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My thoughts on the Bernie Williams ceremony -- and yes, I think his number should have been retired

Pete Campbell's Chip N' Dip!I Squawked Sunday night about New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick's (incorrect) ire over Bernie Williams Night being held the Sunday before Memorial Day. But I didn't write about the ceremony itself. There was good reason for that.That is because I was at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens on Sunday, checking out the excellent "Mad Men" exhibit...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Shocker: The New York Post's Phil Mushnick sounds like a crank about Bernie Williams Night

I think that New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick frequently makes good points, and can be a much-needed force for good in the New York sports media. This recent column is not one of those times.Mushnick is irate that Bernie Wiliams Night was being held tonight. the sports columnist writes:So the Yankees had to choose the Sunday before Memorial Day, a holiday when tributes are traditionally...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

On Bernie Williams Day, 'Monument Park,'' a song about him from The Baseball Project

On the day that Bernie Williams has his number retired and gets a spot in Monument Park, here's The Baseball Project's "Monument Park," about Bernie. It's from the group's recent show at the Hall of Fame. And for you trivia buffs ... before the song, they noted that Bernie is probably the only player in history who has received both votes for the Hall of Fame and a Grammy nomination...

Bernie Williams officially retires from Yankees, 9 years after final game

  Former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams has officially retired — finally. The four-time World Series champion last played in 2006 and has already appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot and been dropped for a lack of votes. He agreed to a minor league contract Friday, then signed retirement papers during a ceremony at Yankee Stadium before the Subway Series opener...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Reign delay: Bernie Williams to retire as a Yankee on Friday

  The Yankees say Bernie Williams will sign a minor-league contract Friday and then retire, nine years after playing his last game. New York said Wednesday it will host a news conference with Williams before Friday night's game against the Mets, and Williams will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Williams became a free agent after the 2006 season, declined the Yankees' offer...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Retire #51

Ruth, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio, Berra. Yankee legends dot Monument Park, their numbers and facsimiles added to the historic walk that brings pride to every NY fan. While these players will forever be remembered as some of the greatest in baseball, there is a new generation of legends headed to Monument Park this year. Andy Pettitte, Yankee prized pitcher, and Jorge Posada, one of...
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams played guitar at Jeter's last game

Under normal circumstances, the Boston Red Sox probably wouldn’t invite a former New York Yankee to perform “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” at Fenway Park. These weren’t normal circumstances. Derek Jeter played the final game of his illustrious 20-year career at Fenway Park on Sunday, and the Red Sox rolled out all the stops with a pregame ceremony for the Yankees captain....
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernie Williams plays national anthem at Knicks game

A familiar face took center court at Madison Square Garden prior to the New York Knicks-Miami Heat game Saturday night. New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams was on hand to entertain the nearly 20,000 in attendance. Bernie Williams performs the National Anthem prior to Heat/Knicks on @espn. — NBA (@NBA) February 2, 2014 And in case you were...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees continue to do adorable things at player introductory press conferences (photos)

“I grew up being a @Yankees fan. I grew up being a Bernie Williams fan.” – @carlosbeltran15: — MLB (@MLB) December 20, 2013 Last week, New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi went full-on cheese mode during the press conference where the team’s latest high-profile, high-buck free agent acquisition, former Boston Red Sox center...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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