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Athletics – Yankees Series Preview
The Yanks enter a home series with Oakland having won four of the last five series, including recently Houston, where the pinstripes were crushed in game one but took the next two.  Moneyball-run Oakland, meanwhile, took two of three from the Angels.  These two teams will play three in the…
Leadership Helping Yanks Stay Ahead
Talk all day long about the 2013 replacement players in pinstripes.  Talk about general manager Brian Cashman taking chances.  Talk about the starting pitching being good enough in spots.  Talk about whatever you'd like as the main reason for the Yankees' demise not quite happening just yet like som…
Astros-Yankees Series Preview
The Yanks come fresh off a four-game home sweep of overrated Toronto.  Houston is the worst team in baseball and was overwhelmed at Fenway Park, losing four straight to the Red Sox.  The Yanks and Astros play three in the Bronx.  Here is a series preview:
Yanks Jolt Jays
The Yankees got off to a nice start in a four-game home set with Toronto.  New York slugged three home runs and Hiroki Kuroda settled in for his third win of the season in a 5-3 triumph over the Blue Jays.
Yanks Get One Back From Rays
The Yankees topped Tampa Bay in game two of a three-game series 4-2.  What seemed like a potential Rays sweep after game one and Matt Moore's dominating performance while CC Sabathia struggled could now be a Yankees series win, their fifth straight.
Yankees’ Leadership Will Soon Be Gone
Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada, two core Yankee players from the Joe Torre era, are long gone.  Mariano Rivera, another quiet leader by example, is retiring after this season.  Andy Pettitte is near the end.  And the Yankee captain, Derek Jeter, won't be back in the lineup until who knows when and…
One Mo Legend to Wear #42
It seems fitting that the last player in Major League Baseball history to wear #42 is Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer of all-time and one of the top Yankees of all-time.  The rest of baseball has retired #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson.  Robinson not only fought racism and all sorts of barriers …
Athletes And “The Clutch Factor”
One of the things Brian Noe reflected on regarding the announcement of Mariano Rivera's retirement was how shocked people would be, including himself, when Rivera would occasionally fail to come through in the clutch. Who is the active player in pro sports that shocks you the most when he doesn…
What’s Next For Mariano Rivera?
Mariano Rivera continues rehabilitation on his torn ACL from when he was shagging fly balls in the outfield in Kansas City during the 2012 season. In the meantime, we can already make his Hall of Fame plaque in Cooperstown for election in say, well who knows...

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