Found April 03, 2013 on
Lady Loves Pinstripes:
Enduring the New York Yankees losing the first game of the 2013 season to the Boston Red Sox was not fun.
Will Middlebrooks – Boston – 2013 Navy Alternate (Photo credit: BaseballBacks)
How the Yankees succeeded in sustaining the depressing mood felt during the 2012 ALCS is beyond me.
Opening Day is the only game in the 162-game season that every fan-base is assured baseball happiness so it hurt.
A GLIMPSE OF THE RED SOX’S FUTURE:
Over in Beantown, Red Sox fans surely had a ball watching not only their team beat-up the Yankees but getting a first glimpse of a bright future.
The Red Sox starting line-up featured two prospects that put their talents on display.
One, a 24-year old third baseman named Will Middlebrooks, and the other was Jackie Bradley, a 22-year old outfielder.
Middlebrooks made his Red Sox début last season after only playing 16 games in Triple-A, which many thought he would need a full season before coming up full-time.
But with Boston still reeling from the disaster ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Although there is no official timetable for his return, those within the organization are targeting May 1 as a possible return date for Derek Jeter, according to a story written by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Heyman reports that the date is “optimistic” barring any setbacks.
Jeter, who experienced “stiffness” in his surgically repaired left ankle on March 19, has since been...
HIP TO IT
Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez told reporters that while he is still in "Stage 1" of his recovery from hip surgery, he is "devoting 100 percent" of his time to rehab.
After designating Clay Rapada for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster, the New York Yankees have now released the lefty. Capada is battling a shoulder injury but was thought to have a chance at remaining on the Yankees' roster. Unfortunately, that was not the case.
Andy McCullough of the New Jersey Star-Ledger says the Yankees granted Rapada his unconditional...
OH CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN
Yankees skipper Joe Girardi maintains his belief that once Derek Jeter returns to the lineup, the superstar "will be an everyday player again."
Hiroki Kuroda just didn't look right after he was hit by that Shane Victorino single. Two hit-by-pitches and a trainer visit later, Kuroda exited the game with a bruised middle finger on his pitching hand. He is listed day-to-day. Adam Warren, who did the bulk of the pitching for the remainder of the game, may be rewarded for it with a trip to the minors. The Yankees have...
How fitting it would be for the former Red Sox top prospect, who's chances were diminishing right before his eyes, to be thrown into the roster due to a teammate's injury. Projected starting SS Stephen Drew went down with a concussion and Jose Iglesias was suddenly relevant again. In the past he was seen as the future of Red Sox Nation, but after sub-par offensive production...
The big question, now that second baseman Robinson Cano has hired CAA and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports as his new agents, is whether the switch means that the New York Yankees stand a better chance of signing him.
Brodie Van Wagenen, who will be Cano’s primary baseball agent for CAA, didn’t answer that question directly in an interview with FOXSports.com on Tuesday night...
10. ... um ... well ... uhhhhhhhSorry, folks. I got nothing.
Robinson Cano is switching agents from Scott Boras to a new company formed by musician Jay-Z's Roc Nation and CAA Sports.
Cano will be represented in baseball matters by CAA Sports' Brodie Van Wagenen. The New York Yankees second baseman is making $15 million this season and can become a free agent at the end of the World Series.
While the Yankees usually wait for contracts...
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is changing agents as he nears the biggest decision of his career.
Cano, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, is hiring Creative Artists Agency to replace Scott Boras, according to major league sources.
CAA's baseball clients San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey and right-hander Matt Cain, Milwaukee Brewers...
Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz took care of business in the first two games of the season. However, Ryan Dempster and the Red Sox couldn’t pull off the sweep of the Yankees on Thursday night, as the Sox left the Bronx with their first loss of the season.
Dempster, who spent almost all of his career in the National League before last season, made his debut in a Sox uniform pitching...
Don't worry, this is not another article about whether or not the Red Sox should be patient with Jackie Bradley's service time (the answer to that question is obviously yes).
Listening to Felger and Mazz today I heard them once again complaining about how the length of baseball games, especially Red Sox games, are becoming too long. Apparently yesterday's game lasted...
Dempster talks about his troubles during his Red Sox debut Thursday night in New York.
Video courtesy of NESN.