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First came the A-bomb from A-Rod. (Notably absent, John's secondary cry, "Alexander the Great conquers again!" Casualty of the scandal?) It caught The Master by surprise.  He called it as a long fly out - no high-far-gone - until the ball cleared the fence.Suzyn became drunk with joy.  After the walk-off, she actually chose A-Rod, rather than Brett Gardner, as her star of the game. (Might be that YES grabbed Gardner; Suzyn often gets sloppy seconds.) She sounded like a mom whose 3-year-old just won an international weight-lifting competition.  Her interview resembled the happy ending of a fairy tale.  All this, after the funeral call of Mariano's third straight blown save - an emotional roller coaster ride and near psychological disassembly on the level of Eric Bogosian's angry lead in the 1987 award-winning "Talk Radio."But I found Suzyn's post-game interview troubling. It's not that she didn't lecture him about steroids - everybody else ...

Yankees: Walk off weekend feeling

WEEKEND SUMMARY:  Yankees Win (Photo credit: L.Burchfield)  This past weekend the New York Yankees earned their first series win since the All-Star Break. But even better was winning two of three vs. the red-hot Detroit Tigers, who came into the Bronx on a 12-0 streak and with a comfortable seven game lead in the AL Central. The Tigers still hold the best record in the AL at 69...

Rivera falters, Gardner proves savior

It was a weird Sunday in Yankeeland, with A-Rod drawing cheers -- not jeers -- from the Bronx faithful, Mariano Rivera looking (again) like a closer who maybe actually should be retiring, and the light-hitting Brett Gardner providing some game-winning pop to save Rivera's bacon for the second time in three days. The day started off with Alex Rodriguez, after a day off, going...

Three Blown Saves By Rivera No Cause For Concern

Yankee fans have done a lot of worrying this year. Certainly more than in recent years. We worry about Derek Jeter's ankle and his quad, Curtis Granderson and his broken wrist and pinkie, CC Sabathia and his reduced velocity and Mark Teixeira and his severely injured wrist.One thing, however, that we have not had to worry about in the slightest is Mariano Rivera. He has handled...

Yankees' Derek Jeter making strides in recovery from calf strain

New York Yankees' shortstop Derek Jeter, who has been on the disabled list with a calf strain, is eligible to come off the DL this weekend and is making progress, but manager Joe Girardi is unsure if Jeter will be ready by then. As reported by Josh Vitale and Chris Iseman of,  manager Joe Girardi isn't sure if Jeter will be ready to come back that soon, though...

Rivera, Yankees not worried at his recent slips

So this is what the ninth inning must be like sometimes for the other 29 teams that do not have the luxury of calling on Mariano Rivera. The career saves leader has spoiled the New York Yankees, rarely slipping up in 17 years as their closer. But last week, the 43-year-old baseball sage stunned a generation of fans by blowing three consecutive save opportunities for the first time...

Yankees injuries may have brought numbers down, but not their heads

It’s evident the Yankees are not having the season the organization and fans hoped for. With 48 games left and the team sporting a 58-57 record, hopes for Yankee baseball in October. They are 10.5 games back in the American League East and 7 games off the second wild card spot. All that is to blame this season are injuries. 17 players have been put on the disabled list this...

Boston Sports Club ad takes shot at A-Rod

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Not close to returning, New York Yankees star Derek Jeter should fully heal and then begin chasing Pete Rose

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi acknowledged Monday that Derek Jeter isn’t near returning to the diamond. By trying to hastily recover in the spring, the 39-year-old Jeter created a second fracture in his left ankle. After finally healing from a growing list of injuries, the beloved male ***** strained his right calf and was again sent to the 15-day disabled list on August...

Report: A-Rod met with BALCO owner

Alex Rodriguez reportedly met in secret with Victor Conte, the founder of BALCO, last season to discuss performance-enhancing drugs. 

Video: Yankees fan cops feel while girlfriend (?) is sleeping

This New York Yankees fan took matters into his own hands (literally) when his girlfriend (we hope) fell asleep in his lap. Check him trying to cop a feel.

Health club expertly trolls Alex Rodriguez in front page ad in Boston Herald (photo)

On Tuesday’s front page of the Boston Herald, Boston Sports Club, a Boston-area health club, utilized its advertising space to do a bit of trolling at the expense of the sullied reputation of New York Yankees pariah Alex Rodriguez. As you can see above, the message reads, “Alex, losing $34 million? don’t miss our summer […]The post Health club expertly trolls Alex Rodriguez...

Jeter no where close to returning

It looks like New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter won’t be back in the majors anytime soon after his third trip to the disabled list. Jete went on the D.L. on August 3 this time with a right calf strain. He’s stayed with the team in New York to work out but will be heading back to Florida when the current homsetand finishes up. Although Derek Jeter was seen throwing at...

Angels' late rally falls short in 2-1 loss to Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) -- Minus Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, the New York Yankees used a pair of relievers to close out the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Monday night and preserve the win for Hiroki Kuroda. Kuroda (11-7) tossed three-hit ball for eight shutout innings. Rivera was given the night off after blowing three straight save chances, including one Sunday. Fans chanted "We want...

A-Rod homers, passes Musial on RBI list

Alex Rodriguez connected for his first home run of the season on Sunday slugging a solo second-inning blast to left field off the Tigers' Justin Verlander. For Rodriguez it was his 648th career home run and also accounted for his 1951st career RBI surpassing Stan Musial for sole possession of fifth place on baseball's all-time list. In his next at-bat Rodriguez added an...

‘Brilliant’ Hiroki humbles Angels

If the Yankees manage to somehow keep their flickering postseason hopes alive the band leader will be Hiroki Kuroda. With Mariano Rivera unavailable after flushing three straight save opportunities and the Yankees’ bats controlled by Angels starter Garrett Richards Kuroda hurled the Yankees to a 2-1 victory in front of an announced Yankee Stadium crowd of 37146. “It was a brilliant...
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