C.C. Sabathia

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    October 8, 2012

    C.C., I Was Just Kidding -- You CAN Win The Big One

    If you didn't stay up last night to see it, you missed a classic. Russell martin -- or "Thank God For Russell" Martin, as he's known in my house -- belted a long shot off Jim Johnson in the 9th inning to give the Yankees 3-2 lead. And then it seemed like everyone in the Yankees lineup got a hit. E ... More >>

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    October 7, 2012

    Yanks Can't Afford To Lose Game One

    On paper, it looks like a mismatch, but Yankees fans who have watched their team sink while the Orioles soared over the last third of the season know that this isn't so. In overall batting, the Yanks lead by 18 points, .265 (5th best in the American League) to the Orioles .247 (No. 10), and in r ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Yankees 2012: OK But No Cigar...Yet

    Is it possible that following one team up close, day by day, for an entire season, can actually give you a distorted rather than accurate perception of how good they are? Like many Yankee fans, I've been ruthlessly criticizing the team's performance, or at least its performance since the All-Star ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Yanks Split With Orioles; October Looking Bleak

    However much relief Yankee fans feel after the split of the four-game series with the Orioles - and it was oh, so painfully close to being 3 of 4 for the Yanks - and however good it felt to finally see the Yanks cut loose for 13 runs on Sunday afternoon, it's hard to come away with any sense of con ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    C.C.'s No Ace And Joba Rules No More; Post-Season Looks Bleak For Yanks

    However the Yankees end up after the crucial weekend series against the Orioles, there's one thing that August has pretty much demonstrated: namely, that the Yankees -- as they are now constituted -- are not going to the World Series this year and probably will not even win the American League East. ... More >>

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    August 25, 2012

    C.C. Sabathia Back With A Vengeance. Jeter For MVP?

    Yankees fans breathed a little easier last night with C.C. Sabathia's return. He went 7 1/3 innings in the Yanks' 3-1 victory over Cleveland, gave up four hits and a walk, and, best of all, struck out nine. His ERA has now dropped below 3.50 for the season. Then again, he was pitching against the ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    Kuroda Wows In Yanks' Home Opener

    Any Yankees victory over the Los Angeles Angels is sweet, but this afternoon's 5-0 win was particularly sweet. No sooner did Albert Pujols say, in effect, that Opening Day at Yankee Stadium was "no big deal," Hiroki Kuroda went out and made a big deal out of it: 8 innings, 5 hits, 6 Ks, ZERO runs. ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012


    New York Yankees host California Angels

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    October 20, 2011

    Not All Yelpers Are Created Equal; OWS Protesters Target Fancy Restaurants

    ​Junk food is now being blamed for low sperm counts in young adult males. [Business Insider] If you thought the tainted cantaloupe death toll had peaked, you were wrong. A second New York death brings the total up to 25. [Wall Street Journal] Some Yelp reviewers -- Yelpers -- are so influen ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Yankees' Wallet is Fat, But So is C.C. Sabathia

    Sabathia: Big dramaC.C. or C.J.? Does it come down to that for the Yankees? We still don't know who's going to the World Series, but the internet is abuzz with speculation about whether the Yankees are going to try to re-sign C.C. Sabathia or Texas Rangers left-handed ace C.J. Wilson — or both ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Yankee Post-Mortem: A-Rod Not the Only Cause of Death

    ​Let's look on the bright side ... no, scratch that. There is no bright side. Let's try to take in the big picture ... no, skip it. That's crap, too. The Yankees' 3-2 elimination loss to Detroit on Thursday night was as ugly as a one-run defeat can be. They were a better team than the Tigers, not ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Justin Verlander Just In Case

    If you were about to play what could be your last game of the season, would you use every weapon you had? If we are to believe Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland, he wouldn't. Leyland has repeatedly said he "probably wouldn't use Justin Verlander in relief" in tonight's Game Five against the Yanks, ... More >>

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    October 2, 2011

    Over 700 Arrests Made on Brooklyn Bridge; Hospital Wants to Release Hinckley; Typhoons Hit Philippines

    As we reported yesterday, Occupy Wall Street protesters were arrested while marching over the Brooklyn Bridge. The New York Times reports police made over 700 arrests. Demonstrators claim authorities misled them by saying they could march on the bridge. Officers arrested people who weren't on the pe ... More >>

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    October 1, 2011

    Legality of Anwar al-Awlaki Killing; Rain Delay for Yankees; Dow Jones Slumps

    via Washington Post​Justice Department officials have released a statement establishing the legality of the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda leader who was born in New Mexico, was killed in Yemen yesterday in an authorized drone strike. Some questioned the legal ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Fright Night for Yankee Fans

    If I were a Yankees fan, I'd be afraid — very afraid. Of course, as I've said all season, whenever I look at the pitching staff I'm afraid. But in addition to being afraid all season, I've also been wrong all season, so maybe I'm wrong now. Maybe there's something I'm not seeing here, but the ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Joe Girardi Must Have Done Something Right

    GirardiI'll be honest: I didn't think the Yankees would win the AL East, right up to the day they won it. Yet they did it, and in fact by a wide margin. Before we even consider the problems of the playoffs, we should acknowledge the gutsy job turned in by everyone, particularly manager Joe Girardi, ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Memo to Yanks: Pitch By the Numbers, Not By the Salaries

    After C.C., who?​To sit through the plethora of stories about the Yankees' starting rotation you'd think they had pitching to burn. "Logjam" is the most common word used to describe the starting six, and, incredibly, we're also seeing "embarrassment of riches." It's embarrassing, all right, b ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    C.C. Sabathia: Just How Big a Problem?

    Sabathia: Weighty issue.​Everything about C.C. Sabathia is big, so I guess it's natural that his flaws are also big. After Saturday's disastrous outing with a 10-4 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway, Yankees fans must be worrying that C.C.'s big flaw could be fatal. You may have thought that Sunda ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011


    New York Yankees host the Detroit Tigers

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    October 25, 2010

    Yankees Post Mortem: Dissecting 2010's Corpse

    ​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 >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Click Your Heels, Say, "The Yankees Can Win Three Straight"

    ​It's too early (by a few hours, at least) to call this a T3 -- a total team tank. After all, C.C. Sabathia could win this afternoon, and if the Texas Rangers can win three straight, so can the Yankees. But if Yankee fans need anything more to be depressed about, consider that Sabathia, wh ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    C.C. Sabathia's Start Tonight: None Bigger All Year

    ​Prudence suggests that Bill Madden's pick in today's Daily News - Minnesota twins in five - is a correct one. Madden's reasoning is sound: the Yankees have been a lackluster 29-30 since July 30 and only 9-17 since September 5. "Combined," Madden writers, "with Girardi's erratic managing and t ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    September 15, 2010

    LET'S GO!

    New York Yankees host Tampa Bay

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    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 >>

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    July 27, 2010


    The Yankees battle the Red Sox

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    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 >>

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    November 1, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: CC starts another on short rest, Yanks 2 wins away from nirvana

    ​Is Girardi giving CC the Scott Proctor treatment*? Or is he just getting his money's worth out of the fat boy? I'd say the latter, but critics [read: people terrified of a Yankee championships] are tsk-tsking the decision to pitch superace CC Sabathia on short rest for Game 4 of the World Se ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    "Silly-delphia" "Frillies" Take Game One

    "VOTE: ARE THE YANKS IN TROUBLE?" The drama queens at the Post react badly to the Game One loss, and 81 percent of their poll respondents at this writing say yes, they're in trouble. Daily News elder statesman Mike Lupica takes the tip-yer-hat approach: "Lee carried his team the way CC Sabathia has ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: My Head Still Hurts

    ​I love Yankee fans. Depressed and devastated over Game 1's loss and being antagonized by pathetic assholes who have nothing in their life beyond taking joy in someone else's misery, I got my rejuvenation from other Yank fans. Who all agreed we're down, but not out. Not by a long shot. How ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Hope the stadium organist dug up the "Who's Your Daddy?" sheet music...

    ​Let's the last 24 hours, I've: Threw a pen at a Red Sox fan because he said, "I'm loving the way this series is going." Told my buddy to go to hell when it came to my attention he bet on the Phillies to win the whole series. Changed the M and N on my coworker's keyboard because ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Is This Really Happening? Seems Like Opening Day Was Yesterday...

    ​That was the first entry I wrote this year.. It goes without saying that, of course, the Yanks have won nothing yet. But it's so surreal now to think about times when baseball isn't even on. Regardless of who wins this series, there's only 1 more week of baseball left til the long winter is ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Blowout win puts Yankees on the brink...!

    ​I think I might have been just as happy with the score as I was with the fact that the Yankees won last night. I don't know if my heart could have handled another extra innings monument to high anxiety. A pitchers' duel would have sent me into seizure fits. (Of course, an Angels' hit parade ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Short on Rest, Big on Game: Series Lies on CC's Shoulders

    ​"Look at it this way, if the Yankees swept the Angels, we'd have A WHOLE WEEK without baseball. Is that what you want?" Last night's loss sent me into fits, and the argument could very easily be made that I was overreacting and oooh, look how spoiled Yankee fans are, it's one los ... More >>

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    October 17, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: No Sympathy For the Angels in Yanks' 4-1 win

    ​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 >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Hurry Up & Wait (Previewing ALCS Game 1)

    ​I guess this is what it's like in the 36th week of pregnancy. Irritable, irrational, and impatient. You're constantly governed by an "any minute now" state of mind. And when that moment finally does arrive, it just gets more chaotic...more emotionally and physically intense. Newborn. Rain. ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: The Clock Winds Down, Fans Wound Up

    ​"The anticipation must be killin you." --Text message, 7:32 pm "46 hours, 41 min til 1st pitch. But who's counting?" --Text message, 9:17pm "I'm trying to get people to start calling me Fung Wah." --I'm not going to dignify this with a timestamp, but it bears mentioning since this is the ty ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Previewing Game 2 of the ALDS, Yanks/Twins @ 6:07

    ​(Yanks look to go 9-0 against Twins and take 2-0 lead! On 10.09.2009! More number fun! Though I may be playing it a little fast and loose with the word "fun" right now..) It doesn't get any easier from here on out.. Yeah, I don't know who I'm referring to right now--the Yankees' battle wit ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Previewing Game 1 of the ALDS

    ​ My hands have been shaking all day. And probably will continue to do so for the remainder of the postseason. I've been reduced to little more than a teething infant. And it's only Game 1. Sweet Christ.

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    October 7, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: ONE DOWN...Yankees' quest for 27 begins with 2-7 win

    ​So about 5 hours ago, I lamented that my hands have been shaking all day. And they still are. But for different reasons now. The Yanks are down 2-0 in the bottom of the 3rd, and that was around the time my manic desperation started to manifest itself full throttle. It's a crazy frenzy that ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    A Nice, Round Number for a Nice, Round Pitcher

    ​ Last week the games didn't count. The Yankees called upon the "the linebackers," aka the young farm boys with jersey numbers that are more typically seen on defensive linemen than they are on the baseball diamond. Girardi still filtered in his star players, but it was clear and unsurprisin ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    Jockbeat: Yankees Looking at a Tough Joba Ahead

    ​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 >>

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    July 15, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Yankees at Midseason

    Let's start with the obvious -- or at least what should be obvious:  the new Yankee Stadium is not helping the Yankees. While the Yanks lead MLB in home runs at home with 79 and are on track to be one of the greatest home run hitting teams of all time, they're actually hitting better on the roa ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Yankee Stadium Opener Has Yogi, Sousa, Finger, Tommy Bahama

    The new Yankee Stadium will hold its first MLB regular season game today, with the Bombers facing Cleveland. The park opened at 10 a.m. (reporters are already filing about the "Taj Mahal of baseball parks") and opening ceremonies will commence around noon with the West Point Marching Band performing ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Yankees Pitching for 2009

    For all the funk the Yankees engendered by not making the playoffs last year after 13 straight seasons, it's important to note that Chien-Ming Wang missed 15-19 starts because of that June 15 foot injury against Houston, and that if that hadn't happened, the Yankees likely would have been in the pos ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008
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    December 10, 2008

    Yankees Get Sabathia for $140 Million

    The Post announces that C.C. Sabathia, the 2007 Cy Young Award winner and most recently a Milwaukee Brewer, is signing with the Yankees. They say the deal is over $140 million for six years (Update -- Make that $160 million over seven years!), the largest pitching contract in major league history. T ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008

    Yanks Still Got Balls: Double-Dipped on Rent Break

    City comptroller (and still possible 2009 mayoral candidate) William Thompson issued his long-awaited audit today of items the Yankees deducted from their city rent for "stadium planning" costs, as allowed under the lease they got from Rudy Giuliani as a going-away present in 2001. How long-awaited? ... More >>

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