Ray Negron's Playball Weekly Blog

Batboy’s Courage Would Make the Boss and Gehrig Proud

When George Steinbrenner walked into the “swanky” restaurant, La Club, everyone runs around trying to please the man known as “the Boss” as if he owned the place. That was the kind of respect that he demanded and received without even saying a word.

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Whitey Ford , A great guy and Success.

Whitey Ford had his funeral yesterday. It was at St Mary’s Church in Manhasset Long Island not far from Where he lived in Lake Success.

Isn’t it ironic that the name of the town that he lived in would exemplify what he accomplished in life ….Success!

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New York Yankees Consultant and BRONXNET Launch Reach Out

By Steven Vaccaro Over the last few days Yankee Universe was hit with two devastating blows. Several hours before  their …

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Sara Niemietz, Music and Entertainment’s Hidden Gem

As much as I love baseball, I can honestly say that I love the arts just as much, especially music. As a little boy I was in love with Doris Day, just because of that high note that she would reach every time she sang “Que Sera Sera”. I loved LuLu when she sang “To Sir with Love” Diana Ross sang “You can’t hurry love.”

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Negron: Clemente Would Pick Gio or Gleyber

The last couple of seasons have been great for the Yankees and the Bronx and New York in general. The …

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Kids Still the Best Part of Yankees Legacy

“Having Yankees players visit the school is like an ‘injection of love and inspiration’ for our children and school community. …

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Yankees Miracle Continues, Bridging Divides

Eight years ago I authored a book, “Yankee Miracles.” One of the stories naturally discusses the day that George Steinbrenner …

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We Need to Listen, Learn, and Grow Together

I have seen New York through many of its lowest lows and highest moments in my lifetime. From “The Bronx …

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Negron: Gleyber’s Big Heart

Ever since this whole Corona Virus situation has been going on, I have been explaining, to budding Yankee super star …

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Ray Negron and George Steinbrenner (Courtesy Ray Negron)

Making the Most of 2nd Chance From Steinbrenner

Out of respect to Cope 2 and Slone, two of the greatest graffiti artists of all time, I must admit …

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Negron: Thanks, Hank

The other day I was walking in my Babylon neighborhood when I saw this giant of a man walking towards …

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Hank Steinbrenner’s Story Was a True Bronx Tale

At the end of Hank Steinbrenner’s life it was tough to get together, because of the coronavirus pandemic. We had …

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