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Mets Inching Closer to Yankees in Local Television Ratings

For the better part of the past quarter century, the New York Yankees have controlled the nation’s largest media market. This is obviously due to the team winning five World Series titles since 1996. It also doesn’t hurt that the New York Mets have had only nine winning seasons during that span. You have to go back to the Mets run to the title in 1986 for the last time the stepsister...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

"The Yankees seem to have never met a moment they could not monetize. They scooped up the infield dirt from the game in which Derek Jeter recorded his 3,000th hit and put it in capsules that dangled from key chains. They offered a bullpen rubber from one

Billy Witz - the NY Times writer with the NY Post byline name - pens the Gray Lady's most delicious sports lead yet this season... an appreciation of Hal "I'm Not Cheap" Steinbrenner's tight-wadded former reign as the chief cashier of NYC sports.(Question: How is it that a guy named George A. King III writes for the Murdochian Post, while Billy Witz works at the Times?)
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Cutter Grip and What It Might Mean For Arm Health

More than one organization has banned the cutter at one time or another. But it’s barely one pitch, and you probably wouldn’t want to have banned Mariano Rivera from throwing that pitch. Turns out, looking at the grip on the baseball might help us differentiate between risky and less risky cutters. Dan Duquette has banned […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees will not win the AL East

I repeat.. The Yankees will not win the AL East in 2015.When looking forward to the upcoming season, the range of possibilities for this Yankees team seems endless. Could they finish in first and win the division? Sure. Could they fall apart at the seams and finish at the bottom of the division? Yes, that’s possible too. Heading into the 2015 campaign, all teams in the East have...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Book Review: Abused By The Yankees

Remember Paul Priore? He was the clubhouse attendant who accused the New York Yankees of firing him because he is gay and HIV-positive. Priore also accused pitchers Bob Wickman, Jeff Nelson and Mariano Rivera of attempting to sexually assault him with a baseball bat, and Wickman of body-slamming him a number of times. He took the pitchers and the team to court, but walked away empty...
Via Lady At The Bat
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera back with Yankees as guest instructor in spring

  Mariano Rivera is back with the New York Yankees as a guest spring training instructor. Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, arrived at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday. He retired as a player following the 2013 season. ''I've decided to come back,'' the 45-year-old joked. Rivera wore a batting practice uniform with his old No. 42 on it and white pinstripe pants as he worked...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rivera back with Yankees as guest instructor

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Mariano Rivera is back with the New York Yankees as a guest spring training instructor. Rivera, baseball's career saves leader, arrived at Steinbrenner Field on Wednesday. He retired as a player following the 2013 season. ''I've decided to comeback,'' the 45-year-old joked. Rivera wore a batting practice uniform with his old No. 42 on it and white pinstripe pants...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Carrasco’s Change Doesn’t Really Have a Comp

I’m back again to close out your week by talking about pitch comps. I’ve talked about pitch comps a lot lately, looking at Henderson Alvarez, and Mariano Rivera, and Cole Hamels, and so on. Pitch comps love Marcus Stroman. Not coincidentally, I also love Marcus Stroman, but this is going to be about a different […]
Via Fangraphs
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Yankees Signed Mariano Rivera 25 Years Ago

On February 17, 1990, the Yankees signed a young Panama […] The post The Yankees Signed Mariano Rivera 25 Years Ago appeared first on BronxPinstripes.com.
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

My Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

I am not a member of the Baseball Writers’ Asscoiation of America. It’s all but official that Pedro Martinez will be part of the Hall of Fame class this year. However, that doesn’t prevent me from filling out my own ballot for fun each year and delving into my passion of baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The toughest part about this ballot is if this were the...
Via isportsweb.com
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jokes About Yankees Closer’s Blown Save

Mariano Rivera joked about Yankees closer David Robertson's blown save in Derek Jeter's final game at Yankee Stadium.
Via Gamedayr
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Q&A with San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo

The life and career accomplishments of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo were celebrated this week during a cocktail reception sponsored by Hennessy V.S at Infusion Lounge in San Francisco. Romo, a proud Mexican-American, 2013 All-Star and 2-time World Series champion, became one of the best relief pitchers in MLB despite not being a highly-ranked prospect in the minors...
Via Rumors and Rants
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: I Won’t Do Retirement Tour Like Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera

David Ortiz turns 39 this year, but that doesn’t mean his eyes are on retirement just yet. In an interview with ESPN Boston, the Boston Red Sox slugger said he has no immediate plans to leave the game, and once he makes the decision to do so, he won’t leave the game with a farewell tour — à la Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. “What Derek Jeter is doing is fine because he’s...
Via NESN.com
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New Yankee tradition: Soul-shattering loss on the day they honor outgoing hero

Three hits. Three stinking hits.Two unearned runs. Two stinking unearned runs.Jeter's old friends showed up. Too bad his teammates didn't.Remember last year's Mariano Rivera Day? I didn't think the Yankee organization could embarrass itself in a more mind-numbing way than when they "honored" Mo by blowing the game against San Francisco, ending his last chance at playing in the post...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees don't sign Mariano Rivera's son: Report

The Yankees announced Saturday that draft pick Mariano Rivera Jr., the son of their retired legendary closer, did not sign a contract before Friday's deadline.The team had selected Rivera Jr., a righthander from Iona College, in the 29th round of the June amateur draft. Rivera Jr. has decided he will return to school for his junior year.The Yankees did sign 27 of the 38 other players...
Via The Other Paper
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera Jr. Heading Back to School

Last month, the New York Yankees drafted the son of legendary closer Mariano Rivera.  But, on Saturday, the team announced that the second generation hurler won’t be following in his father’s footsteps anytime soon. Yankees announced signings of their top 15 draft picks. 29th Rd pick Mariano Rivera Jr did not sign and will return to Iona College. — Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

OJTB Yankees Spotlight: RHP David Robertson

With RHP Mariano Rivera’s retirement at the end of last season, RHP David Robertson was in a tough spot. He was, after all, replacing arguably the greatest closer in the history of baseball. To the delight of the Yankees and their fans, Robertson has thrived in his new role. At the All-Star Break, Robertson has converted 23 of his 25 save opportunities. Getty Images Robertson,...
Via One Jet At A Time
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica tries to move on after Mariano Rivera in ESPN spot

Twenty years ago, you would’ve never seen Metallica taking part in pre-game ceremonies at Yankee Stadium or taking batting practice with the San Francisco Giants. Then again, you would’ve never thought they’d cut their hair either. Is it possible the Roll Hall of Famers have seemingly mellowed out a touch as they’ve gotten older.  Consider this, they just appeared in an...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica having trouble moving on from Mariano Rivera (Video)

Now that New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has retired, the guys from Metallica are having trouble finding someone new to provide an entrance song for - at least, that is the premise of the latest ESPN "This is SportsCenter" commercial.In the ad, Metallica deals with their most recent rejection from Coach K while contemplating calling the next name on their list - golfer John...
Via Holdout Sports
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera’s Retirement Leaves Metallica Out of Work In ESPN Commercial (Video)

The effects of Mariano Rivera’s retirement have been far-reaching, according to ESPN’s newest “This Is SportsCenter” commercial. The 30-second spot, which will first air during Monday night’s Home Run Derby, features Metallica looking for a new sports gig to no avail. With the New York Yankees closer hanging up his cleats after the 2013 season, taking his “Enter Sandman”...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Metallica Stars In the Latest Sportscenter Commercial

Now that Mariano Rivera has retired and doesn’t need “Enter Sandman,” the guys from Metallica have just been hanging around the Sportscenter offices in Bristol, CT trying to figure out their next move. They recently played Glastonbury, which caused a big uproar from festival-goers as well as musicians like Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner.  The group seems like they have a good...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: 1997 ALDS Game 4, Alomar Homers off Rivera

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle went all out for Jeter's last game, because they know there won't be any post-season appearance

No argument here."Like Mariano Rivera last year in his valedictory, Jeter is awash in appreciation these days. The Mariners did it up right before the game Tuesday as he embarks on his final series here, barring a postseason matchup (yeah, I know that’s a pipe-dream; the Yankees probably don’t have the horses)."
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Even legends getting in on LA vs. NY rivalry

As the Stanley Cup Final continues, the Los Angeles vs. New York rivalry is at its peak. Even all-time greats from the respective cities are getting in on the action. Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Yankees great Mariano Rivera faced each other in an air hockey game on Monday. Delta Airlines at JFK airport organized the charity event and will donate $5,000 to a foundation of...
Via Fox Sports West
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariano Rivera And Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Wear Stanley Cup Jerseys

  Looks like both Mariano Rivera and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar have the Stanley Cup fever. As the series heads back to the Big Apple, Delta Airlines brought in two former star athletes to don the jerseys of their cities’ hockey teams–the New York Rangers and the LA Kings. Hanging @ #Delta w #MarianoRivera pic.twitter.com/6xnfIoPTJQ — Kareem […] The post Mariano Rivera And Kareem...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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