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Today, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced (again) that they will be releasing one of the greatest Steeler WR’s of all time: Hines Ward. Though just two weeks ago, they said they will be bringing him back, they have changed their mind, once again. This time, it seems real. After 14 seasons in gold and black, Ward will be packing his bags, changing his team colors, and heading elsewhere.

Hines Ward had this to say upon learning that he will be released on March 13th, the start of the NFL’s new league year: “I do feel that I still have more football left in me and I am looking forward to playing in the NFL, again, this upcoming season.” Ward had 1,000 catches and over 12,000 yards in his 14 years with the Steelers. He was also a 4-time pro-bowler and the 2006 Super Bowl MVP.

I for one, am a little dissapointed in the Steelers organization for this decision. Like I said on the show a few weeks ago, I think the Steelers owe him to keep him around. But, I guess this is the greatest example that the NFL truly is a business and that the Steelers are building towards a future, and are not concerned with the likes of Hines Ward any longer. Although I can not predict the future, I am interested to see where he lands in free agency. I don’t see him being any higher than a 3rd string WR in this league any more, but hes not Randy Moss or Terrell Owens….someone will definitely want him. We’ll just have to wait and see who.

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-TylerHines Ward will NOT be a Steeler come the 2012 season

YDST’s very first post!

Hello there, sports world!

This is Tyler Young, from Young and Dominant sports talk. YDST is on 90.3 FM WXLV. We have a radio show every monday, from 1-3PM. Content includes, but is not limited to, NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, and local sports to the greater Lehigh Valley area.

YDST has decided to create a Tumblr in order to blog and post about things that we may or may not get a chance to say on the radio show. We also have a twitter, @YDSTWXLV, where we post about sports also. We are looking forward to (hopefully) keeping you up to date with the sports world while we are not on air. 

As our first post of YDST Tumblr history, I would like to dedicate this post to the great career of Jason Varitek. Jason Varitek will officially announce retirement on Thursday. Since his debut in September of 1997, Varitek has become arguably one of the greatest catchers of Red Sox history, if not MLB history. He spent his entire career with the Red Sox, and ended with a career batting average of .256. But it is not his hitting that he was most known for, it was his catching. Catching for some of the greatest players of all time, such as Pedro Martinez, Kurt Schilling and Tim Wakefield, Varitek has cemented his place in catching history with a fielding percentage of .994! Towards the beginning of this offseason, there was rumors that Varitek might head to NY to play with the Mets and help raise up young catcher Josh Thole, but in the end, Varitek decided to end his career with Boston, and rightfully so. There is speculation that he will continue to work with the franchise, as a coach, front office personality, or something else. The duo of Wakefield and Varitek was a beautiful thing in the majors, and I will surely miss watching that tandem.

In other news, the St. Louis Rams have officially announced that they will trade their 2nd pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Personally, I see the Redskins or the Browns moving up to get RG3, sticking with my vision that Peyton Manning will ultimately go to the Dolphins. But hey, that’s just my opinion! Let me know what you all think.

Until next time.

-Tyler