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Joe Torre to keep his Westchester digs11.12.07

joe1.jpgIt appears Joe Torre will be keeping his house in Harrison despite his new job managing the Los Angeles Dodgers.

As the former Yankee manager headed to his annual fundraiser for his Safe At Home Foundation on Nov. 9, Torre told Journal News blogging titan Peter Abraham he would be keeping his Westchester home:

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I don’t think we’re going to look to sell the house. We like it here; we’ve found a home. We always talk about having a place to come back to.

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Via e-mail, Abraham told me today he did not know if Torre planned on keeping his other residence in Mahopac.

“Since that was his weekend house and he’ll be spending most of his weekends in Los Angeles, I would guess that will be for sale eventually,� Abraham said.

Guess what athletic Lower Hudson Valley celebrity showed up at Torre’s fundraiser to play “Glory Days� on guitar with Bruce Springsteen? Find out after the break.

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Bernie Williams to return to Bronx to play … guitar06.27.07

Tom Nycz/The Journal News Armonk resident and former New York Yankee outfielder Bernie Williams will be headed back to the Bronx in August, but as far as we know, he won’t be playing center field. He’ll be playing a six-string.

Williams plans to teaming up for a concert with Jose Feliciano and other performers Aug. 18 for “A Night of Peace, Unity & Hope” at the Paradise Theater.

If you haven’t heard Bernie play, he’s no hack. In addition to releasing an album that scored well on the charts, he took the stage with the Allman Brothers in April.

Another Lower Hudson Valley resident scheduled to appear is Hartsdale resident Michael Kay, the primary Yankees play-by-play announcer for the YES Network.

Even more intriguing is the nature of the expected appearances by Jim Leyritz and Darryl Strawberry, who were teammates with Williams when the Yanks won the 1996 World Series. They’ve signed up to take the stage as actors in a production of “The Boy of Steel,” according to The New York Times.

There’s no way Strawberry’s acting will be as awesome as it was in one of my favorite episodes of “The Simpsons” — the same episode in which C. Montgomery Burns repeatedly demands Don Mattingly to “shave those sideburns.”

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Armonk, Bernie Williams, Darryl Strawberry, Don Mattingly, Hartsdale, Jim Leyritz, Michael Kay, The Simpsonswith 1 Comment →

Bernie Williams redefines ‘home run’12.18.06

Take a curtain call, Bernie!

While outfielder/classical guitarist Bernie Williams and the New York Yankees this weekend continued mulling the possibility of reuniting in 2007, The Journal News’ Len Maniace reported about the Armonk resident’s five years of volunteer contributions to Hillside Food Outreach.

The charity operates out of a White Plains warehouse and delivers food to needy families and individuals throughout Westchester County. In the Dec. 17 article, Williams discusses a memorable early morning food delivery:

<blockquote><div>The woman got very excited and woke everyone in the house and the kids got excited. It was like a little party. It was funny to see, but I could see how we were able to bring a smile to their faces, in spite of their harsh situation.

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Bernie Baseball also helps with Hillside’s fundraising efforts, whose annual marquis event has attracted fellow Yankees, including manager Joe Torre, who resides in both Harrison and Mahopac, and relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, who lives in Purchase and owns a New Rochelle steak house.

In honor of Bernie’s generosity, Suburbarazzi adds his name to our poll for best bald look. Piermont resident William Hurt, in dead last place, is about to have another reason to be Hurt.

Posted by: Chris Serico - Posted in Armonk, Bernie Williams, Harrison, Joe Torre, Mahopac, Mariano Rivera, New Rochelle, Piermont, Purchase, William Hurt, Yankeeswith 1 Comment →