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IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Something about Joba Chamberlain made you root for him. Maybe it was his dad in the wheelchair. Maybe it was his Fred Flintstone body, or that unforgettable Cleveland juju moment - gnats buzzing his head while a trainer sprays crap that actually will only make it worse. Maybe it was his limitless potential. Remember him going pitch-for-pitch against Josh Beckett, back when we desperately needed a hope - something, anything - to heal from our 2004 and 2007 thrashings by the Redsocks. (A team that, over the last 10 years, has won twice as many championships as we have.)Joba was not like Phil Hughes, the California twitter debutante, or Ian Kennedy, the arrogant excuse-maker. Joba was real. He was one of us. And he had the brightest future of any of them.And, of course, he's been lost in the shuffle for the last four years.Yesterday, Joba suggested that he would someday like to start. It was an idle comment. He could have talking about the Tampa water supply, or a dead bird he pass...
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The 2013 season is not off to a promising start for Phil Hughes. The big righty who is looking to have a breakout season in his contract-year is sidelined with a bulging disk in his upper back.
Shutdown for a week, Hughes has not gotten back into a throwing program like he thought he would. For now, he’s been limited to working out in a pool. YES Network’s Meredith Marokovits...
In early 1964, after he cracked up on the air during the Yankees' World Series debacle against Koufax and Drysdale, announcer Mel Allen - the Voice of the Yankees for more than 22 years - was abruptly shown the door. He had given the organization everything, and in return, the ownership spread rumors of booze, uppers and homosexuality, and threw him overboard like a rotting piece...
First Granderson, now Youkilis? Reports out of Yankee camp are that Youk is being scratched from their game today with a sore left oblique and will be reevaluated in a couple of days.
Kevin Youkilis said his injury felt like a cramp, not a strain. Wanted to play today but Yanks are being cautious.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February 26, 2013
Again, I don't like wishing injury...
Who knew that Johnny Damon was such a big fan of the Carly Ray Jepson summer hit, Call Me Maybe?
Well New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman certainly does now.
As yesterday the ex-Yankee told Michael Kay on his ESPN show that he would gladly accept league minimum money to fill in for Curtis Granderson until his broken right forearm heals.
Damon expressed confusion to Kay about why...
Andy Pettitte (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
With Spring Training under way, I started looking at the stats of the players signed by the New York Yankees during the off-season more closely, and figured I would share them.
The table does include Andy Pettitte, Hiroki Kuroda, Ichiro Suzuki and Mariano Rivera, who technically are not new to the Bombers, but were free agents that got re-signed...
AND ANOTHER ONE
Tweet With the Harlem Shake being the new craze, New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and some family and friends decided to get in on the fun, with Sabathia uneventfully riding a segway around: Oh. Hopefully this whole Harlem Shake comes to a screeching end soon. -ALR
The New York Yankees are going to be missing quite a bit of offensive power when the Major League Baseball season gets underway as slugger Curtis Granderson has joined Alex Rodriguez on the disabled list. Granderson led the team in home runs last season with 43, but is set to miss at least the first [...]
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New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes was diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back last week, an injury that manager Joe Girardi says
could cause the pitcher to begin the season on the disabled list, according to
Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
Girardi said "it's possible" Phil Hughes won't be ready to start the season.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) February...
Curtis Granderson‘s arm injury has the Yankees in the market for a center fielder — a role Johnny Damon believes he’s still fit to fill.
Damon, who played four years in New York from 2006-09, told the New York Daily News that he would definitely be open to donning the pinstripes again, though he does not anticipate receiving a call from the team.
“I don’t expect to hear...
Here's another black eye for Alex Rodriguez (not that he needs another black mark on his ledger): in 2006, the A-Rod Family Foundation gave just 1% of donated funds to charities before they stopped submitting financial reports and were stripped of tax-exempt status. CBS New York has the details.
Rodriguez and rapper Jay-Z raised $403,862 in a 2006 celebrity poker tournament...
Toronto Blue Jays 1 — New York Yankees 0
One run is all you need to win in today’s 1-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Brett Gardner (6 for 11, .545) and Ichiro Suzuki (5 for 8, .556) continue to look well-prepared for the season to start already, with each getting a hit in today’s game, getting a hit in all of their games this Spring. Juan Rivera puts together 2 hits...
Count Michael Weiner among those skeptical of the New York Yankees' stated plan to reduce payroll next year.
Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner says the team wants to get under the $189 million luxury tax threshold in 2014. That means the player payroll would have to be about $178 million at most, using average annual values of contracts, since the total for the...
AL BEast Notebook – Feb 26
Johnny Damon was on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York on Monday, and immediately the conversation began with the Curtis Granderson injury and the new vacancy in the outfield.
First question from Michael Kay: “Do you have any interest in going to the Yankees?”
“You guys know that I would have tons of interest to go to New York… Hopefully...