonde at Nelson Mandela's memorial service & Michelle made him switch seats

President Obama addressed a blonde at Nelson Mandela's memorial service at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa...and Michelle made him move. [Barstool]**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Tribute to Nelson Mandela begins World Cup draw

Nelson Mandela was remembered with a video tribute to open the World Cup draw ceremony on Friday. The 90-second memorial montage included images of Mandela holding the World Cup trophy when FIFA awarded his native South Africa hosting rights for the 2010 tournament. The film began with sustained applause from guests and team delegations, who stood minutes later when FIFA President...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Player says he kissed Mandela's feet when they met

The first time he met Nelson Mandela, Gary Player got on his knees and kissed the former political prisoner's feet. Remembering his ''very tearful'' first encounter with Mandela, the nine-time major winner paused Friday to compose himself and hold back more tears. Mandela, the beloved former South African president and Nobel laureate, died Thursday at 95. Renowned...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing great Muhammad Ali pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

Muhammad Ali paid tribute to Nelson Mandela as a symbol of forgiveness who inspired others to ''reach for what appeared to be impossible,'' as the boxing great joined in mourning the death of the South African anti-apartheid leader Thursday. The icons who shared a boxing background met twice -- once in South Africa and once in North America, said a spokeswoman for...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

SAfrica beats Burkina Faso in game for Mandela

South Africa beat Burkina Faso 2-0 in a friendly dedicated to its anti-apartheid hero and former president Nelson Mandela, opening a unique day of sport at the 2010 World Cup stadium in Soweto where the national rugby team also played later Saturday. Siphiwe Tshabalala turned and fired a crisp left-footed shot into the bottom corner in the 22nd minute, lifting a mixed crowd of football...
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August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

South African Golfers Tee Off At Royal Durban

The first event of the European Tour's 2013 season is the inaugural Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa and it will be played at Royal Durban Country Club in South Africa. This event is co-sanctioned by both the Sunshine Tour and European Tour and is the first of six events to be played in South Africa as part of the 2013 Race to Dubai. This tournament will benefit...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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