Alex Rodriguez, 2009 Champion

Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez: Even The Maligned Get Realigned

Much of the last 5-6 years of my New York Yankee fandom has been spent on defending the Yankees’ decision for trading for, and eventually resigning Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez. I’ve had so many heated battled with Red Sox fans and fellow Yankee fans about the merits of getting one of the greatest players of this generation (and possibly of all …

Jose VilsonAlexander Emmanuel Rodriguez: Even The Maligned Get Realigned
Yankee Stadium Gang

The Proverbial Godfather to My Students

This morning, I had a strange choice to make. Ever since the Yankees made the playoffs, I made a quasi-promise to myself that, should the New York Yankees win the championship, I’d take my students to the parade. While not educationally sound, I’ve been building that bridge from Inwood to South Bronx for my students since their 6th grade year. …

Jose VilsonThe Proverbial Godfather to My Students
Me at the Old Yankee Stadium

Why I Livetweeted the World Series [Or The Greatest Yankees Livetweeter Alive]

Imagine having to sit through an entire baseball game with announcers whose unseemly hate for your favorite team is too obvious after every inning, after every close play, or after  some “managerial” mistake. Imagine hearing the announcer just say the most random and irrelevant things at a ration that’s far too frequent for anyone to fully accept. Imagine one had …

Jose VilsonWhy I Livetweeted the World Series [Or The Greatest Yankees Livetweeter Alive]
Muse: The Resistance

Short Notes: On The Brink Of

A few notes: I haven’t done this short notes format because I’ve had more to talk about topically. Now, I have a lot less time but more things happening. Perfect for this format. I’ve noticed that many educators in the digital age have taken on the vision of Frank McCourt, who once said that, when it comes to K-12 education, …

Jose VilsonShort Notes: On The Brink Of
Me at the Old Yankee Stadium

A Yankee Reflective

I walked into my classroom with a pinstriped white shirt, and a brand new Yankees tie I got shipped to me a few weeks before, with navy blue pants, and black shoes. I knew I’d get criticism for it, mainly from a group of students who preferred the now-two time championship Boston Red Sox, my favorite team’s most storied rivals, …

Jose VilsonA Yankee Reflective
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In Search of A-Rod’s Soul

Make no bones about it; I got love for Alex Rodriguez, the 3rd baseman for the New York Yankees. His swift and graceful swing, his trot, and that swagger he shows when he comes up to bat. The ease in which he picks up balls coming down the left field line and gets them to whoever’s platooning at 1st base. …

Jose VilsonIn Search of A-Rod’s Soul
Frida Kahlo's "Le Due Frida"

Short Notes: By Any Means Human

Get your New York Yankees wallpaper here and here courtesy of yours truly. You’re welcome. I’m not losing any fat, but I’m definitely gaining muscle. Thus, my weight is still the same, but I feel different. It’s worth noting that the one group my blog is popular with is … teachers. And teachers of all colors. With people who I’m …

Jose VilsonShort Notes: By Any Means Human