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New York Yankees: Why the MLB Hot Stove Just Got a »

What do the years 2001, 2003 and 2010 all have in common? They all involve deep playoff runs and subsequent disappointing playoff exits for the New York Yankees. Following the 2001 and 2003 seasons, the Yankees acquired a dynamic hitter and veteran pitcher in each offseason, Jason Giambi and Mike Mussina after '01 and [...]

Yankees Message To Miami Heat: You Can’t Buy A »

“In this fall, this is very tough, in this fall I'm going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat.” With that one sentence, a city that once loved NBA superstar LeBron James began to burn his jerseys, t-shirts and anything else with the number 23 on it. He had become the second most hated man in the city, second only [...]

Colby Lewis Spectacular, Fuels Texas Rangers To »

It is hard to fathom a better ending. Former Texas Ranger Alex Rodriguez, who once signed for a quarter of a billion dollars and juiced with the team, was at the plate. Closer Neftali Feliz was on the mound, ready to get the one out that the franchise has always been waiting for. An adrenaline-filled fastball missed for ball one, but then three [...]

ALCS 2010: A Texas Sized Beat Down Over The New York »

It almost seemed that it was over before it started. The Texas Rangers' homecoming to an Arlington stadium full of their rowdy fans and a Colby Lewis gem finally put an end to the Yankees' hopes of defending their World Series title. Unlike Game 5 back in New York, the Yankees didn't have their ace CC Sabathia on the mound. Instead, they were [...]

2010 ALCS: The Texas Rangers Return Home for Game 6, »

The Rangers' ballpark is quiet, at least for now. Workers have slowly started to trickle in, the local radio station is doing their broadcast from the home plate entrance, the ALCS banners have been hung for fans to see as they start to file in, and the anticipation has begun. This Friday night is far different from any other Friday night in [...]

ALCS 2010: Win or Go Home As Yankees’ Phil »

After a day off, the ALCS resumes at Rangers Stadium where Texas will host New York in a pivotal Game 6 matchup. Phil Hughes (1-1, 5.73 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees against the Rangers Colby Lewis (1-0, 1.69 ERA). Hughes and Lewis pitched against each other in Game 2. In that game, Hughes was hit hard, giving up 10 hits and seven [...]

Joe DiMaggio Always Rose To the Occasion »

Shaking his head and flashing a deprecatory grin, Joe DiMaggio started talking about it again. "There has to be an element of luck to it," he modestly told a group of baseball writers, "but the one thing that sticks in my mind is that whenever I kept the streak alive with a scratch hit, I always came through in that same game with an honest [...]

ALCS 2010: 5 Ways the New York Yankees Can Pull Out a »

Away from home, down 3-2 in the series, the New York Yankees have their backs against the wall. The Texas Rangers have been phenomenal throughout the series, and they only need one more win to advance to their first World Series in franchise history. But we've seen the Yankees make miraculous comebacks before. Can they do it again? Begin [...]

ALCS 2010: Buffalo, the New York Yankees Are Not Your »

I moved back to Buffalo after being gone for 31 years. I guess I’m getting old, but I don’t remember so much interest in the Yankees back then. It’s probably just that my mind is going.In any case, there are an awful lot of Yankee fans in Buffalo—or else it's just an act of support for locally owned New Era Caps that half [...]

Robinson Cano and Josh Hamilton Chasing Another MVP »

The two regular season favorites for the American League MVP award have continued their battled into the ALCS. Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano and Rangers centerfielder Josh Hamilton are leading their teams as the American League championship heads to Texas for Game 6. While their performances in the ALCS do not count toward the American [...]

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