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Archive for the 'New York Yankees' Category

Andy Pettitte To Retire From Baseball

by @ Thursday, February 3rd, 2011. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

After a season that was wracked by a hamstring injury, Yankees ace Andy Pettitte has decided to retire: The Yankees’ frustrating off-season took another discouraging turn with the news Thursday that Andy Pettitte would retire. Pettitte called Hal Steinbrenner, the team’s managing general partner, to tell him his plans. The Yankees confirmed in a news […]

Jeter, Yankees Agree To Three Year Deal

by @ Sunday, December 5th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Every fan of the New York Yankees can breath a little easier: This past month has been by far the most tumultuous period of the Yankees’ otherwise cozy 18-year relationship with Derek Jeter, and it left an uneasy feeling across their empire. Even with his eventual return considered a certainty, the public dispute over the […]

Yankees Willing To Let Derek Jeter Go?

by @ Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

The contract negotiations between the Yankees and Derek Jeter have taken a decidedly acrimonious turn: The Yankees have decided not to offer salary arbitration to shortstop Derek Jeter, according to two people in baseball briefed on the matter. The two spoke on condition of anonymity because they did not want to jeopardize their access to […]

Alex Rodriguez Joins The 600 Home Run Club

by @ Wednesday, August 4th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Three years to the day after he hit his 500th home run, with your humble correspondent in attendance, Alex Rodriguez broke a 17 game slump to hit number 600 this afternoon: As the ball took flight, arcing toward center field, Alex Rodriguez jogged toward first base with his hands outstretched, his palms up. It is […]

Yankees Win One For Shep And The Boss

by @ Saturday, July 17th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Last night was the first game at Yankee Stadium since the deaths of Bob Shepard and George Steinbrenner and, it was, understandably, an emotional night: As Yankee Stadium fell silent early Friday evening, Frank Sinatra’s voice wafted over the loudspeakers. Sinatra was singing “My Way,” a tune that George Steinbrenner no doubt knew well and […]

Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner Dies

by @ Tuesday, July 13th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

It’s been known for some time that George Steinbrenner was in bad health, but the news today of his death in Florida is nonetheless sad and shocking: George Steinbrenner, who bought a declining Yankees team in 1973, promised to stay out of its daily affairs and then, in an often tumultuous reign, placed his formidable […]

Voice Of The Yankees Dies At 99

by @ Sunday, July 11th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

Bob Sheppard, who was the public address announcer at Yankee Stadium for nearly sixty years died today just a few weeks short of his 100th birthday: Bob Sheppard, whose elegant intonation as the public-address announcer at Yankee Stadium for more than half a century personified the image of Yankee grandeur, died Sunday at his home […]

Yankee Stadium Bans Vuvuzelas

by @ Thursday, June 17th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

You won’t have to worry about hearing the annoying vuvuzela at Yankee Stadium: Those vuvuzela horns may be all the rage at the World Cup in South Africa, but the Yankees won’t let fans toot, toot, toot for the home team. When “bleacher creature” Anthony Zachariadis wailed on one of the plastic horns at Tuesday […]

Roger Clemens Perjury Investigation Moves Into High Gear

by @ Wednesday, May 26th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, Mitchell Report, New York Yankees, Roger Clemens, Sports

It’s been two years since Roger Clemens appeared, voluntarily, before a Congressional Committee and stated under oath that he had never used steroids, despite the testimony of two witnesses, including a teammate, that he had. Now, it looks like the perjury investigation that was referred to the FBI has moved into high gear: A House […]

Yankees Beat Red Sox In True Rivalry Fashion

by @ Tuesday, May 18th, 2010. Filed under Baseball, New York Yankees, Sports

The most popular guy in New York this morning is a guy named Marcus Thames: Marcus Thames has spent much of his career on the bench, and that is where he would have been, should have been, in the ninth inning Monday night. If Nick Swisher were healthy, he would have been playing right field. […]

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