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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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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 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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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” – Yogi Berra The turnstiles at Yankee Stadium have not been spinning as often this season. Through the first nine home games of the year, the average crowd in the Bronx has been 38,432, which compared to the same point […]

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(The following was originally published at SB*Nation’s Pinstriped Bible) Over the past few years, I’ve written extensively (here and here) about the precarious relationship between StubHub and Major League Baseball, particularly as it pertains to the cannibalization of primary market ticket sales. So, it wasn’t much of a surprise when the Yankees decided to opt out of MLB’s just-renewed deal with the […]

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The Yankees reward for having the best record in the American League was home field advantage throughout the playoffs. However, what was once a blessing, seems to have turned into a curse. With the team mired in an epic postseason slump, the (less than capacity) crowds at Yankee Stadium have alternated between passionless and merciless, […]

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