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Another Perfect Home Opener for the Yankees

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Nick Swisher got a good pitch to hit in the first inning, a double to deep center that scored Robinson Cano, Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. That opened the door for another perfect Opening Day in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium Friday afternoon. Even more perfect because Jorge Posada returned to the Bronx, one of the “Core Four” throwing the ceremonial More...

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By Elizabeth DiPietro On Monday, April 9th, 2012

Not Another “What’s Wrong With the Yankees?” Blog

  The Yankees were swept by the Rays in the season opening three game series in Tampa. Top Five Mantras Yankees Fans Recite to Make Ourselves Feel Better When Our Team Starts Out 0-3: We started out on the More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Friday, April 6th, 2012

Oh No, Mo! Yankee Season Opener a Disappointment

Despite a list of suitable characters–CC Sabathia, David Robertson, and Mariano Rivera—the 2012 Yankee season failed to begin with a storybook ending. The season opener was peppered with more anomalies than More...

By Gregg Snyder On Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Disappointed Cervelli Sent to Triple-A in Roster Crunch

All spring, everyone, including the catcher himself, assumed Francisco Cervelli would be the backup catcher come opening day. Cervelli was visibly shaken up yesterday, the final day of spring training, when he More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Pineda’s Injury Settles Rotation Questions…For Now

One of the fortunate things about having “too much pitching” is that, when someone goes down, either to injury or a losing streak, there’s always someone waiting to pick up the slack. Most didn’t expect More...

By Rich Mancuso On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Yankees May Go That Extra Step This Season With Pitching And Depth

There is never satisfaction in and around the confines of Yankee Stadium unless the team is playing baseball games in the late part of October. Of course, if the stadium is busy in October, the New York Yankees More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Freak Accident Puts Joba’s Season—And Career—In Jeopardy

Following in the tradition of Sammy Sosa throwing out his back sneezing and George Bush nearly choking on a pretzel, Joba Chamberlain succumbed to his own freak accident this week. Chamberlain suffered an open dislocation More...

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By Rich Mancuso On Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

A Yankee Again

By Rich Mancuso Andy Pettitte considered one of the all-time pitching greats of the New York Yankees is once again putting on the pinstripes. The 39-year old left hander, ranked third with 203 career wins as a Yankee, More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Pettitte’s Return: Nostalgia > Rotation Questions

October 24, 1996. Game 5 of the World Series. The fielded bunt and put-out at third. The subsequent 1-4-3 double play. The victory for the Yanks on one unearned run. Over the course of Andy Pettitte’s formidable More...

By Elizabeth DiPietro On Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Yankee Lineup Seems Fresh as a Daisy in Spring Training

Instant gratification is a New Yorker’s middle name. We like our beer fast and cold, our trains on schedule, and our sports teams on top. Well aware of this fact, Alex Rodriguez creamed the first pitch he saw More...