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(This updated post was originally published on February 16, 2011) For 18 years, Tampa has been the Yankees’ spring training home, but it still seems like just yesterday when the team’s camp was located down the coast in Ft. Lauderdale. I am sure most fans who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s still reflexively […]

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And then there were none. The Yankees have said goodbye to a litany of legends over the last few years, but now, with Derek Jeter deciding to call it quits after the 2014 season, a golden era in franchise history is finally coming to an end. The Yankees have had many dynastic eras, and each […]

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The Yankees are collecting stars from the land of the rising sun. Several recent teams have featured three Japanese born players. Some have even had four. However, in terms of star power, none can match the 2014 Yankees, who have assembled the greatest collection of Japanese ballplayers on this side of the Pacific Ocean. As […]

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The following post was originally published at Bronx Banter. Sometimes, the best trades or free agent signings are the ones a team doesn’t make. Many Yankee fans seem to feel that way about the team’s decision to let Robinson Cano head west to Seattle. Is that wishful thinking? Perhaps, but considering the team’s eager willingness […]

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The following was originally published on November 11, 2010. Baseball and the United States military have been closely intertwined since the days of the Civil War, both in myth and reality. Even if the game wasn’t really invented by Major General Abner Doubleday (ahem, Mr. Selig), a hero of Fort Sumter, the hundreds of baseball […]

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The Yankees summoned the ghosts of recent glory to honor Mariano Rivera, but there wasn’t enough magic from the past to prevent the team from being haunted by its present. In an emotional pre-game ceremony, a litany of modern pinstriped legends joined a sellout crowd to say goodbye and give thanks to Rivera. However, the […]

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It’s been a choppy ride for the Yankees in 2013, but their slim playoff hopes have been kept afloat by a life raft: the Toronto Blue Jays. Many expected the Yankees and Blue Jays to battle for supremacy in the A.L. East, but instead, the Bronx Bombers have used Toronto to prop up their lagging […]

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