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Archive for October, 2009

Nick Swisher is Killing the Yankees »

Nick Swisher is a one man wrecking crew this postseason, but the problem is he is wrecking his own team the New York Yankees. For the Yankees to win the World Series against the Phillies, Swisher is going to have to step it up or move aside.   Swisher has four hits in 32 at bats with 11 strikeouts and is currently batting  only .125 this [...]

Fresh Take: Baseball Style »

  With the October Classic upon us, its time for SCL’s Fresh Take, a la Baseball!  It’s fitting that the New York Yankees with their 26 Championships and the defending World Champion Philadelphia Phillies square off in the World Series; on the flip side, how bad is it to be a Cleveland Indians fan? Past Indian pitchers CC Sabathia and Cliff [...]

Can Yankees Make Their Hat More Famous Than Jay-Z Can? »

Those living in New York City, Jay-Z fans, or just music lovers in general will no doubt be familiar with my title, kind of. If you're not, and you're about to take in what's sure to be a fantastic 2009 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies , then you soon will be. The line is taken, and slightly altered, from [...]

Yankees Glossary of Terms: World Series Edition »

The New York Yankees are back in the World Series for the first time in six years. For those not familiar with the American League champions, River & Sunset has provided a brief rundown of each player.         Aceves, Alfredo: Earned "Seventh-Inning Guy" designation over the course of excellent regular season in which he went 10-1. Was [...]

MLB: New York Yankees-Philadelphia Phillies World »

Well folks, we are finally here; the World Series.  This has been a long season that has been filled with some pretty interesting moments.  Whether it was Alex Rodriguez admitting to steroid use, Randy Johnson winning his 300th game, or Ichiro collecting his 2,000th hit in only 1,402 games, it has been a great season. Now that all is said and [...]

World Series Preview: Why Yankees Will Triumph in »

We are finally here! It's World Series time!While Major League Baseball and most of its fans may have been salivating over the thought of a Dodgers versus Yankees World Series, an "I-95" series, as some have dubbed it, is definitely the better series from a baseball standpoint.The Yankees and Phillies easily boast the best lineup in each of their [...]

Yankees-Phillies World Series: A Preview of the »

The Yankees are leaning towards going with a three-man rotation in the World Series against the Phillies. This will be a more difficult task than in the American League Championship Series, when there was an additional off day between Games Four and Five, because A.J. Burnett and Andy Pettitte will also have to go on three days' rest. The other [...]

13 Reasons to be Excited for the 2009 World Series »

(Aaron Torres is an accomplished journalist whose work has been published in Sports Illustrated , USA Today , and AOL.com. To read all his work, including this article in its entirety , please click here , or visit him at www.aarontorres-sports.com ) Baseball’s not a perfect sport, we all know that. The games start too late. They run too [...]

The Road To World Series, No. 27: Yankees-Phillies »

After seven months of baseball played, we are now finally down to two teams that will square off for the richest prize in the sport. The Yankees won the American League Championship by defeating the Los Angeles Angels and have advanced to the 2009 World Series. They will now take on the Philadelphia Phillies, who are the defending World Series [...]

New York Yankees On Cusp of 27th World Series Title »

In the end, it was Mariano Rivera on the mound as his teammates rushed after him to celebrate the Yankees' 2009 Pennant. Rivera pitching to Posada in the ninth inning of a series clincher. How fitting. The scene was reminiscent of the glory days. A decade ago when it seem legit that Derek Jeter may someday have 10 rings. And there was Rivera, [...]

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