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There have been stranger ways of getting to the top of one’s profession, but Mariano “Mo” Rivera went from being a humble fisherman to being the best closer that MLB has ever seen.
His story has even greater significance to it, considering that he played his entire career for the most storied franchise in Major League Baseball. When he retires at the end of this season, he name will be added to the long list of the greatest New York Yankees.... Read more
BEST OF MAXIM
In the ninth inning of yesterday's bullpen-fueled heart attack, new Yankee Travis Hafner spat upon a grand tradition that extends to the final whiffs of the Giambino Curse: Facing an overwhelming defensive shift - six fielders jammed onto the right side - instead of taking his normal cuts, the honorable strikeout for a Yankee slugger, Hafner laid down a bunt.Naturally, he was...
The New York Yankees don’t want you heckling their bullpen, those guys have a hard enough time keeping a lead for Mariano Rivera to finish teams off. This isn’t too much of a problem at their home park, but they take it very seriously while the team travels, as Justin Jackson of Sportto Network pointed out after the Yanks visited the Blue Jays this past weekend: I and many others...
Pettitte works into the eighth inning for his third win. (Source: Jason Szenes/Getty)
New York Yankees 9 — Toronto Blue Jays 4
The Yankees offense stayed on point to back Andy Pettitte to his third win of the season in tonight’s 9-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Andy Pettitte missed his last start with back spasms so this was his first start in 10 days. The injury that...
New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter will miss the first half of
the season due to a crack on the ankle injury that he sustained during last year’s
playoffs. The Captain was scheduled to return to the Yankees in May before the
Derek Jeter had CT scan that revealed small crack in area of previous injury, will not return until sometime after All-Star break.
Vernon Wells got three hits against his former team today.
New York Yankees 5 — Toronto Blue Jays 3 (11 innings)
A two-run error is the difference in today’s 5-3 win in 11 innings over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Vernon Wells appears to have found inspiration in the boo’s echoed through the Rogers Centre. It might have been the .447 (21 for 44) batting average against Toronto...
The Yankees travel north of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in game one of a three game set. Andy Pettitte, who was skipped over this past Sunday due to back stiffness, will get the start for New York. Brandon Morrow starts for the Jays. Here are the lineups for both teams:
New York Yankees (8-6)
Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Travis Hafner DH
The Yankees take on the Blue Jays in the middle game of a three-game set from Toronto this afternoon. Hiroki Kuroda, who is coming off a complete game, five-hit shutout, will get the start today. Mark Buehrle will get the ball for the Jays. Here are the lineups:
New York Yankees (9-6)
Brett Gardner CF
Ben Francisco DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B
Vernon Wells LF
I do not often try to cross post, but I liked this a lot today. So check it out on It's About the Money, Stupid. With all due apologies to Joba Chamberlain.
An auction house in New Jersey pulled a New York Yankees jersey that Reggie Jackson claimed was the one that he wore when he had his historic three-home run game during the 1977 World Series. After no one bid on the legendary pinstriped top, an alert memorabilia expert discovered it was the wrong shirt and it was yanked from the block.
The retired Yankees great said he kept the...
Andy Pettitte pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Travis Hafner homered and had two RBI, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 on Friday night.
Lyle Overbay and Vernon Wells also went deep against their former team as the Yankees won for the eighth time in 10 games.
Scratched from his previous scheduled start because of back spasms, Pettitte (3-0) was...
Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup made a two-run throwing error in the 11th inning and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 5-3 on Saturday for their ninth win in 11 games.
Shawn Kelley (0-1) got two outs in the 10th for the win and Mariano Rivera finished for his fifth save.
Vernon Wells and Francisco Cervelli singled off Loup (1-1) to begin the 11th, and Ichiro Suzuki followed with...
While CC Sabathia has returned to All-Star form after a rough first outing, Matt Moore has been excellent in his three starts as well.
The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays will each send an outstanding left-hander to the mound on Monday night when they open a three-game series at Tropicana Field.
Despite all its injuries, New York (10-7) appeared to be on the verge of its 10th...
Check out the best episode of Burning River Radio yet! Listen to Mike's great argument about why Bob Wickman's number should be retired throughout the league because he was the first teletubby to play professional baseball. Also, there are things we actually talked about like Mariano Rivera Day, Killing the AAA Astros, retiring the 1995 Indians, Omar's music career, lineup...