AL East

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Derek Jeter Is a Melodramatic Pussy (Video)

    The (second-place) New York Yankees are heading into their first game tonight since losing against the (first-place) Tampa Bay Rays. In those games, though, the the Yankees lost more than the game: They took a hit of pride, too.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    New York Times Declares Yankees Caps Season's Hottest Criminal Accessory

    All the cool kids are wearing them. ​The New York Times points out an odd and fascinating trend in crime fashion: More than 100 suspects or "persons of interest" in a crime in the city since 2000 have worn Yankees-branded clothing either during their crime or when they were arrested or arraign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Derek Jeter's Future: Here's An Idea Out of Left Field

    ​Yankees announcer Michael Kay, speaking on ESPN 1050 yesterday, said what is on every New York baseball fan's mind. Not "Will the Yankees win the pennant?" -- with a favorable schedule and the return of Alex Rodriguez and Andy Pettitte imminent, the odds are in their favor. Not "Will C.C. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Tom Brady and Johnny Damon Hate New York City, Apparently

    ​Today, in sports news, New England tries to fire up their rivalries with our city. Tom Brady's least-favorite HBO show is apparently not Hung and Johnny Damon may end up resuming a legacy as something New York City doesn't have to have nuanced feelings for and yet again allows us to view him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Three Days at Shea: All Heaven Broke Loose

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 23, 1969, Vol. XIV, No. 54 Three Days at Shea: All Heaven Broke Loose by Joe Flaherty It is no small wonder that H.L. Mencken was a cranky fellow. Living in Baltimore can do that to a man. Its proximity to New York is so close, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Joe Girardi and the JV Squad Somehow Get Love from the Daily News

    ​Apparently there were two baseball games between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays played Sunday afternoon - the one I saw and the one written about by John Harper in the Daily News. In the game I saw, Joe Girardi, with his ace C.C. Sabathia on the hill, had an inexplicable attack of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Yankees Lamely Mum on Protesting All-Star Game Over Arizona's Immigration Law

    ​It's a sad enough day for the Yankees and their fans, given the death of controversial and famed owner George Steinbrenner. But it very well might've just gotten even worse for some, especially their (massive base of) fans of Latino decent, who -- if they're anything like the majority of Lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Joba Chamberlain's Rotten Season: Time to Get Back to Basics

    ​"Other guys helped create that mess," said Joe Girardi of last Saturday's disaster in which the Yankee relief corps blew a 10-5 lead to the Cleveland Indians in a 13-11 loss. "But he just didn't make the pitches when he had to ... Joba is our eighth inning guy, and he needs to get it done for ... More >>

  • News

    May 25, 2010

    Summer Guide: Hit the Arts Road!

    Weekend trips to cultured places

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Digital Yankee Pankee Outlawed: No iPads at Yankee Stadium

    ​As if it weren't enough for them to tell you when to stand, when to sit, and how much they're going to extort you for the privilege of watching a World Series team phone it in on important rivalry series', the Yankees management is now telling you which telecommunications devices you can (or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Willie Mays Needs a Tiebreaker From These Clowns?

    ​Anyone out there feel as cheated by the final regular position episode of The Lineup as I did? The segment on center fielders was really the only one worth doing; the winners at the other positions -- Yogi Berra at catcher, Lou Gehrig at first, Jackie Robinson at second, Derek Jeter at short, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    The Most Shocking New York Yankees Loss, Ever

    ​Some things are simply unforeseeable. After all, who would've thought that the New York Yankees - the highest-paid team in baseball, the team that won the World Series just six months ago - would sustain what some could only perceive as the most shocking defeat in the history of the franchise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Video: Chan-Ho Park Apparently Lost Some Kind of Bet In the Clubhouse

    Via The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan, Yankees pitcher Chan-Ho Park is either completely hysterical, or completely humorless, or lost some kind of ridiculous clubhouse bet. This will go on the Yankees internal year-end best plays rolls.

  • Voice Choices

    April 6, 2010


    The Yankees host the Angels (and our beloved Matsui. Sniff.)

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    What to Talk About at Work Today

    ​In case you were living under a rock (or outside, with a healthy application of spf, we hope) this weekend, we've consolidated a handy list of what the past two days had to offer. Fear the office water cooler no longer! Read on for what's on the lips of all the popular kids:

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Yankees Prospects Look Grim -- Star Pollster Nate Silver

    ​If Nate Silver is correct, both the Democratic Party and the New York Yankees might be headed for tough times this fall. The ace political pollster/baseball analyst projects the numbers for 1,600 major league ballplayers in the current Baseball Prospectus 2010, and things don't look good for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Congress Considers Congratulating Yankees; Bill's Future Uncertain (Update: Bill Passes 386-17; 11 "Present," 19 Abstain)

    ​Among other urgent business, the House of Representatives is considering today a bill, introduced by Jose Serrano of The Bronx, "Congratulating the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series Champions, the New York Yankees." Among the bill's many Whereases: "Whereas this year the Yankees opened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Congratulations Douchebag Yankee Fans

    Lovingly borrowed from Yankees 2000 About the best thing you can say about the Yankees' Series victory is that it's been too long since the last one -- in which they defeated our beloved Mets -- for their fans to have achieved total douchebag status. True, last night they chanted "Who's Your Daddy" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: "WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!"

    ​ CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES FOR WINNING THEIR 27th WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. Well, I'm finally just getting out of bed, after celebrating the World Series Championship of the New York Yankees up until about 7am. None of us wanted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Post Aroused By Yankee Win, Levi's Johnston, "Horse & Buggery"

    ​We certainly don't want to rain on our own Crazy Yankee Chick's parade, but we have to note how aroused the Yankees have gotten the New York Post. You have to scroll past bunting banners and pinstripe wallpaper to get to any non-Yankees news there today... but first, some Yankees news: Manag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: This ends tonight.

    ​November 4, 2009. 11/4. Andy Pettitte is pitching in his 11th postseason with the Yankees. If he wins it, it'll be his 4th of the year. Pedro Martinez is pitching his 11th postseason game. If he loses, it'll be his 4th against the Yankees. If the Yankees win tonight, their postseason reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Jockbeat: Yanks Chances for Finishing Things Tonight

    ​We want to make this clear before tonight's game: We're not second guessing Joe Girardi's decision to pitch A.J. Burnett on three days rest Monday night. We called it before the game. It was foolish and impulsive, based on a hunch and not logic, and it will have an adverse effect on the Yanke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: And the World Series heads back to the Bronx...

    ​"When the dazzling dark breaks over the far slopes of time, then it's time to toss things, like our reason, and our will...then it's time to break our necks for home."--Annie Dillard After last night's loss in Citizen's Bank Park that staved off elimination for the Phillies, I realized that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Jockbeat: Some Jocklit to Tide You Over Until Game Six

    ​The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912 By Mike Vaccaro Doubleday, 290 pages, $26.95 Game Six -- Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime By Mark Frost Hyperion ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 1, 2009


    The Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Yankee Stadium Staff Announce Rainout, Refuse Entry When Game Resumes

    Yankee fans who decided to cool their heels outside the House that Taxpayer Dollars Built during a long rain delay got an unpleasant surprise when they tried to get back in: the stadium personnel wouldn't let them. The park has a firm no-readmittance policy, but several ticket-holders claim they wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Yankees Half-Price Sale on Empty Seats! (Warning: Some Buyers Get Doubles, Not Refunds)

    Hey, that oughta work: noticing (as who hasn't?) that their best seats are not filling up, the Yankees have offered fans a new deal: 50 percent off the $2,500 Legends Suite seats. And $1,000 seats will go for $650. Yes, the Steinbrenners have adjusted some Yankee Stadium premium seating prices. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Yankee Mascot's Complaints May Be Addressed; Other, Not So Much

    Well, if this isn't a sign of the times, we don't know what is: a longtime Yankees mascot/fan, Freddy "Freddy Sez" Schuman, who has carried homemade totems and made a cheerful nuisance of himself at hundreds of Yankee games, used to gain admittance to the old Yankee Stadium on his celebrity alone, b ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2009


    The Yankees take on the Oakland A's

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Yankees Batting for 2009

    The writers in the current issue of Sports Illustrated -- including Ben Reiter, whose name is on the Yankee section -- seem to feel everything will go great in the Bronx this year - or almost great. The Yankees, SI thinks, will roll over the Red Sox and A's to win the AL East, will beat the Twins in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Jockbeat: Red Sox Cry Uncle After Yanks Spend Half a Billion

    For years, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have been locked in a bidding war for baseball's highest priced free agents. And now it appears that the Red Sox have finally blinked.According to the Associated Press and Business Week, Red Sox owner John Henry called -- for the second time -- for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Pitchers and Catchers Report Tomorrow

    Valentine's Day is a little sweeter this year because it's also the first day major league injured players, pitchers and catchers report to spring training, which means we can talk about baseball "Spring Training Thankfully Arrives," says the Wall Street Journal. amNY's Urbanite finds fans "hungry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Kicking It Soviet-Style: Day Two of the Yanks-Mets Stadium Hearings

    If yesterday's state assembly hearing on stadium funding focused on the big guns, today was for the hoi polloi. The city Industrial Development Agency is required to hold a public hearing before voting on new projects - in this case, $342 million in new tax-free bonds for the Yankees and Mets - so s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    When Elephants Fight: Not-quite-liveblogging the Brodsky Yankees Hearing

    This morning in Yankeefunland: Assemblymember Richard Brodsky's surprise last-second hearing on the latest round of taxpayer-financed Yanks and Mets stadium bonds, with promised testimony (under duress) from Yankees president Randy Levine and city Economic Development Corporation chief Seth Pinsky. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Yanks, Mets Demanding Even More Cash Than Rod Blagojevich

    The blogosphere is hopping with news that the Yankees and Mets are looking to get additional tax-free bonds for their new stadiums. Read carefully, though, and you'll notice they aren't actually new: These are the same additional Yankees bonds that Assemblymember Richard Brodsky blew the whistle on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2008

    The Yanks' Suite Deal With Bloomberg

    It was buried about as far as you can bury something without hitting Jimmy Hoffa -- the Saturday edition of Thanksgiving weekend -- but the Daily News' Juan Gonzalez revealed yesterday that the Bloomberg administration traded 250 free parking spaces and city approval of tax-exempt bonds for a luxury ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    The Yanks on Trial: Liveblogging the Kucinich Hearings

    The story so far: Back in July, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich demanded documents from the Bloomberg administration and the New York Yankees explaining how exactly they managed to tell the IRS that the land under the Yanks' new stadium was worth $200 million, while telling the state of New York it was wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Axis of Evil: Steinbrenner Teams With Dallas Cowboys

    His number remains 666, but we have a new name for the Beast: Legends Hospitality Management (LLC), a facilities management company whose founders include Yankees capo George Steinbrenner and Dallas Cowboys GM Jerry Jones. (They are pictured above, creating a portal to hell by linking their forehoov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    Yank Crankers: "Worst Loss of the Season"

    From a non-groaner perspective, Roy Halliday was in great form and the Blue Jays had a good night. Yankees bloggers see it differently. The Yanks' loss to the Jays last night is, you guessed it, "now the front runner for worst loss of the season," says Pinstripe Alley. "The Yanks continue to lose t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2008


    It’s that baseball time of year again

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    What the Hex? The Continuing Saga of the "Sox Curse"

    As mentioned last week, I love this story, but even I'm getting a little sick of it. My inner conspiracy theorist is beginning to think that perhaps the Saga of the Sox Jersey is one of those "partnerships" dreamed up by Hank Steinbrenner and Red Sox owner John Henry to keep folks interested in The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    Yankee and Shea Stadium Sell-Off!

    See anything worth buying here? Today's front-page Post "exclusive" reports that the Yankees and Mets are in "secret talks" to buy the remnants of Yankee and Shea Stadiums so the teams can sell off the scrap to souvenir-hunting fans. In the story inside, memorabilia expert Mike Heffner raves about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    How Much Is That Stadium In The Window?

    Baseball may be a game of numbers, but this is ridiculous: Sports fans (or just concerned taxpayers) who opened their morning paper today could read that the city cost of building new parks to replace those obliterated for a new Yankees stadium had risen 48% to $190 million, and also 122% to $288 mi ... More >>

  • News

    November 20, 2007

    The Winter of Baseball Discontent

    We knew A-Rod would be back. Not that it solves anything.

  • News

    October 30, 2007

    A-Rod U-Turn?

    Torre's gone, but the slugger may return

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Is There a Curse of Don Mattingly or A-Rod?

    Handsome, but we prefer our Mattingly with a sexy strip of facial hair. This just landed in our inbox this morning, and we are just passing it along (without editing or comment), so don't shoot the messenger. This is something to think about. Is Joe Torre the real reason why they lost or is it th ... More >>

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    The Yanks Got Balls

    City Documents Show Team Billed Taxpayers for Souvenirs, Bar Tabs

  • News

    September 18, 2007

    The Long Ball

    The secret to the Yanks' success? A guy named Kevin

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