Tuesday, January 1, 2013


It's about to be a New Year! This means many things, but it especially means we turn the page and start a new.  There have been some great things that happened this year in my life that I'm proud of.  There are many things that make me realize that a new year may also be good.  Overall though, I'm happy and hopefully you are too.

We here at Bleeding Yankee Blue had a nice year. We built an audience, we kept our audience happy (hopefully) and hopefully, we brought you some good opinion, good news and made you laugh alittle.  We try not to be tight asses here.  We try to have fun, but sometimes our frustration comes out. At the end of the day though, we hope we entertained you.

We talked a lot about the Yankees, we rooted hard, we even got alittle pissed off once in a while but we never have ever walked away from our team and lost our focus. Bottom line, we love the pinstripes because no matter what team is out there, led by our Captain, they are the best damn team alive.  They are our New York Yankees! 2012 wasn't as bad as we think, but 2013 will be better for our club and you need to believe that. I know I do in my heart...

I never imagined that writing down my thoughts about my baseball team would turn into something big.  I really just needed an outlet. That's what BYB was supposed to be.  But then one friend sent it to another and suddenly, BYB was outside the "circle" and before you know it, you guys happened.  BYB accomplished alot, not by being arrogant, not by loading you with stats, but instead by being real. You've accepted that, you look for us in the morning when you're having your coffee and you look to us to bring you different opinions you don't find elsewhere.  We make you think, we make you smile and we me make you realize that while baseball is a business... it's also a game you can enjoy with your family once in a while.  It's an outlet... like BYB is.

So how did it all happen? You, your friends, your relatives, cousins,  my parents, even my dentist found Bleeding Yankee Blue. Some searched for us and some stumbled onto us... but we built a family here and that's what we're all about... Life... Love... Yankees.  
There are a variety of things to look for here.  We speak honestly about our New York Yankees and the other great players in Major League Baseball and you look for that. Some just come to us to check out the stories about Kate Upton.  Some just like to laugh so they look for our fake TEXT EXCHANGES.  Some need to get baseball news.  Others just like to comment.  In the end though, you all come here at some point to read something on Bleeding Yankee Blue.  It's great and I absolutely hope you tell a friend.

This website would not be possible without you guys and of course our terrific writers.  We have the best and they are underrated.  Jeana Bellezza, Jesse Schindler, Erica Morales, Suzie Pinstripe, Lem Allen and Chris Kram do incredible work because they want to, not because they have to.  They love their team and they love your feedback with every piece they write.  Come the New Year, we'll have regular pieces from others like Steve Skinner, Ike Dimitriadis and Christy Lee too.  It's a new year, we have new focus and even a new look! BYB is still here, and we are happy to serve. 

So Happy New Year to the best damn readers ever...You!  If you've read us since the beginning, you've been with us for a wild ride!  If you are just finding us now, we want you to stay, but most importantly, if you like what you see... pass it around, tell a friend, email a link, share one, print it out and post it on your fridge. Do whatever you do, because it working, it's the secret to our success.  It's wild to think about, but that's how it all happened.
2013 will bring great things for the Yankees. I picture a healthy Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera.  It seemed like almost like a bad joke the way Mariano started off the season with that horrible injury and then Jeet bookended it with an injury of his own.  Hopefully they come back healthy, they kick some ass and lead the charge toward #28 in 2013.
I look forward to seeing Giancarlo Stanton in pinstripes. I know, I know, the chances are slim... but think about the timing of all of this. Think about how quiet the Yankees have been this off season. Now think about the Marlins suddenly listening to offers for Stanton. Now... think about Cashman saying they wanted a right fielder with power before a left handed DH like Raul Ibanez... now think about Giancarlo Stanton in pinstripes in 2013.

Plus, 2013 will bring great things for guys like Joba Chamberlain, Ichiro Suzuki, Robinson Cano, Mark Teixieira, Kevin Youkilis and the rest. Damn... is it baseball season yet?  I can't wait.

In closing, I just want to let you know how grateful I am to have you all as loyal readers.  I always had thoughts I wanted to get off my chest when it came to baseball.  Now these thoughts are being read and I am at ease.  I know there are days you love to read us and I know there are days you sense my sarcasm, or humor, sadness or frustration, and in the end, you still come back.  That's a testament to our great writers and your loyalty.  Sure, BYB is a product that we will always tinker with, but that's because we want to improve it and make it better, for you. After all, you deserve it.

So thanks for always being there, thanks for reading and let's make 2013 a great year for the Yankees, for Bleeding Yankee Blue and for your family.

In the end, my wife and I will start 2013 off on a high note...

We're going to see "This is 40". We'll go the the theater, we'll laugh our ass off about how funny Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are together and we'll tell each other about 10 times throughout the film how we remind each other of them... Yeah, it's true... besides Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos...

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann would definitely be the "Celebrities most likely to play us in the movie" people. Come on... I know you play that game too.

Happy New Year... thanks for being loyal and good luck to everyone in 2013...

Life... Love... Yankees!

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