American League (MLB)

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Q&A: Craig Finn Of The Hold Steady Breaks Down The Twins/Yankees Series

    Twins cap not pictured, for once​The MLB Playoffs begin today, kicking off an annual tradition for many sports-minded New Yorkers: rooting against the Yankees. Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn has added motivation this year, given that his beloved Minnesota Twins once again drew the Yanks in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Yankees' Biggest Loss of the Year: The Worrying Omens

    ​Apparently I wasn't the only one who watched the Yankees' hideous 10-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays last night feeling that the Bombers had just bombed in their most important game of the season. There is Filip Bondy, for instance, in today's Daily News: "This was a very big game...C.C. Sabat ... More >>

  • 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 17, 2010

    Yankees Fans, Are You Worried Yet?

    ​Be afraid, Yankees fans -- be very afraid. Though some are dismissing the Yankees' late-season slide saying, "After all, they're still going to make the playoffs," there's nothing good to be said about their performance over the last 10 games. On September 4, the Yankees were on an eight-g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    More Pinstriped Perps Discovered

    ​By Jared Greenfield Turns out it's not just street thugs who embrace the Bronx Bomber brand. The Times served up a hundred examples yesterday of cons who don pinstripes, but as usual, the paper of record took a dive on all the politician perps, convicted or charged, whose preferred wardrobe ... More >>

  • 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 23, 2010

    Ralph Houk and Yogi Berra: Let's Not Forget the Facts

    ​Respect for the dead doesn't demand a revision of the historical record. I liked Ralph Houk, too, and was sad to hear of his passing last Wednesday. Yes, Houk was respected by the players that he managed, particularly Mickey Mantle (whom he made the Yankees captain, or at least their unoffici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Tim McCarver, Joe Torre, and the Hyperbole of Hindsight

    Holocaust victim?​According to the reliable Richard Sandomir and Michael S. Schmidt in the Times, Tim McCarver is backtracking from trying to associate the Steinbrenners with Hitler and Stalin for their treatment of Joe Torre -- but he's not backing off too far.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Dead Boss Still Stiffing Bronx From Beyond the Grave?

    ​Poor dead George Steinbrenner doesn't even have a grave to spin in yet, and already he's being raked over the coals for his past sins. First came Jim Dwyer's recounting of The Boss's legacy of egotism and abuse in today's Times, which recalls how Steinbrenner shook hands with Ed Koch on a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Update: George Steinbrenner Dies of Heart Attack

    ​Update: We've just heard via ABC that George Steinbrenner has died: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner has died in Tampa after suffering a heart attack, three sources tell ABC Action News. The Steinbrenner family has now released a statement, per

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    George Steinbrenner, 1930-2010

    ​"What does it matter what you say about someone?" Marlene Dietrich says about Orson Welles at the end of Touch Of Evil. What, indeed? Except that now, at the end, we should say a few things about George Steinbrenner that even out the other things we remember all too well: the ridiculous outbu ... 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 >>

  • Columns

    July 13, 2010

    State Assembly Lion Richard Brodsky Sharpens His Claws

    He wants to roar as attorney general

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    George Steinbrenner at 80: Mellowed, But We Miss the Boss

    Slowly, almost imperceptibly, George Steinbrenner's image has softened over the last few years. Two recent biographies, Peter Golenbock's George - The Poor Little Rich Boy Who Built The Yankee Empire (from Wiley, published last year and out now in paperback) and Bill Madden's Steinbrenner, The Last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Phil Hughes About to Get the Joba Treatment

    Hughes' rules? Apparently the Yankees will be holding Phil Hughes out of his next spot in the rotation. No, this is not an attempt by the Yanks to handicap themselves, it's some kind of convulsed plan to help Hughes' development. "This is a hard guy to sit and miss a spot," said Joe Girardi yesterd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    What Are New York's "Boyfriend Politicians" Doing to Single Women in the City?

    Casual Bloomberg and his lady love​You date and/or live long enough in New York City, and sooner or later you run into the complaint, usually expressed after numerous beverages, that there are "no good men in the city" -- you know, they're all taken, or married to their careers, or taken and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Jim Joyce, Perfect Games, TV Replay, and Other Poorly Understood Subjects

    A worse call than this week's.​Let us be thankful we are living in, as the Chinese say, uninteresting times. Only when there's relative calm in the Middle East and things are going smoothly with the environment can such an incident as a blown call in a baseball game make the front page of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Here's Major League Baseball's Most Guilt-Ridden Umpire, Jim Joyce, Holding a Puppy

    ​Maybe you've heard that last night, on the very last play of what was an otherwise perfect game for Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga, umpire Jim Joyce missed the call, thus costing Galarraga his perfect game. Everybody - whether you're a fan of the team throwing the perfect game or no ... 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 14, 2010

    Why LeBron James (Probably) Won't Be Coming to New York

    ​Terry Pluto, sports columnist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has been covering LeBron James since his first high school game. His latest book, LeBron James: The Making of an MVP (cowritten with PD Cavs beat writer Brian Winters) is the definitive work to date on how James became the best pla ... 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 24, 2010

    Alex Rodriguez, Naturally, Held to a Standard That Doesn't Even Exist

    Does it seem that every time there's a controversy over some frivolous issue in baseball that Alex Rodriguez is at the center of it? Or do some players and writers simply get mileage from following A-Rod and looking for reasons to create a controversy? By now everyone knows that in Thursday's game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Derek Jeter Best Shortstop, but Where's at Least a Mention of Jose Reyes?

    ​Like the Huffington Post on steroids, MSG's weekly show The Lineup continues to tell us what we already know. In the first four episodes we were told that the best catcher in New York baseball history was Yogi Berra, the best first baseman Lou Gehrig, the best second baseman Jackie Robinson ... 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.

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Twinkies Trivia, Designer Oreos & Baseball's Best Dogs

    This week in food blogs... Eater got a glimpse of the new menu at Annisa, re-opening today. Morel and Lotus Chawan Mushi with Sea Urchin, anyone? Grub Street followed the JoeDoe v. Ryan Skeen tweet-off: "least I don't work in Harlem Ryan Skeen!" Midtown Lunch found out that Ma Peche (a.k.a. Momof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Will Leitch Unspectacular on Television

    ​MSG Network continues to waste our time with "The Lineup." So far, there haven't been any picks by the five-man panel (Sparkly Lyle, Gary Carter, Will Leitch, and Steve Hirdt along with host Fran Healy) that couldn't have been phoned in: Yogi Berra as the best catcher in New York baseball hi ... More >>

  • 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 31, 2010

    Where's the Suspense in Picking New York's All-Time Baseball Lineup?

    ​We just watched the second episode of MSG's The Lineup, which airs Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. and repeats throughout the week, and aside from the fun of watching clips of old ballplayers, we're kind of wondering what the point is. The Lineup's panel -- former players Gary Carter and Sparky Lyle ... More >>

  • 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

    March 17, 2010

    Katrina vanden Heuvel's Lame Defense of David Paterson, Using Voice Reporting

    ​The Nation will let you go on a fundraising cruise with Katrina vanden Heuvel for the price of "a modest used car." I've loved her for so long I'm thinking about selling my son's 1996 Honda. Her defense of David Paterson in yesterday's Washington Post, however, was the Edsel of op-eds. And, ... More >>

  • Columns

    March 9, 2010

    David Paterson's World Series of Whoppers

    How a governor threw himself out of the game

  • 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

    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 >>

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