Speculation on what caused the train wreck that ended last night with the Yankee's 8-1 loss to Detroit is useless, so I'm going to empty out all the notes I took during this year's ALCS and see what sense can be made of it.
First off, this is the third time the Yankees have lost a postseason series ... More >>
Regardless of what happens tonight, while watching the Yankees 2-1 loss to the Tigers last night in the third game of the ALCS, you had the feeling that it was the end of an era. They brought Nick Swisher to the on-deck circle last night but he didn't get to bat. If he had, it probably would have ... More >>
If you're sick of Moneyball clichés, try the cure: Too Much Moneyball, a video from Jest.com that's making the rounds.
Our favorite scene is when the actor playing the Brad Pitt role — or, rather, in this scenario the Brian Cashman role — is thinking of new ways to spend money: "Ove ... More >>
CashmanIs Brian Cashman truly the out-of-touch dork that his critics believe him to be? Or is the headline on the back page of today's Daily News ("Short Story - Cashman Says Sorry Jose, Jeter's Our Man and We're Set For The Future") some sort of shrewd Yankee bargaining ploy to get Jose Reye ... More >>
I've been trying to avoid this ever since I got a review copy in the mail of The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter by ESPNNewYork.com's Ian O'Connor. (I hate just about any book about an athlete with "journey' or "quest" or "trials" in the title.) I read or skimmed about half the book and ... More >>
After a bluff from both sides, with New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman telling aging shortstop Derek Jeter to "test the market," number 2 and the Evil Empire are said to be coming together on a three-year contract worth between $45-51 million, with "a complicated fourth-year vesting option, th ... More >>
No point right now in looking into the Yankees chances of getting Cliff Lee -- though offhand I'd say the odds are about the same as they were for the Knicks in landing LeBron James. There's also not much point wondering what the Yankees need to do to pull themselves together next season. The ... More >>
The pun beginning the New York Post article describing Lady Gaga's ban from the Yankee Stadium clubhouse is something, even by Post standards. "She's persona non Gaga," it begins, describing Gaga and friends' uninvited trip into the Yankees' backstage area, where the pop star took to "swiggin ... 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 >>
After all that ado, not a lick of rain. Just goes to show you. God's a Yankee fan, and even though they're "angels," it's bro's before halos.
Four wins down. Seven to go.
Man, it's cold out.
When I started this whole watching-the-Yankees-bat-from-outside ritual, it was a 65 degree situat ... More >>
"This is not meant to disparage Brian Bruney, Chad Gaudin, and Sergio Mitre," writes George A. King III in today's New York Post. "But who would have thought Joba Chamberlain would be in a fight with those names to be included on the Yankees ALDS roster?"
Who indeed? But why, at this point ... More >>
If Yankee fans thought the team's post All-Star game run -- 27-10, best in the major leagues -- and overall performance -- .624 W-L, best in the majors -- is too good to be true, they might be right. As every Yankee fan and front office executive knows, none of this matters unless they at least ... More >>
This three-game Citi Field series actually could be interesting rather than depressing. Despite the collapse of Johan Santana and the glove-hole of Luis Castillo in the last subway series, the Mets have gained three and a half games on the Phillies since then (though the faltering Phils have helped) ... More >>
We try not to indulge our blackhearted Mets-fan schadenfreude too much, especially so early in the season. Nonetheless, from the Boston Globe:
Another night, another buffeting of the Bombers. It's just no fun beating these New York Yankees anymore. Too easy.
The 7-0 fail at Fenway was the Yankees' ... More >>
At his press conference in Tampa today, Alex Rodriguez said he didn't know that the substance he took back in 2003-2005 -- which he identified as something known in "the streets of DR" as "Bole," presumably the anabolic steroid Primobolan -- was a steroid. He referred to taking the substance as "stu ... More >>