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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
The White House vegetable garden has been planted for the winter wi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The 2009 ALCS and 2004 ALCS are practically mirror images of each other.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>