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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
Sunday, July 01, 2012
By Ann Farmer
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.