Found May 13, 2013 on
Lady At The Bat:
This season continues to be a series of pleasant surprises for the New York Yankees. Well, maybe not for the team, but for fans and the media. The surprises are worth looking at one by one. First, the numbers:Going into today's action the Yankees are 23-13, in first place in the AL East. That's 10 games over .500. They are in the midst of a five-game winning streak. They are also 8-1 in 1-run games this year. Lastly, they have an 11-6 road record, second only in baseball to the St Louis Cardinals.Second, Mariano Rivera:Rivera returned to Kansas City this past weekend, the "scene of the crime" if you will. I laughed when I saw how ESPN New York's Wallace Mathews referred to it: Return To Wounded Knee. He certainly was not wounded over the weekend while he notched his 14th and 15th saves. Fifteen for 15 in save opportunities is more than awesome. It's mo-tastic! (That's okay, I'll show myself out.)Third, Vernon Wells:It's time for me to admit I wa...
BEST OF MAXIM
It's a tradition that goes back for as long as I can remember. That said, it's not necessarily one I always celebrate.
But this one was different.
Between games Monday, the Cleveland Indians honored Mariano Rivera with a gold record of Metallica's "Enter Sandman". And for the four of you that this sentiment confuses..."Enter Sandman" is...
WHOLE BAG OF SHH
One thing to know about Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain: he really doesn't like it when he gets shushed, even by the greatest closer of all-time.
Tweet In March New York Yankees great, and Major League Baseball’s all-time saves leader, Mariano Rivera announced this would be his final season in the big leagues. With each passing game we’re closer to the curtain coming down on one of the great careers in baseball history, one that will result in enshrinement in [...]
You never hear about Mariano Rivera having issues with his teammates. The happy-go-lucky closer is one of the game’s all-time greats, and is one of the most respected players in the entire league.
The guy is still allowed to wear Jackie Robinson’s 42 for cryin’ out loud; so you know there’s respect there.
Joba Chamberlain doesn’t seem to care about that.
From Wallace Matthews:The New York Yankees say they are one big happy family again, a day after middle reliever Joba Chamberlain publicly warned Mariano Rivera not to "shush'' him.
"We did talk,'' Rivera said Sunday morning. "It's good. Sometimes you have little things that we say that we don't mean. We're a family here. It's something...
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is known for shutting down tense, in-game situations. But he might have ignited one off the field.
Rivera reportedly told teammate Joba Chamberlain to zip it while he was talking to reporters before Saturday's game, according to the New York Daily News.
Chamberlain, who was talking to fans and signing autographs when the incident occurred...
Yankees relievers Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera have smoothed over an incident that occurred before Saturday night's game in Kansas City.
It happened while Rivera was talking to reporters in the dugout about an emotional meeting with local fans earlier in the day. Chamberlain was standing on the field and yelling over the dugout to members of his family, who had shown...
Mariano Rivera and Joba Chamberlain had an awkward war of words in the New York Yankees' dugout prior to Saturday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.
Rivera was talking to people about an emotional pre-game meeting with a family who lost a son when Chamberlain, in a loud voice, was trying to get somebody's attention behind the dugout, according to The New...
In the latest edition of "stories that aren't really news, yet the New York media will keep shoving them down our throats", Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera of the Yankees reportedly got into a brief war of words before the Yankees-Royals game on Saturday. David Waldstein of the New York Times has the story.
Rivera was conducting a dugout interview after he had...
Joba Chamberlain actually had the gall to tell the legendary Mariano Rivera not to "shush" him during pre-game activities at Kansas City.
Tweet Prior to Saturday’s game between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals, Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera was speaking with reporters in the dugout, a pretty routine occurrence. According to a New York Daily News report, though, things got a little testy and awkward during the interview. Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain was [...]
Joba-gate rears its head in the Yankees ClubhouseCredit: AP
As Joba-gate (or shush-gate) sweeps the (first place) New York Yankees clubhouse, it remains to be seen whether Joba Chamberlain realizes that what he did was wrong, or even realizes he did something.
Perhaps appropriate that we’re talking about this on Mother’s Day, given that mothers are ones that do a lot of “shushing”...
A still defiant Joba Chamberlain said Sunday morning he felt “no need to apologize” to Mariano Rivera following their tense exchange in the dugout on Saturday.
Chamberlain expressed little regret for the situation, saying that even in hindsight, he would have done the same thing to the Yankees closer.
“I wouldn’t change it,” Chamberlain said. “I wouldn’t change...
Vernon Wells hit a go-ahead two-run homer then made a long running catch that preserved a 3-2 victory for Andy Pettitte and the New York Yankees over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
Pettitte (4-2) showed off his mastery of the Royals once more, allowing a run-scoring groundout by Lorenzo Cain and a solo homer by Billy Butler in seven stellar innings. The 40-year-old left...