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Who is the “Face of Baseball?” That was the question that the folks at wanted answered, so they turned to Turnkey Intelligence, one of America’s most prominent sports-polling firms. The results were not only interesting, but they might also be enough to keep MLB commissioner Bud Selig up at night. reports that Alex Rodriguez was the first player named by 22 percent of the 1,028 fans polled by Turnkey when they were asked, “What MLB player would you define as the ‘Face of Baseball’ today?” The fans reportedly weren’t provided any names or other information when asked the question. It’s worth noting that the poll was conducted over three days from Aug. 20-22. In other words, it took place during a time in which A-Rod — who is currently appealing his record 211-game suspension — was all over the news. But it’s still interesting, even though the survey also revealed that Rodriguez was a more popular pick among “casual” fans than “avid” fans. Derek Jeter (12 percen

Derek Jeter done for the season

The New York Yankees placed shortstop Derek Jeter on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a left ankle injury. Reports claim that the team plans to shut him down for the remainder of the 2013 season. The 39-year-old Yankee captain has been battling soreness in his surgically repaired ankle and his season will be over after appearing in just 17 games. Jeter last played on Saturday...

The Yankees should name this man their new, de facto Captain

He has no friends, no future career, no public defenders. To the baseball world, he is a pariah, an untouchable, a sadistic monster who should be spat-upon, beaned and booed.Every time A-Rod gets a hit, a demon in Hell receives his wings.Say whatever you want about Alex Rodriguez. No one will defend him.  But know this:The Yankees were dead as dishrags before he turned up in the...

Yankees: Hughes starting tonight is a joke

After beating Buck’s Birds for the second night in a row 5-4, plus some key losses, the New York Yankees have propelled themselves to one behind the Phil Hughes pitching on April 18, 2008 against the Baltimore Orioles (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card standings. Tonight, at Camden Yard, is the last time the Yankees will play the Baltimore Orioles both in...

Yankees President Randy Levine: Robinson Cano isn’t ‘a re-sign at any cost’ in free agency

With the end of the Major League Baseball season getting closer, Robinson Cano and the Yankees are approaching the time when they’ll have to stop talking about waiting to talk about Cano’s free agent status and start to do something about it. The Yankees have said they want to bring back Cano, who has been arguably New York’s most valuable player this season. As the Yankees...

Alfonso Soriano's leaping catch robs Manny Machado of home run

Alfonso Soriano makes a spectacular leaping catch over the left-field wall to take a home run away from the Orioles' Manny Machado in the eighth inning Thursday night at Camden Yards. The Yankees leftfielder gives a little salute to a grateful Dave Robertson on the mound after making the dramatic catch. Soriano's grab became even more important after the Yankees blew a...

Jim Miller DFA'ed Secondary headline: Yankees had player named Jim Miller

Third headline?Derek Jeter is out for the rest of the season.What a year.I just hope that supermodel he's dating is worth it.She's obviously bad juju.

Yankees game 147 lineup: 9/12/13

The Yankees will try to win the series tonight from Baltimore as Phil Hughes takes the mound for his first start since September 2. Coming into play today, the Yankees find themselves just one game behind the Rays for the second Wild Card spot. After tonight, New York will head to Boston for what should be a tough weekend series at Fenway. Check out a full preview of tonight’s...

Report: Yanks face record luxury tax

The New York Yankees will have to pay a record $29.1 million luxury tax penalty this season, USA Today reports. Putting it into perspective, the newspaper notes that sum is about the equivalent of the entire Houston Astros' payroll for this season. The Yankees' 2013 payroll is estimated to be $236.2 million, well above the $178 million tax threshold. Alex Rodriguez, Vernon...

Jeter in 'a holding pattern' regarding return to Yankees lineup

Alex Rodriguez despite his myriad off-the-field troubles has been the best offensive threat behind Alfonso Soriano of late but the slugger tweaked his left hamstring Tuesday night when he rounded third base and scored on a Robinson Cano RBI single in the 8th inning. He appeared to grimace on the dugout bench after sliding into home and was replaced by David Adams in the bottom half...

Ivan Nova confident he'll make next scheduled start

New York Yankees' starter Ivan Nova threw a bullpen session on Thursday and Camden Yards and is confident he'll make his next scheduled start against the Red Sox on Sunday. As reported by Bryan Hoch of, Nova threw only 79 pitches in his last start due to tightness in his right triceps.  The good news is he felt no discomfort during his bullpen session.  Both...

Bobby Valentine sticks to his 9/11 comments about Yankees, sounds like an idiot

Bobby Valentine made some incredibly idiotic comments on Wednesday about the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. In short, he felt it necessary to say that the New York Mets were more visible in the days after the tragedy and did more to help the community than the New York Yankees. Later in the […]

Playoff Push: Yankees stay 1 game back of Rays

(Courtesy of Patrick Semansky/AP Photo) The Yankees won a crazy game last night, which ensured they stay one game back of the Rays. The Yankees start a series in Boston tonight, whereas the Rays play in Minnesota. Advantage this weekend goes to the Rays, but the Yankees have a special something going on. So, here’s to having a better series than the Red Sox than last weekend ....

SNY’s Bobby V Refuses To Back Down, Wants Photo Proof That Yankees Aided New York

SNY Analyst Bobby Valentine refuses to back down from comments he made yesterday that the Yankees were no where to be found in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11th, 2001. His remarks led to this statement from New York Yankees president, Randy Levine: Bobby Valentine should know better than to be pointing fingers on a day like today. Today is a day of...

Bobby Valentine Off Base In Criticism Of Yankees’ 9-11 Presence

Bobby Valentine was a loose cannon when he managed the New York Mets and not much has changed. VALENTINE: Off base in comments. Today, one that should be about reflection and remembrance of those lost their lives, do we really need Valentine to open old wounds and accentuate pettiness? That’s exactly what Valentine while speaking on WFAN, the soon to be ex-flagship station of the...
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