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Nathan Eovaldi started the season as the Yankees’ pet project, but, in the early going, there was very little progress to report…and that was before the right hander was rocked for eight first inning runs during a June outing in Miami. Thankfully, the Bronx Bombers didn’t get frustrated and cut bait on the former Marlin […]

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The Yankees are no strangers to building big division leads. What they aren’t accustomed to is blowing them. Since 1901, the Bronx Bombers have taken a lead of at least 6 ½ games in 38 different seasons, not including this one, and each time they ended up in first place. This year, however, history may […]

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Thanks to the great work of Tom Shieber, a more definitive date has been determined for Babe Ruth’s home run in the classic film Speedy (see here for video). In a post over four years ago, I declared the mystery solved, having deduced that Harold Lloyd filmed Babe Ruth’s 54th home run in the second game of a double header […]

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After Alex Rodriguez belted three home runs in Saturday’s game against the Twins, he credited Joe Girardi with aiding his resurgence. How did the Yankees’ manager thank Arod for those kind words? By benching him the next day. No irony or sarcasm was intended above. Although Arod’s praise was based on Girardi’s support during the winter, […]

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With Johnny Cueto headed to Kansas City, and the Tigers reportedly reticent to trade David Price, contenders around the league figure to be lining up for Cole Hamels. And yet, as general managers from around the league kick the tires on Hamels, should they also be kicking themselves for not signing Max Scherzer? That could all […]

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The Yankees approach the trade deadline in the paradoxical position of being comfortably in first place, but with two glaring holes to fill. Although the team has prospered despite an inconsistent rotation and lack of offense up the middle, shoring up at least one of these two deficiencies could go a long way toward solidifying […]

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With two walk off wins, the Bronx Bombers provided plenty of fireworks this holiday weekend, but the team’s results off the field were not as impressive. On July 1, the Yankees released an unaudited statement of 2014 cash receipts that showed a decline in ticket sales and suite licenses. According to the report, the Bronx […]

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