Happy Birthday to us!


Hard to believe it’s been this long already, but RAB turned three years old on Saturday.  We share a birthday with Yankee farmhand Jason Hirsh, former Yankee cult hero Shane Spencer, former Yankee draft pick Donzell McDonald, Livan Hernandez, and some kid named Verlander.

A big thanks goes out to your guys, our readers. You make it all worth it, and RAB wouldn’t be where it is without you. The last year in particular has been overwhelming. Ben, Joe, and myself are all stunned by how much the site has grown in that time. Of course, when the team we cover wins the World Series, the positive vibe tends to trickle down. It was a great year all around in Yankeeland, and we’re looking forward to doing it again in 2010.


  1. Mr.Jigginz says:

    Happy Birthday and here’s to MANY “Mo”…UCWIDT?

  2. pete says:

    Jason Hirsh? Nevah heard of him

    /had to’d

  3. It’s not just been great to read this blog, but to have met so many from it, pretty incredible.

    I dunno what you guys planned when you started this, but you’re looking like you’re gonna be set for life.

  4. pat says:

    Don’t invite Livan to your birthday party. He’ll eat all the cake.

  5. Miraluka says:

    Hooray RAB! This is for you! http://digs.by/1T4l

  6. Salty Buggah says:

    Cakes for RAB:



    (The 1st one would be so awesome. The 2nd just looks delicious)

  7. I’m glad I’ve been hear for mot of that time. Congrats guys!


  8. It seems like a lot longer. In a good way. Congrats.

  9. bexarama says:


    http://s3.media.squarespace.co.....ankees.jpg (safe and yummy!)

  10. Joey says:

    Congrads guys, been here most of the way reading, you’re still top of the class

  11. Manimal says:

    Ive been here for 2 of the 3 years and its been awesome. Keep up the good work!

  12. Kevin G. says:

    You’re welcome, Mike. ;)

  13. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Happy birthday to the best Yankee online community ever!

  14. For the fun of it, our first two posts from Feb. 20, 2007:

    • Mike F says:

      congratulations for how you have grown not only in readership but in your comprehensive coverage.

      by chance I’m wearing my “Save The Big Three” t-shirt right now

    • Joey H. says:

      You have overthrown that LoHud place. Congrats. Not a better Yankee blog out there. Just like the Yankees, you’ve set the standards for the rest.

    • The 3rd Anniversary is the “Leather Anniversary”….so, here you go.




      Your choice, Stat Nerds!!!!

    • Hangoverologist says:

      Wow, I only started following RAB (and baseball in general) during the playoffs, but I’ve decided to stick around for the whole season now because of RAB and the game threads. To another year of the awesomeness of RAB!

    • pat says:

      Now that i think about it, I don’t even remember what the old layout looked like. I just remember that this current one was a pretty drastic change.

      • Slugger27 says:

        the articles were on the middle-right side, and the ads were a little more spaced out

        i think this new design was definitely the right move… looks better and easier to navigate

      • This is our third design change. We don’t have screenshots of any of them and the formatting’s screwy with the wayback machine. The first one had text in the center column with two sidebars. The asides were set off only by smaller headlines. The second was a hacked version of the Mandigo theme. We introduced threaded comments and the asides with the RAB logo. And you’re currently looking at the third version.

        Right now, we have no redesign in the works, but when next we tackle it, we’ll probably go in a completely different direction.

        • pat says:

          How hard would it be to implement a comment system silimar to the one SB Nation uses? Is that patented or trademarked or something? I imagine two problems would be that it takes up an assload of bandwidth and would require commenter registrations.

          Not that there’s anything wrong with this system, I’m just lazy and enjoy the auto post.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      Tell me the truth, how many girls, if any, have you three scored because of RAB in its 3 years?

    • Bob Stone says:

      Happy Birthday! Congratulations on great work. You guys are the best.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      Congrats guys!! I miss Shane Spencer “The Homerun Dispenser” as John Sterling used to call him.

    • Best Yankee blog around.

    • Many happy returns.
      I just LOVE this blog

    • Mark from Chicago says:

      Congrats, Ben, Joe & Mike…..I look forward to reading your blog everyday!

    • JeffB says:

      Mo Bless You!

    • Christos says:

      Happy Birthday RAB

    • scooter says:

      Thanks a lot, Mike, Ben and Joe – for creating this blog, and for creating a place where we the fans can talk about the team in a smart and fun community

    • Lucas A. says:

      Happy birthday!! What a great thing RAB has been for the Yankee community.

    • Riddering says:

      Happy birthday, you big stat nerds!

      I haven’t even been reading RAB for a full year yet but it’s definitely changed the way the I follow and watch baseball. Thanks for maintaining such an informed and comprehensive site for Yankee info, guys.

    • Happy birthday to the truly premier independent Yankees blog!

    • Kiko Jones says:

      We share a birthday with Yankee farmhand Jason Hirsh, former Yankee cult hero Shane Spencer, former Yankee draft pick Donzell McDonald, Livan Hernandez, and some kid named Verlander.

      …and me.

    • CBarrows from BBD says:

      Congrats! Happy Birthday RAB!

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