Yo, who’s that businessman doing work in his finely decorated office? Who’s that dude making money and closing deals?
Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees celebrates their 4-1 win against the Boston Red Sox and their wildcard playoff berth after their game at Yankee Stadium on October 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
It’s no longer the baseball preseason. Time to get your ass fired up for the regular fall season of America’s Pastime. Read all our playoff team previews here. Today, you’re getting to know … THE NEW YORK YANKEES.
I don’t watch many Yankees games because the Yankees are whatever, but I had a game on Wednesday evening for the sake of background noise, which means I got to see Alex Rodriguez hit his 20th homer of the season:
The full rosters for next week’s All-Star Game have been announced, as have the five Final Vote candidates, and the most notable omission is Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez’s numbers are excellent, especially given his age and his lost season, but he also represents one of baseball’s most polarizing comeback stories. It…
The Alex Rodriguez-New York Yankees stew of mistrust has been cooking on a steady simmer the past couple months, but the pot’s been heated up here in the middle of summer.
Alex Rodriguez became the first player since Derek Jeter to join baseball’s 3,000-hit club, and just like Jeter in 2011, he did it with a home run.
Alex Rodriguez hit the 661st home run of his career tonight, passing Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list. Next up ahead of him is Babe Ruth with 714, and then Hank Aaron with 755 and Barry Bonds with 762.
Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run Friday, tying Willie Mays for fifth on the all-time list. And for the first time this season, Yankees GM Brian Cashman has confirmed the team won’t pay A-Rod his $6 million bonus for the milestone, a bonus which was written into the contract Rodriguez signed in 2007.
Alex Rodriguez silenced a Fenway Park crowd by depositing an eighth-inning pinch-hit 3-0 pitch over the Green Monster to give the Yankees a 3-2 lead over Boston while moving himself into a tie with Willie Mays for fifth place all-time with 660 career home runs.
After homering in last night’s 6-4 win over the Mets, Alex Rodriguez is now one home run away from tying Willie Mays for fourth all-time, one home run away from a legal battle with the Yankees over the $6 million they owe him and don’t want to pay. A-Rod, if only by dint of finding a larger villain, has become the…
At some point in his life, every man has to decide what he stands for. Who is he really, deep inside? What are his values? Last night at Camden Yards, while the Baltimore Orioles took on the New York Yankees, 56-year-old Tolbert Rowe reached that point in his life. He stood up, bravely and proudly, in front…
The Yankees’ communications staff, like every team’s, hands out a packet in the press box that features various upcoming records and milestones soon to be reached by players. Here’s tonight’s:
Barry Bonds’s comments in this great USA Today article on how he’s rooting for Alex Rodriguez could easily be read as a bit of projection. When Bonds asks how MLB and baseball fans could possibly ever root against one of its greatest players achieving something great, it’s a question I’m sure he’s asked himself many…