Elizabeth DiPietro

Elizabeth is a teacher by day, sports fan by night. In her spare time, she can usually be found watching her favorite teams, the Yankees, Knicks, and Jets, with her husband Dave. She has a master’s of arts in creative writing from CUNY Queens College, and enjoys various kinds of exercise like yoga, Zumba, and spinning. Elizabeth has been covering the New York Yankees for Double G Sports since May of 2011.

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Thursday, September 25th, 2014
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A Yankee Fan’s Response to Keith Olbermann’s Comments About Derek Jeter

Let’s get one thing straight before we begin: I do not, by any stretch of the imagination, consider Derek Jeter to be the best baseball player in history. I am not naive enough to think he was better than players More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, September 20th, 2014
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Tanaka to Start Sunday in Hopes He Won’t Need Surgery

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Yankee fans who have given up wild card hopes for the 2014 season have a reason to watch on Sunday: Masahiro Tanaka is pitching. Tanaka has been sidelined since July with a partially More...

Brian Cashman's job as Yankees GM appears safe. (John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, September 5th, 2014
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3 Reasons Why the Yankees Are Right to Bring Cashman Back

Brian Cashman’s job as Yankees GM appears safe. (John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports) Lots of New York Yankee fans are inexplicably upset at the prospect of General Manager Brian Cashman receiving More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Price is Not Right as Yankees Make Offensive Statement in Detroit

The Yankees chased Detroit starter, David Price, from the game with a huge third inning. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) Throughout most of July and August, the Yankees have struggled to score more than three More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Brandon McCarthy A Diamond(back) In The Rough For Yankees

Adam Hunger – USA Today I’m just going to come out and admit it: I was wrong about Brandon McCarthy. Back in July, when I first heard the Yankees acquired the 31-year-old right-hander from the Diamondbacks More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Pineda Strong in Return, but Yankees Drop Two Straight in Baltimore

It seems like all season long the Yankees have been waiting for a hero, that hypothetical missing piece that will propel them to a playoff berth. How many conversations among Yankee fans this season began with “Once More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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Yankees: Last Chance to Be AL East Contenders?

Courtesy of Getty Images Is it finally time for Yankee fans to become scoreboard gazers? The Yankees dropped their weekend series to the Indians with a loss on Sunday afternoon. If it hadn’t been for Jacoby Ellsbury’s More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Yankees: Inconsistency is the Name of their Game

Immediately following the All-Star break, the Yankees appeared to be headed in the right direction. They swept the red-hot Reds and prepared for their next ten games, seven of which were against the league-worst More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
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Yankees: Sloppy Baseball Giveth and Taketh Away

Kathy Willens/AP Yankee broadcaster John Sterling is forever lamenting to booth-mate Suzyn Waldman that “you can’t predict baseball.” This isn’t news to the team that has lost 80% of its opening day starting More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Jeter All-Star Fanfare Evokes Nostalgia and Uncertainty for Yankee Fans

There was no shortage of emotional moments during Derek Jeter’s final All-Star Game Tuesday night. Standing ovations during both at-bats. A riotous swan song when Alexi Ramirez replaced him in the field in the More...

Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the DL with discomfort in his elbow. (Jason Miller/Getty)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Thursday, July 10th, 2014
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Tanaka Goes Down and Panic Ensues: What’s Next for the Yankees?

Last week I wrote about a conversation I had with a die-hard Orioles fan, how every year all he hopes for is a team that gives him a reason to watch every day, and how I was beginning to echo his sentiments as a More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, July 4th, 2014
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Yankees: Offensive Woes Continue, but AL East Still Up for Grabs

Watching Yankees on satellite in an unpretentious pub in Ocean City, Maryland earlier this week, my father and I were chatted up by a sixtyish hard-core Orioles fan. Over the course of our conversation, we discussed More...