Lost amidst the Curtis Granderson three-homer fireworks and the media aftermath last night was the fact that Phil Hughes actually won a ball game. It didn't look pretty on paper. The Yankees won 7-6 and needed the Holy Trio - Rafael Soriano, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera - to preserve the win a ... More >>
Check any sports page or web site today and you're bound to find some story to the tune of "The Biggest Question Marks For The Yankees." Sample: "Can Mariano continue to defy age?" and "How long can Derek Jeter continue to play shortstop?" and "Can A-Rod avoid injury and get back on track?" and "Can ... More >>
With all the recent women's health controversies -- Komen/Planned Parenthood, contraception in Catholic hospitals, and Virginia's plan to wand women who want abortions -- and their potential to steer women's votes away from Republicans, you'd think conservatives would prefer to get back to talking a ... More >>
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 >>
Oops.Obviously when you have a rotation that consists of one ace and four jokers - and that's what Phil Hughes, A.J. Burnett, Ivan Nova and whoever the Yankees put in the fifth spot are - you've got to win the game in which your ace pitches. Especially when the ace pitches seven shutout innin ... More >>
First of all, on behalf of those at the Village Voice who are Yankee fans, let me thank Roy Edroso for the headline on his piece, "Congratulations Douchebag Yankee Fans." We accept your congratulations, and we assume you mean douchebag in the best possible sense.
And, yes, we are doucheba ... 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 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 >>
Ugh, do I need to relive this?
That which does not kill us...
Sigh. Well, I guess the numbers make sense:
#65 gets the win.
#65 gets the loss.
In game 5.
Thanks to a 4-run 1st.
And a 3-hit game.
And a final out from #33.
On the 22nd.
I can't decide wheth ... More >>
I don't know if I should be writing this right now. I have a hair trigger temper when it comes to baseball, and an uncensored tongue when it comes to lashing out at, well, anyone who crosses my path after a loss.
It may well be the most telling litmus test of my friends. The ones who try to ... More >>
I cannot believe what the hell just happened.
My hands are still shaking.
My heart may or may not be fighting the good fight against certain cardiac arrest.
The Yankees just beat the Twins in 11 innings, off the bat of Mark Teixeira--his first walkoff in pinstripes, the Yankees' 11th posts ... More >>
What are the prerequisites for getting "he's human after all" exemptions? Because there are a lot of stars and legends out there...but only certain people get this said about them with some degree of frequency. I think everybody should only get one.
Like, from birth. You don't assume anyone ... More >>