Found April 23, 2012 on Fox Sports Southwest:
ARLINGTON, Texas There's no doubt about how Ranger fans fell about now retired catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez. That affinity for the 10-time Gold Glove backstop was more than apparent before Monday's series opener with the New York Yankees. But some say the true mark of a player's impact has on the game is in what his peers say about him. And like the fans, Pudge definitely left a lasting impression on not only those he was teammates with during his 21 seasons in the majors, but also on those he played against. And for a number of current members of the Yankees, including skipper Joe Girardi, seeing one of the greatest catchers to ever don the chest protector call it quits had them waxing philosophical about how great Rodriguez truly was. "Tremendous player, one of the greatest catchers of all time. It was enjoyable to have a chance to play against him, for a short time to manage him," Girardi said before Monday's game in Arlington. "It&#...

No News On Pineda After MRI

From Mark Feinsand:Michael Pineda was examined by Yankees team physician Dr. Chris Ahmad Tuesday, undergoing a dye-contrast MRI on his injured right shoulder. The team did not release the results, as Pineda's agent, Fern Cuza, had already requested that his client be seen by arm specialist Dr. David Altchek, even before the MRI had been scheduled. Joe Girardi was not disturbed...

Garcia To Start On Saturday

Following tonight's loss in Arlington, Joe Girardi announced that the Yankees will have their normal rotation after Thursday’s off day and will not be skipping Freddy Garcia. It was widely assumed that the Yanks would skip the struggling right-hander with the Tigers in town this weekend, but instead Garcia will get the ball on Saturday, with Nova pitching on Friday and CC finishing...

Andy Pettitte to pitch for Trenton Thunder

New York Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte will return to New Jersey this week to make the next start of his comeback. Pettitte is scheduled to be on the mound Wednesday night when the Trenton Thunder, New York's Double-A team, hosts the Erie SeaWolves. It will be the second minor league game Pettitte appears in this season, as he tries to return to the majors following a one...


The most coveted accessory in Major League Baseball is the World Series ring. After winning 27 titles, the New York Yankees boast the most impressive collection of MLB bling. As the team works towards number 28, New York based jewelry boutique, Atelier Minyon, has a created a ring for Yankee supporters that will certainly sparkle in the stands. Since most sports jewelry available...

New York Yankees Cologne

The New York Yankees have put all their success into a bottle of cologne for you to enjoy.   From Baseball team New York Yankees presents a masculine and a feminine fragrance in 2012, launched in collaboration with Cloudbreak and Firmenich. The masculineNew York Yankees edition is a sporty fragrance of woody character, opening with sparkling notes of bergamot...

Where does Pudge Rodriguez stand in history?

The sports news cycle is always an interesting one. Today, Pudge Rodriguez officially announced his retirement from baseball. Like most modern players, you get the idea that he could play and wanted to play, but teams are becoming more and more skittish about adding aging veterans to their squad. Part of that is the increasing money involved and part of that is as old...

Red Sox Ruining Daniel Bard Like Yankees Did with Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes?

The Boston Red Sox appear to be ruining Daniel Bard in the same way the New York Yankees have seemingly ruined Joba Chamberlain. By alternating a pitcher between a reliever to a starter to a temporary closer, it can not only mess with his psyche, but also his mechanics and confidence on the mound. You would think one team would learn from their rival’s mistake, but...

Not-So-Rapid Reaction: Rangers 2, Yankees 0

On Monday night, excellent lefties CC Sabathia and Derek Holland combined to allow 11 runs. With struggling right-handers Hiroki Kuroda and Yu Darvish set to do battle last night, I was fully expecting a display of offensive fireworks, one that would thoroughly disappoint an entire nation that had called in sick from work just to see this game. Oops. When I predicted yesterday that...
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