NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees is congratulated after he hit a two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals during the third inning of a game at Yankee Stadium on July 30, 2022 in New York City.

Good morning, Sports fans!  Davey Mac back with a Sports Report on a Wednesday for ya!  We’re doing a little baseball hot stove talk, basketball and hockey matchups, and an update in the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl parade shooting.  But first…

…New York Yankees megastar and team captain Aaron Judge met with reporters and had some big things to say about the Yanks’ incredibly disappointing season in 2023 where they went a mediocre 82 and 80 and missed the playoffs entirely.

Cleveland Guardians v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 22: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates his solo home run in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Yankee Stadium on April 22, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

 

Judge asserted to the media that last season was “A wake-up call…and I think just collectively as a group we all kind of looked at each other and said this can’t happen again.”  He also said that he and his fellow team-mates were “embarrassed” at the year they had.

Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 3: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a home run against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at Yankee Stadium on June 3, 2022 in New York City.

 

Quite frankly, as a hardcore fan of the Bronx Bombers, I am liking what the Yanks are saying this Spring.  We’ve now heard comments from manager Aaron Boone, Yankee ace Gerrit Cole, and captain Aaron Judge…and all are in agreement: 2023 was a disgrace.   The team completely underperformed and struggled to score runs…and that is not the Yankee way.

Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 20: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits his 60th home run of the season during the 9th inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Yankee Stadium on September 20, 2022 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

 

But I have faith in Judge and the rest of the team.  While talk is indeed cheap…at least they’re finally recognizing publicly that last season was terrible…and that they need to win and win BIG this year.  I’m exciting…baseball is almost here!  I’m Dave Mac…now on to the rest of the Report!

Houston Astros v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 26: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees is greeted by his team after hitting a walk off tenth inning three run home run to win the game 6-3 against the Houston Astros during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 26, 2022 in New York City.

 

  • Mets Sign Luke Voit

    Staying with baseball.  Former Yankee Luke Voit has signed with the Mets on a Minor League deal.  Voit played on the Brewers last year.  He’s a solid first baseman with good power.  Interestingly, the Mets have yet to give their star first baseman Pete Alonso a contract extension.

    Minnesota Twins v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 20: Luke Voit #59 of the New York Yankees celebrates after hitting a home run to center field in the seventh inning against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on August 20, 2021 in New York City.

  • NBA Regular Season Resumes Thursday

    Basketball.  The NBA regular season resumes tomorrow now that the All Star break has concluded.  The Knicks take on the Sixers.

    2024 NBA All-Star - State Farm All-Star Saturday Night

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – FEBRUARY 17: Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks participates in the 2024 Starry 3-Point Contest during the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 17, 2024 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    The Nets take on the Raptors in Toronto.  Brooklyn comes into the game at 21 and 33…currently 11th in the East.

    Brooklyn Nets v Philadelphia 76ers

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – FEBRUARY 03: Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets reacts after scoring during the first quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on February 03, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Hockey Recap

    Let’s start with hockey…where the Rangers stayed hot as they beat the Stars…3 to 1.  Ranger goalie Igor Shesterkin had 41 saves to pick up the win.

    Dallas Stars v New York Rangers

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 20: Igor Shesterkin #31 of the New York Rangers makes the second period save on Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden on February 20, 2024 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Stars 3-1.

    The Devils were dominated by the Capitals last night…6 to 2.  The Devils drop to 28-24-3 for the season.

    The Flyers were off.  They face the Blackhawks this evening in Chicago.

    2024 Navy Federal Credit Union Stadium Series - Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – FEBRUARY 17: Nick Seeler #24 of the Philadelphia Flyers scores a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the third period during the 2024 Navy Federal Credit Union Stadium Series at MetLife Stadium on February 17, 2024 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

  • Arrests Made In Chiefs Super Bowl Parade Shooting

    Football.   Missouri prosecutors said Tuesday that two adults have been charged with murder in last week’s mass shooting that killed one person and injured 22 others near the end of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade.  Lyndell Mays, of Raytown, Missouri, and Dominic Miller, of Kansas City, Missouri, are both charged with second-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.  Two teenagers have also been arrested.

    Shooting At Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Victory Parade Leaves Multiple People Injured

    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – FEBRUARY 14: People take cover during a shooting at Union Station during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade on February 14, 2024 in Kansas City, Missouri. Several people were shot and two people were detained after a rally celebrating the Chiefs Super Bowl victory.

  • Davey Mac Sports TV

    It’s the Davey Mac Sports Report for Wednesday, February 21st!  Listen to Davey Mac on the Morning Rat Race every weekday morning from 6 to 10 AM on WRAT 95.9 FM! 

     

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