by Heather Muse This weekend, the Yankees and the Red Sox will duke it out in Boston to determine who will top the AL East. As of Thursday afternoon, the Red Sox were a game ahead. Why should a music blog care about such things? We could get into an entire treatise about the relationship bet ... More >>
Derek Jeter is my favorite player -- that is, my family's favorite player. I have played the 3,000th-hit homer over and over. It is my favorite baseball moment of the new century, with the possible exception of Johnny Damon's race to third base in the World Series against the Phillies. Now, ... 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 >>
Today, in sports news, New England tries to fire up their rivalries with our city. Tom Brady's least-favorite HBO show is apparently not Hung and Johnny Damon may end up resuming a legacy as something New York City doesn't have to have nuanced feelings for and yet again allows us to view him ... More >>
Sometimes, life really does imitate TV. Especially if you're a fan of The Wire. For example, 43 people were arrested today in a crack ring bust in Far Rockaway, Queens. One of them was a 12 year-old girl, who was selling crack -- yes: crack -- for the drug ring.
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 >>
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 started this entry on Sunday night (well, technically early Monday morning), and I was going to wait til I got into the office to write up the game, seeing as it's 3am etc. But in my excited victory celebrations that involved a lot of arm bashing and elbow bumping, I developed a giant sof ... 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 >>
I'm still trying to figure out why I was so calm when we were down 3-0. Half of me wants to chalk it up to the fact I opted to not watch the game in my usual bar, and thereby removed the unavoidable alarmist sentiments dominating such a locale. The other half of me wants to say it's becau ... 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 >>
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES FOR THEIR 40TH AMERICAN LEAGUE PENNANT! Good God. I don't even know where to begin. On the 25th of October, Yankees clinched their World Series spot with a 5-2 win. Their 110th of the season, making their playoff record 7-2, as they head into the fi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES ON SWEEPING THE AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES! Instead of a straight recap, we're doing it running-diary style. Because years from now when I'm locked up and under observation for some new breed of manic psychosis, these entries will be invaluable to ... 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 >>
Way to end the season on a high note, Yanks! I admit, I was getting a little disgruntled when you dropped 3 in a row, and yeah, they're meaningless, but THEY'RE NOT TO ME! I just know how it feels when the Yankees are playing full-throttle, and there aren't a lot of things that rival that se ... More >>
So we're back to this again, huh? Tampa Bay just secured a place on my fantasy team of "People to Kill." Or rather, I think this is more in line with what I have in mind. Saturday's game between the Yanks and the Devil Rays (which is what I'm back to calling them for the next day of the sea ... 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 >>
The secret to the Yanks' success? A guy named Kevin
Minor league neglect and a baffling innumeracy have doomed the Yankees
Peering into the dugouts of the hometown heroes
Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?
Rickey Fits Into New Jersey
Relax, Yankee Fans. Everything's in Good Hands.
Thanks for the Memories, You Yankee Role Players. Now Get Out of Here.