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Sun, warm weather, and baseball. Every year in Florida and Arizona, MLB teams open up Spring Training camps in minor league stadiums and practice facilities. It brings the big leagues to communities that would otherwise never really see MLB action. The players are separated from the fans by a simple chain link fence, like a set of neighbors in the backyard. I have been lucky enough to go to a few spring training camps, and each one has its own distinctive taste. The Yankees are business as usually. They try to limit fan-player interaction much like they do up north at Yankee Stadium. The Rays on the other hand want fans to get as close as they can and have fun while they watch the game. The Dodgers old facility in Florida was a whole community built in the 1950s because Jackie Robinson wasn’t welcomed in other areas of the state. The Marlins players walk amongst the fans as they go from field to field.
For most fans, Spring Training is all about the prime autograph opportunities. I ...
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Michael Pineda threw a bullpen session yesterday (Photo credit: CBSsports.com
Righty Michael Pineda threw a successful bullpen yesterday, the longest since beginning rehab on his surgically repaired right shoulder, according to the YES Network.
Pineda, 24, incorporated sliders into the mound session for the first time and called it his best pitch of the day. This represents a big...
Philadelphia Phillies 2 — New York Yankees 6
Andy Pettitte and Ben Francisco made their Spring debut for the Yankees in tonight’s 6-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ben Francisco was recently acquired by the Yankees and made his first start in the outfield tonight, competing for a job on Opening Day. The first pitch Francisco saw in the 1st inning was driven to center...
CC makes his first start of the spring today.
CC Sabathia will be making his spring training debut this afternoon against the Marlins. Over the offseason he had elbow surgery and has been limited to two simulated games this spring.
Brett Gardner and Ichiro have had impressive springs thus far. Gardner is batting .364 this spring and Ichiro is batting a whopping .462. It may only...
Miami Marlins 3 — New York Yankees 7
CC Sabathia made his Spring debut in today’s 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins.
Travis Hafner was brought in this offseason to provide offense that would benefit from the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium and today was his first true showing of power. In the 3rd inning, Hafner hit a no doubt two-run home run into right field...
A balding Derek Jeter as sexually desirable as Mickey Mantle? Even after he became a Born Again Christian the notion is preposterous, ok?
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The New York Yankees have been reaching out to several corner
infielders in their effort to find a fill in for injured first baseman Mark Teixeira
and third baseman Alex Rodriguez. While this search has led them to several
veteran options – one that’s already announced his retirement – the Yankees
have not contacted free agent first baseman Aubrey Huff, according to...
After losing Nick Swisher as a free agent and Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson to preseason injuries, the New York Yankees have started adding again.
The Yankees have reached agreement with outfielder Brennan Boesch on a one-year contract, two sources confirmed to FOXSports.com. The team later confirmed the deal Friday night, which is worth $1.5 million according to Jon Heyman...
AL BEast Notebook – March 13
Derek Jeter made his Spring debut in the field Wednesday, leading off and playing his usual shortstop position after DHing a couple games.
He had just one fielding opportunity, picking up a ground ball and tossing to second for the out in the fourth inning. He went 0-2 with a walk. Jeter is 1-6 batting in his three preseason starts.
Jeter broke his...
This year, I plan on witnessing my own little slice of history during the season. I don’t know exactly when it will occur and to be honest, I can’t guarantee it will occur, but I’m going to try my hardest to see it. This season, I plan on going to Yankee Stadium and watching Mariano Rivera nail down a save for the New York Yankees.
Sure, I’ve seen it before. Most of us probably...
The Texas Rangers are scouting New York Yankees right-handed
reliever Joba Chamberlain, according to George A. King III of The New York
The Rangers sent Don Welke, a special assistant to general manager
Jon Daniels, to a Yankees’ spring training contest Monday specifically to watch
Chamberlain throw. King notes that the Rangers get the sense that the Yankees
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