An Appeal to the Red Sox from a Yankees' Fan

The Red Sox have been pretty terrible so far this year, currently holding a modest 10-11 record, which ties the Blue Jays for third/fourth place. Prior to these last two games against Toronto, they were even farther down the totem. Now, as a Yankees fan (who is currently only subbing in for your good Boston … Continue reading

Yankees Sending Mixed Signals

Over the weekend the Yankees dropped their first series of the year to the Angels. I don’t think this is really anything to get worried about, given that the team is still only 1.5 games back to the Rays and that it’s still early in the season, but the New York media being what it … Continue reading

"Why the Red Sox (sigh…) Suck": One Exile's Boston Baseball Update

[[From my outpost of exile in New York City.]] So, sure, the Mets might have won in 20, but how did those last few days of Boston sports furor feel? Sox, Celts, Bruins (see also: bears), oh my! [[Open Note to Mets’ Team Leadership Forum: if you continue to pie-in-the-face every rookie (cough Ike cough … Continue reading

The Devil's Advocate: John Sterling is Awesome

John Sterling is a mythic sportscaster known all over the world as “The Legendary Voice of the New York Yankees”. Sterling has been a radio broadcaster for the Yankees since 1989 and has not missed a game. Any Yankee fan of my generation can tell you he or she has grown up with the illustrious … Continue reading

Yanks Have Long Lineup (No, Jay Bilas Doesn't Cover Baseball Now)

Coming into the season, it was clear the Yankees were going to hit. Most analytical critics believed that the offseason moves made the Yankees a stronger overall team but their offense might regress. The argument focused on the Gardner/Thames platoon in left replacing the Gardbrera one that occupied center last year. Further, many believed Nick … Continue reading

A Clear Message From Levine

When Milwaukee Brewers’ owner Mark Attanasio complained about his team being possibly unable to sign first baseman Prince Fielder, Yankees’ President Randy Levine had only two words for him: Stop Whining. I can only hope he said them with the same gusto as the Governator. This return to Attanasio’s belly-aching might seem blunt, but I … Continue reading

First Fenway Experience for a Fan of the Enemy

If you haven’t figured it out by now then this is the first article of mine you are reading — I am a Yankees’ fan. As a bit of a stats geek, I pride myself on my objectivity, but even I have tendency to favor the Universe over the Nation in the more arbitrary debates. … Continue reading

It's a Holy day, but tonight it's War. [Yankees vs Red Sox]

Major League Baseball’s season gets under way tonight in Fenway Park, with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox starting things off in grand fashion. Excitement will be in the air, so will hatred and animosity for the opposing team. The wind won’t be the only thing swirling around the park tonight as … Continue reading

Mark Teixeira's Elbow, Jerry Manuel's Headaches and Jamie Moyer's Age.

Yankee Business In the land of make believe, aka Yankee Universe, Mark Teixeira got plunked on the right elbow by Jeremy Guthrie Monday night in Sarasota Florida. While the elbow is all swollen, Teixeira is planning to shoot a few Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson inspired commercials for the upcoming season on YES Network. YES Network … Continue reading

AL East is Premium Television

At one point in the last decade HBO had the three best shows on television: The Wire, The Sopranos, and Entourage. If it was Sunday night you were watching HBO. And if you didn’t get the premium channel, then you were at a friend’s house who did. Heck, even Peter Klaven needed special permission from … Continue reading