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Mickey Mantle Costs the New York Yankees the 1955 »

There are times when a valid reason exists to explain an event. The Brooklyn Dodgers won their only World Championship in 1955 because Mickey Mantle was hurt. Mickey was the American League's top slugger in 1955, leading the junior circuit in home runs (37), slugging (.611), on base average (.431), OPS (1.042), extra base hits (73), [...]

Yankees-Mariners Series Preview: Seattle Aims To »

The Yankees closed out the Interleague slate with their best victory of the year, mounting a dramatic four-run comeback in the ninth against the Dodgers on Sunday, before winning the game on MVP candidate Robinson Cano's two-run homer in the 10th. New York took two out of three from Los Angeles to finish 11-7 versus the National League. The [...]

Sorry Joe Torre, You Deserved to Lose to the New York »

  Once again, the New York Yankees utilized inter-league play by crushing the NL teams, winning 10 of 15 games.   The stressful, yet successful trip out west was exhausting. The Yankees played with so much heart making sure to win both series against the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers.   Sunday night's game against Joe Torre and his [...]

The Yankee Years: Joe Torre’s All-Time New York »

With the weekend series between the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers coming to a close last night, the MLB and its fans are finally ready to move on with the post-Joe Torre Yankees. While Torre may not be as loved and cherished by New Yorkers as he was once was, there is no denying that he brought the Yankees from a mediocre team to [...]

Cliff Lee vs. New York Yankees »

Personally witnessing Cliff Lee manhandle the New York Yankees in two different uniforms, at both Yankee Stadiums, was far from fun. All I can say is Cliff Lee is that good. Our first time in 2008 was like a blind date, as Lee wore a Cleveland Indian uniform back then. I was simply going to see a regular season game and watched the Yankees [...]

Where Is He Now? The World’s Ugliest Baseball »

Every few years there are a few players in baseball that excel in the sport. They may not have the best looks, but they help the team out. Then there are others that have ugly looks and cannot help the team out at all. Not even if their looks scare the hell out of the opposition. Team are just going to want to get rid of you if that is the [...]

Yankees-Dodgers: Joe Torre’s Men Miss Fat Lady, »

As the old saying goes: "It ain't over 'til the fat lady sings." Well, the Los Angeles Dodgers were caught waiting for her last night in the series finale against the New York Yankees. With a 6-2 lead heading into the ninth inning, Joe Torre brought in closer Jonathan Broxton despite it not being a save situation. Broxton had pitched the night [...]

The New York Yankees: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, »

This is the latest installment of the 2010 New York Yankee progress, honoring the epic Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. MOVIE TRIVIA: Given that the Italian Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo literally translates to the English: The Good, the Ugly, the Bad, reversing the last two adjectives, advertisements for the original Italian release show [...]

Thinking About: Robinson Cano’s Amazing Home Run »

By Larry Barnes | Yankees 'n Moreand The Yankees Daily-Press As I'm sure you know by now, Robinson Cano hit a rather significant home run, at least within the scheme of one game, on Sunday night. But the more I think about it, the more impressive it becomes.Not just because it ended up, being the difference-maker, after an amazing [...]

The AL B-East: 10 Deserving All-Stars In MLB’s »

The 2010 MLB All-Star game is upon us. On July 13th, baseball's best will gather in California and battle it out for home field advantage in the World Series. The starters and the players who fill the final roster spot will be voted in by the fans, while the reserves will be selected by the managers and players. Some starters will be well [...]

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