I love that photo. Whenever I see it I always think of fly balls splitting outfielders with weak or inaccurate arms and 10-8 ballgames. It reminds me that the Yankees were a one-trick pony in the middle of the past decade. The Bombers hit the ball and, well, they pretty much hit the ball.
Yesterday, the Yankee blogosphere saw two “All” teams announced. Here at TYU, our very own Steve S threw together the All-SOB Team. Occasional contributor and author of This Purist Bleeds Pinstripes Rebecca Glass formed the High Sox All Stars.
Both teams have incredible lineups: Steve’s features Hall of Fame players Cap Anson and [...]
To most observers, Alex Rodriguez is having a down year. His batting average is .267, and he’s averaged .303 his entire career. His on-base percentage is an ugly .335, 60 points below his career average. His slugging percentage is .488, the lowest of his career and nearly 100 points below his career average of .571. [...]
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A.J. Burnett was a tough luck loser yesterday, going eight innings while allowing just seven baserunners (four hits, three walks) and striking out six. Bryan Bullington out pitched him, allowing zero runs in eight innings, giving up just two hits and a walk while striking out five.
What struck me [...]
The Yankees and Tigers last squared off in mid-May, with Yankeeist’s own MJR catching all four games in Detroit while visiting a friend. Unfortunately for Mike he not only saw the Yankees lose three times but bore witness to the horror of the Bombers inexplicably being shutout twice [...]
Managers are easy targets when one of their moves doesn’t work out. If they manage by the book fans criticize them for being too numbers oriented. When they go by the gut, pundits pull their hair out wondering what on Earth they were thinking. It’s a thankless job, one where even winning [...]
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