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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Yankees take on the Oakland A's
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Scoreboards and other trinkets given to baseball's richest team
City Hall gift-wraps another present for baseball's richest team
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
But not seeing the Bombers get beat.
Its that baseball time of year again
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 >>
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 >>
We knew A-Rod would be back. Not that it solves anything.
Torre's gone, but the slugger may return
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 >>
City Documents Show Team Billed Taxpayers for Souvenirs, Bar Tabs
The secret to the Yanks' success? A guy named Kevin
How can a team with four Hall of Famers fall so far?
It's time New York got more excited about the Mets
Rudy Giuliani downplays the value of his jewelry collection
Steinbrenner can't pay too much for what he really wants
Hey, it was nice while it lasted. And so was the Yankee skipper. Probably too nice for a last-place team.
Notes from the grapefruit league, Yankees edition
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 >>
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 >>
How city officials snoozed while the Yanks burned public money for their new stadium
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 groundbreakingand a protest by local residents who've fought to stop the taking of their green space. The Bloomberg administration ... More >>
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 >>
Circling the bases: Documents reveal city paid the team's lobbyists and execsfor lobbying city and state officials
Yanks and Mets stadiums could cost taxpayers $800 million
A fan's notes: How the Yankees became the Freuds of Summer
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 >>
Wild pitch: Why does George Steinbrenner want to tear down the house that Ruth built?
The Red Sox finally win it. But who's to say another drought isn't just beginning?
What's not to like? George wants to win, and what's more, he wants to win for us