So, it seems as if Alex Rodriguez might be screwed. As a little background, our sister paper, the Miami New Times, published a scathing cover story last week about a Miami-based drug clinic, Biogenesis, that allegedly provided steroids to a murderer's row of athletes, including boxers, tennis play ... More >>
Sad news to report on the Yankees front: Jerry Girardi, the father of Yankees skipper Joe Girardi, died today.Meanwhile, the Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles tonight in the Bronx in a game that could seal up the American League Division Series and propel the Bombers to the ALCS.Girardi reportedly ... More >>
Just when you think things can't get any worse for the Mets, you think they can get worse. As Bill Madden points out in today's Daily News, the Mets don't have much to look forward to in the free agent market this winter "when the two biggest sluggers coming to the market, Albert Pujols an ... More >>
Holocaust victim?According to the reliable Richard Sandomir and Michael S. Schmidt in the Times, Tim McCarver is backtracking from trying to associate the Steinbrenners with Hitler and Stalin for their treatment of Joe Torre -- but he's not backing off too far.
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, there was Minnesota. Then it was Anaheim. And, of course, through it all, there's always the good laugh at Boston's expense. And while I'm well-versed in spitting vitriol at New England, I'm less inclined to do the same for a midwest city that's never really done wrong by me, or a we ... More >>
Karma's a cruel mistress. A bitch, even. There is something to be said for honoring the Code of War. Hnoor among thieves, etc. As much as I wanted to, I refrained from texting asinine comments to my Sox fan buddies. I doubt they would show me the same courtesy. Actually, I know they wouldn' ... More >>
Say you're a famous New York Yankee pitcher, pulled over for suspected DWI in fucking Nebraska. While it helps that you're actually from Nebraska, you haven't been around much in recent years, and maybe the troopers will think you've gotten a little big for your britches and may decide you were so d ... More >>
photo by Shelley Panzarella (cc) [The taxpayer costs of the new Yankee Stadium have been much in the news. Neil deMause, co-author of the definitive stadium-boondoggle guide Field of Schemes, answers key questions about it. -- ed.] State assemblymember Richard Brodsky was largely silent during th ... More >>
Via the LoHud Yankees Blog, we learn of No More A-Rod -- The Movement Begins, a blog devoted to insulting and defenestrating the currently luckless Yankees third baseman. Posts compare Rodriguez to a defective copying machine ("'Well sir, when you are getting the best, you must pay for the best. Thi ... More >>
The Mets and the Yankees won last night, but as is increasingly their custom, blog ball fans take little pleasure in it. "A win, a save, and a 'W' for Johan Santana," says Amazin' Avenue. "It could've gone a lot worse, but Santana was great outside of the first inning and the bullpen pitched two sc ... More >>
As promised, state assemblymember Richard Brodsky held a hearing this morning into the Yankees' latest request for $350 million (or so - see below) in city-backed tax-exempt bonds to help pay for extra doodads for their new stadium. The surprise: On the hot seat for the entire three-hour hearing was ... More >>
The taxpayer cost of the Yankees' latest request for city bonds went up on Friday, as the city Independent Budget Office released a more detailed analysis of just how much tax revenue will be lost if the Family Steinbrenner is allowed to use tax-exempt bonds to finance an additional $350 million in ... More >>
How Joba Chamberlain and Johan Santana will make us forget last year's miserable baseball legacy
Why would anyone allow a 60-year-old comedian bat leadoff for the Yankees? That's the question plaguing sports columnists this week as Billy Crystal lived out his boyhood dream and batted first in a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Crystal struck out, and the Pirates won 5-3. A ... More >>
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