Negron: Q&A Yankees GM Brian Cashman

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This week I  spoke with long time NY Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman. This was supposed to be a year of rebuilding, however today we find the Yankees in first place in the American League east. Last week team president 

Negron: Happy Birthday Frankie Valli!

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I want to wish a very happy birthday to my dear friend, Mr. Frankie Valli. Today Frankie is 83 years old and he is still performing better than ever. Frankie has always been a person that has been great to 

Negron: Yankees President Randy Levine And His Thoughts On The Team And Its Brand

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Just like an incredible movie, the story of the Yankees is a classic. If the film was The Godfather, then naturally George Steinbrenner would be Don Vito Corelone, who was played by Marlon Brando – probably the greatest actor of all 

Negron: Mayor Honors Doc Gooden With Key To The City

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October of 1986 the New York Mets won the World Series and were riding on the Canyon Of Heroes with then Mayor Ed Koch, Fred Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday. The lone person missing that day was the Mets 21-year old 

Negron: The Natural – The Story of Kenny Grassano

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It was the spring of 1984 when I received a phone call from a long time friend and former batting practice pitcher Tony Ferrara. Tony called to tell me that Robert Redford was making a movie called, The Natural. He 

Negron: For the Love of the Game and the Yankees

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TAMPA – Each spring produces a unique baseball story. For whatever the reason, it’s core seems to be at Steinbrenner Field. This year was no different. A few days before spring training began, I walked into the Yankee locker room 

Negron: Thoughts On Jackie Robinson Day

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This poem was sent to me this morning by Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle. It was done by a 7th grade student from Michigan. I thought I should share this with the world. “42” In 1947, the Dodgers were Brooklyn’s team; 

Negron: The Pride of the Yankees and The Bronx – The Margaret Rodriguez Story

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The Yankees held their annual welcome home dinner at the New York Hilton on 6th avenue in midtown. I received several phone calls from friends that attended the affair and they reported it was a truly memorable event. Charlie Santoro 

Negron: An Interview With Marcus Stroman of the Toronto Blue Jays

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TAMPA – Marcus Stroman is a hero in two countries and was the MVP in the World Baseball Classic. However, his dad, Earl Stroman, is a police officer in Suffolk County, NY and puts his life on the line in 

Negron: The Yankees Didi Gregorius Working Hard!

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TAMPA –  I was at the batting cages at Steinbrenner Field and I was pitching batting practice to my son Ricky who plays for the University of Tampa.  Usually we come to the batting cages late at night after he