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  • Gatorade Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter

    09/18/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/18/14
    Ahead of his final playing days, Derek Jeter soaks in the atmosphere on a walk in the Bronx.
  • Who's ashamed of the Confederate Flag?

    09/09/2014 8:46:43 PM PDT · by 3boysdad · 66 replies
    I'm just curious who is ashamed of the Stars and Bars. I was born and raised in the south and this flag always gave me comfort and identity. I slept with it over my bed during my youth. What about you? Today if you even mention it, it's like a fart in church. I say, where are the true southern men?!
  • Yankees fan caught sleeping on TV sues ESPN, MLB for $10 million

    07/07/2014 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Sporting News ^ | 7/7/14 | Troy Machir
    A New York man who was caught sleeping at a recent Yankees game against the Red Sox on ESPN is filing a $10 million defamation suit against broadcasters Dan Shulman and John Kruk for their "avalanche of disparaging words," according to the New York Post. Andrew Robert Rector admitted that he "briefly slept" while in attending the April 13 game between the A.L. East rivals, and when ESPN cameras caught him sleeping during the fourth inning, the Sunday Night Baseball announcers launched into what he described as an "unending verbal crusade" against him, with their "vituperative utterances" redistributed on the...
  • Murder Victim's Rendition of National Anthem to Open Major League Baseball Game

    06/06/2014 9:28:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 06, 2014 | Eric ShawN
    Of the 2,430 Major League Baseball games this season that will open with the singing of the national anthem, one performance this weekend will carry a special emotional tribute and resonate with inspiration and faith. On Saturday night, when the New York Yankees take the field against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, the familiar tune will be sung by 14-year-old Reat Griffin Underwood.
  • Yankees 'embarrassed' Pineda ejected for using pine tar

    04/24/2014 3:32:51 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 39 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Apr 23, 2014 | MIKE SHALIN, THE SPORTS XCHANGE
    BOSTON - Michael Pineda got away with it the first time. He should have quit while he was ahead. The New York Yankees right-hander, who used a substance believed to be pine tar on his right hand when he faced the Boston Red Sox in New York on April 10, was ejected in the second inning of Wednesday night’s start against the same team with pine tar on his neck. “Yes, it was pine tar,” Pineda said after that game, adding, “It won’t happen again.” It was a frigid night at Fenway Park, the game-time temperature at 50 degrees but...
  • Jeter to retire after 2014 season

    02/12/2014 3:02:25 PM PST · by NYRepublican72 · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/12/2014 | John DeMarzo
    The Captain says he is calling it a career. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced Wednesday afternoon that he will retire following the 2014 season — his 20th in the major leagues. Jeter, who appeared in only 17 games last season due to an assortment of injuries, made the announcement on his Facebook page. “I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball,” he said.
  • Derek Jeter says 2014 will be his 'last year playing professional baseball'

    02/12/2014 11:44:58 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/14
    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season. In a lengthy letter posted Wednesday on his Facebook account, Jeter, 39, started by thanking his fans and supporters throughout his career. He also referenced a "bunch of injuries" that had him sidelined for much of last season. "And this is, I could not be more sure," Jeter wrote. "I know it in my heart. The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball."
  • Alex Rodriguez suspended for 162 games

    01/11/2014 7:46:51 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 34 replies
    SI.com ^ | Saturday, January 11, 2014 | Jay Jaffe
    ... The ruling, issued by arbitrator Frederic Horowitz, is a reduction from the 211-game suspension Rodriguez was handed by MLB commissioner Bud Selig back in August, but it’s still the longest drug-related suspension in MLB history. For the 38-year-old Rodriguez, it means the loss of an entire season and $25 million in salary. The Yankees will gain $27.5 million worth of salary relief for luxury tax purposes, since the average annual value of his deal is what counts there. That will aid the team’s attempt to get below the $189 million threshold to reset their luxury tax rate, but it...
  • Jerry Coleman, Yankees legend, war hero and Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 89

    01/05/2014 6:07:14 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 5, 2014 | Bill Madden
    Jerry Coleman, truly a man for all seasons - a decorated war hero, Yankee World Series MVP and iconic, Hall-of-Fame San Diego Padres broadcaster - died Sunday at age 89, after a career of more than 70 years in baseball, the Padres announced. Coleman, a baseball treasure, signed originally with the Yankees out of the San Francisco sandlots in 1942, only to spend the next three years as a marine bomber pilot in the Pacific theatre of World War II, flying 57 combat missions over the Solomon Islands. Upon returning from the service in 1946, Coleman worked his way back...
  • Chris Christie's provincial problem: Can he win outside the Northeast?

    11/12/2013 11:22:21 AM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 46 replies
    The Week ^ | November 12, 2013 | Jon Terbush
    If the entire nation were one big New Jersey, Chris Christie would have the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in the bag....an NBC poll out Tuesday found that Christie was the preferred candidate of GOP voters in just one region, the Northeast. There, 57 percent of Republicans said they would support Christie in a GOP primary versus 22 percent who said they would not. However, pluralities of Republicans everywhere else said they would prefer a different candidate. Christie trailed a generic "other" GOPer in the Midwest (35/30 percent), the South (29/27 percent) and the West (40/22 percent.)
  • Johnny Kucks, World Series hero for the Yankees in 1956, dead at 80

    11/02/2013 9:26:26 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 2, 2013 | Bill Madden
    Johnny Kucks, a born and bred “Jersey Boy” who went from the sandlots of Jersey City to a 1956 Yankee World Series hero, died Thursday after a long bout with cancer. He was 80. Kucks, a side-arming righthander who had what Yogi Berra said was one of the “heaviest sinkerballs” he ever caught, spent 4˝ seasons with the Yankees from 1955-59 and appeared in eight games over four World Series with a 1.89 ERA in them. But his finest hour was when Yankee manager Casey Stengel gave him the ball for Game 7 of the 1956 World Series at Ebbets...
  • On a night filled with cheers and tears, Mariano Rivera says one last goodbye to Bronx & Yankees

    09/27/2013 12:35:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    NEW YORK – His was the Voice of the Yankees, Bob Sheppard’s grand baritone, whose perfect diction and harmonic intonation were the narrative embodiment of old Yankee Stadium, elevating every moment to the highest of theater. A recording of the late Sheppard’s introduction of “No. 42, Mariano Rivera, No. 42” greeted the opening of the bullpen door in the top of the eighth inning of a September afterthought, first home game of Rivera’s 19-year career in which the Yankees had already been eliminated. Rivera’s sendoff didn’t need a boost of gravitas, but it didn’t hurt in a game New York...
  • Stewart Strikes Out on Just Two Strikes

    09/14/2013 12:38:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    MLB ^ | 9/13/2013 | Bryan Hoch
    Yankees catcher returns to dugout despite swinging, missing on 1-1 countChris Stewart was the subject of some ribbing in the Yankees' dugout on Thursday after the veteran catcher walked back to the bench, believing he had struck out with only two strikes in an at-bat in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards. Stewart batted in the second inning against Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen, taking a ball off the outside corner, fouling a ball back and then swinging and missing at strike two before essentially ruling himself out. Though the scoreboard displayed the correct 1-2 count, none of...
  • Boston Fans Cheer ARod Hit By Pitch [Vanity]

    08/18/2013 5:59:25 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 105 replies
    Vanity | 8/18/2013 | Self
    After throwing at ARod several times - even behind him - when a pitch finally hit him high on his back, a large number of the fans at Fenway actually loudly cheered. Disgusting. I'd walk off the field if I was playing for the Yankees. That's pure evil. You don't cheer a supposed professional pitcher hitting a batter on purpose. I have NO desire to see Boston-NY games the rest of this year. I could care less about any media-hype about supposed competition between the two teams. As far as I'm concerned it's a media scam to get a broader...
  • Baseball's Class Act -- the Yankees-Dodgers and Vin Scully

    08/11/2013 1:28:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    The Daily Breeze ^ | August 10, 2013 | Richard Nemec
    As a lifetime Dodger fan dating back to the early 1950s when they were still in Brooklyn, N.Y., I never thought I would thank the Yankees for anything, but I do, indeed, pay tribute to them for coming to Los Angeles recently to play our Dodgers. Their presence, as the historic gold standard for Major League Baseball, enriched this city more than anyone will fully appreciate. Not only did they give the surging L.A. baseball franchise a serious test of its new found swagger, but they also allowed our iconic play-by-play broadcaster, Bronx-born Vin Scully, to remind us why he's...
  • A-Rod says he's transgendered: will sue MLB & Yankees on grounds of sexual harassment/discrimination

    08/02/2013 3:59:37 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 49 replies
    one man's opinion.....
    Embattled NY Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez, facing the threat of a lifetime ban from baseball, and the loss of some $100 million left on his contract, just held an emotional press conference to announce that he was in fact transgendered, and was taking drugs supplied to him by Tony Bosch of Biogenesis, to prepare for a sex change operation after the season.
  • MLB reportedly threatening Alex Rodriguez with lifetime ban if he fights suspension over drugs

    08/01/2013 1:42:40 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7-31-2013 | AP
    Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport's latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized. Whether Commissioner Bud Selig would actually issue a lifetime suspension was unclear and a permanent ban could be shortened by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz to about 200 games, the person said. The number of players likely to be...
  • Waiting for the Robert E. Lee

    07/27/2013 2:58:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 32 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | July 27, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    During my childhood of the 50s, songs like “Swanee River”, “Mammy” and “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee”, all best sung by the late great Al Jolson, were very popular in the South and throughout the USA.
  • Red Sox fan awarded $4.3 million after being stabbed by Yankees fan

    06/28/2013 2:30:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | June 28, 2013 | Mike Axisa
    A Red Sox fan from New Hampshire has been awarded $4.3 million by a jury following a 2010 incident in which he was harrassed and stabbed by a Yankees fan, reports the Associated Press. The incident took place in a Connecticut restaurant called U.S.S. Chowder Pot III. Yankees fan John Mayor was harrassing fellow patrons and trying to start a fight while bartenders continued to serve him alcohol, according to an attorney representing the man stabbed. Mayor was convicted of assault and is serving a 10-year sentence in prison. Monte Freire, the Red Sox fan, suffered a brain injury and...
  • Resolving to Get It Right

    06/03/2013 10:09:03 AM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 5/23/2013 | Bob Kabel
    [Article by Bob Kabel...] As a lifelong Republican and a member of the Republican National Committee (RNC), I am deeply concerned about the GOP’s image with all demographic groups in the wake of a crushing defeat in the 2012 elections—but I’m especially concerned with millennials: they are the future of our Party—and our country—and unless the Republican Party can attract their votes, we stand to lose a generation of supporters. ... To say rapidly changing attitudes about same-sex marriage—especially among younger voters—is a major challenge for the Republican Party is an understatement; it would be more accurate to term...
  • Bob Turley, Pitcher With a Blazing Fastball, Dies at 82

    03/31/2013 9:27:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 30, 2013 | Robert D. McFadden
    Bob Turley, a Cy Young-winning, right-handed pitcher whose blazing fastball bore in on baffled hitters like a dissolving aspirin and lifted the Yankees to a come-from-behind victory over the Milwaukee Braves in the 1958 World Series, died in Atlanta on Saturday. He was 82.
  • Yankee Great Mariano Rivera announces retirement, eyes one last World Series

    03/09/2013 7:31:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 03/09/2013 | Mark Didtler
    New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, 43, announced Saturday that this will be his last season playing professional baseball. While he was with the Yankees the team won five World Series titles. Rivera hopes to end his career with one more. Saying he made the decision before arriving at spring training, Mariano Rivera announced Saturday that he will retire at the end of the season and hopes to cap his record-setting career by winning another World Series with the New York Yankees. Rivera was surrounded by family and teammates when he made the announcement during a news conference at the...
  • Murdoch Says ‘YES’ to the Yankees: Why the Deal Could Help FOX Take On ESPN

    11/26/2012 7:01:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 3 replies
    Time Business ^ | 11/26/12 | Sam Gustin
    ...News Corp., the giant media conglomerate run by billionaire mogul Rupert Murdoch, has made sports a key component of the company’s portfolio. But this deal, which values YES at a whopping $3 billion, takes the company’s sports position to a new level, for three reasons. First, News Corp., which also owns cable news leader Fox News Channel, Hollywood stalwart 20th Century Fox, and 20 regional sports networks, gains a nearly 50% stake in YES, the country’s most valuable regional sports network. Second, the deal puts the media giant firmly in bed (so to speak) with the New York Yankees, arguably...
  • Police say ex-Yankee pitcher Pascual Perez is killed in home in Dominican Republic

    11/01/2012 12:09:22 PM PDT · by Doogle · 9 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 11/01/12 | AP via Fox
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Police in the Dominican Republic say former major league pitcher Pascual Perez has been killed in his home during an apparent robbery. A statement from police in the Caribbean country says Perez was attacked by several people inside his home in a town west of the capital. He had been struck in the head but the cause of death has not been released. No suspects are in custody.
  • A-Rod, Cano's playoff struggles shed light on the risks of mega-contracts

    10/15/2012 5:19:10 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/15/12 | Joel Sherman
    Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano are using these playoffs to make a powerful case for avoiding a mega-long-term commitment to Cano. Rodriguez is just now at the halfway mark of his 10-year, $275 million contract and to say he looks helpless against righties is an insult to the helpless. The Yankees don’t want to see five more minutes of this, much less five more years. He is the cautionary tale about erosion during the life of an extended deal. Cano is supposed to be the logical heir to A-Rod as both middle-of-the-order thunder and top-of-the-pay-scale wage earner. Brian Cashman had...
  • Yankees' Derek Jeter fractures ankle, out for the year

    10/14/2012 6:13:39 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 85 replies
    The New York Yankees' World Series hopes may have just taken a hit, as shortstop Derek Jeter fractured his left ankle in game one of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night. Jeter suffered the injury while fielding a ground ball in the top of the 12th inning, with New York trailing 5-4. He immediately went down in pain, staying face down momentarily.
  • I love Raul Ibanez!!! (Vanity)

    10/10/2012 8:31:41 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 28 replies
    Me
    That is all.
  • Baseball's Wild Finish

    10/05/2012 6:51:04 AM PDT · by thurmant · 3 replies
    FixMLB.org ^ | 10/5/12 | FixMLB
    On Wednesday night, in the midst of a presidential debate, the baseball season came to a close. Although the season didn’t close with as many fireworks as last season, it did have something just as special; something that hasn’t happened in 45 years. Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers won baseball’s Triple Crown. For those who don’t know, the Triple Crown is only achieved when a batter leads the league in home runs, runs batted in (RBIs), and batting average. The fact that it hasn’t been done since Carl Yastrzemski did it in 1967 speaks to how extraordinarily difficult it...
  • The Home Stretch

    09/03/2012 7:51:48 AM PDT · by thurmant · 10 replies
    FixMLB.org ^ | 9/3/12 | FixMLB
    Far and wide, Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer. For a summer sport like baseball, that signifies that it is coming to an end. Even though there is a month left, and we’ve played a lot of baseball, it seems like it just started. Still, with a month left, there is a lot to be decided.
  • Yankee Stadium food vendor fight ends in gunfire

    08/24/2012 8:25:56 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | August 24, 2012 | Jacqueline Alemany
    NEW YORK (CBS) - Horace Coleman, a Yankee Stadium water stand vendor, was arrested yesterday after allegedly shooting two people after a dispute over a parking spot for their food carts, reports CBS New York.
  • Yankees could be up for sale soon, as rumors swirl in baseball and banking circles: sources

    05/24/2012 2:12:16 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 24, 2012 | BY MICHAEL O’KEEFFE AND BILL MADDEN
    Rumors are flying in Major League Baseball and New York banking circles that the family that has owned Major League Baseball’s premiere franchise since Cleveland shipbuilder George Steinbrenner purchased the club for $8.8 million in 1973 is exploring the possibility of selling the Yankees. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/yankees-sale-rumors-swirl-baseball-banking-cirlcles-sources-article-1.1083600#ixzz1vmDnAKvS
  • ESPN-New York moves to 98.7, bumping urban AC "Kiss" (4/30)

    04/26/2012 7:33:50 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 11 replies
    radio-info.com ^ | 4/26/12 | radio-info.com
    Complicated story involving Emmis, ESPN and the company that is taking over urban WBLS (107.5) and WLIB (1190). First, Emmis will LMA (Limited Marketing Agreement) its WRKS/98.7 to ESPN. 98.7 becomes the new home of the English-language ESPN Radio franchise in the Big Apple. Until September, ESPN will simulcast its New York-market WEPN (1050) on 98.7. This Fall, 1050 becomes the new home of Spanish language "ESPN Deportes." As for urban AC "Kiss", Emmis CEO Jeff Smulyan says "recent changes in the way radio ratings are measured" - meaning the Arbitron PPM - "made it very difficult for us to...
  • Radio deal could send Yankees to FM

    04/25/2012 10:10:20 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/25/12 | Phil Mushnick
    Time to change the dial. The Yankees appear bound for FM radio. Local sports radio is on the precipice of radical change as ESPN, according to a strong wind blowing from the radio industry, is nearing the completion of a long-sought deal with an FM channel to give it a clear, full and far-reaching nighttime signal — something 1050 ESPN could not provide. The deal, upon completion — and that could be by the end of this week — would give ESPN long-term programming rights on the FM station, allowing the sports network to chase — and hard — Yankees...
  • How 'bout them Yankees?

    04/21/2012 4:14:50 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 78 replies
    Down 0-9 in the sixth. Up 10-1 in the eighth.That's what I'm talkin' about.
  • Jeter gives autograph swag to one-night stands

    12/28/2011 8:28:19 PM PST · by doug from upland · 74 replies
    nypost ^ | December 14, 2011 | EMILY SMITH and TARA PALMERI
    Not so classy, captain! Yankees star Derek Jeter, one of New York’s most eligible hunks since his split with longtime gal pal Minka Kelly, is bedding a bevy of beauties in his Trump World Tower bachelor pad — and then coldly sending them home alone with gift baskets of autographed memorabilia. The Yankees captain’s wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am kiss-offs came to light when he mistakenly pulled the stunt twice on the same woman — forgetting she had been an earlier conquest, a pal told The Post. “Derek has girls stay with him at his apartment in New York, and then he gets them...
  • Bronx bid for a bad bond bailout

    10/20/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 16, 2011 | NICOLE GELINAS
    If the Zuccotti kids want to protest Wall Street bailouts, they should go occupy the Yankees’ luxury parking garages in The Bronx. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. wants to give the garages’ private investors a fat-cat rescue at the expense of Gotham’s Main Street mice. Four years ago, the Yankees wanted a souped-up parking “system” for their new ballpark, and Mayor Bloomberg obliged. City Hall helped a previously unknown outfit, the Bronx Parking Development Co., borrow $238 million to build and run a $300 million parking paradise on city land under a long-term lease. (The state supplied the balance of...
  • A-Rod strikes out to end Yankee Season

    10/06/2011 8:49:45 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 123 replies · 1+ views
    mlb.com ^ | 6 October 2011 | Alex Rodriguez
    A-Rod just stuck out swinging to give Detroit the series and a trip to the ALCS finals. Final score 3-2.
  • Tigers beat Yankees to reach AL Championship Series (3 - 2)

    10/06/2011 9:02:55 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    reuters ^ | October, 6, 2011 | Larry Fine
    The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 3-2 on Thursday to reach the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers.
  • Red Sox epic collapse one for the record books

    09/29/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 79 replies
    see bs ^ | 9-29-11
    BOSTON - Move over, Bucky Dent. Step aside, Bill Buckner. Make room, incredibly, for Jonathan Papelbon. The star closer is the stunned symbol of the latest Red Sox collapse. This one lasted a month and finally ended when there were no more games left to lose. Rays, Cardinals clinch playoff spots "This is just maybe the worst situation that I ever have been involved in my whole career," designated hitter David Ortiz said. "It's going to stay in a lot of people's minds for a while." No team has blown a bigger lead in September — a nine-game margin through...
  • Is Perry Finished?

    09/23/2011 5:13:57 PM PDT · by SideoutFred · 271 replies
    Dennis Miller Show ^ | 9-23-2011 | Dennis Miller
    Dennis thinks he might be toast based on his immigration answer last night.
  • Yankee Stadium gravel inspires memorial for 9/11 victim (tissue alert)

    09/02/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    On a summer day in Shoreham, New York, the Kevin Williams Memorial Field is a peaceful place. An American flag ripples as its steel chain clanks against the 40-foot pole. At the base of the pole, worn baseballs seem to grow from the earth, resting among the flowers. On one baseball, there's a handwritten message: "We Will Never Forget." Kevin Williams was 24 years old when he was killed on Sept. 11, 2001. He worked on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center's south tower as a bond salesman for investment firm Sandler O'Neill. He loved his job and...
  • Nick Swisher is planning a honeymoon to … Afghanistan?

    08/24/2011 10:51:10 AM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/24/11 | 'Duk
    We all know the old honeymoon standbys: There's the islands of Hawaii. The destinations in the Caribbean. Italy, France and Spain, too. But Afghanistan? I'm guessing the only honeymooning any Americans do there comes as a result of a deployment following the marriage of two members of the U.S. military. It's not on anyone's short list — or long list, for that matter.
  • Former Yankees pitcher Irabu dead in apparent suicide

    07/28/2011 4:01:58 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/28/11 | Steve Gorman
    Former Yankees pitcher Irabu dead in apparent suicide New York Yankees starting pitcher Hideki Irabu throws against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning of their game at New York's Yankee Stadium, August 4, 1999. REUTERS/Mike Segar By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES | Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:36pm EDT (Reuters) - Former Major League Baseball pitcher Hideki Irabu, who started for the New York Yankees for three seasons in the late 1990s, was found dead at his Los Angeles-area home of an apparent suicide, the coroner's office said on Thursday. Irabu, 42, one of the first players to join...
  • What Would Christian Lopez Do?

    07/10/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 07/10/11 | CaroleL
    Two current news stories have a lot of people thinking about that age old question involving ethics and integrity: "What would you do?" The first is the less technical than you'd think hacking scandal that brought down the British tabloid News of the World. The second is the amazingly classy choice made by a New York Yankees fan at yesterday's game.
  • Derek Jeter Homers To Reach 3,000 Hit Mark

    07/09/2011 12:51:01 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 34 replies
    CBSNewYork/AP ^ | 7/9/2011 | CBSNewYork/AP
    Derek Jeter’s bid for one of baseball’s most hallowed milestones, a mark never reached by other New York Yankees’ greats, is complete. Mobbed by his pinstriped pals after the ball sailed into the left-field seats, showered by ovations from his fans, Derek Jeter stood alone – the first Yankees player to 3,000 hits.
  • Obama Health Bill Sends "Yankees" Peanut Factory Packing (FDA regs required $40 M factory update)

    04/21/2011 6:18:45 PM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | 4/21/2011 | Garth Johnston
    The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act that President Obama signed into law this year didn't just bring us a fancy new FDA recall page. It also is sending the 125-year-old A.L. Bazzini Co., which makes the “official peanut of Yankee Stadium,” out of New York and into the loving embrace of Pennsylvania. The firm, which moved from TriBeCa to Hunts Point in 1997, says the new regulations would require them to perform a $40-million-dollar update to their production facility. And since they have this "state of the art" plant in Allentown (thanks to their recent purchase of the chocolate company...
  • Joe Biden keeps Blue Jays on the bus during Yankees photo op

    03/24/2011 11:08:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 24, 2011 | 'Duk
    The baseball clubhouse has always been a sanctum for its players, an area of refuge that's immediately available whenever anyone reports to the park. Well, unless the vice president of the United States wakes up one morning and decides he wants to make a spur-of-the-moment trip to hobnob with members of the opposing team.
  • A-Rod's Big, Fat, Upper West Side Condo Tax Break

    02/28/2011 9:38:14 AM PST · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    gothamist ^ | Feb 2011 | Jen Chung
    A-Rod's Big, Fat, Upper West Side Condo Tax Break You know what rich people like? Staying rich! While it's unclear why exactly super-rich Yankees slugger and serial house hunter Alex Rodriguez finally decided to buy a $6 million place at the Rushmore condo, here's one factor that probably didn't hurt: The 421a tax break that will turn what could have been an annual $60,000+ tax bill into one that's just $1200 a year. Daily News columnist Juan Gonzalez blasts the tax abatement program, "It grants as much as a 98% percent tax abatement for up to 25 years to condo...
  • Experts: Yankees have taken Washington

    01/17/2011 7:06:10 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 17 replies
    upi ^ | Jan. 16, 2011
    WASHINGTON, - Cultural observers say Washington is losing the Southern charm that once made the U.S. capital the crossroads of North and South. A growing population of foreign immigrants and Yankees has gradually overtaken the Southern influence of the capital city, which actually sits just south of the Mason-Dixon Line. "We put Washington and the northern part of Virginia in what we call the Midland, which also includes Philadelphia and Pittsburgh," said Sharon Ash, a university of Pennsylvania professor of linguistics who specializes in U.S. speech. "Migration patterns are changing things everywhere." The Washington Post said Sunday that other experts...
  • Classic '60 Series game hits MLB Network

    12/15/2010 4:38:35 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 22 replies
    MLB.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Jenifer Langosch
    PITTSBURGH -- For the first time since its original telecast, Game 7 of the 1960 World Series between the Pirates and Yankees will be aired on television on Wednesday. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET, the game will be shown in its entirety on MLB Network. Along with footage of the game, the telecast will include exclusive interviews taped during a viewing of the game at Pittsburgh's Byham Theater last month. Bob Costas interviewed players from Pittsburgh's '60 World Series championship club, as well as Vera Clemente, actor Michael Keaton and New York's Bobby Richardson. Though Bill Mazeroski was unable to...