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Archive for September, 2012

New York Yankees: The Rich and Poor Seating Divide at »

Much has been made about the low attendance numbers in the expensive seats at the new Yankee Stadium since its inception in 2009.The new park, just across the street from the old one at the intersection of 161st and River Avenue in the Bronx, is a modern-day architectural marvel, replete with all the creature comforts a player's heart could [...]

5 Reasons Being a Wild Card Would Be Better for the »

For much of the season, pundits have been discussing how much added value comes with winning a division title in 2012 with the addition of a second wild-card playoff team in each league. So the conventional wisdom goes, winning the division means more than it has since the wild card entered the baseball lexicon for the 1995 postseason. It was [...]

Robinson Cano PED Rumors: What a Possible Suspension »

The New York Yankees are no strangers to the performance-enhancing drug problems in Major League Baseball. Now, second baseman Robinson Cano could be the next player in pinstripes to be linked to the controversy. In an interview with WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub), baseball writer and analyst Peter Gammons admitted to hearing rumors about the [...]

5 Reasons Ichiro Suzuki’s First ‘Yankee »

A player who becomes a member of the New York Yankees doesn't really become a member of the New York Yankees right away.No sir. Becoming a Yankee isn't a simple matter of putting on pinstripes. It's something that you have to earn.So says the peanut gallery, anyway. For good or ill. If Ichiro Suzuki wasn't already a Yankee before, he [...]

New York Yankees ALDS Matchups: Who Would Be the »

The Yankees are starting to get a little bit of momentum.They have won six of their last eight games since they returned home with a series split against the Orioles. The Yankees will wrap up their series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night before playing a series with the Oakland A's.The Yankees also got a boost with the return of Andy [...]

5 Things We Learned about Andy Pettitte’s »

The New York Yankees needed Andy Pettitte's first start since June to go well on Wednesday. Entering the day, their starting rotation was in a bit of a funk and very much in need of a pick-me-up.As if there was any doubt that he would—and I suppose there was some—Pettitte delivered.The Yankees' 40-year-old lefty pitched five shutout [...]

Ichiro, New York Yankees Have an Almost Perfect »

But for more extra-innings magic by the Baltimore Orioles late Wednesday night in Seattle, this time in the form of Adam Jones’ two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning that gave Baltimore a 3-1 win over the Mariners, Wednesday was almost a perfect day for the New York Yankees. Ichiro Suzuki went 7-for-8 in the Yankees’ doubleheader [...]

New York Yankees: Same Old Andy Pettitte in Debut from »

Before a sparsely populated make-up crowd on Wednesday, the return of starting pitcher Andy Pettitte went strictly according to plan. Making his first start for the New York Yankees since June 27th, when he went on the disabled list with a fractured ankle, he took full advantage of a poor Toronto Blue Jay lineup in the Yankee 4-2 win. In five [...]

Why New York Yankees Experience Will Be Deciding »

The Baltimore Orioles are nipping at their heels and the Los Angeles Angels are charging hard in the wild card standings to make a run at both of the top AL East squads. The Oakland Athletics keep cruising along. The New York Yankees are taking it all in stride because they have what most teams lack—championship experience on their [...]

Yankees vs. Blue Jays: Andy Pettitte Gets Victory »

For the first time in over two-and-a-half months, Andy Pettitte took the mound for the Yankees.In his first start back since June 27, after fracturing his fibula, the Yankees veteran left-hander gave the team five scoreless innings and won his fourth game of 2012 in a 4-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.Pettitte threw 75 total pitches, 46 were for [...]

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