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NEW YORK, NY – Michael Weiner, the plain-speaking, ever-positive labor lawyer who took over as head of the powerful baseball players’ union four years ago and smoothed its perennially contentious relationship with management, died Thursday, 15 months after announcing he had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He was 51. The Major League Players Association said Weiner died at his home in Mansfield Township, N.J. Earlier in the day, New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera praised Weiner. “Michael is a tremendous person. That’s why everybody loves him,” Rivera said. “He can relate with every player and had time to talk with every player.” As Weiner’s health deteriorated this summer, a succession plan was put in place. Former big league All-Star Tony Clark took over Thursday as acting executive director and is to be approved as Weiner’s successor when the union’s board meets from Dec. 2-5 at La Jolla, Calif. “Words cannot describe the love and affection that the players hav...

Mariano Rivera’s Last Stand: A personal account of Mariano Rivera’s last game at Yankee Stadium

The date was August 14, 2013 and the dark reality that the New York Yankees could possibly miss the playoffs was starting to set in. Accepting the possibility that the Yankees might not make the playoffs was minor in comparison to the reality that Mariano Rivera was winding down his career as a Yankee. Please click here to read this account.  The post Mariano Rivera’s Last...

Alex Rodriguez Storms Out of Arbitration Hearing, Delivers Classic Rant

Tell em why you mad son? “This is ridiculous,” Rodriguez is said to have shouted after Horowitz issued his ruling shortly before noon at MLB’s offices on Park Ave. Rodriguez then pointed his finger at Manfred, who directed baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis clinic suspected of being a source of supply of illegal PEDs to ballplayers, and said “You know you’re...

The elephant in the room, or at least, the infield

At this point, I guess the metaphor should not be an elephant, but a dead horse... as in, why beat one? Altogether now: "A horse is a horse, a corpse, of course, and we shouldn't beat on its corpse, of course, that is of course, unless the corpse is the famous Mr. Jeet." (Yeah, it's Saturday morning.)We keep hearing how the Yankees need to find a thirdbaseman to...

... and now, a break from this dreadful Yankees off-season for a musical interlude

A new tune from The Baseball Project about Bernie Williams, called "Monument Park."You'd expect the Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio references in a song about a Yankee centerfielder, and Murcer too, but namedropping Earle Combs?  Impressive.Of course, any song with a Bobby Murcer mention is an instant classic.Anyway, give it a listen

Yankees President Tells Robinson Cano to ‘Get a Little More Realistic,’ Says Team Not Willing to Pay Slugger $300 Million

The Yankees have two words for Robinson Cano: get real. After news that Cano is not budging off his request for a 10-year, $310 million contract in free agency, Yankees president Randy Levine confirmed that the two parties are still quite far apart in salary talks. “We want Robbie back; we think Robbie is terrific,” Levine told on Tuesday. “But we have no interest...

Jay-Z reportedly trying to market Robinson Cano as Michael Jordan

Robinson Cano is easily the biggest client the newly-formed Roc Nation Sports has on its roster. If Jay-Z’s agency wants to be taken seriously going forward, Cano has to ink a massive contract that everyone can agree is equal to or surpasses what Scott Boras could have gotten the perennial All-Star. But are they aiming […]

Starting Lineups: On Robinson Cano And Keeping It Real With The Early Money

Robinson Cano is the biggest name in baseball these days…and he’s looking for a contract that proves it. The far and away crown jewel of the MLB free agent crop, he has requested $300 million for his services going forward, a number that even the New York Yankees have refused to address. Well, to be […]The post Starting Lineups: On Robinson Cano And Keeping It Real With The...

A-Rod's Public Play Vs. "The Man In Milwaukee"

((HT: Sportsnet/YES))Alex Rodriguez decided to call his meeting with Major League Baseball a "farce..."A lot of people would agree, but not for the reason he claims the meeting was a farce...After not getting the commissioner to agree to answering questions in New York City, Rodriguez and his legal team stormed out of the MLB offices and decided to go on their (the HQ is...

IT IS HIGH GOLDEN OLDIE: We predicted Madonna would destroy the Yankees before she met A-Rod

We knew the threat but defensed the wrong target.

A-Rod Appears on Francesa’s Radio Show; Blasts MLB, Selig

Alex Rodriguez made an appearance on Mike Francesa’s WFAN radio show Wednesday afternoon, just mere hours after storming out of his hearing with Major League Baseball after learning that MLB Commissioner, Bud Selig, would not testify. “I’ve been taking it one day at a time and respecting the process and today I lost my mind,” said Rodriguez on WFAN. what we saw today, it...

Alex Rodriguez blows up on WFAN, gives Bud Selig a verbal middle finger

Photo via CNN.comScott Levesque (@scottlevesque)Online Content EditorI'm not going to intro this video with an incoherent ramble about the absurdities that are Alex Rodriguez. As much as it pains me, I'm going to refrain from doing so.However, I will say this about the following video: It's the perfect visualization of why Alex Rodriguez is where he's at.(Get ready...

A-Rod blasts MLB on Mike Francesa show, denies PED use

Embattled Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez unexpectedly showed up in studio for the New York based Mike Francesa's WFAN radio show Wednesday, hours after walking out of his appeals hearing in extreme anger. Among the highlights: •A-Rod said that he's done with the arbitration process unless commissioner Bud Selig shows up. He's extra angry that he missed his nine...

A-Rod's lawyers return to hearing without star player

Alex Rodriguez's lawyers were back at his arbitration hearing without him Thursday, a day after he added a different kind of walk-off to go along with the 11 game-ending hits in his big league career.

Listen: ARod Talks With Mike Francesa After Walking Out of Arbitration Hearing

This morning in New York, Alex Rodriguez walked out of his arbitration hearing after Bud Selig failed to show. I can’t say that I question his decision. Selig is the driving force behind imposing this historic 211-game suspension, so he […]

Alex Rodriguez Lost His Mind and Stormed Out of MLB Arbitration Hearing

The Big Leagues And then the embattled slugger went on the radio to talk all about it.
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