Showing posts with label Bobby Murcer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bobby Murcer. Show all posts

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bobby Murcer

Bobby Murcer Yankees player and announcer lost his battle to cancer this afternoon. This is a sad day for the Yankee organization. They had this to say :

It is with deep sadness that the New York Yankees announce the passing of former player, executive and broadcaster Bobby Murcer due to complications from brain cancer. He passed away Saturday afternoon surrounded by family at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 62 years old.

“Bobby Murcer was a born Yankee, a great guy, very well-liked and a true friend of mine,” Yankees Chairperson George M. Steinbrenner said. “I extend my deepest sympathies to his wife Kay, their children and grandchildren. I will really miss the guy.”

A family service will be held in the next several days in Oklahoma City. An additional celebration of his life will be held at a date to be determined. He is survived by his wife Kay, his children, Tori and Todd, and his grandchildren.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Spring Recap #4

The Yankees lost to the Twins today, 7-5 at Legends/Steinbrenner Field. I was able to watch the 8th and 9th innings on ESPN. Here are some highlights.
Hitting:
Shelley Duncan hit a bomb in the bottom of the ninth. It really looks like he'll make the team. Derek Jeter was 2-2 with a walk. Robbie Cano was 3-3 with a double. Johnny Damon was 1-3 with a stolen base.
Pitching:
IPK threw two innings, giving up a solo homer to Delmon Young. Heath Phillips followed with a 1-2-3 inning striking out one. Joba proved he was human, giving up a two-run homer to the mighty Garret Jones. He struck out one and walked one. Jon Albaladejo pitched one and two-thirds innings, giving up a run on 4 hits, striking out two and walking none. I was able to watch Edwar Ramirez pitch, and he was awful. He didn't locate well, and his change didn't seem to move as much as last year. He gave up three earned runs on two hits and a walk. Chris Britton faced two batters, getting them both out. Ross Ohlendorf was pretty nasty. He hit 95 on the gun, with movement. he gave up one hit, but it was weakly hit, and Chris Woodward was out of position. Both of his outs were strikeouts.

One of the announcers, don't know who, said the Yankees won't make the playoffs because they don't have "that #1 starter." When will they learn?

In more important news, Bobby Murcer is okay.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Murcer May Be Sick Again

According to the Daily News, Bobby Murcer's brain cancer may be getting worse. He will undergo a brain biopsy on Monday, and hopefully everything will be fine. This really has not been a great offseason for the Yanks, especially in off-field issues. Good thing the season is just a month away.