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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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The Yankees have reached the three-quarter pole, and their position in the pennant race is an unfamiliar one. Instead of leading the field, the Bronx Bombers find themselves stalking a wide field that includes a few thoroughbreds as well as a couple of dark horses. And, among all the contenders, the Yankees may be the […]

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One of the most prominent figures in all of sports, whose controversial tenure with the Yankees kept the tabloids in business, was given an unprecedented suspension from an overzealous commissioner who grossly overstepped his authority in handing down the ban. Although that neatly sums up the ongoing Alex Rodriguez saga, it could just as easily […]

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  Hiroki Kuroda is the Yankees’ best starter. Even CC Sabathia doesn’t dispute the veteran right hander’s ascendance to ace status. However, designating Kuroda as the top pitcher in pinstripes doesn’t go far enough. The Japanese hurler just might be the best starter in the entire American League. Ask anyone to name the top contenders […]

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The Bronx Bombers have been grounded. You could see the drop off in the Yankees’ home run total coming from a mile away. However, even the most dire forecast didn’t account for the historic decline that has turned the Bronx Bombers from a perennial power house into a squadron of pea shooters one year removed […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) The last time the Los Angeles Dodgers visited Yankee Stadium, their road grays were soaked with champagne. After losing the first two games of the 1981 World Series, the Dodgers swept the next four, including the series finale in the Bronx. It was the end of an […]

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