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The Yankees have decided to go Army.
The team announced Wednesday that they will play an exhibition game against the Cadets March 30 at West Point's Johnson Stadium at Doubleday Field.
The game will be the 22nd time that the Yankees and Army have met in an exhibition, and the first time since 1976. The Yankees have won every game against the Cadets in a series that dates back to 1927...Read more »
On Monday, Warner Bros. released a second trailer for "42," the movie that depicts the story of Jackie Robinson.
The movie is set to appear in theaters on April 12, 2013, and starts Chadwick Boseman as Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers general manager who led the way in breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947.
Embedded above is the new trailer,...Read more »
John Rocker wrote something incredibly...
Well you can probably finish that sentence on your own.
In a column for WorldNetDaily.com, the infamously insensitive former fireballer compares President Barack Obama's possible use of executive orders to enforce some elements of gun control to the actions of tyrants like Joseph Stalin and Adolph Hitler.
And that wasn't even the worst...Read more »
The Nationals have added to their bounty in the bullpen.
Free agent reliever Rafael Soriano, who took over the closer's role for the Yankees last season after an injury to Mariano Rivera, has signed a two-year, $28 million deal with Washington, according to multiple reports. The deal includes a $14 million option for 2015 that vests if Soriano finishes 120 games during the next two seasons.
Soriano...Read more »
Andy Pettitte and Joe Torre will once again be wearing the same uniform.
Pettitte has agreed to play this spring in the World Baseball Classic for Team USA, according to a CBS Sports report, reuniting him with his former Yankees manager.
The provisional roster will not be officially announced until Thursday. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman refused to confirm the report.
"Who...Read more »
“It ain’t over ‘till it’s over.”
“It’s déjà vu all over again.”
Could these phrases and more be hitting Twitter soon?
YES Network analyst Jack Curry tweeted that Yankees legend Yogi Berra is thinking of joining the social networking site. Curry added that Dave Kaplan, the director of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center, is “pushing for it.”
If Berra’s “Yogi-isms” are...Read more »
Jack Morris. Lee Smith. Craig Biggio. Tim Raines.
None of those four were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
None of those four were ever linked, directly or indirectly, with performance-enhancing drugs.
All four of those players were included in the display image on baseballhall.org, the Hall of Fame's official website, leading up to the 2 p.m. announcement.
Maybe...Read more »
These Internet poll results are about as scientific as those crumbs that fell into your keyboard during breakfast three weeks ago, but they're still fun. So here we go with the results from our last OBP poll, based on 806 total votes. Which player is most likely to underperform with his new team in 2013?
31% -- Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays
20% -- Shane Victorino, Red Sox
16% -- Josh...Read more »
Pitchers and catchers report in just a few weeks and you can almost smell the freshly cut outfield grass that signals the start of baseball season. Still the local teams have a few holes – and the time to fill them – before the new season begins. First up, the Yankees:
Of the few big gaping holes the Yankees have in their lineup, as currently constructed, designated...Read more »
According to Newsday.com voters, only two players should be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year: Mike Piazza and Craig Biggio.
The results of an ongoing online vote have been tallied, and voters said "Yes" to just two of the 35 candidates on the ballot. To gain election to the Baseball Hall of Fame, a player must be named on at least 75 percent of all ballots cast by voting...Read more »