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David Robertson was announced as the New York Yankees nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award.
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Named after the 15-time All-Star and Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente; the award is in recognition of a player who best represents the game of baseball in positive ways on and off the field. This includes sportsmanship and community involvement.
David and his wife Erin founded High Socks for Hope. The 501(c)(3) corporation was founded in 2011 after tornadoes ravaged Tuscaloosa, Alabama, David Robertson’s hometown. The foundation would also aid those affected in May 2013 by the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma. It also looked to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York.
In June, David and Erin, with volunteers from NBTY Helping Hands, helped families displaced from their homes due to Hurricane Sandy.
On the field, David Robertson pledged that $100 would be donated for every strikeout he recorded in 2011 and 2012 to aid those affected in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. For the 2013 season, every strikeout he recorded would be donated to aid those affected by the tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma
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You may know by now that this MLB season will be Yankees closer Mariano Rivera’s last season, and he’s going out with a bang. Mo is ranked third in the AL with 43 saves and is sporting a 2.30 ERA.
Teams around baseball decided to send him out in style as well, showering Rivera with gifts during his last road series with each team. Each gift was a lovely gesture, and a novel...
The Red Sox saw Mariano Rivera for the last time in a regular season game at Fenway Park on Sunday, and there was no shortage of moving tributes to the closer.
Although many of the Fenway Faithful will be glad their team no longer has to contend with Rivera, most can’t deny the class, composure and and success he has had over the past 19 seasons. Dick Flavin, Fenway Park’s unofficial...
Part of the pleasure of honoring Yankees legend Mariano Rivera was sorting through all the memories.
With Rivera making his final appearance at Fenway Park this season the Red Sox made the stroll down memory lane a playful one.
Starting with a video presentation the Sox went back to one of the franchise’s biggest moments Game 4 of the 2004 American League championship series...
This weekend could not have gone worse for the Yankees. That's not hyperbole. It's the simple truth. After they'd fought so hard to win 3 of 4 against the Baltimore Orioles and jumped both Baltimore and Cleveland in the Wild Card race, the Yankees went into Fenway Park and got swept. The pitching was the culprit in all three games, sinking the Yankee offense into...
The Yankees last game against Boston this season has Ivan Nova (8-4 3.17 ERA) taking on the undefeated Clay Buchholz (10-0, 1.61 ERA.) Nova was limited to 79 pitches his last time out due to triceps tightness, but the Yankees believe he can stay in the rotation. He has faced Boston just once this year, allowing three runs in a four-inning start on September 5th. “You never want...
If it were earlier in the season, or if he were still a member for the Chicago Cubs, Alfonso Soriano would likely be taking a few games off to rest his ailing right right. However, he's now a member of the New York Yankees, a team in the midst of a playoff chase, and Soriano, who's dealing with a thumb injury, told reporters -- including Bryan Hoch of MLB.com -- that he...
Prior to getting slaughtered 9-2 to complete a sweep of the New York Yankees, the Boston Red Sox honored Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
It was a classy affair at Fenway Park so big props to the Red Sox organization for going above and beyond to honor Mo.
In case you missed the ceremony, here it is in full:
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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez has left Sunday night's game against the Boston Red Sox because of a tight right calf.
Vernon Wells pinch hit for Rodriguez in the fifth inning.
Rodriguez was 1 for 2 with a single in the game, which is the Yankees' last in Boston this year.
New York entered the night trailing AL wild-card leaders Oakland and Texas by 2...
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The Boston Red Sox are honoring New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera before his final scheduled game at Fenway Park.
The Boston Cello Quartet played Rivera's theme song, ''Enter Sandman.'' Then the Red Sox played highlights from one of the low points in Rivera's career, his blown save in Game 4 of the 2004 AL championship series.
Rivera was called out...
You have to give it to the Canseco brothers, if anything, they love the game of baseball. At least that's the image they portray. Jose Canseco may be the Godfather of performance enhancers, but he did start the process that has cleaned up the game, the likes we have never seen. Ozzie Canseco was never the player his brother was. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in the...
The Yankees entered Friday night’s series opener in Boston in the thick of the wild card race. They left Fenway Park on Sunday night three games out of the last playoff spot, dropping their season record against Boston to 6-13 after a weekend sweep in which they were outscored 22-7.
New York is now 79-71 with just 12 games remaining in its season. Injuries and ineffective pitching...
The Red Sox completed the sweep of their three-game set against the Yankees Sunday night taking the finale of the season series 9-2.
The Sox finish the season series 13-6 against the Yankees winning the series for just the second time since 2005. The 13 wins match the most against the Yankees in a season by any team since the 1976 Orioles went 13-5.
The win combined with the...
The New York Yankees got beaten badly in Beantown.
Mr. Met making a funny.
It was a three game sweep that made Yankee fans everywhere question whether this 2013 team is even good enough to compete if they happen to slide into the postseason, which would be via Wild Card berth only.
That is because the moment the Red Sox finished off the Yankees last night, they eliminated the Bronx...