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  • White Sox scout Yankees for potential Jose Quintana trade

    03/09/2017 10:41:03 PM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 8, 2017 | 9:11pm | George A. King III
    Since a White Sox scout has been a constant figure at the Yankees’ exhibition games to evaluate talent, the industry buzz is the White Sox have targeted the Yankees as a possible trade partner if they decide to move left-handed starter Jose Quintana. Quintana, a former Yankees minor leaguer who was allowed to flee via free agency after he wasn’t placed on the 40-man roster following the 2010 season, is very attractive on several levels for the Yankees and other clubs seeking starting pitching. One, he is 28. Two, he has a 46-46 record with a 3.41 ERA in 154...
  • Obama: Attitudes About My Presidency Among Whites In Northern States Very Different From Southern St

    Full title: Obama: Attitudes About My Presidency Among Whites In Northern States Very Different From Southern States; "I Seem Foreign" President Obama speaks about his legacy in a CNN special hosted by Fareed Zakaria that was broadcasted on the cable network Wednesday night. In this segment Zakaria examines if race played a part in early opposition to the Obama agenda. (snip) "There are people who dislike me because they think I'm a liberal," the president told the CNNer. "I think there is a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in northern states are very different from whites in...
  • Liberal Yankees freak out when ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ played in a grocery store

    12/06/2016 6:00:23 PM PST · by pboyington · 21 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | December 6, 2016 | Jordan Laporta
    You can't make this stuff up! BROOKLYN, NY — The 2016 election was a shock for liberal elites. They could not fathom how America could possibly vote for Donald J. Trump and shun the presumptive next President of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Given the polling, predicting a Clinton victory was not ridiculous. If one trusting nothing but the polling data, a Clinton electoral college win seemed like a pretty safe bet. But Americans defied expectations at the polls, and Trump won several “blue” states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Overall, Trump carried 3084 counties and Clinton won just...
  • No Christian Music or Christmas Carols in Shopping Mall

    10/26/2016 11:40:45 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 113 replies
    The University Town Center Mall in Sarasota, Florida, has issued a very specific directive: "For choral groups, the Mall prefers no clearly recognizable Christian music, such as carols sung in English, spirituals or gospel." In a memo sent out to area groups who are normally invited to perform seasonal music, the upscale shopping mall leaders have in effect banned any music that could be recognized as "Christian." . . . . . . .
  • Alexandria [VA] City Council votes to rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    09/17/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 17, 2016 5:24 pm | Jenny Glick
    WASHINGTON — In a unanimous vote Saturday, the Alexandria City Council has decided to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway, a roadway named for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. “I could honestly say, personally, raise my taxes to pay for it, to satisfy my parents, my grandparents,” Councilman Willie F. Bailey Sr. said. The council discussed the possibility of changing the name to Patrick Henry but tabled the discussion for later. An advisory committee did not recommend name changes for all the streets in Alexandria named after Confederate soldiers but has now opened the door for neighbors...
  • Jerry Coleman, 89, Yankee Infielder, Fighter Pilot and Voice of the Padres

    08/27/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by rey · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 4 Jan 2014
    Jerry Coleman, a former fighter pilot who played in six World Series as an infielder for the Yankees
  • Red Sox pull plug on David Ortiz bobblehead night, deeming figures 'racially insensitive'

    08/10/2016 11:06:27 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/10/2016 | Staff
    BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox canceled a David Ortiz bobblehead promotion Tuesday night when the figurine turned out to be "racially insensitive," said team president Sam Kennedy. The bobblehead depicts Ortiz addressing fans at Fenway Park following the Boston Marathon bombings, but Kennedy said it didn't much resemble the retiring slugger and was not fit for distribution. Kennedy saw the final version of the bobblehead for the first time Tuesday afternoon after they were delivered. "My two immediate reactions were first, it was a really inaccurate portrayal of what he looks like," Kennedy told The Associated Press. "My personal...
  • A-ROD retiring from Yankees

    08/07/2016 8:04:16 AM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 52 replies
    Aug 7 2016 | self
    Yankees say A-Rod's last game will be on August 12th; will then assume role as special advisor and instructor.
  • Joe DiMaggio’s 56 Game Hitting Streak Began 75 Years Ago Today

    05/16/2016 2:06:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 15, 2016 | Aaron Goldstein
    It was 75 years ago today when New York Yankees center fielder Joe DiMaggio hit a single in a 13-1 drubbing to the Chicago White Sox. That hit was the first step in what became a hitting streak which hit 56 games. This record still stands 75 years later. As I write this, I am watching the Boston Red Sox-Houston Astros game. A short time ago, Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. hit a single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. It’s nothing to sneeze at as Bradley is rapidly emerging was one of the premier players...
  • Curt Schilling not happy ‘bloody sock’ game cut from...‘30 for 30’ [ESPN purges history]

    05/02/2016 3:10:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    wash post ^ | 5/2/16 | D Bieler
    Curt Schilling was recently fired by ESPN in large part because of his frequent social-media activity, specifically controversial memes and comments shared by the former pitcher. So when reports circulated online that ESPN had cut Schilling’s memorable “bloody sock” performance in the 2004 ALCS from its Sunday airing of a “30 for 30″ documentary about that Red Sox-Yankees showdown, it was no surprise to see him weigh in quickly, and strongly.
  • Alex Rodriguez will retire after next season

    03/23/2016 11:55:14 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 23 March 2016 | Sports Desk
    The Yankees star told that he will hang up his cleats after the 2017 season when his contract with the team runs out.
  • Luis Arroyo, Baseball's Best Reliever in '61, Dies at 88

    01/15/2016 7:31:32 AM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 14, 2016 | Bruce Weber
    Luis Arroyo, a stoutly built left-hander with a baffling screwball who was an All-Star in each major league, pitched in two World Series and as a reliever helped Whitey Ford achieve his finest season with the Yankees, died on Wednesday in Guayanilla, P.R. He was 88. His daughter, Milagros, said the cause was cancer. Over all, Arroyo had a middling career, spending all or part of eight seasons in the major leagues with four different teams. But in 1961 he was the best reliever in the game, a prototype of the late-inning specialist now known as a closer.
  • Today's Islamist-Puritans Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan ban Christmas

    12/24/2015 4:34:20 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    News from via The Daily Pioneer ^ | December 24, 2015 | News from
    Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan ban Christmas In yet another sign of increasing Islamist intolerance around the world, the celebration of Christmas has come under attack in at least three countries this year: Following in the footsteps of the English Puritans who banned Christmas in the Middle Ages, Brunei, Somalia and Tajikistan are now clamping down on the Christian festival. Now, the announcement from Somalia, which is struggling to get back on its feet after decades of civil war, is possibly the least surprising. The country is officially under sharia'h law; it has almost no native Christians; and Islamist militants still...
  • Hal 'Skinny' Brown, former MLB pitcher, dies at 91

    12/18/2015 4:20:16 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Greensboro News & Record ^ | December 18, 2015 | Staff Reports
    Greensboro resident Hal "Skinny" Brown, who pitched in the major leagues for 14 seasons, has died at age 91 ... Brown, who was 6 feet 2 and 180 pounds during his playing days, compiled a record of 85-92 with a 3.81 earned-run average in 358 appearances with the Chicago White Sox (1951-52), Boston Red Sox (1953-55), Baltimore Orioles (1955-62), New York Yankees (1962) and Houston Colt .45s (1963-64) ...
  • CC Sabathia: I have a drinking problem and need help

    10/05/2015 12:23:10 PM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 5, 2015 | Justin Terranova
    Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia announced he is checking himself into an alcohol rehab center. The team released the shocking statement Monday, one day before the Yankees start their postseason against the Astros in the wild-card game.
  • Derek Jeter exited, Alex Rodriguez returned and the Yankees are back in the playoffs

    10/02/2015 8:13:29 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 27 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/01/15 | Andrew Marchand
    NEW YORK -- There was an old-school vibe as the New York Yankees celebrated their wild-card-clinching win in the home clubhouse in the Bronx. Rap songs from Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys played on the stereo system. The song "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" blasted at one point during a very happy, but subdued, champagne celebration. The song seemed appropriate because this Yankee team is an overachieving bunch that has exceeded most expectations. "No one thought we would go anywhere this year, but we have come together the last eight months and it's been...
  • Progressive Parents Fight Integration In Their Children’s Public Schools.

    09/25/2015 4:39:17 AM PDT · by blam · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-25-2015 | Reihan Salam
    Reihan SalamSeptember 25, 2015 I live in a small slice of Brooklyn wedged between Brooklyn Heights, one of New York’s most prosperous neighborhoods, Dumbo, a relatively new neighborhood that is essentially a forest of condominiums catering to financiers, techies, and “creative professionals,” and Farragut Houses, a sprawling public-housing complex that borders the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Though you won’t find gated communities in this part of Brooklyn, you will find buildings with doormen, which is of course a quite similar phenomenon. The retail establishments catering to affluent professionals don’t formally exclude poor residents, but their high prices do the work of...
  • Yogi Berra passes away; HOF legend was 90

    09/22/2015 11:29:17 PM PDT · by musicman · 173 replies ^ | September 23, 2015 | Marty Noble
    <p>Just saw on MLB.TV that Yogi Berra has passed away at age 90.</p>
  • 30 for 30 Shorts: First Pitch

    09/12/2015 1:48:47 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 9 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/11/2015 | 30 for 30
    President George W. Bush's pitch at Yankee Stadium during the World Series after 9/11.
  • How the highest-paid player in baseball history spends his $400 million

    07/07/2015 3:55:36 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 2 replies
    BusinessInsider ^ | Jul. 3, 2015 | Ari Gilberg
    Alex Rodriguez has signed two of the largest contracts in MLB history. He's currently making $21 million this season, and still has two more years left on the monster deal he signed in 2007. While he has spent his record $400 million in career earnings lavishly at times (he's really into houses and fine art), he has also used it to invest in several business ventures. Here is how A-Rod makes and spends his money.........
  • Yankees legend Yogi Berra celebrates 90th birthday

    05/13/2015 8:43:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/13/2015 | BY ERIC BARROW
    Yogi Berra may not be uttering his famous “Yogi-isms” anymore, but the Yankee icon summed up this day best years ago when he said, “I want to thank you for making this day necessary.” Lawrence Peter Berra, best known as Yogi — or Yog by his close friends — celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday at the New Jersey museum that bears his name, surrounded by close family and such New York baseball luminaries as Joe Torre, Ralph Branca, Willie Randolph and Mickey Rivers, to name a few. And he even received a call from former mayor Rudy Giuliani wishing...
  • Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Rafael Ramos who was killed

    12/22/2014 6:41:05 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 21, 2014 | Bill Madden , Teri Thompson
    Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men and women in blue who protect New York City lives on. For 32 years, Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided for the education of the children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port Authority employees who died in the line of duty, and will do so for the family of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, gunned down by a cold-blooded killer Saturday along with his partner, Wenjian Liu. The foundation will pay for the education of Ramos' son, 13-year-old Jaden, and another son, Justin, who...
  • Yankees foundation reportedly will pay for education of murdered NYPD cop's kids

    12/22/2014 5:39:37 AM PST · by Biggirl · 9 replies ^ | December 22, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    A foundation founded by late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner reportedly will cover the education costs for the sons of one of the two NYPD officers murdered in a daylight ambush Saturday afternoon.
  • Yankees will pay for education of children of NYPD cop Rafael Ramos who was killed while....

    12/21/2014 12:17:50 PM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    nydailynews ^ | Dec. 21, 2014 | Bill Madden & Teri Thompson
    George Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has, for 32 years, provided for the education of the children of New York City cops, firefighters and Port Authority employees who were killed in the line.Yankee owner George Steinbrenner died in 2010, but his appreciation for the men in blue who protect New York City lives on. For 32 years, Steinbrenner's Yankee Silver Shield Foundation has provided for the education of the children of New York City police officers, firemen and Port Authority employees who died in the line of duty, and will do so for the family of NYPD officer Rafael Ramos,...
  • New York Giants getting briefed on Ebola before trip to Dallas

    10/15/2014 1:59:47 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | October 15, 2014 | Fox
    The Giants are heading to Dallas this weekend and have taken steps to ensure their traveling party is briefed on the deadly Ebola virus that has been contracted by two female health care workers in the Dallas hospital where one man, Thomas Eric Duncan, died from the virus on Oct. 8. The Giants face the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “On the Ebola issue, no, nothing out of the ordinary other than providing background and info on the disease,’’ Pat Hanlon, the Giants’ senior vice president of communications, told The Post Wednesday in an e-mail.
  • 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...