Hideki Matsui

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    January 4, 2013

    Bidding a Fond Farewell to Hideki Matsui

    Hideki Matsui announced his retirement from professional baseball yesterday, and though he hadn't played in pinstripes since 2009, the news must have made Yankee fans everywhere, from New York to Tokyo, a little wistful. For one thing, we never really got to see Hideki at his peak, the guy who pl ... More >>

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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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    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 6, 2010


    The Yankees host the Angels (and our beloved Matsui. Sniff.)

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    December 18, 2009

    Pepsi Shuns Super Bowl XLIV; Padma Lakshmi Among People's 'Most Intriguing'

    ​Only 91 contaminants of the 60,000 chemicals used in the U.S. are regulated by the Safe Drinking Water Act, which means that a number communities' drinking water may be legal, but laced with cancer-causing agents. [NY Times] The White House vegetable garden has been planted for the winter wi ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Jockbeat: Curtis Granderson Traded to the Yankees -- Is It A Good Deal?

    So what are the Yankees getting in Curtis Granderson?​So how does the deal for Curtis Granderson shape up for the Yankees? Pretty good, we think. The Yankees lose Ian Kennedy, who never struck us as much with a 6.03 ERA in 14 major league games, allowing more hits (63) than innings pitched (59 ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: And the World Series heads back to the Bronx...

    ​"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 >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Yankees take Game 2, take Pedro deep

    ​Ahh, much better. The Yankees beat the Phillies in a much-needed, if technically not "must-win" Game 2, with A.J. Burnett outdueling old friend Pedro Martinez. The Phillies took an early 1-0 lead in the 2nd with an RBI single from Matt Stairs, but the Yanks answered in the 4th with a solo s ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Jockbeat: Allen Barra Sizes Up the Yankees and Phillies

    ​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 >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Wait, so how is this anything like the 2004 ALCS?

    ​The 2009 ALCS and 2004 ALCS are practically mirror images of each other. Indistinguishable. Talk about carbon copies! I haven't seen this level of uncanny similarity since watching Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes in White Men Can't Jump. Yeah, that's about how alike these two series ar ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: Why The Yankees Should Beat the Angels

    ​As rivalries go, the Yankees and Angels have been overrated by the media. Since 2002, the first time they met in the playoffs, the teams have played 54 times. The Angels have won 31 of those games, the Yankees 23; the Angels have outscored the Yankees by just 12 runs. Since the Angels have b ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Jockbeat: How the Yankees Can Win It All

    ​Several million words have been written in the last few years about why teams win in the playoffs -- or more precisely, why the playoffs are different than the regular season. Most of it can be summed up in a few words: Setting your starting rotation and having a deeper bullpen. Over the la ... More >>

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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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2009


    The Yankees take on the Oakland A's

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    April 6, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Yankees Batting for 2009

    The writers in the current issue of Sports Illustrated -- including Ben Reiter, whose name is on the Yankee section -- seem to feel everything will go great in the Bronx this year - or almost great. The Yankees, SI thinks, will roll over the Red Sox and A's to win the AL East, will beat the Twins in ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008

    Wanna Stalk a Sports Star? amNY Has Tips!

    Here's another way pro athletes are like cops: most of them live out of town. amNY reports that "only 35 of the 200 players" on our local teams live in New York City. One of them is the Mets' David Wright, who maintains "a spacious $6 million penthouse suite with outdoor space at Infinity Flats, a n ... More >>

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    March 28, 2008

    The Mysterious Marriage of Hideki Matsui

    As a regular reader of this column would know, I am a Red Sox fan. Everything I read about the Yankees, no matter how hard I try, is viewed through this lens. That being said, I'm loving the coverage of Hideki Matsui's super-secret wedding. While I like to think of the Yankees as soulless automatons ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
  • News

    September 18, 2007

    The Long Ball

    The secret to the Yanks' success? A guy named Kevin

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    July 3, 2007

    Bronx Bumblers

    How can a team with four Hall of Famers fall so far?

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    May 29, 2007

    Farm Aid for the Bronx?

    Minor league neglect and a baffling innumeracy have doomed the Yankees

  • NYC Life

    August 22, 2006

    Atlas Slugged

    Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?

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    October 21, 2003

    They're Still Your Idols

    Zen and the Art of New York Yankee World Championships

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    September 16, 2003

    Classic Fall

    Careful, Yanks. The Boss Is Watching

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    April 15, 2003

    War Horny

    Victory is the Ultimate Viagra

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    April 8, 2003
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    April 1, 2003

    Yanks Don't Quite Add Up

    Subtraction and Division Problems

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    February 25, 2003
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    December 24, 2002
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    November 19, 2002