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The Yankees' rainout, the Yankees' All-Star dropouts, another big Mets win and Josh Hamilton

At the rainout of the Yankees' game, I wrote that the Rays were not to blame.

I'm a sucker for minutiae-fueled stories like this one. Here are the basics:

1. Because the Rays already have two split doubleheaders this year - they played one April 28 in Minnesota and they have another one scheduled August 16 in Boston - they had the right to turn down a third split doubleheader. That second...

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Derek Jeter, Jose Reyes and a tragedy in Texas

Derek Jeter doubled last night, and now he stands two hits away from the 3,000 career mark, as the Yankees lost to Tampa Bay. Neil Best wrote that, in time, we'll forget the "negativity" surrounding Jeter's milestone run.

Agreed, and all the more so if the Yankees make the playoffs again. But it could take a little while longer, just because Jeter is under contract through at least...

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Derek Jeter, Jason Bay, Jose Reyes and R.A. Dickey

At the Yankees' victory over Cleveland, I wrote that it was both sentimental and sensible to rest Derek Jeter today, the final game of this road trip (remember, last weekend at Citi Field technically kicked off the road swing). 

Jeter spoke after the game of the "negativity" surrounding his pursuit of 3,000 hits, and what he meant, I think, was, "Why are people asking me...

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