This day in Yankees history | 2012

Division Series - Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees - Game Three

Although they were down 2-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, it felt like it was 10-1. The 50,497 in attendance had been quiet all night. There was no emotion. No fight. No heart. And then Raul Ibanez stepped up to the plate. Alex Rodriguez, who was supposed to hit second in the […]

A-Rod praises Derek Jeter’s career from afar


Now that Derek Jeter‘s career is over, everyone has chimed in on the Captain’s illustrious career over the last few weeks. That includes Alex Rodriguez, who spoke with ESPN the Magazine’s J.R. Moehringer about Jeter as a player, and how he felt about watching the magical final home game from his Miami headquarters. Prior to […]

Cashman not worried about job status, nor should he be

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When the boss speaks, everyone listens. That includes general manager Brian Cashman, who’s contract is up after this season. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner sounded off Wednesday during the owners vote for the next MLB commissioner, and talked about Cashman’s status. Steinbrenner said he will wait till the off-season before turning his attention to general manager […]

A-Rod turns 39 today, continues to stay quiet

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The lightning rod of attention, Alex Rodriguez celebrates his 39 birthday today quietly and without much fanfare. Since his highly criticized fight with MLB and Bud Selig over the Biogenesis scandal, A-Rod has done a good job of lying low and staying out of the media this year. In taking the proper steps to return […]

The June Yankees Quiz


If you are reading this then you know about the paucity of offense the past couple of weeks and about the untimely bullpen hiccups and defensive miscues that have cost them games.  Sure this could be another article heavy in sabermetrics that does nothing more than clamor about how the sky is falling.  Or it […]

To Boo or Not to Boo? The Psyche of a Fan


We’re all guilty of it. We have all been at a game and booed the opposing team, or booed a player who left our team and has just returned for the first time in an opponent’s jersey. We boo the enemy and applaud our guys, because they are our team, they go to battle for […]

Source: A-rod would get OK to skip ‘Stros series


Updated, 3:45 pm Alex Rodriguez would likely be granted permission by the Yankees to skip the team’s final series of the year in order to prepare for his arbitration hearing on September 30, according to the New York Daily News. This means tonight could be his last game of the season, maybe even his career. […]

Yankees Game 154: A-Rod stands alone atop the grand mountain

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San Francisco Giants 1 — New York Yankees 5   The Yankees win was fueled by a pair of home runs, one historic, in tonight’s 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. In a matchup that would have been worth the price of entry years ago, the Giants’ Tim Lincecum went head-to-head with the Yankees’ […]

Yankees Game 150: Sox sweep with strong offense

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New York Yankees 2 — Boston Red Sox 9   The pitching couldn’t slow down the potent offense in tonight’s 9-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. The walk was the flaw of Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz‘s game tonight. He started the game with a walk to leadoff hitter Curtis Granderson. Buchholz would try […]

Yankees game 144: Yankees can’t solve Tillman

New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

New York Yankees 2 — Baltimore Orioles 4   Offense struggles in tonight’s 4-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. In the first inning, the Yankees would do something that hasn’t been done in seven years. Alex Rodriguez was batting second in the lineup and while it confused many, it looked like the right move. The […]

Today in Yankees History | 2005

Alex Rodriguez in 2005

On this day in history eight years ago, Alex Rodriguez joined an exclusive club. He became just the second right-handed hitter EVER in the long line of Yankee sluggers to hit 40 home runs in a season, joining Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio who hit 46 round-trippers in 1937 which was the only time he accomplished that […]

Yankees Game 133: Bad throw makes for a bad loss

New York Yankees 2 — Toronto Blue Jays 7   Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees struggled in the rubber match with tonight’s 7-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. In the first inning, Kuroda got the first out but it didn’t turn out well from there. With two on, Brett Lawrie laced a double into […]

Yankees Game 131: Hughes, Yankees fall to start series

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

New York Yankees 2 — Toronto Blue Jays 5   Hughes struggled in tonight’s 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees got the game going well with a Brett Gardner single. A pitch that deflects off the glove of catcher, Josh Thole, would allow Gardner to advance to second. The return of Derek […]

Cano stays hot


When Robinson Cano gets on one of his streaks, very rarely will you see a better ballplayer. After being the guy in the lineup for most of the season, Cano finally has reinforcements around him – and he is flourishing. In Yesterday’s doubleheader, Cano went a combined 6-for-8 with a homer and 5 RBI. Game […]

Rivalry renewed


There’s an old baseball quote that goes: A baseball game is a nervous breakdown divided into nine innings. The four-hour contest between the Red Sox and Yankees last night epitomized that quote, and it made me feel something I hadn’t felt in quite some time. Last night, we watched a rivalry that’s been somewhat dormant […]

Game 123: A-Rod plunked, homers in win

Alex Rodriguez, amidst boos, soaks in a home run off of Ryan Dempster. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

New York Yankees 9 — Boston Red Sox 6   Fired up and fighting, the Yankees take the three-game series with tonight’s 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox. Despite CC Sabathia struggling in the first inning and giving the Yankees a two-run deficit to work against, the game seemed to pick up steam in […]

Report: Yankees held team meeting


The Yankees closed the clubhouse doors on Monday for a team meeting  according to Daniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal. The meeting wasn’t so much about deflecting the A-Rod noise, but rather to get the message across that losing won’t be accepted anymore. Manager Joe Girardi, injured captain Derek Jeter and second baseman Robinson […]

Headaches and Hip-aches: The A-Rod Era


He plays golf each morning and hoops each evening, and by 10 p.m. he is nestled in bed with his Nintendo control pad. He makes Roy Hobbs look like John Kruk, and he makes you wonder if you’re missing something: A guy this sweet has to be hiding some cavities. – Sports Illustrated, July 8, […]

Yankees Game 111: Loss in A-Rod season debut

New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox

New York Yankees 1 — Chicago White Sox 8   Amidst a historic scandal, Alex Rodriguez made his 2013 debut in tonight’s 8-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Andy Pettitte was the victim of bloop singles right from the start. The first four White Sox batters reached base on four singles and none of […]

A-Rod Suspended Through End of 2014

Alex Rodriguez has been hit with a suspension running through the end of the 2014 season. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

After months of speculation about his future, New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was suspended for a total of 211 games on Monday, which will carry him at least through the end of the 2014 season. His suspension will begin on Thursday. The 38-year-old’s suspension comes due to his involvement in the scandal surrounding […]