Major League Baseball has decided to suspend Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez and do it in a way that has never been bestowed upon any other player. The amount of games will be unprecedented and the way they went about acquiring the evidence was, let’s just say, unique.
But why has MLB singled out A-Rod in a fashion not even used to single out Ryan Braun, who lied and abused the testing system? And how could they suspend A-Rod in such a fashion when this “great testing” process failed to spot his abuse of drugs?
In the spirit of generosity and anticipation of Tuesday's All-Star Game, hosted by the Mets at Citi Field, Major League Baseball is dedicating Saturday to events that will benefit Hurricane Sandy recovery.
The day begins with 8 a.m. races in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, the All-Star Game 5K and Fun Run. Runners must register in-person before participating and all who participate will receive souvenir t-shirts.
Monday we caught up with Yankees GM Brian Cashman. We spoke one on one on Field 3 while the pitchers were going through fielding drills and long tossing. Cashman thinks that Teixeira, Cano and Youkilis will have to supply the power in the lineup, and feels Nova had a sophomore slump but can bounce back.
Woke up to 38 degree temperatures. Feels like Opening Day in the Bronx April 1st vs. Boston. Spoke to Ivan Nova, Jayson Nix and Curtis Granderson. They all thought the weather reminded them of April in NYC.
Nova spoke about learning from last year and improving this year. Remember he struggled but he is a very confident guy, who is young, and is still learning the game. Chatted with Phil Hughes off camera about ice hockey. The Yankees starter who is a free agent after the season is a huge Tampa Bay Lightning fan. He loves going to the games. He grew up in Southern California.
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees defeated their crosstown rivals, the New York Mets, 4 to 2 in Saturday night's game 2 of the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium. The Mets lose to the Yanks for a second time in a row following their 9-1 defeat on Friday. The Amazin' Mets hung in early in the game courtesy of an Omar Quintanilla home run in the third inning. The Mets managed to get one more home run thanks to David Wright, to put the team ahead at the top of the sixth inning.
The Bronx Bombers are set for their home opener at Yankee Stadium for Friday, April 13, 2012. Here is a rundown for the days events:
8:00 a.m. Yankee Stadium press gate (located adjacent to Gate 4) and Ruppert Plaza parking garage open 9:15 a.m. Albert Pujols available in Press Conference Room 9:30 a.m. Yankees/Angels clubhouses open 9:55 a.m. Derek Jeter available in Press Conference Room 10:05 a.m. Manager Joe Girardi in Press Conference Room 10:20 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Yankees hit
NEW YORK, N.Y. — Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has joined the 3,000 club. Jeter on Saturday became the 28th player in major league baseball history and first Yankee to reach the magical mark of 3,000 hits when he homered to left against David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning.