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Like the rest of America, David Price is ready for some (college) football.
He showed his team spirit by wearing a full-on Vanderbilt football uniform -- including the helmet -- while throwing in the bullpen before the Tampa Bay Rays' game against the Los Angeles Angels. According to the Associated Press, the Rays' road trip to Oakland this weekend will be college football themed.
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Mariano Rivera has announced his intention to retire following the 2013 season, and it’s widely assumed that Yankees setup man David Robertson will step into his shoes as closer.
But is that wise?
Robertson has many qualities that make him an ideal candidate for the ninth inning. He’s striking out 10.87 batters per nine innings this season and has a career 11.84 K/9. He rarely allows...Read more »
It’s more than just a possibility that the Yankees could claim one of the two Wild-Card playoff spots. They actually have one of the easier schedules of the teams in the hunt.
Heading into Friday’s game against the Padres, the Yankees are 3.5 games out of the second Wild-Card spot. Texas and Baltimore are tied at a half-game behind the Indians and the Rays are four games up in the Wild-Card...Read more »
Will the Tampa Bay Rays call Carly Rae Jepsen back to throw out another ceremonial first pitch? Maybe not. The Canadian recording artist, whose hit song “Call Me Maybe” dominated the airwaves last summer, is the newest addition to the list of celebrities who have thrown embarrassingly bad ceremonial first pitches. Jepsen’s pitch barely cleared the pitcher’s mound, never mind reaching home plate,...Read more »
Alex Rodriguez was the designated hitter yesterday for the Class A Tampa Yankees and went 0-for-3 in a 2-1 win over the Brevard County Manatees.
In his first at-bat, Rodriguez had to duck out of the way to avoid being hit in the head by a breaking pitch. He then lined out.
Rodriguez is expected to sit out Tampa’s game tonight but likely will be back in the team’s lineup tomorrow night....Read more »