photo by Neil deMauseFollowing last night's ten-inning loss to the Twins, the Yankees' record stands at 3-2 (good!) and the team trails Buck Showalter's undefeated Orioles by a game and a half in the AL East (bad!). But since everybody knows that early April stats don't matter (remember how t ... More >>
Does the acquisition of Cliff Lee give the Philadelphia Phillies the best rotation in baseball history?
That's a little premature, but you can certainly make a good argument.
Right now, Roy Halliday, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels certainly look to rank with the 1954 Cleveland In ... More >>
The most fun argument floating around the internet and on talk radio these days - besides whether or not the Yankee are going to get Cliff Lee -- is who is the best quarterback in New York (or should we say New Jersey?), Eli Manning or Mark Sanchez?
Well, who is? Before the season, Sports ... More >>
No sooner did the World Series end than Alex Rodriguez became the answer to the question "Why did it take the Rangers so long to win the pennant?" On Monday, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times speculated about the possibility of the Yankees obtaining Cliff Lee:
"Lee could enjoy the Yankees, ... More >>
We can thank Daily News writer John Harper for staying in top of the Texas Ranger CEO's comments on Yankees fans yesterday on ESPN radio - you know by now, Chuck Greenberg's remarks that fans at Yankee Stadium were "violent, apathetic, and an embarrassment."
"Let's face it," Harpers says, "there is ... More >>
Since it now appears the Yankees' chances to get Cliff Lee aren't worth a bucket of warm spit, the number one sports topic now turns to "Who's the best football team in New Jersey?"
We like Gary Myers's assessment in today's Daily News: "Right now, the Jets are 5-1 on a five-game winning s ... 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 >>
Go ahead, ask him about the Yankees. Photo by Caryn Rose.Greg Dulli
Tuesday, October 19
Better than: Leaving the lights on.
"Could we bring the lights down a little bit, please?" asked Greg Dulli after the first song of his Bowery Ballroom set on Tuesday night. And immediat ... More >>
New York City: The Best in the World, no doubt. And every year, the Village Voice is as close to the eye of the swirling chaos that it is, and every year, we take one step back to say: this is the best shit in the best city in the world. Normally, 2010 would be no different, but this year, gu ... More >>
A Reuters article today entitled "Lee makes himself more enticing for Yankees" notes that Texas Rangers southpaw Cliff Lee -- who delivered the New York Yankees a brutal slaying last night -- is looking more and more enticing to the 2009 World Series Champion Team, and that the Yankees can an ... More >>
On Friday, we quoted Daily News writer John Harper's dire scenario for the Yankees: "On second thought, what if it's not such a break for the Yankees that Cliff Lee can't pitch until Game 3? Really, it's only natural to presume that delaying Lee's impact on the series helps the defending ch ... More >>
You could single out almost any Mike Lupica column as typical, but the one in today's Daily News as the Yankees prepare to play Texas in Game Three of the ALCS is really classic.
We don't want to belabor the obvious -- that's Mike Lupica's job.
Some examples: "The Yankees come home no ... More >>
Everyone is saying that tonight's game, the first of the American League Championship Series, is critical for both the Yankees and Rangers. It appears more critical, though, for the Yankees for two very simple reasons.
One, of course, is Cliff Lee. If Lee doesn't start until Game 3, then if ... More >>
By now you may have heard about the huge three-team swap involving the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies, and Seattle Mariners. All the details aren't in -- and until they are, the whole thing seems a bit mysterious. The big news is that the Phillies obtained Roy Halladay from the Blue ... 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 >>
November 4, 2009.
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 >>
"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 >>
I talked to my mom earlier today, and she had this to say about the World Series:
"I lost any respect I had for Charlie Manuel after what he did yesterday. He knew he couldn't beat CC with Joe Blanton, so instead of trying to win by the power of their own offense, they compromised CC's comfo ... More >>
World Series notes:
-- Did Johnny Damon's dash to third base in the ninth inning of last night's game take away Brad Lidge's slider and thus force him to throw the fastball at Alex Rodriguez which turned the game around? (The argument goes that since Lidge's slider so often winds up in the d ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
During Game 1 of the World Series last night, Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins was graced with one of the more remarkable fun-fact infographics in TV-baseball history: "Appeared in several MC Hammer videos in the late '80s." Now that is a fun fact. Let's see if we can find him.
First off, we'd like to thank the New York tabloids for getting the Phillies all worked up. In particular, we'd like to thank the New York Post for putting a photo shop image of Shane Victorino in a cheerleader's skirt on yesterday's front page, bearing the caption "Only in the city of Brothe ... More >>
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 >>