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 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...

Jeter surrounded by the media on his final All-Star appearance.  Photo Credit: Angela Jiminez
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...

Carlos Beltran
Photo Credit: Kathy Willens
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...

A game winning home run by Carlos Beltran could have been a momentum swing, but the Yankees did not capitalize. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Yankees Fail to Take Advantage of Momentum Swing in Home Stand

A good indication of whether or not a team is going to have a successful season is what they do when the momentum swings their way. Do they take advantage of a winning streak by playing with confidence the next More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Yankees Edge Out West Coast Opponents, Look to Gain Ground on AL East This Week

(Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) If you’re like me, you lose valuable sleep hours when the Yankees play on the west coast. The difference this time was that most of the games were actually worth staying up for. When More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
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Yankees: Offensive Woes Rear Their Ugly Head

Andrew Theodorakis/New York Daily News Same old Yankees. Well, maybe that colloquialism isn’t exactly accurate in this case. Depends how “old” you’re talking about. The Yankees from the late ‘90s and early More...

It appears Mark Teixeira will avoid another trip to the disabled list. (AP Photo)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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Yankees Hoping for Best with Teixeira and Beltran Injuries

It appears Mark Teixeira will avoid another trip to the disabled list. (AP Photo) Could this be the year the perennially mature Yankee lineup actually catches a break on the injury front? It’s almost June and, More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Yankees: Rating the Starters in the Month of May

The Yankees’ pitching rotation has experienced a number of changes in its second month of the season. Since the beginning of the year, they have officially lost 60% of their anticipated starting rotation, More...

Chase Whitley has been solid through two starts with the Yankees. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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Yankees: Trade for a Starter? Not So Fast…But Maybe Next Month

Chase Whitley has been solid through two starts with the Yankees. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) The New York Yankee starting rotation is the quintessential example of the best laid plans going awry. What looked More...

Dellin Betances
Photo Credit: Barton Silverman
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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Subway Series 2014: Looking on the Bright Side for the Yankees

Two days in, and it looked like it was going to be déjà vu all over again. The Yankees had once again been beaten by their crosstown and supposedly inferior rivals two nights in a row on home turf, making it six More...

When healthy, David Robertson has done a nice job as closer. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
By Elizabeth DiPietro On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Yankees: Rating the Bullpen in the First Month

During the first month of the 2014 season, the Yankee bullpen has operated largely out of a trial and error system. It has already been left shorthanded due to both injury (David Robertson missed a couple of weeks More...