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New York Yankees

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Yankees Have Edge, Empty Seats in Latest Subway Series

    The Mets and Yankees start a three-game stand at Yankee Stadium today, and though the papers are banging the drum, some tickets remain on sale. You will probably have to settle for standing room, and good luck moving down to those empty $1,250 seats. Mets manager Jerry Manuel is playing down his s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Our Subway Series Prediction: Yankees, Yankees, Mets

    It isn't just the economy and the ticket prices that will produce all those empty seats at Yankee Stadium tonight. The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have taken much of the wind out of this season's first Subway Series. As we go to press, you can still go to the Yankees web site and g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Yankee Dirt Sells, but Tix Rebate Not Such a Deal; Mets Attendance Down

    Steiner Sports is getting right on that Yankee Stadium detritus auction, announcing today it is immediately commencing an auction of such "timeless Americana" as "1 ft. x 1 ft. pieces of live sod from Yankee Stadium" for $120 and "Final Season Crystals with Genuine Dirt from the original Yankee S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Yankees Pay $11.5M for Right to Sell Old Yankee Stadium Crap. Whose Win?

    Are the Yankees screwing us on memorabilia? The Times points out that the city has what looks like an extremely sweet deal on bits and pieces of the old Yankee Stadium: they give us $11.5 million, and they get to do what they like with the debris of the stadium built in the mid-70s (with taxpayer as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Yankees Half-Price Sale on Empty Seats! (Warning: Some Buyers Get Doubles, Not Refunds)

    Hey, that oughta work: noticing (as who hasn't?) that their best seats are not filling up, the Yankees have offered fans a new deal: 50 percent off the $2,500 Legends Suite seats. And $1,000 seats will go for $650. Yes, the Steinbrenners have adjusted some Yankee Stadium premium seating prices. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Yankee Mascot's Complaints May Be Addressed; Other, Not So Much

    Well, if this isn't a sign of the times, we don't know what is: a longtime Yankees mascot/fan, Freddy "Freddy Sez" Schuman, who has carried homemade totems and made a cheerful nuisance of himself at hundreds of Yankee games, used to gain admittance to the old Yankee Stadium on his celebrity alone, b ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 8, 2009

    BATTER UP

    The Yankees take on the Oakland A's

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Yankees Pitching for 2009

    For all the funk the Yankees engendered by not making the playoffs last year after 13 straight seasons, it's important to note that Chien-Ming Wang missed 15-19 starts because of that June 15 foot injury against Houston, and that if that hadn't happened, the Yankees likely would have been in the pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Pitchers and Catchers Report Tomorrow

    Valentine's Day is a little sweeter this year because it's also the first day major league injured players, pitchers and catchers report to spring training, which means we can talk about baseball "Spring Training Thankfully Arrives," says the Wall Street Journal. amNY's Urbanite finds fans "hungry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Kicking It Soviet-Style: Day Two of the Yanks-Mets Stadium Hearings

    If yesterday's state assembly hearing on stadium funding focused on the big guns, today was for the hoi polloi. The city Industrial Development Agency is required to hold a public hearing before voting on new projects - in this case, $342 million in new tax-free bonds for the Yankees and Mets - so s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    When Elephants Fight: Not-quite-liveblogging the Brodsky Yankees Hearing

    This morning in Yankeefunland: Assemblymember Richard Brodsky's surprise last-second hearing on the latest round of taxpayer-financed Yanks and Mets stadium bonds, with promised testimony (under duress) from Yankees president Randy Levine and city Economic Development Corporation chief Seth Pinsky. ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 14, 2009

    Bloomberg Leads Yankees in Steals

    Scoreboards and other trinkets given to baseball's richest team

  • Columns

    January 7, 2009

    Mayor Mike and the Yanks: How Suite It Is

    City Hall gift-wraps another present for baseball's richest team

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Yanks Get Teixeira, Piss Off Rest of League

    The Yankees got Mark Teixeira from the Angels, and all it took was an eight-year $180 million contract with a no-trade clause, beating the Red Sox, who really wanted the heavy-hitting infielder. As Ward Harkavy points out in Press Clips, with this and the Sabathia and A.J. Burnett deals, the Yanks h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Yanks, Mets Demanding Even More Cash Than Rod Blagojevich

    The blogosphere is hopping with news that the Yankees and Mets are looking to get additional tax-free bonds for their new stadiums. Read carefully, though, and you'll notice they aren't actually new: These are the same additional Yankees bonds that Assemblymember Richard Brodsky blew the whistle on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    The Yanks on Trial: Liveblogging the Kucinich Hearings

    The story so far: Back in July, U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich demanded documents from the Bloomberg administration and the New York Yankees explaining how exactly they managed to tell the IRS that the land under the Yanks' new stadium was worth $200 million, while telling the state of New York it was wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Axis of Evil: Steinbrenner Teams With Dallas Cowboys

    His number remains 666, but we have a new name for the Beast: Legends Hospitality Management (LLC), a facilities management company whose founders include Yankees capo George Steinbrenner and Dallas Cowboys GM Jerry Jones. (They are pictured above, creating a portal to hell by linking their forehoov ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2008

    Even the Team's Detractors Will Miss Yankee Stadium

    But not seeing the Bombers get beat.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008
  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2008

    EVIL EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

    It’s that baseball time of year again

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2008

    Yankee and Shea Stadium Sell-Off!

    See anything worth buying here? Today's front-page Post "exclusive" reports that the Yankees and Mets are in "secret talks" to buy the remnants of Yankee and Shea Stadiums so the teams can sell off the scrap to souvenir-hunting fans. In the story inside, memorabilia expert Mike Heffner raves about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    How Much Is That Stadium In The Window?

    Baseball may be a game of numbers, but this is ridiculous: Sports fans (or just concerned taxpayers) who opened their morning paper today could read that the city cost of building new parks to replace those obliterated for a new Yankees stadium had risen 48% to $190 million, and also 122% to $288 mi ... More >>

  • News

    November 20, 2007

    The Winter of Baseball Discontent

    We knew A-Rod would be back. Not that it solves anything.

  • News

    October 30, 2007

    A-Rod U-Turn?

    Torre's gone, but the slugger may return

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Is There a Curse of Don Mattingly or A-Rod?

    Handsome, but we prefer our Mattingly with a sexy strip of facial hair. This just landed in our inbox this morning, and we are just passing it along (without editing or comment), so don't shoot the messenger. This is something to think about. Is Joe Torre the real reason why they lost or is it th ... More >>

  • News

    September 25, 2007

    The Yanks Got Balls

    City Documents Show Team Billed Taxpayers for Souvenirs, Bar Tabs

  • News

    September 18, 2007

    The Long Ball

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

  • News

    July 3, 2007

    Bronx Bumblers

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

  • News

    June 5, 2007

    Bandwagon, Anyone?

    It's time New York got more excited about the Mets

  • News

    May 8, 2007

    Diamonds are Forever

    Rudy Giuliani downplays the value of his jewelry collection

  • News

    May 8, 2007

    Doing Pennants

    Steinbrenner can't pay too much for what he really wants

  • News

    May 1, 2007

    Bring Me the Head of Joe Torre

    Hey, it was nice while it lasted. And so was the Yankee skipper. Probably too nice for a last-place team.

  • News

    March 13, 2007

    God Returns to First

    Notes from the grapefruit league, Yankees edition

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Mystery of Stadium Funds Continues

    Nearly a month after Mayor Bloomberg issued his preliminary capital budget, the mystery over cost overruns for the city's stadium projects remains. The mayor, it now appears, has attempted to tack on somewhere between $140 million and $226 million in added spending for the Nets, Mets, and Yankees p ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2006

    Another Yankee Sweep

    How city officials snoozed while the Yanks burned public money for their new stadium

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2006

    Yanks Get OK To Zap Park

    A state judge on Tuesday refused to stop the Yankees from going ahead with their plan to build a new stadium in Macombs Dam Park, clearing the way for tomorrow's groundbreaking—and a protest by local residents who've fought to stop the taking of their green space. The Bloomberg administration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2006

    Gentlemen, Start Your Bulldozers

    The other shoe has dropped: The city's Industrial Development Agency announced at 4 p.m. today that the Internal Revenue Service has approved the convoluted tax-exempt bond scheme that would raise $1.56 billion to build new stadiums for the Mets and Yankees. Following the Yankees' successful Nationa ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2006

    Yankee Lobbyists on Taxpayers' Tab

    Circling the bases: Documents reveal city paid the team's lobbyists and execs—for lobbying city and state officials

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2006
  • News

    November 8, 2005

    Bloomberg's Gift Horse

    Yanks and Mets stadiums could cost taxpayers $800 million

  • NYC Life

    November 1, 2005

    Fantasy Baseball

    A fan's notes: How the Yankees became the Freuds of Summer

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2005

    Yankees Plan Marks Parks

    There'll be new parks along with the new stadium, but a principle is being razed In the New York Yankees' stadium saga, Macombs Dam Park has long been the whipping boy. Back in 1994, as Yankees officials were complaining about the crime and parking problems around their 161st Street home, the te ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2005

    Stadium Cheating

    Wild pitch: Why does George Steinbrenner want to tear down the house that Ruth built?

  • News

    October 26, 2004

    Curses!

    The Red Sox finally win it. But who's to say another drought isn't just beginning?

  • News

    May 18, 2004

    In Defense of Steinbrenner

    What's not to like? George wants to win, and what's more, he wants to win for us

  • News

    November 4, 2003
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