The Yankees and Twins stopped their game briefly in the bottom of the fifth inning after a young girl was apparently hit by a foul ball Todd Frazier hit into the stands.
Chase Headley was, incredibly, relatively fine after being hit with a pitch in the dick. May we all be able to walk things off so quickly.
The Yankees have adopted the thumbs-down as a tool of positive reinforcement, ever since an unhappy man in the stands gave the gesture to Todd Frazier’s homer in last Monday’s game against the Rays. As it happens, the fan responsible for the gesture loves the other team in New York.
The Yankees today invited four members of the 2007 Super Bowl-winning New York Giants—David Tyree, Shaun O’Hara, Antonio Pearce, and Jeff Feagles—to throw out ceremonial first pitches at today’s home game against the Orioles. Guess what those four assholes didn’t do? They didn’t throw out first pitches!
If this sign-stealing scandal is truly going to reignite the rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox, it needs to hit a few more stages of escalation. Thankfully, the Red Sox have reportedly brought us to Stage Two, by running to the commissioner’s office and yelling, But, but, but! The Yankees are cheaters toooooooo!
This morning, a day after news broke that the Red Sox allegedly used technology to steal signs from the Yankees, I called up executives from both teams to ask about how the smartwatch-assisted, sign-stealing operation came to be and what they thought would and should happen next.
The AL East was up late last night. While the Red Sox were on their way to a 19th-inning walk-off over the Blue Jays, the Orioles and Yankees were sitting through a two-plus-hour rain delay, and Baltimore was slowly inching back from a 6-1 run hole. And then, finally, around 1 in the morning, Manny Machado sent…
The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry hasn’t been particularly contentious for a while, with the last waypoint being that time Boston called out Michael Pineda for the obvious pine tar on his hand. Maybe a good sign-stealing feud will bring it back.
The Yankees beat the Red Sox, 6-2, tonight. The game included a first-inning bunt by Boston second baseman Eduardo Nuñez, which greatly displeased Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia, and now we have another riveting chapter in the storied rivalry between these two franchises.
The Mariners are playing meaningful baseball late in the season and have a chance to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001. With this execution, though, they’d be lucky to hang with the Little League champs.
Today is the start of Players’ Weekend, a new MLB initiative designed to let players have a little bit of fun and express themselves in a league that so often tries to stifle those things. Players have picked nicknames to display on the back of their jersey—for one weekend, baseball will be graced by the likes of…
Yesterday saw the weirdest and most interesting game of the season, a 10-6 Tigers win over the Yankees that saw eight ejections, four batters hit by pitches, three bench clearings, and a whole bunch of legitimate punches.
Most baseball fights are a bunch of meaningless posturing, but Yankees catcher Austin Romine and Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera exchanged actual punches and rolled around in the dirt during today’s game in Detroit.
Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez clobbered a 493-foot home run, one of two on the night, in New York’s 13-4 win over the Tigers. Maybe most impressively, he hit it off an 80 mph changeup.
After a first half in which he looked less like an ordinary ballplayer and more like a dinger-smashing demigod, Aaron Judge has suffered through a second half in which he has looked mostly like a slumping rookie with some trouble adjusting to the big-league curve. This is not the end of Judge, and it’s not necessarily…
Before we get too far into this, let us remind ourselves that Aaron Judge is a rookie, and we should be just as patient with a rookie’s struggles as we are measured in our praise of their successes. Or, wait, I’m being told, yes, it seems we in fact spent the first three months of the baseball season proclaiming that…
YES Network radio hosts Don La Greca and Michael Kay had to endure the complaints of Yankees fan Steve from Brooklyn on Thursday’s show, but La Greca lost his temper after Steve suggested that Yankees rookie Aaron Judge, who’s struggled in the second half but is still an imposing hitter, should have been replaced with…
Aaron Judge’s home run into the third deck in left Citi Field was officially measured at 457 feet. His teammates weren’t buying it.
There are any number of logical team strategies for dealing with injuries. Call up help from the minor leagues. Get a little more creative than usual with your defensive alignments. Let a catcher make his first career appearance at third base, but live in such terror of him actually having to field the ball that you…