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Robinson Cano holds a bat prior to a game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on August 28, 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Are the New York Yankees playing good baseball?
Yes, but is it too premature into the 2013 season to judge?
Maybe but aren’t the Yankees making it darn hard not feel confident about this team right now?
Here are three reasons why this makeshift team is one I am really starting to fall in like with.
1) The Replacements.
Surviving sans Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, who are all still on the DL did not seem possible. But boy was I wrong, as I am starting to fall in love with their replacements. Vernon Wells, Kevin Youkilis, Lyle Overbay and Brennan Boesch have come to New York to play. Maybe it is a vengeance, as minus Youkilis the other three were other team’s cast-offs. And doesn’t the greatest kind of motivation come when you have something to prove?
The reigning World Champions SF Giants should know there are s...
BEST OF MAXIM
Cano goes deep for his fourth home run of the season.
Arizona Diamondbacks 2 — New York Yankees 4
Robinson Cano puts the Yankees ahead in tonight’s 4-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Robinson Cano, named after Jackie Robinson, a man honored throughout baseball, had the hit of the game tonight. On a 3-2 changeup, Robinson Cano hit an absolute bomb into the right field...
Sandwiched between the Jackie Robinson Day ceremonies and a stirring rendition of "Sweet Caroline," Ivan Nova tried last night to get his first win of the season.Whenever Nova takes the mound, you always have to wonder which pitcher has shown up: Ivan The Terrible or Supernova. For a while there, it looked terrible. However, it never got super. Nova eventually settled somewhere...
1929 Yankees (Photo courtesy of Baseball-Fever.com)
On this day 84 years ago the Yankees became the first team to make numbers a permanent part of their uniform. Previously numbers had been used intermittently, even appearing on the uniform sleeve at times, but in ’29 they would remain. Other teams quickly followed suit and by 1932 uniform numbers were standard across the league...
The New York Yankees have been surviving so far. They are 6-5 on the season and there is a positive vibe. There was a negative tone all through the winter and into spring training, especially after Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira went down with injuries. Derek Jeter also was set back and is still injured. There were no real expectations from outside sources for the first...
Pronk’s fourth home run was a game-winning home run.
Arizona Diamondbacks 3 — New York Yankees 4
Travis Hafner comes through in the eighth in tonight’s 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
CC Sabathia started tonight’s game and struggled in the beginning. A two-run home run by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt put the Yankees in an early hole. Sabathia would settle down...
Ben and Sam discuss Brett Gardner`s new approach at the plate, and how hitters adjust to pitchers.
The Diamondbacks will make their first visit to new Yankee Stadium after the site shift in 2009. The trip always conjures memories of the 2001 World Series, although Yankee pitchers Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte and former D-back and current Yankees first baseman Lyle Overbay are the only players from either team still active.
At 8-4, the D-backs are off to their best start...
Gov. Al Smith throws out the first pitch (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress)
On this day 90 years ago the Yankees played the inaugural game at Yankee Stadium on a chilly 49-degree afternoon. In front of 74,200 fans, many of whom having driven down a dirt road leading to the Stadium, the Bronx Bombers dealt the Boston Red Sox a 4-1 loss. Pitcher Bob Shawkey went the distance...
The New York Yankees more than put aside their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox to support the city in the wake of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings. A banner hanging in front of Yankee Stadium displayed a message that said, “United We Stand,” in between logos of the Red Sox and Yankees. The Yankees also played “Sweet Caroline” after the third inning of Tuesday’s 4-2 win...