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A-Rod Storms Out

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Yesterday, Alex Rodriguez stormed out of his arbitration hearing after being informed that Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig would not be testifying in the case over his use of performance enhancing drugs. Later, a lawyer for Rodriguez told WFAN's Mike Francesa that "there is no legal forum in the United States where a man doesn't get to face his accusers." NPR's Mike Pesca discusses whether A-Rod has a point, and whether Selig should have to state baseball's case in person.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Exit Sandman

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mariano Rivera pitched his last game as a Yankee last night, walking off the mound with tears in his eyes. We take your tributes to Mo. Call 212-433-9692 or post here.

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WNYC News

A-Rod's Background Points to Troubled Path

Monday, August 05, 2013

Judgment Day for Alex Rodriguez has arrived. Major League Baseball hit the Yankees slugger with a 211-game suspension that will keep him out the rest of this season and through 2014.  

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A-Rod, Suspended?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Gabe Feldman, associate professor of law and director of the Sports Law Program at Tulane University, discusses reports that Alex Rodriguez could face suspension for his alleged involvement with the performance-enhancing drug supplier Biogenesis International, and whether or not he'll fight it if suspended.

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WNYC News

Foul Ball: Crowds Shrink for Yanks, Mets

Friday, July 19, 2013

Fewer fans this year are saying, ‘Take me out to the ballgame.’

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WNYC News

The Yankees and A-Rod's Contract

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Alex Rodriguez is on the bench recovering from an injury. But the Yankees third baseman’s time off the field could be extended.

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WNYC News

Mets, Yankees Begin 2013 Season With a Win and a Loss

Monday, April 01, 2013

The Mets won their first game of the season against the San Diego Padres 11 to 2, and the Yankees lost to their long-standing rivals, the Boston Red Sox, 8 to 2.

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WNYC News

Red Sox Fans in NY Area Get Ready for Another Year in the Evil Empire

Monday, April 01, 2013

Marco Indri, 28, is born-and-bred New Jersey. He grew up just across the Hudson River in West New York, where his family still lives. The tattoos that cover his arms may be the first thing you notice. But it's not what really sets him apart from his fellow New Jerseyans.

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WNYC News

Compare New York's Baseball Attendance Throughout Time

Monday, April 01, 2013

On Opening Day, we look back at the last 130 years of New York baseball fandom, from the Brooklyn Bridegrooms to John McGraw to the House that Ruth Built to the Amazin' Mets and beyond.

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WNYC News

Yanks vs. Sox, Is the Rivalry Fizzling?

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The signing of former Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis to the Yankees may seem just like the latest chapter in the never-ending rivalry between the two teams. But with Curse of the Bambino exorcised by the Red Sox’s World Series win in 2004, and the Sox and Yanks' dominance over their American League Eastern division waning, is the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry still red hot or just lukewarm and cooling?

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WNYC News

How the Yankees Got Swept Out of the Post-Season

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Yankees were swept out of the playoffs for the first time in 32 years. The team that's usually at the top in terms of wins and salary was swept by the Detroit Tigers Thursday night in an 8-1 loss in the AL championship series.

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WNYC News

Tigers Rout Yankees 8-1 for ALCS Sweep

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit's starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of the AL championship series.

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WNYC News

What Tiger Fans Are Saying About the Yankees

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Yankees are traveling to Detroit for Game 3 of the ALCS, in what will be the second game without Derek Jeter, who broke his ankle in Game 1.

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WNYC News

Yankees Beat O's, Advance to ALCS

Friday, October 12, 2012

CC Sabathia pitched a four-hitter and the New York Yankees once again came out on the right side of a disputed home run call against the Orioles in October, beating Baltimore 3-1 Friday in the deciding Game 5 to reach the AL championship series against Detroit.

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: The 1917 Nostalgia Train Rides Again -- Express to the Bronx

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

(photo by Kate Hinds)

The subway car now known as the "nostalgia special" was first rolled out in 1917. New York's MTA brings it back for special events -- like the Yankees' first home game in its best in five series against the Baltimore Orioles to determine the American League Divisional champs, being held Wednesday night in the Bronx.

(photo by Kate Hinds)

The four-car subway pulled into the 42nd Street Grand Central Terminal on the uptown #6 track. It went express to 161st Street/Yankees Stadium. 

The interior has straps for passengers to hold on -- the origin of the term "straphangers."

 


In 1917, the NYC subway fare was a nickel. Today, a $2.25 MetroCard buys passengers access to over 600 miles of subway track.


The interior still has the original ads.

Fans waiting to board (photo by Kate Hinds)


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WNYC News

Yanks Rout Red Sox 10-2, Open 1-Game AL East Lead

Monday, October 01, 2012

Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson, Russell Martin and Mark Teixeira homered in a nine-run second inning, and the New York Yankees routed the Boston Red Sox 10-2 Monday night to open a one-game lead over Baltimore in the AL East with two games to play.

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WQXR Blog

When the Yankees Sponsored Symphonies on WQXR

Monday, October 01, 2012

In 1947, WQXR signed on the New York Yankees to sponsor an hour of symphonic music every afternoon in an attempt to lure baseball fans to classical music.

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WNYC News

Yankees Fans Frustrated With Slump

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

After a loss Tuesday night, the Yankees have let their 10-game division lead evaporate and are now sharing first place in the AL East with the Baltimore Orioles. With only 27 games left in the regular season fans are frustrated, and hoping the pinstripes will pull through.

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Operavore

Take Me Out to the Opera

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The All-Star Game is the baseball equivalent of an opera gala, writes blogger Fred Plotkin. "The greatest practitioners of their craft gather in one place and give audiences pleasure and excitement."

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Schoolbook

That Batboy Job With the Yankees? It's a Bronx School Perk

Sunday, July 01, 2012

It used to be -- for the most part, anyway -- that batboy aspirants or their parents knew somebody with an insider connection to the Yankee organization. Or they knew somebody who knew somebody. But once the Yankees announced their new stadium plans, in 2005, they also began reaching out to schools in the surrounding Bronx community to fill a number of their batboy slots. And this year, Edwin Tavarez, who just graduated from the Urban Assembly School for Careers in Sports, and Bryan Jimenez, a new graduate of the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice, can be found wearing pinstripes and catching fly balls on the Yankee Stadium field. See the video report, too.

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