Mariano Rivera

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    September 29, 2014

    Jeterian Bling: Yankee Fans Have to Settle for Five Rings from the Age of Jeter

    #72556852 / In 1998, Derek Jeter had his first of eight 200-plus-hit seasons, batted .324, was chosen for his first All-Star Game, and received his second World Series ring. He was an integral part of one of the greatest teams in Major League history, one that set a record of 125 win ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014


    The Yanks host the Sox in one of Jeter’s last games

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    September 10, 2013

    Let Us Now Harshly Mock the At-Bat Music of the Yankees and Mets

    Chris Carter had a short career in the major leagues. He hit below league-average in 113 at bats from 2008-2010. He played in Japan the past two years. His career wasn't that notable except for one thing: In 2010 with the Mets, Carter's at-bat music was Rick Derringer's "Real American." As in Hulk H ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Yankees 2012: OK But No Cigar...Yet

    Is it possible that following one team up close, day by day, for an entire season, can actually give you a distorted rather than accurate perception of how good they are? Like many Yankee fans, I've been ruthlessly criticizing the team's performance, or at least its performance since the All-Star ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Say It Ain't Mo

    And so it ends with a bang and a whimper. No Yankee great's departure has ever caused anything like the shock to the system New York fans are now experiencing. I'm hearing from some, "Well, what about Thurman Munson's death?" A shock, yes, but let's be honest, Munson wasn't loved. Certainly his l ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    The Yankees' Wild Card: Joba Chamberlain

    Though it didn't make anyone's sports headlines in a week of Bobby Valentine's smart-offs and the return of Jeremy Lin, what might turn out to be the biggest sports news of all is the exciting progress (measured in the increasing velocity of that once-fearsome slider, now up to 94-95 mph) of Joba Ch ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Mets' CBA Quandary: Should Wright Stay or Should He Go?

    The new five-year collective bargaining agreement signed by baseball owners and players yesterday features a list of tweaks to rules big and small: Among other things, fair/foul calls can now be overruled by instant replay, teams can activate a 26th man for doubleheaders, and those shatter-prone map ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Justin Verlander Just In Case

    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 >>

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    September 14, 2011

    The Day The Yankees Tried to Trade Mariano Rivera

    Yankee savior RiveraHere's a story from the November 17, 1997, Seattle Times that's making the rounds: Not even the New York Yankees' offer of reliever Mariano Rivera, rated one of the American League's top closers, could entice the Mariners to give up Randy Johnson. ...

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    August 10, 2011

    Mariano Rivera: Maybe He Really Is 41.

    Rivera: Showing his age?"It's gonna happen every once and a while," said an ashen-faced Joe Girardi, after Curtis Granderson was picked off first base to end Tuesday night's game, with the Yankees losing 6-4 to the Angels. "The one thing you don't want is to become too passive on the base paths whe ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Mariano Rivera: Even the Outsiders Pitch In On His Greatness

    Rivera deliversMariano Rivera's 1000th appearance in a Yankees uniform has triggered a slew of analytical articles examining various aspects of his greatness. Oddly enough, the most interesting ones didn't come from the mainstream New York press. One of the best was by David Pinto, formerly of Bas ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Derek Jeter The Best NY Athlete of All Time? Really?

    ​In 1975, a survey representing America's biggest rock and roll stations asked several thousand listeners to name the greatest rock and roll record of all time. The Beatles, you might guess? Stones? Beach Boys? Stevie Wonder? Maybe Elvis? Or The Supremes? None of the above. According to those ... More >>

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    December 14, 2010

    With Cliff Lee, Will the Phillies Rotation Be the Best Ever?

    ​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 >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Yankees Prospects Look Grim -- Star Pollster Nate Silver

    ​If Nate Silver is correct, both the Democratic Party and the New York Yankees might be headed for tough times this fall. The ace political pollster/baseball analyst projects the numbers for 1,600 major league ballplayers in the current Baseball Prospectus 2010, and things don't look good for ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Jockbeat's World Series Wrap

    ​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 >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Chan Ho Park spitting on ball in World Series??

    Mariano Rivera actually had to be subjected to an MLB investigation over his alleged spitball--an accusation that was dismissed as ridiculous roughly 15 minutes after the league consented to look into it. ...And yet this incident from last night's game oddly is not generating a single peep.

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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 21, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Blowout win puts Yankees on the brink...!

    ​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 >>

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    October 21, 2009

    This Week in the Voice: Best Of!

    ​Hurrah for Best Of the Best Ofs! What do you think? Is Mexico 2000, "a quaint shop under the J/M/Z line in East Williamsburg," New York's Best Bodega? Or McGovern of Brooklyn the city's Most Morbid Florist? Surely you have an opinion on our Best Yankee (Mariano Rivera), Met (Jerry Manuel) , ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Tale of the Tape is Bulls[p]it

    ​Just to bring everyone up to speed, in the past year, the media/society et al have demonized the Yankees based on accusations from the following sources: A laundry list of names from a clubhouse source who not only has biased connections rendering clear conflict of interests, but who devel ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: The First Cut is The Deepest: Yanks' postseason win streak ends

    ​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 >>

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    October 17, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: No Sympathy For the Angels in Yanks' 4-1 win

    ​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 >>

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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 >>

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    September 19, 2009

    Hand over Fist(er) tonight, Yanks...

    ​ 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 >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Yankees Sweep Mets

    God damn it. The Metropolitan reports Yankees fans outnumbered Mets fans at Citi Field; we are overrun. Mariano Rivera got his 500th save and batted in a run, and Derek Jeter felt comfy enough to talk smack about Shea. Okay, let's start thinking about prospects for 2010. Maybe if this recession ho ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    Jockbeat: The Mets are in Worse Shape Than You Think

    As the Mets prepare for what looks like a rough seven game road trip -- starting tonight with the first of three games against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers and ending with three against the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies over the Fourth of July weekend -- it's time to face up to s ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008

    Sporting News: Yankees, Mets, Meteorologists Suck, Say Experts

    "A-Rod: Genius or Idiot?" asks Peter Abraham at the LoHud Yankees Blog after the Bombers' 4-3 loss to the Angels, which completed their weekend sweep. (Chone Figgins hit the game-winning single in the ninth against Mariano Rivera. On the bright side, it was the only pitch Rivera threw, leaving him f ... More >>

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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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    March 13, 2007

    God Returns to First

    Notes from the grapefruit league, Yankees edition

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    February 22, 2007

    As Tampa Turns: Who's Boring and Corporate Now?

    I Am Shocked – Shocked! – To Find Gambling Going On Here Okay, so those 1990s Yankees teams where everyone was all buttoned down and careful to keep any potential controversies or distractions behind closed doors… yes, those were truly great teams. But this is more entertaining. The Yanke ... More >>

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    October 17, 2006

    Seven Days in Shea

    Why do the Mets keep torturing us?

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    September 16, 2003

    Classic Fall

    Careful, Yanks. The Boss Is Watching

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    September 2, 2003
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    August 12, 2003
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    July 29, 2003

    The Era of the Darn Good

    Where Have You Gone, All You Young Joe DiMaggios?

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    April 8, 2003
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    October 29, 2002

    Only Angels Have Rings

    Pick Up the Ball, Barry. Pick It Up.

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    October 8, 2002

    Yankees Go Home

    The Bombers' Current Run Officially Ends

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    August 6, 2002

    Say Hey! The Results of Our Quiz

    The Winners? Brian Calandra and Willie Mays.

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    April 30, 2002

    Gorillas in Our Midst

    They're All Going to Cooperstown. Which Ones Will Have to Pay Admission?

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    April 2, 2002

    Masters of Their Domain

    Relax, Yankee Fans. Everything's in Good Hands.

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    November 6, 2001

    Here’s to the Losers

    Thanks for the Memories, You Yankee Role Players. Now Get Out of Here.

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    October 30, 2001

    Pitching Machines

    The Hamstring’s Connected to the . . . Fastball

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    June 19, 2001

    Meet the Yets

    The Best of New York Baseball

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    August 22, 2000
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    July 11, 2000
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    November 2, 1999

    Sweeping Questions

    The Yanks Are Champs Again. So What?

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    May 4, 1999

    Above Average Joe

    The Subtle Genius of Torre's Yankee Reign

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    March 30, 1999

    Open Season

    Luck Be a Yankee Tonight

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    October 13, 1998

    Pinstripe Destiny '98

    Inside The Yankee Docudrama

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