Yanks vs. Dodgers Series — Cano a Superhero

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Three years ago I was in my friend’s dorm room watching the Yanks lose another first round of the playoffs (yes, they don’t win every year), which were to be the final games in pinstripes for both manager Joe Torre and third basemen Alex Rodriguez. I remember Yanks fans booing A-Rod every day as a … Continue reading

Kevin Long Uses Mindcontrol Technology to Defeat Dodgers

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It looks like the Yankees may have stolen the US soccer team’s mojo. Down 6-2 in the 9th Inning against their new faux-rivals, the Dodgers, the Yankees came screaming back, scoring four runs off closer Jonathan Broxton, and then capping off the win in the 10th Inning with a two-run shot off pitcher Greg Sherrill … Continue reading

Super Friends: Jeter and Beyond Sport

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The Yankees’ shortstop and captain, Derek Jeter, was recently named as one of the newest ambassadors for Beyond Sport. The organization’s stated goal is to promote social change through sports. It annually awards $1 million dollars to sports programs around the world that prove to have a positive impact in their communities. But all of … Continue reading

Phil Hughes is Already an Ace

CC Sabathia and his 7 year-$161MM contract? Expensive but proving worthwhile after winning a championship in his first year. He clearly could afford the Sizzler after hoisting the Commissioner’s Trophy (Shakespearean aside: Really MLB? Does your marketing department suck to the point that you can’t even name your championship trophy something cool? I mean, your … Continue reading

Girardi Unveils New Strategy

During their Sunday game against the Blue Jays, Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi got himself ejected from the game when he got in the face of umpire Bruce Dreckman while arguing over the strike zone. This came directly after Nick Swisher was called out on a check swing that was neither a swing nor a strike … Continue reading

Let's Have a Quickie: The Weekend Call-Ups

Earlier today I got my left knee meniscus removed. While this all but ends my dreams of starting next to Lebron next season in the World’s Most Famous Arena, I did have a pain killer aided epiphany. Rookies are starting to get called up, way more than I expected and a few different ones than … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend Hangover: Effect on Fantasy Baseball

What a Memorial Day weekend. You can tell it was a helluva Memorial Day, because I’m writing my Memorial Day themed column on Wednesday night. In between supporting our troops by drinking copious amounts and gorging ourselves on giant meals, there were some pretty significant fantasy happenings. Every one of them has a serious impact … Continue reading

No Botha With Joba

Well, it was a great Memorial Day weekend. Nice weather, quiet brunches, Fleet Week, and a bunch of matinee Yankees games. The Yankees have now entered into a more relaxing part of their schedule. This past weekend they played against Cleveland, currently they are facing Baltimore, and up until the 15th (when they face Philadelphia, … Continue reading

Mets Challenge Yankees' Claim to New York

This last homestand has been hard to watch to say the least. Going 2-1 against the Twins was okay, but then splitting with Boston, being swept by Tampa, and on top of all that, losing to the Mets…that was tough. Unlike some Yankees fans and all Mets fans, I don’t actually have a hatred or … Continue reading

Abe Lincoln for Poseidonstein: Analyzing a Trade

Yesterday was a joyous day in the world of Backwards K, I made my first trade of the season. Trades are, without a doubt, my favorite thing about fantasy sports. They’re what make the game fun, interesting, and competitive throughout the season. Anybody can pick someone up from the waiver wire, but not everyone can … Continue reading