There’s No “I” in Leyritz

This is an article that was originally published on HardRockSports.com.     HardRock Sports columnist Scott A. Ham takes a look at the return to New York of the man who would be King.   Newspapers.  We read them every day.  Some are tabloid, like the New York Post, and some smell of prestige like…More

Wild Weekend in the Bronx

This is an article that was originally published on HardRockSports.com.   HardRock Sports columnist Scott A. Ham explains how the weekend series between the Yanks and Indians had a little bit of everything.   There was a lot of anticipation going into the weekend series between the Yankees and the Indians.  Yankee loyalists have stopped…More

The Normal and Not-so Normal of the Baseball Week

This is an article that was originally published on HardRockSports.com.   The rarities didn’t stop with David Cone’s perfect game Sunday as HardRock Sports columnist Scott A. Ham looks at a great week in baseball     Any week that starts off with a perfect game is going to be a little coo-coo.  Even on…More

Perfection

This is an article that was originally published on HardRockSports.com.   HardRock Sports columnist Scott A. Ham looks at an incredible day in Yankee history and explains why David Cone truly is perfect.   When the New York Yankees marched into the playoffs via the wild card spot in 1995, they did so with a…More

It ain’t Yogi till it’s Yogi…

This is an article that was originally published on HardRockSports.com.     With Yankee Stadium preparing to shower their lost hero Sunday, HardRock Sports columnist Scott A. Ham looks at the story of Yogi Berra’s leave of absence and why he means so much to the Yankees.   This weekend, George Steinbrenner is doing something…More

Pete Rose and Bud Selig: The Dance Continues…

This is an article that was originally published on HardRockSports.com.   After another boring All-Star game, HardRock Sports columnist Scott A. Ham talks about how Bud Selig has made the Pete Rose situation more confusing than ever.   Something very interesting happened before the All-Star game Tuesday night, interesting because it managed to make complete…More

What’s the Deal with Baseball Realignment?

This is an article that was originally published on HardRockSports.com.   In his second look at the structure of baseball, HardRock Sports columnist Scott A. Ham wonders why baseball would even consider radical realignment.   A couple of days ago I wrote an article on why I felt it was time to get rid of…More

It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Interleague Baseball

This is an article that was originally published on HardRockSports.com. As the second round of interleague baseball kicks into high gear, HardRock Sports columnist Scott A. Ham takes a look at why it’s time to put this puppy to rest.   Interleague play must go.  I was thinking of leaving the column with just those…More

A Chink in the Armor?

This is an article that was originally published on HardRockSports.com. As the All Star break looms, Hardrock Sports columnist Scott A. Ham thinks it’s time to take a look at the good and bad of the Yankees season.   We’re approaching the All Star break and that can mean only two things: three days without…More