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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Oakland Athletics: MLB Breakdown 2009

by Griffin Cooper

The Oakland Athletics were a fairly forgettable team in 2008, and until their young pitching staff progresses a little bit, I anticipate them staying that way for a couple more years.

The A's traded away their lone ace Rich Harden to the Chicago Cubs before the deadline last season. Unfortunately, with all of the injuries he suffered with the A's, he wasn't really able to do much for them.

Unfortunately, this left Oakland's starting rotation pretty much empty, Justin Duchscherer being the exception, although he is out until June.

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Hey Yankee Fans, Quit Complaining About Joba Starting!

by DJ

I live in NYC. It is a place where sports are taken very seriously. New York has some of the best fans in the world because they're passionate and some of them are even knowledgeable. I am a young sports fan, not even 20 yet, but baseball has always been my sport. I grew up during the latest Yankees Dynasty. Everyone remembers the 1996 team and the ones who followed leading to 4 World Series Titles in 5 years. When Yankee fans look at how to fix the 2009 team (which is a 1/2 game out of 1st place), they see the bullpen as an area for concern. Well the bullpen is pretty shaky, and those passionate New Yorkers want to see their hero Joba Chamberlain return to the bullpen. NO!!!

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Yankees Take Two From Rangers, Gain First Place in American League East

by A.J. Martelli

In the rubber game of a three game set from Texas, the New York Yankees defeated the Rangers in Arlington Wednesday night by a score of 9-2.

With the win and the Boston Red Sox’ loss to Minnesota, the Yankees now own a 27-20 record and share first place with the BoSox in the American League Eastern Division standings as of tonight.

“It’s where we want to be,” said Yankee manager Joe Girardi to the press about the teams' place in the standings.

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Friday, May 22, 2009

New York Yankees' Chien-Ming Wang to pitch in minors; Johnny Damon, Phil Coke banged up

by Marc Carig

NEW YORK -- Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang will make at least one more minor league rehab start -- on Friday against the Red Sox Triple-A affiliate in Pawtucket, R.I. -- before he is reinstated from the disabled list.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team wants to see more consistency and explosion from Wang's sinker -- which is his primary pitch -- before he makes his return to the major leagues. Wang has been out with hip weakness related to the foot injury that he suffered last season.

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New York Yankees find inspiration in 'fighter'

by Marc Carig

NEW YORK -- There's been no shortage of inspiration around Yankee Stadium lately. And on Wednesday, the Yankees found plenty in 38-year-old Polly Tompkins. In April, the first grade teacher and Yankees fan from Candor, N.Y. was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma.

The Yankees honored Tompkins by making her the honorary bat girl. She also threw out the first pitch. She spent her time before the game meeting various Yankees, including Derek Jeter and Reggie Jackson. Just before getting a photo of herself with Mr. October, Tompkins called it "the best day of my life."

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Johnny Damon becoming face of more relaxed, more fun New York Yankees

by Steve Politi

NEW YORK -- At the first kangaroo court the Yankees have convened in more than 15 years, Johnny Damon was tried and convicted of being -- what else? -- Johnny Damon.

He showed up late for court in his designer jeans and spiked hair, not his pinstripes, making the verdict easy for judge Mariano Rivera. The fine: $100. Somebody asked Damon which charity would get his money.

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Fantasy owners can learn from the Yankees, and vice versa

Have the New York Yankees found their shortstop of the future? Let's hope

by Marc Carig

NEW YORK -- CC Sabathia looked awesome again. But the most impressive throws at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night came not from the mammoth lefty, but from a pint-sized Garden State native named Tommy Belsky.

At six years old, Belsky is not only battling cancer, he's winning. The disease has been in remission for a year. And if arm strength is any indication, he's going to be fine.

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Girardi's New York Yankees Pick Right Time To Get Hot

by Mets Police

This time last week I wrote that it would be a very crucial time for Joe Girardi. With the Mets on the West Coast and the lazier newspapers telling us "Mets at Los Angeles, night" (that's you Star-Ledger) it's easy for the Mets to turn halfway invisible. It took Vin Scully making fun of them to get daylight yesterday.

But this is a Yankees column. As Craig Carton put it this morning, a ho hum late loss for the Mets and the Yankees have won seven in a row, so it's a Yankees day.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New York Yankees' A.J. Burnett is the piemaster

by Marc Carig


After an early season Yankees' walk-off victory authored by Melky Cabrera, A.J. Burnett was aghast. Smearing whipped cream in the face of a player just before a postgame television interview has been a part of the game since, well, the postgame television interview. But the tradition apparently never made it to Yankee Stadium -- until this past weekend.

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New York Yankees' Brett Gardner baffled by right shoulder injury

by Marc Carig

NEW YORK -- Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner is day-to-day with a bruise after he jammed his right shoulder on Sunday while sliding into home plate.

"The way it felt this morning, I guess I'm lucky it isn't worse than it was," Gardner said.

Gardner said he didn't feel anything after the slide itself. But when he woke up in the middle of the night in pain, he alerted trainers in the morning. An MRI found inflammation in the shoulder, though Gardner remains baffled at how he suffered the injury.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1st Yankees v Rays 5 14 09

The New York Yankees, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, BP gets interrupted by Security Threat

MLB Power Pros 2008 - Exhibition Game - Tigers @ Red Sox - Part 1

MLB Power Pros 2008 - Exhibition Game

Video - MLB 08 Pitcher Ejected

MLB 08 Pitcher Ejected

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Recap: NY Yankees vs. Minnesota

Johnny Damon's homer in the 10th inning was the difference, as the New York Yankees edged the Minnesota Twins, 3-2, in the third tilt of a four-game set from Yankee Stadium.

It was the third straight time the Yankees won a game in their final at-bat and the fifth this season overall.

Damon finished 3-for-4, and Alex Rodriguez also slugged a solo homer for the Yankees, who won their season-high fifth straight game. Melky Cabrera drove in the other run in the win. Alfredo Aceves (2-0) got the win after tossing a perfect 10th inning.

"I noticed the first two swings I had I was just a little bit too long," said Damon. "I shortened up my stroke some and fortunately I got a pitch to hit."

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Ming Wang says he's ready to return from injury after four-hit minor-league start

by Marc Carig

In the final inning of his rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Yankees right-hander Chien-Ming Wang fell behind in the count to Columbus Clippers outfielder Trevor Crowe, one of the few times Sunday that he ceded control of an at-bat to a hitter.

So, Wang climbed down off the mound, took a moment to compose himself, and then fired a 90 mph sinker that Crowe foolishly tried to drive. Instead, he flied out to center and Wang survived the closest thing to a jam that he'd see on this day.

In his second rehab start as he attempts to come back from muscle weakness in his hips, Wang fired a four-hit shutout to lead the Yankees to a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Clippers.

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New York Yankees make minor-league trade for right-hander Romulo Sanchez

by Marc Carig

The Yankees traded minor league pitcher Eric Hacker to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday for right-hander Romulo Sanchez. Hacker was designated for assignment last week when the team called up Brett Tomko and added him to the 40-man roster.

Sanchez, who has appeared in 26 big leagues games spread over the 2007 and 208 seasons, was 1-0 with a 4.38 in 10 appearances for Triple-A Indianapolis.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Recap: Toronto vs. NY Yankees

Hideki Matsui's homer in the eighth inning was the difference, as the New York Yankees edged the Toronto Blue Jays, 3-2, in the finale of a three-game set from the Rogers Centre.

Derek Jeter, in his first game back after missing the previous two, and Nick Swisher also ended with an RBI each for New York, which finished a six-game road trip at 4-2. Johnny Damon had a double to extend his extra-base hitting streak to 10 games. The streak ties a franchise record set by Don Mattingly in 1987 and matched by Paul O'Neill in 2001.

CC Sabathia (3-3) got the win after going eight innings and giving up just two runs on five hits. Mariano Rivera worked a 1-2-3 ninth to record his seventh save of the year.

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Toronto Blue Jays pull ahead of New York Yankees, 2-1

by Marc Carig

The Blue Jays pulled ahead 2-1 in the fifth inning behind an RBI double by Rod Barajas that scored Scott Rolen, who CC Sabathia walked to leadoff the fifth. Funny how often trouble starts that way.

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Why Can the New York Yankees Not Prevent Injuries?

by Perry Arnold

Can somebody please explain why the New York Yankees continuously have injury problems that are sending key players to the disabled list.

Currently the Yankees have seven key players on the disabled list.

They are: starting right fielder, Xavier Nady; relief pitcher, Brian Bruney; relief pitcher, Damaso Marte; catcher, Jorge Posada; catcher, Jose Molina; pitcher, Chien Ming-Wang; utility infielder, Cody Ransom.

Another player, Alex Rodriguez, just came off the DL last Friday.

And three other players are sitting right now with no certainty as to when the will return to the lineup.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Blog Offers Gear and Accessories to Enhance Your Experience When Watching MLB Games

MLB fans all over the country love their MLB teams so much that they virtually fund a whole sub-industry over and above supporting the game of MLB – that is of course the retail of MLB Shop, related merchandise. MLB memorabilia, gear, and accessories is a billion dollar a year industry – that’s a lot of money for a game to generate.

When fans watch MLB games, it’s obvious that people enjoy the experience quite a lot. What’s there not to like? There are hotdogs, soda, peanuts, candy, beer, pretzels, and a whole lot more treats to be had. Then of course there’s the MLB game itself, the players, the action, the adrenaline rush of watching your favourite team and cheering yourself hoarse to try and will them to victory. All those things are enough reason to love going to MLB games, but of course, there’s more out there that can enhance the experience for you as a fan. That is where MLB merchandise comes in.

MLB merchandise’s sole purpose is to enhance the fan’s feeling of connection with the game, most especially their favourite team. Good thing there’s a place online, like diehardfans.com that can provide you with accessories, gift items, and even jewelry, that is dedicated to MLB.

MLB Accessories

What makes MLB accessories fun for people? For one, it makes fans feel like part of a group, a community. It gives them a sense of camaraderie when they are together with fellow fans. And nothing makes a fan happier than displaying their team allegiances for everyone to see. Fortunately, you can get a whole range of MLB accessories from the site.

Here are a few samples:

You can add a dash of team spirit when you come to the office wearing a tie that features your favourite club. Why not drive down to the office wearing officially licensed team sunglasses with matching soft carry case? If you’re more on the techie side, there are even team color-coordinated iPod and mobile phone protectors available. And for the ladies, there are nice little velvet pouches with team logos where you can organize and carry all your girly stuff, and then safely tuck it into your bag.

To complete your ensemble, there are all sorts of cool MLB accessories such as belt buckles, key chains, lighters, and even stationery such as pads and penholders. Not only will you be getting quality accessories, you’ll be showing everyone just how much you love the game and your team.

MLB gifts

MLB related items are great as gifts too. For a Die Hard Fan, nothing beats getting MLB gifts, no matter what the occasion is. Imagine this, a team themed holiday tree, with MLB game related presents!

For the kids, there is back-to-school gifts such as lunch boxes with their favourite ball club or favourite player displayed up front. For the MLB fan with a flair for interior decorating, there are some nice decorative items available such as 3D tabletop ornaments of team logos, bobble-head dolls of your favourite players, and even some nice and sparkling fiber-optic laser ornaments. And of course, for the MLB fan who loves collecting memorabilia and collectibles, there are a host of choices that will make you salivate with glee. You can have everything you can possibly think of, from mini replica helmets to trinket boxes with logos. For more serious collectors who would like to invest in high value memorabilia, there’s a fine collection of minted items such as commemorative coins, championship coins, and photo mints of your favourite players. These last items come in limited editions that will surely be more valuable after a few years.

MLB jewelry

If all that is not enough, then maybe you’d like to take a gander at the available jewelry – yes there is a jewelry section on the site and it offers a rich assortment of items that can be used to accent most anything you can find in your wardrobe. You’ll be surprised to find our MLB jewelry encompasses toe rings, bracelets, necklaces, and even classy leather and silver watches for both men and women.

If you want to impress your girl, who you know is also an avid MLB fan, a pair of earrings that bears her favorite team’s logo is sure to impress. You can even tell her that in fact, the pair you gave is made from authentic jewelry grade silver (in some cases at least). Or better yet, get a complete set - everything from toe ring, bracelet, necklace, and watch to complete her team look when you go to that next game you have planned for the weekend. There’s also a great selection of watches for the guys, in almost all styles imaginable.