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When Mariano Rivera jogs out to the first base line and humbly tips his cap to the adoring crowd Friday during festivities at Yankee Stadium he will do so without tipping anyone off to his retirement plans.
If this is going to be Rivera's last year in baseball - he hinted as much during spring training - his ever-steady performance on the field is no indication. The record-setting closer helped make sure the New York Yankees are heading into their 110th home opener in a better state of mind.
After being swept in Tampa Bay, Rivera finished each of the Yankees' three straight wins - saves 604 and 605 - in Baltimore, including two in extra innings Tuesday and Wednesday.
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From Andrew Marchand:Hiroki Kuroda has never played in Yankee Stadium. So when he throws the first home pitch for the Yankees a little after 1 p.m. on Friday, he will have more nerves than anything else.
"Rather than being excited, I'm more worried about how I'm going to perform," Kuroda said through his interpreter.
"Since I've never pitched...
OPENING DAY WAS A GEM….
Welcome home Yankees!!
It was another Opening Day for the books at Yankee Stadium, as fans got to welcome the players, say goodbye to a legend and watch the Bombers beat the Angels 5-0.
After a terrible first start against the Rays, pitcher Hiroki Kurodatook to the hill and he was brilliant.
Kuroda didn’t allow a run to score, pitching shutout ball into...
The Yankees opened their 2012 season with a bang today, as Alex Rodriguez drilled a home run to dead center, the longest part of the ballpark in Yankee Stadium. The blast now ties him with Ken Griffey Jr. for 5th on the all-time home run list. A-Rod hit No. 630 in the third inning of
REGULAR SEASON GAME 7
YANKEES vs ANGELS
First Pitch: 1:05 PM | TV: YES | Radio: WCBS
Here are the lineups:
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF
Pitching: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (0-01, 6.35 ERA)
Erick Aybar SS
A young New York Yankees fan dressed in a blue bodysuit was seen dancing it up Tuesday night in the stands of Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
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The young fan went home happy that night as the Yankees won the game 5-4. However, the game went 12 innings, so hopefully the game didn't end too far past his bedtime.
Buffalo, NY – It was a record breaking day for the Bisons in their home opener as they dominated the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees 12-3 in front of an announced 10,905 fans at Coca-Cola Field.
The 12 runs broke the Bisons previous record for runs in a home opener, a 10 run outing in a win over Pawtucket in 2003.
While the bulk of the runs came in the fourth inning, the Buffalo...
YES network staffers put New York Yankees broadcaster Michael Kay's face on the body of Jim Palmer during Wednesday night's game in Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles.
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It was in reference to a compliment that Kay recently received from Orioles broadcaster (and Baseball Hall of Famer) Jim Palmer, who said that with all the...
I know that the season is just beginning,and that players are just beginning to get the feel for the game again, but what I saw from David Robertson yesterday definitely blew my mind.
Even though he only pitched one inning and struck only one hitter and walked one, I could see how every hitter looked helpless when facing him. His pitch location was perfect and his fastball was...
This afternoon at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees host the Los Angeles Angels in their 2012 home opener. In order to improve offensive production, manager Joe Girardi has swapped Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano in the lineup, inserting Cano into the cleanup spot and moving Rodriguez to the 3-hole. Both Rodriguez and Cano are without a home run or RBI through six games this...
In the movie Major League, Ricky Vaughn (played by none other than Charlie Sheen), came out to the song Wild Thing by The Troggs. That was partly due to his personality, but also because Ricky had a little trouble throwing strikes. in Major League Baseball, Mitch Williams took that role, and adopted the same song for similar reasons.
After last night’s poor performance...
Back to the card draft bank-rolled purchases. Cheap high-end is always a welcome addition to my various collections, and this Dual Reflections Autograph from 2007 Upper Deck Exquisite certainly fits that bill.Numbered 07/40, I don't remember having this card available to me for a reasonable price and in an auction format previously. The price remained well under what I would...