Found June 12, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
They were both young and full of vigor in 1996, two guys barely in their 20s and just starting careers full of promise. Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter met on the field that year as the Atlanta Braves and New Yankees played in the World Series. They both had the talent and tools and seemed destined for greatness, but it would have been tough for anyone to predict that they would both play for the same teams for their entire careers and that they'd both be headed to the Hall of Fame. Jones and Jeter had a longstanding mutual admiration and respect for each other throughout their many seasons, but didn't get to know each other until they both played for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic in 2009. That's when they bonded, two superstars, well into their 30s, both with the knowledge by that time they were Cooperstown bound. Jones was struck by Jeter's humility, and Jeter by Jones' dedication and consistency. It's safe to say they have a mutual admiration...

Minors Wrap-Up: Tampa Shut Out Against Daytona

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-7711\">AAA: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Ramon Ortiz threw six...

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Blue Jays 6-9-12

Simba's first big league homer! No beepee today - they had the alumni softball game beforehand. I know it's exciting to a lot of people, but when you watch it for a couple of years in a's just a softball game. I'd rather see a home run derby, honestly. But I don't schedule these things, so I took pics of what I could. We spent most of the game up in the...

Heyward trying to catch on in other ways

Right fielder Jason Heyward was back in the lineup Monday after being replaced by outfielder Matt Diaz the day before because manager Fredi Gonzalez wanted the right-handed hitter to face Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero. Diaz had two hits and scored a run while Romero was on the mound but was 0-for-3 the rest of the way. Until Heyward shows he can hit left-handers, that's...

Yankees Game 60 Lineup: 06/11/12

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-4358\">Right-hander Ivan Nova is on the hill for the Yankees tonight in game one of a three-game set against the Atlanta...

Game 62: Granderson’s Blast Completes Sweep

New York Yankees 3 — Atlanta Braves 2   Curtis Granderson backed up Hiroki Kuroda on route to a win by a score of 3-2 and a sweep of the Atlanta Braves. This was their 6th win in a row.   Hiroki Kuroda went 6 innings of dancing out of danger. He gave up 9 [...]

Yankees 3, Braves 2

ATLANTA -- Curtis Granderson followed Brian McCann's fifth-inning two-run home with his own two-run homer in the sixth, and the Yankees held on from that point to beat the Braves 3-2, giving New York a three-game sweep. The last time the Yankees played at Turner Field -- June 23-25, 2009 -- they took two out of three from the Braves and went on to win their 27th Word Series...

Pitching Matchups: Yankees vs. Braves

Tonight RHP Ivan Nova (7-2, 5.09 ERA) vs. RHP Randall Delgado (4-5, 4.26 ERA) 7:10 p.m., YES Network Tuesday LHP C.C. Sabathia (7-3, 3.69 ERA) vs. LHP Mike Minor (3-4, 6.57 ERA) 7:10 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network Wednesday RHP Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 3.46 ERA) vs. TBD 7:10 p.m., YES Network and ESPN Follow me on twitter: @Colin_NYYU

Braves swept by Yanks, NY takes NL East lead

ATLANTA (AP) -- Curtis Granderson hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning and the streaking New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night to complete their second straight three-game sweep. Hiroki Kuroda (6-6) gave up two runs in six innings. He stranded runners in scoring position in the second, third and fourth innings before giving up Brian McCann&...

A-Rod matches Iron Horse's record with 23rd career slam

Alex Rodriguez made history Tuesday night, matching Lou Gehrig's all-time record with his 23rd career grand slam. More important, the home run came at a crucial time, erasing a four-run Atlanta Braves lead in the eighth inning as the New York Yankees earned a dramatic 6-4 win for their fifth consecutive victory. "It means a lot; it's really special," Rodriguez...

Pitcher Near Perfect

The Yankees are heating up. As the temperature begins to rise and summer quickly approaches, New York seems to be hitting their stride after two months of inconsistency. For now, they are perhaps the hottest team in the majors, as June has provided the team with the spark that fans have been waiting for. The [...]

Mike Francesa outs Steve Somers, then gets owned by a Mets fan re: Nick Swisher

Mike Francesa outted Steve Somers as 'disgusting' yesterday. Mike then blasted the Mets for 'being upset' with Nick Swisher. That quickly became several people told him the Mets were upset. And... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Here's the YES call of A-Rod's HR to tie Lou Gehrig

Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam against the Braves last night, tying Lou Gehrig for the most all-time. 15-year-old Yankee fan Randy Kearns caught the grand slam in his cap and later... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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