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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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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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The Bronx Bombers are back, but only at Yankee Stadium. Most teams hit better at home, but this year, the Yankees have taken their splits to the extreme. Not only do they have one of the largest home/road disparities in the league, in terms of both OPS and runs scored per game, but the current […]

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The only thing more difficult than watching CC Sabathia pitch these days is seeing the pained expression on his face when he addresses the media after each game. Yankee fans have grown so accustomed to the big lefty being in command, both on the field and off, so the sight of Sabathia slumping on the […]

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Those who ignore history are denied the opportunity to repeat it. With apologies to George Santayana, that’s something Brian Cashman should keep in mind as the Yankees’ offense continues to struggle. Ten years ago, in May 2005, the Yankees hit a rough stretch that saw the team fall five games under .500 early in the […]

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