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BTB Site Update & Future

Just wanted to give everyone an update on everything here at “Behind the Bombers.”  As you can imagine it has been a rough couple of months since the untimely passing of our beloved family member and BTB founder Phil Speranza.  It really is an amazing community here, I can not tell you how much you guys have helped me the past couple of months.  There were nights where I would just go on the forum and read your posts.  Reading all of your comments, memories and thoughts was a big help.  It amazes me even in his passing, Phil continued to give to me by bringing me together with all of you.  It really is a special family we have here. Continue reading

Suspensions Officially Handed Out…

In case you have been living under a rock MLB has officially handed out suspensions to players across the Major Leagues.  Two bombers were effected by this.  Francisco Cervelli has agreed to serve a 50 game suspension for his involvement and the drama that is Alex Rodrigues has been handed a suspension that will last through the 2014 season.

A-Rod has chosen to appeal his suspension and is schedules to make his 2013 debut tonight in Chicago.  It has been a long season for A-Rod who has been recovering from off season hip surgery.

The day to day drama Alex Rodriguez has going on is more intense then something you would see on a daytime Soap Opera.  Difference of opinions with the front office, speaking out against each other and quite frankly wondering if anyone other then Alex Rodriguez wants Alex Rodrigues to play again pretty much sums up what has happened the past few months.

While I am not an Alex Rodriguez fan (of course I root for him to do well to support the Yankees) I do feel perhaps his punishment is a bit too strict.  How does a player who has never been suspended before get a stricter penalty then a player who falsely won an appeal for what should have been his first suspension.  It will be interesting to see where the appeal goes and seeing the continuing story of A-Rod.

RIP Uncle Phil…

It is with a heavy heart I have to share with you that my Uncle, the creator and passion of Behind the Bombers passed away this morning.  No words can describe how I feel right now, it is something I have never felt before.

I can honestly say that my uncle was someone I always looked up to, he truly was my hero.  Let me tell you just a little bit about the man that he is.  When my wife and I were about to get married, and she needed someone to walk her down the aisle he quickly volunteered to do the honers.  Little did he know how honored we both were.

Uncle Phil, I hope you know how much you meant to me as I can not begin to imagine the rest of my days without you in my life.  I will treasure our memories forever and never let you out of my heart.

It is thanks to him I am the Yankee fan I am today.  I know how much he loved the Yankees and this site.  I want you all to know just how much you meant to him.  I also want you to be assured that in his honer we will continue to keep BTB alive for a long time to come. It was my honor to redesign this website with him the past few months.  If any of you have stories or photos that you would like to share, please send them to me at thomas.montalto@digitizethis.net and I will put a page together that will due him proud.

I know right now you are up there with Grandpa smiling down on us all.  Please give him a big hug for me and I will see you soon, my uncle, my friend…

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