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  • 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 >>

  • News

    September 1, 2009
  • Voice Choices

    September 1, 2009

    PLAY BALL!

    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

    BATTER UP

    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

    February 12, 2009

    Jockbeat: A-Rod's Juice Didn't Buy Him Much

    In the middle of this storm of anti-Rodriguez hype, a calm voice from sabermetrician J.C. Bradbury presents the case that the two steroids A-Rod took most likely had no impact on his performance: "It's probably best to say that there was no observed effect. It is possible that the steroids did give ... 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 11, 2008

    Mets Obtain Putz

    The Mets needed a good setup man to go with their closer, and seem to have found one in the amusingly named J.J. Putz, formerly of the Mariners, obtained in a complicated deal in which the Mets also got outfielder Jeremy Reed and another middle reliever, Sean Green, from the Mariners. The Mets sent ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    The Sox/Yanks Road to the Playoffs

    Weekend of July 18, 2008 I can’t believe it. The Rays are back in first place!? The Sox need to do everything they can to climb up the 1.5 games they're behind, and everyone needs to start pitching in. And as I tuned in to the Sox-Angels game Saturday afternoon on the radio, somewhere in the s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2008

    EVIL EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

    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

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    Phil Rizzuto: RIP

    Pour a little out for Phil Rizzuto. The Yankee shortstop and legendary broadcaster has died at 89. He'll be remembered as pesky shortstop who played on seven World Champion teams, but for many New Yorkers of a certain age, Rizzuto will always be the voice of the Yankees on Channel 11. I'm not a Ya ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2007

    Arms and the Men

    Two rightys may have the fate of the Mets and Yankees in their formidable hands

  • News

    July 3, 2007

    Bronx Bumblers

    How can a team with four Hall of Famers fall so far?

  • News

    June 5, 2007

    Bandwagon, Anyone?

    It's time New York got more excited about the Mets

  • News

    May 8, 2007

    Diamonds are Forever

    Rudy Giuliani downplays the value of his jewelry collection

  • News

    May 8, 2007

    Doing Pennants

    Steinbrenner can't pay too much for what he really wants

  • News

    May 1, 2007

    Bring Me the Head of Joe Torre

    Hey, it was nice while it lasted. And so was the Yankee skipper. Probably too nice for a last-place team.

  • News

    May 1, 2007

    The Yankees' Clean-Up Man

    Rudy went to bat for the Yanks, and look what he scored.

  • News

    April 3, 2007
  • News

    March 13, 2007

    God Returns to First

    Notes from the grapefruit league, Yankees edition

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Mystery of Stadium Funds Continues

    Nearly a month after Mayor Bloomberg issued his preliminary capital budget, the mystery over cost overruns for the city's stadium projects remains. The mayor, it now appears, has attempted to tack on somewhere between $140 million and $226 million in added spending for the Nets, Mets, and Yankees p ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2006

    Another Yankee Sweep

    How city officials snoozed while the Yanks burned public money for their new stadium

  • NYC Life

    August 22, 2006

    Atlas Slugged

    Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006

    Yanks Get OK To Zap Park

    A state judge on Tuesday refused to stop the Yankees from going ahead with their plan to build a new stadium in Macombs Dam Park, clearing the way for tomorrow's groundbreaking—and a protest by local residents who've fought to stop the taking of their green space. The Bloomberg administration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Gentlemen, Start Your Bulldozers

    The other shoe has dropped: The city's Industrial Development Agency announced at 4 p.m. today that the Internal Revenue Service has approved the convoluted tax-exempt bond scheme that would raise $1.56 billion to build new stadiums for the Mets and Yankees. Following the Yankees' successful Nationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    Park Service Okays Yanks' Park Demolition

    One of the slim threads of red tape holding back the Yankees' plan to build a new stadium atop Macombs Dam Park has been snipped, as the National Park Service has okayed the use of federally funded parkland for the project. Though no official announcement has been made, Micaela Birmingham of New ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2006

    Yankee Lobbyists on Taxpayers' Tab

    Circling the bases: Documents reveal city paid the team's lobbyists and execs—for lobbying city and state officials

  • News

    April 25, 2006

    The Bronx Bomber

    While rooting the Yankees to a new home, Democratic political fixer Stanley Schlein failed his other clients

  • News

    March 7, 2006

    Two Stadiums. No Waiting.

    Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate

  • News

    November 8, 2005

    Bloomberg's Gift Horse

    Yanks and Mets stadiums could cost taxpayers $800 million

  • NYC Life

    November 1, 2005

    Fantasy Baseball

    A fan's notes: How the Yankees became the Freuds of Summer

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