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Yankees Bid for Igawa Just Doesn’t Add Up

November 28, 2006

The Yankees are known for being Major League Baseball’s biggest spenders, but they’re also known for using their money wisely.  When George Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman decide to fork over an amount of money most of us would rather not think about, they usually have a great reason for doing it — i.e. the player will make […]

Manager of the Year is a Manager No More

November 15, 2006

Joe Girardi Major League Baseball recently announced the winners of the Manager of the Year award. The AL honor (unsurprisingly) went to Tigers’ skipper Jim Leyland. The NL award was given to Joe Girardi, for bringing the supposedly hopeless Marlins close to a playoff berth. One of the great ironies of baseball this year is […]

Baseball World Shocked By Death of Cory Lidle

October 11, 2006

This is a sad day for the Major League Baseball world and even a thrilling playoff game couldn’t change that.  Anything on the field takes a back-seat today, as baseball fans everywhere mourn the tragic death of Yankees’ pitcher Cory Lidle.  Cory Lidle (1972-2006) Cory Lidle’s MLB career spanned 9 seasons, during which he pitched […]

Yankees Problems Aren’t Torre-Ential — They Start Upstairs

October 9, 2006

The Yankees have once again made an early exit from the MLB postseason, and there’s no person in the basebal world that is more frustrated right now than George Steinbrenner. The Boss is spending millions of dollars on the Yankees each year, and his promises and guarantees of a World Series title have been foiled […]

“Awesome” Rogers Puts Yankees on Brink of Elimination

October 7, 2006

There’s plenty I can say about today’s ALDS Game 3 between the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees — I choose however, to talk about only one player. Kenny Rogers might have had the best outing of his career at age 41 7.2 innings = “K” dollars 5 hits and 2 walks allowed = “E” […]

Thames and Tigers Feast on Punchless Yankees

October 5, 2006

After seeing the full potential of the Yankees powerful lineup in Game 1 of the ALDS between the Tigers and New York, no less could have been expected from the best 1-to-9 offense in baseball. Fans who shared that expectation with me were disappointed by the Yankees play today. But my true feeling coming out […]

Do the Yankees Have Anything to Complain About with A-Rod?

September 21, 2006

Can the Yankees really expect more from A-Rod? There’s no question about it, Alex Rodriguez is one of the best players in Major League Baseball.  He hits for a solid average, has tons of power, can steal bases, and while he can sometimes be a defensive liability, A-Rod has a strong arm at third base.  […]

A Meaningless Marathon — 4 Games in 2 Days

September 15, 2006

  Terry Francona and the Red Sox will try to avoid another massacre The last time the New York Yankees met the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park was the site of the Boston Massacre, when the Yankees came to Boston and took all 5 games of a marathon series.  At that time, the American League […]

Yankees Get Revenge for Crocodile Hunter

September 12, 2006

Bobby Abreu (now with the Yankees) avenged the Crocodile Hunter’s death with a 7RBI day About a week ago, the world of nature lovers was stunned by the death of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin.  Irwin’s show, originally aired only in Australia but later internationally, was among the most popular (and controversial) nature shows in the […]

Yankees Obliterated by Indians on Independence Day

July 4, 2006

The United States of America is celebrating the 230th anniversary of our independence from England today, and no team in the baseball world is celebrating better than the Cleveland Indians and their fans at Jacobs Field.  The Indians’ Independence Day match-up was against the New York Yankees (hmmm…the American Yankees fighting the native Indians again…), […]