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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
Weekend trips to cultured places
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
The Yankees host the Angels (and our beloved Matsui. Sniff.)
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:
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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The Yankees take on the Oakland A's
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We knew A-Rod would be back. Not that it solves anything.
Torre's gone, but the slugger may return
City Documents Show Team Billed Taxpayers for Souvenirs, Bar Tabs
The secret to the Yanks' success? A guy named Kevin
Two rightys may have the fate of the Mets and Yankees in their formidable hands
How can a team with four Hall of Famers fall so far?
It's time New York got more excited about the Mets
Rudy Giuliani downplays the value of his jewelry collection
Steinbrenner can't pay too much for what he really wants
Hey, it was nice while it lasted. And so was the Yankee skipper. Probably too nice for a last-place team.
Rudy went to bat for the Yanks, and look what he scored.
Notes from the grapefruit league, Yankees edition
How city officials snoozed while the Yanks burned public money for their new stadium
Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?
Circling the bases: Documents reveal city paid the team's lobbyists and execsfor lobbying city and state officials
Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate
Yanks and Mets stadiums could cost taxpayers $800 million
A fan's notes: How the Yankees became the Freuds of Summer
Is the rivalry between the Red Sox and the Yankees turning into a war of attrition?
Wild pitch: Why does George Steinbrenner want to tear down the house that Ruth built?
The Red Sox finally win it. But who's to say another drought isn't just beginning?