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I wondered a little why Mariano Rivera didn't just retire last season. I totally get why he didn't; no one wants to quite because you got hurt. After the kind of career that he has had--and the length of it--no one would have batted a eye had he said that he was going to go ahead and hang it up anyway.
But as this season progressed it became abundantly clear why Mo decided to give it a go for one last season--everyone keeps giving him gifts.
This is what the Rays had for Mo on Friday. If I look at it long enough I can see the likeness, but I have one question--how is he going to take this one with him? The chair the Twins gave him was easy to pick up, but this?
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have unveiled a sand sculpture to honor Mariano Rivera on the New York Yankees closer's last regular-season visit to Tropicana Field.
Rivera smiled and joked that he was taking the sculpture home when he saw it before Friday night's game. He signed the sculpture right under the words "ENTER SANDMAN 42."
When it comes to gifts, sometimes it’s the thought that counts. The Tampa Bay Rays will definitely be heeding that motto after their effort to honor New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera totally flopped. The Rays presented the sand sculpture seen above to Rivera on Friday ahead of the three-game series between the teams, which […]
A-Rod Grocery is changing its name.
The grocery store was changed from Pena Grocery to A-Rod Grocery thirteen years ago while the third baseman was still playing with the Seattle Mariners.
Rodriguez eventually came to join the Yankees and patrons at the store soon believed that Rodriguez may even had a owners stake in the place.
Instead the store is owned by 41-year...
Even before New York Yankees' outfielder Ichiro Suzuki reached on a single on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, discussions began about what that hit would do for the Japanese sensation's chances of enshrinement into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. The hit itself was nothing significant, but he did it in classic Ichiro fashion: a single (off Toronto's R.A. Dickey...
Derek Jeter was dealing with plenty of emotions as he prepared for his latest return to the New York Yankees' lineup.
"Excited, looking forward to it, anxious, happy," Jeter said. "What else could you have?"
Jeter was activated off the disabled list before New York's game Monday at Toronto, starting at shortstop and batting second against the Blue Jays...
Yankee fans should breathe a heavy sigh of relief that Brett Gardner's hand is not broken. On Saturday, the Yankees sent Gardner for precautionary X-Rays after the center fielder took a pitch off the hand in the third inning of Friday night's loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Gardner finished the game, but the Yankees -- in light of their myriad of injuries this year -- wanted...
Hiroki Kuroda allowed a season-high seven runs on a career-high four home runs tonight. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
New York Yankees 2 — Tampa Bay Rays 7
A rare bad start by Hiroki Kuroda in tonight’s 7-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Yankees got behind the speed of Brett Gardner for the offense tonight. He would start the game with a walk and would steal second base...
There was Evan Longoria turning a double play that went around the horn Yunel Escobar making big plays up the middle same with Ben Zobrist.
Saturday night belonged to the defense and of course the pitching.
But especially the defense.
At one point Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon turned to bench coach Davey Martinez and said the Rays had to beat the Yankees because of how well...
Alex Rodriguez is hoping for the best possible outcome in his appeal of a 211-game suspension for performance-enhancing drug use. He has hired an All-Star team of lawyers than includes top New York criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina. Since Tacopina came on board, A-Rod’s situation has become about far more than his alleged involvement with […]
David Price outpitched CC Sabathia and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied Saturday night to beat the New York Yankees 4-2 to hang on to first place in the AL East.
Evan Longoria snapped a 2-2 tie with a sixth-inning RBI single and added a solo homer in the eighth to help reigning AL Cy Young winner Price (8-5) win his fifth consecutive decision and improve to 7-1 since a stint on the disabled...
Eduardo Nunez got on top of the pitch for a two-run single in today’s win. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Toronto Blue Jays 3 — New York Yankees 5
The sweep is completed by taking advantage of mistakes in today’s 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Yankees and Blue Jays were scoreless through the first four innings. Ichiro did start the fourth inning with a double...
Struggling New York Yankees ace Hiroki Kuroda surrendered seven runs over six innings in a 7-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. Managing to keep the ball in the park since June 30, the 38-year-old Kuroda (11-9, 2.71 ERA) yielded four homers to Tampa Bay. Now owning only the fourth smallest ERA amongst American League starters, the Japanese sensation is no longer a legitimate...
Mike Francesa handles a Derek Jeter call with 'how many short stops you know with 3,000 hits?'
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Simply focused on trying to beat the New York Yankees, the Tampa Bay Rays won't let the presence of Alex Rodriguez be a distraction during this key weekend series.
The Rays try to prevent the visiting Yankees from matching a season high with their sixth consecutive victory Friday night.
Though Rodriguez won't answer any non-baseball related questions, each city New York...
Delmon Young is returning to his first franchise.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed the outfielderdesignated hitter to a minor-league contract Thursday, and he reported to Double-A Montgomery the same day.
The Rays selected Young as the first overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft and played for them in 2006-07, when he hit .293 (226 for 771) with 16 home runs and 103 RBI in 192 games...