October Playoff Moments: When Old Yankee Stadium Rocked!

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I know what you’re thinking. It’s October and the New York Yankees are nowhere to be found. Fear not, I have the perfect elixir for the lack of postseason noise emanating from the Bronx, this postseason. Although Yankee Stadium II turned out the lights for good after the 2008 season, I reflect and list my top […]

Even For Yankees Icons Tough Going Out On Top

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Most players don’t go out on top.  Likely because most players don’t want to leave with something still left in the tank or they simply don’t have enough left in the tank to leave at the pinnacle of their respective sport.  In the case of Derek Jeter, his storybook career would suggest a sixth title […]

Mariano Gets Yet Another Award

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Commissioner Bud Selig announced Wednesday that the Reliever of the Year Award for the American League will be named after none other then Mariano Rivera. The National League’s Reliever of the Year Award will be named after Trevor Hoffman. The official name of the awards are the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award […]

Yankees in Panama: Marlins no-hitter

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Miami Marlins 5 — New York Yankees 0 The New York Yankees played their first of two games in Panama to honor the great Mariano Rivera, who retired last season. The Yankees lineup featured prominent bats for the 2014 Yankees, including Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter, Carlos Beltran and Alfonso Soriano. The thing they had in […]

Rivera to be honored before game 2

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Baseball fans will get one last glimpse of Mariano Rivera tonight, as the future Hall-of-Famer will be honored prior to Game 2 of the World Series. Commissioner Bud Selig will present Rivera with the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award, which is given to recognize contributions of historical significance in Major League Baseball. Only 11 men have […]

The Son of a Fisherman from Panama

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Top of the 8th. One out. Yankees down 4-0. Mathematically eliminated from the Post Season. This is not a Mariano Rivera situation, but for one night, for one magical & historical night, it was. He came jogging in like he has done thousands of times from center field, Metallica playing over the speakers, cameras flashing […]

Perfect Mo-ment

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He looked toward the dugout and a smile broke out onto his face. His brothers were coming to get him. Grinning, Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter were making the slow walk out to the mound. Pettitte signaled for a new pitcher then put out his hand to take the ball. The smile on Mariano Rivera‘s […]

Yankees Game 159: Mariano Rivera’s Bronx farewell

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Tampa Bay Rays 4 — New York Yankees 0   In Mariano Rivera‘s final appearance in Yankee Stadium, the Yankees lose 4-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays. Ivan Nova started tonight’s game and the first run came in the fourth inning. Evan Longoria hit a run-scoring single. Delmon Young would hit a home run to […]

Chills and tears

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“Way to go, old man.” Andy Pettitte greeted Mariano Rivera with those words as the all-time saves leader returned to the dugout after the eighth inning yesterday. Before that, Pettitte  started the frame and gave up a leadoff double to Pablo Sandoval, which prompted Joe Girardi to call on David Robertson. Pettitte  jogged off the […]

Yankees Game 156: Sad ending to a special day

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San Francisco Giants 2– New York Yankees 1   On a historic day, the Yankees couldn’t find the storybook ending in today’s 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. With the ending of the ceremony honoring Mariano Rivera, the closer put it perfectly “Let’s play ball. I gotta go.” And game was underway. Another legendary […]

A BronxPinstripes Farewell to Mariano Rivera: Part 3

Mariano received many gifts at Fenway last Sunday night, most notably a painting of his reaction to the 2005 standing ovation.

The ceremony the Boston Red Sox gave Mariano Rivera last Sunday has been talked about a lot – it has been deemed classless and selfish, among other things.  For those who believe this, I totally get it.  I myself feel showing video footage of the 2004 ALCS was tasteless.  If you were going to force […]

Yankees Game 152: Better late than never, Yankees bats

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New York Yankees 4 — Toronto Blue Jays 3   It took the Yankees almost two games to score but they got it done in tonight’s 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. In the first inning of tonight’s game, the Yankees had Jays starter J.A. Happ reeling. Curtis Granderson walked and Robinson Cano had […]

A BronxPinstripes Farewell to Mariano Rivera: Part 2

Mariano Rivera closed out the 1999 World Series vs Atlanta, completing an unprecedented two-year postseason run.

If you haven’t heard, Mariano Rivera is retiring at the end of the 2013 season. Tonight, the Boston Red Sox will honor Mo at Fenway Park – perhaps the most special road ceremony Mariano will receive all year. As the Yankees season is winding down (hopefully ending sometime in late October), we’re honoring Rivera by […]

Yankees Game 146: Cano clutch in win

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New York Yankees 5 — Baltimore Orioles 4   Robinson Cano came up clutch in tonight’s 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles. In the first inning, the Yankees made starter Scott Feldman pay. Feldman would start the game with a walk of Brett Gardner. The speedy centerfielder would take second for his 24th stolen base […]

Yankees Game 145: Soriano slugs two

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New York Yankees 7 — Baltimore Orioles 5   Alfonso Soriano swings the hot bat in tonight’s 7-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles. With one out in the third, Chris Stewart would get on with a single. Alex Rodriguez would continue produce out of the two spot in the lineup. Rodriguez would hit a double […]

A BronxPinstripes Farewell to Mariano Rivera

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As the 2013 regular season is winding down and the Yankees are making a playoff push, the reality is really sinking in that Mariano is retiring.  The Mariano Rivera farewell tour has been – if nothing else – extravagant.  Mo announced before the season that 2013 would be his last, ensuring that everyone around MLB […]

Yankees game 143: Wild pitch walk-off

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Boston Red Sox 3 — New York Yankees 4   A pitch in the dirt brought in the walk-off winner in today’s 4-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. Hiroki Kuroda matched up with Jon Lester in an attempt to avoid the sweep. The game would be close but only on the scoreboard. David Ortiz […]

Yankees Game 140: Yankees can’t comeback twice

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Boston Red Sox 9 — New York Yankees 8 (10 innings)   Yankees rally once but a missed call leads to tonight’s 9-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox in 10 innings. The Yankees turned to the pitcher of the month for August, Ivan Nova, to open the series. It took a number of pitches, […]

Yankees Game 139: Mo stops the eighth and seals the series

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Chicago White Sox 5 — New York Yankees 6   Cut it close but the Yankees completed the sweep in tonight’s 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox. The Yankees turned to CC Sabathia for the sweep and the big lefty got himself into some trouble in the first inning. A pair of walks would […]

Yankees Game 138: Nunez completes the comeback

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Chicago White Sox 4 — New York Yankees 6   With visible joy on Eduardo Nunez standing on second, the Yankees completed a comeback 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox. The battle of aces, featuring White Sox lanky lefty Chris Sale against the calm Hiroki Kuroda. With one out, Gordon Beckham got into scoring […]