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Chapter 2: Escape from Reality
Just like a rousing happy hour after a tough day at work or a Kardashian marathon after a bad breakup, everyone needs a little escape from reality when things aren’t going particularly well.
In the case of the Yankee blogger’s escape from reality, I’m choosing not to discuss the fact that we have some serious starting pitching issues. I’d rather tell you about my second night in Boston last weekend, a game where starting pitching was about as relevant as a thesaurus in an episode of Jersey Shore.
Riding the high from spoiling the Sox anniversary celebration, Jessica and I decided to hit the Sam Adams brewery in Yankee garb early before the crowds hit. It turned out to be a memorable day for me because I’m pretty sure it was the first time I had ever imbibed a beer before noon.
Little did I know just how memorable the day would become.
Myself, Jessica, Kathleen, and Damon
After grabbing a bowl of clam chowder in Quincy Market, we decided to head out to...
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The New York Yankees have been looking for an eventual successor to all-time great closer Mariano Rivera for years now, even though No. 42 hasn’t announced when he plans on hanging up his dreaded cutter. The team once toyed with the idea of Joba Chamberlain stepping into that role, and then considered using Phil Hughes. After watching both of them struggle year in...
Daniel Bard's role with the Red Sox has been heavily debated since the decision was made to put him in the starting rotation. The right-hander proved this week that he can excel no matter when and how he's used. Following Sunday's rainout, manager Bobby Valentine elected to skip Bard's next start. Instead, the Sox skipper called upon the big righty out of the bullpen...
If you were looking for the awesome mascot video of the week, we have it for you as Boston Red Sox's mascot rocking out by playing some drums.
Check out Wally the Green Monster showing off his drumming abilities at the MLB Fan Cave in New York City:
Wally also got the chance to ride the New York City subways and here is the picture proof:
(Courtesy of NESN)
As a diasporic Yankee fan living in Tampa, I really like Alex Rodriguez. Rays fans hate him. They boo him at their stadium, they refer to him as “A-Fraud” or “A-Roid” on a.m. sports-blather, and I have personally heard them pray to their gods to have him destroyed. And still, each time up to bat, he crushes it. Against Tampa, his numbers are quite impressive. ...
In reading the blogs and listening to sports radio, it appears many Yankee fans are calling for Brian Cashman’s head over the Michael Pineda debacle, while others fail to find fault on the GM’s part. In this election season, everyone loves a good debate so I will refrain from offering my opinion on the Pineda situation and, instead, comprise a list of Cashman’s starting pitching...
The Boston Red Sox are currently playing their best baseball of the season, entering Sunday's game with a six-game winning streak. But win or lose, the Sox are always ready to spend time with fans, and they'll be fielding the tough questions before Sunday's series finale against the White Sox. And who is more qualified to interview Red Sox players than the Parkway National...
NEW YORK (AP) -- CC Sabathia steadied New York's rocky rotation with eight sharp innings, Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for eighth on the career RBIs list and the Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Sunday despite leaving 14 men on base in the first six innings.
A-Rod drove in two runs for 1,904 RBIs without hitting the ball out of the infield. He singled on a dribbler...
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Jon Lester returned to vintage form Saturday night, and Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was happy to note what gave the starting pitcher his success. "He gave up exactly the right number of runs tonight," Valentine said of the 1-0 victory. Valentine tells Jenny Dell what was best about Lester’s start as well as what has happened to get the Red Sox offense to come around.
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees were stymied by the Detroit Tigers thanks largely to a rookie left-hander with a promising future and Saturday's replacement for Delmon Young, who faces an uncertain immediate future. Tigers rookie Drew Smyly allowed just two hits in six innings in the 7-5 win, while Andy Dirks hit a three-run homer after starting in left field in place of Young...
The Orioles have a tough road ahead in May as we all know. Their first stop was in the Bronx not too far away from the George Washington Bridge to face the New York Yankees.
For the Orioles, the start of the three game series against the New York Yankees -- and the first few weeks of May -- will be seen by many as a litmus test as to where they stand in the sport.
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By Dave BuscemaThe Sports Xchange NEW YORK -- The rookie making his major league debut battled the superstar who had tied a Hall of Famer on the all-time RBI list earlier in the game. It was the bottom of the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium on Sunday and Detroit Tigers reliever Luke Putkonen endured an intimidating initiation in his major league debut. He had pitched into and...
Aviles SS Sweeney RF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ortiz DH Ross LFPunto 3BByrd CF Shoppach C
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Edited: Lineup changed. Youk was a late scratch and Punto is in at 3B instead. No reason given as of yet. (1:35pm EST)