Subtle cheating allegations were levied against the New York Yankees, and specifically Aaron Judge by the Toronto Blue Jays' manager and broadcasters on Monday. The Pinstripes captain had a logical response with maybe questionable timing.
Over the next two weeks, the New York Yankees will have faced the first-place Tampa Bay Rays for 4-games; the fourth-place Toronto Blue Jays for 4-more; and then the second-place Baltimore Orioles for a trio to cap off the two week run.
As one of the greatest Major League Baseball players faced the grim reality of premature death, Lou Gehrig considered himself "the luckiest man on the face of the earth." Though he eventually would die at the unthinkable age of 37, less than two years later, Gehrig never lost the appreciation of putting on a New York Yankees uniform. That treasured sentiment continues today in the Bronx Bombers locker-room.
On Sunday afternoon, Yankees manager Aaron Boone penciled Isiah Kiner-Falefa into the seventh spot in the Bronx Bombers' batting order. At first glance, most would assume IKF would be giving rookie shortstop Anthony Volpe a breather.
It's tough to argue the fact: until somebody, like the New York Yankees, knock off the Houston Astros, the reigning champion still holds the crown. However, this looks to be the year that American League representative in the fall classic will come from New York for the first time since 2009.
Photo Day is one of the rights of spring training in Major League Baseball. Players are all dressed up in brand new home uniforms and the media gets to take some cool images. Last week, Getty Images photographer Mike Ehrmann got some pretty mean faces from a determined 2023 New York Yankees squad. Check them out!
A few weeks back, the New York Mets and first baseman Pete Alonso agreed to a 1-year $14.5 million contract to avoid salary arbitration. Alonso, coming off of a 40 HR and 131 RBI season in 2022, is still under team control until after the 2024 campaign. Mets fans would love to see 'Polar Bear Pete' make his home in Queens for the rest of his career. However, the Amazin's may encounter some icy waters before a contract like that gets done.