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One of the Yes Network's most aired shows are their Yankee Classics.  Generally, during the regular season on off days and mornings before a game when there was none the day before, you can catch the Yankees Classics.  Then they fill up a lot of the schedule with them during the off-season.  As a Yankee fan, I think it's a great idea, although the ranking of some games as "Classics" can sometimes be questions.

Well, this is an attempt to log as many of the Yankee Classics that have been shown including some commentary and rankings on whether they really are classics or...not so much.

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Regular Season vs. Oakland A's
Yanks Hit Three Grand Slams
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Final Score: 22-9
Yankee Classic Rating (1 low to 10 high): 7

A strange game. The Yanks trailed 7-1 after three and this one was starting to look like a throwaway. The Yanks scored one in the fourth on a Russell Martin home run, but the game changed in the fifth when Robinson Cano connected for a grand slam to cut it to 7-6. OK...now we have a game again. Maybe not. From that point, the Yankee bullpen kept the A's in check until a few meaningless runs were scored in the 8th and 9th. Meanwhile, the offense exploded. Russell Martin connected for a grand slam in the 6th, the Yankees nickel and dimed them for six runs in the seventh, extending the lead to 16-7. The Yankees weren't done however. After sparking a rally and having already scored another run in the eighth, the Yanks loaded the bases AGAIN. And AGAIN, this time Curtis Granderson, unloaded them with a grand slam. For good measure, Andruw Jones followed immediately with a solo bomb, putting the icing on the cake.

The strangeness wasn't done however.  Somehow, in all the chaos that characterized this day, Jorge Posada, in the ninth inning, took the field for the first time in the major leagues...at second base.  Naturally, the final ground ball of the game went directly to him, which he fielded fine, but then unleashed an awkardly wild throw in the dirt that was picked by Nick Swisher as he was falling backward toward right field.  You have to see the throw to bask in its pure hilarity and that alone, aside from the wildness contained in the 31 runs and 53 outs prior to this play, is worth the label of "Yankees Classic."  If you don't have the time to sit and watch the whole game, you should at least be sure to catch the last ten minutes.< /p>

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