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 >>
On October 3, 1951, the Giants' Bobby Thomson - who died yesterday at age 86 - did more than hit the most famous home run in baseball history. He also inspired one of baseball's most famous sayings. The Yankees had clinched the American League pennant just a couple of days before the Giant ... 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.
The Yankees host the Angels (and our beloved Matsui. Sniff.)
by James H. Burns Last week's vote by the veterans' committee to put Whitey Herzog into the Hall of Fame reminds us of something a lot of fans don't know: though for years Mets devotees thought of Whitey as the "White Rat," an arch-enemy, managing the rival St. Louis Cardinals to three Nat ... More >>
Among other urgent business, the House of Representatives is considering today a bill, introduced by Jose Serrano of The Bronx, "Congratulating the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series Champions, the New York Yankees." Among the bill's many Whereases: "Whereas this year the Yankees opened ... More >>
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES FOR WINNING THEIR 27th WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. Well, I'm finally just getting out of bed, after celebrating the World Series Championship of the New York Yankees up until about 7am. None of us wanted ... 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 >>
The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912 By Mike Vaccaro Doubleday, 290 pages, $26.95 Game Six -- Cincinnati, Boston, and the 1975 World Series: The Triumph of America's Pastime By Mark Frost Hyperion ... 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 >>
Happy Halloween! My plans are largely contingent on the outcome of this game. If the Yankees fall behind 2-1 in the series, I'm going to drag my self back home to avoid the chaos intrinsic to Halloween in NYC. If the Yanks take a 2-1 series lead over the Phillies? Well, then me and my Billy ... More >>
With the World Series starting tonight — if this rain ever stops, and if Jay-Z's opening act finishes in time for the game to start before midnight — the media is scrambling to fill air time and column inches, especially since the Phillies tripped up that promising return of the p ... More >>
That was the first entry I wrote this year.. It goes without saying that, of course, the Yanks have won nothing yet. But it's so surreal now to think about times when baseball isn't even on. Regardless of who wins this series, there's only 1 more week of baseball left til the long winter is ... More >>
It's October, and the ghost of Shoeless Joe Jackson once again haunts the autumn breezes. In Chicago, two attorneys with ties to the Chicago Baseball Museum organization are claiming that Eliot Asinof, author of the best seller about the 1919 "Black Sox" scandal, Eight Men Out, was wrong abou ... 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 >>
Maybe I was just oblivious to it all the other years, but for some reason, it seemed like whenever booth announcers were short on talking points, they defaulted to the current Wild Card playoff system. Everyone had an idea on how to best construct the postseason process so as to best preserve ... More >>
From the Daily News: Joba Chamberlain will return to his old role today, heading back to the bullpen for the Yankees' regular-season finale against the Rays. I don't know whether I find this aggravating or amusing. I can't over the image of Girardi and Co. saying to themselves, "Hmm, you k ... More >>
Since Selena Roberts's February 7 Sports Illustrated story broke the news that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids in 2003, we've maintained that there's no mystery as to how and why these names are being revealed: the federal agents who seized the 2003 test samples and the results ... 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 >>
In 1956 the World Series between the Yankees and the Dodgers was played October 3-10. Today is October 27, it's 10:45, and Game 5 of the World Series is suspended in its sixth inning in Philadelphia where it is 44 degrees and raining. Runnin' Scared recommends all pre-WS playoff series be replaced b ... More >>
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 >>
Looking for a goat after the Yanks defeat? Dont blame Joe
Hey, it was nice while it lasted. And so was the Yankee skipper. Probably too nice for a last-place team.
José Reyes could be the greatestif he doesn't figure out just how much Mets fans want from him
Lesson for Yanks, Mets: Kenny Rogers can happen to the best of us
Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest Yankees ever. And the whole world is on his back?
Subtraction and Division Problems
The Bombers' Current Run Officially Ends
In Baseball's Labor Game, Reporters Miss the Signs
Thanks for the Memories, You Yankee Role Players. Now Get Out of Here.
Fleshing Out the Details of a Dynasty
Following the Bouncing Ball
Just Win, Baby
Transfixing a City and a Game
Wait 'Til Next Year
Mets Skipper Bobby Valentine Looks to Navigate the Playoffs and His Own Demeanor
Baseball in the Big Apple: Two Teams, One Ticket-Tape Parade
The World Series Has Yankee Stadium Rocking Even on an Off Day
But Is It the End of the Line for David Cone, the New Chairman of the Board?
The Subtle Genius of Torre's Yankee Reign