Sully Baseball Podcast – Yankees and Red Sox Sprint While the Astros Run A Marathon – May 10, 2018

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The Yankees are on an unbelievable streak and will probably sweep the Red Sox. But then again, the Red Sox ALSO were on an unbelievable streak earlier this year.

Meanwhile the Astros have been steady and on a 99 win pace and will probably be there when all is said and done.

Concentrating on the big picture in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the In Memoriam video.

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Richmond County Bank Park in Staten Island, 2016 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for May 8, 2018

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I never saw a Staten Island Yankee game. I have no idea why I didn’t. I lived in New York for a long period of my life and from 1999 to 2004, I had a chance to see them.

I didn’t have kids then. I wasn’t married for most of those years.

I went to countless games in the Bronx, in Flushing and even Cyclone games in Brooklyn.

I also loved the Staten Island Ferry and the ballpark was right off of the ferry. Future Yankees like Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner cut their teeth there.

Yet for whatever reason, I never did.

When I visited New York in 2016 with my family, I took my kids on the Ferry and walked over to the park. It looked great, with a wonderful view of downtown Manhattan.

And I am not going to lie to you. I got frustrated. I blew a chance to see some baseball here in summers of the past.

Some day, when I go back to New York and FINALLY see games in New Yankee Stadium and CitiField, I will also take the ferry and see a game there and make up for lost time.

Frank Viola’s first pitch with the Red Sox, Yankee Stadium, April 1992 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for May 2, 2018

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When the Red Sox picked up Frank Viola, I had images of a Boston pennant dancing in my head. He was going to be an unbeatable 1-2 punch with Roger Clemens.

I was there for his first game with the Red Sox. He pitched against the Yankees. I made sure I got the first pitch he threw. It would be for a magical season.

It wasn’t. Viola had one OK year with Boston but the Sox were terrible.

He only pitched one other season with the Sox. But at least I preserved this moment where he pitched against Bernie Williams of the Yankees.