Barry Bonds Says It's Insane That Anyone Isn't Rooting For A-Rod

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… » 4/13/15 10:26am 4/13/15 10:26am

David Ortiz Greets Jacoby Ellsbury: "Hey, Rich Bitch"

David Ortiz took a second to mess with a couple of his former teammates, as the Yankees clobbered the Red Sox last night. Big Papi wiggled his fingers at Stephen Drew and called out to Jacoby Ellsbury with a “Hey, rich bitch!”—likely a reference to the 7-year, $153 million contract that lured Ellsbury to New York.
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11 Things Longer Than Last Night's Sox-Yanks Game But That Felt Shorter

Last night’s offensively-, technologically-, and spermatozoaically-deficient 19-inning Red Sox-Yankees game officially clocked in at 6:49, but in reality the broadcast with festivities, anthems, et cetera lasted around seven hours. For viewers, though, the slogging despair of watching the longest Red Sox game in… » 4/11/15 9:48am 4/11/15 9:48am

Red Sox-Yankees Misery Extended Further By Power Outage

The anguish that is watching a Red Sox-Yankees game proved especially torturous in the Bronx tonight as a game already in its fifth hour came to a 15-minute delay as lights all over Yankee Stadium suddenly fell silent, as if they had been, like the modicum of remaining fans, literally bored to death. » 4/10/15 11:34pm 4/10/15 11:34pm

Jimmy Fallon Chugs Beer At Yankees Game

Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon found his way to some primo seats at Yankee Stadium for tonight’s bout between the Bronx Bombers and Toronto, and took some time out in the bottom of the seventh inning to chug a beer—much to the delight of everyone watching. Sure, it’s a silly stunt. But you’d do it too, if you had the… » 4/10/15 12:52am 4/10/15 12:52am

Alex Rodriguez Talking Baseball Is Great

Ken Rosenthal has a story on Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius wowing his new teammates with his defensive prowess, which is especially impressive considering they've had a pylon at short for the last two decades. But the real gold comes from Alex Rodriguez, who gives his impressions of Gregorius in pure scouting… » 3/26/15 11:15am 3/26/15 11:15am

Alex Rodriguez Criticized For Showing Up Early To Camp

Yankees position players are scheduled to report to spring training on Wednesday. Alex Rodriguez showed up yesterday to start working out and running drills. Naturally, the New York Daily News, which has been leading the torches-and-pitchforks mob against Rodriguez for a long time, found someone who took offense to… » 2/24/15 9:07am 2/24/15 9:07am

CC Sabathia Gained A Bunch Of Weight, On Purpose

Yankees starter CC Sabathia (the epithet "Yankees ace" is probably long out-of-date, as he's coming off two very rough seasons) reported to camp at 305 pounds, about 30 pounds heavier than he was last spring. That's good, if only because he doesn't look like a stranger. But Sabathia believes his regained bulk should… » 2/23/15 8:45am 2/23/15 8:45am

This Big A-Rod Profile Might Actually Make You Feel Bad For A-Rod

J.R. Moehringer has a huge feature about Alex Rodriguez on ESPN.com today. It's a well-reported, in-depth look at everything Rodriguez has been up to since being banned from baseball for 162 games for using PEDs. There's a lot going on in the story, and you should really read the whole thing, but perhaps most… » 2/18/15 10:42am 2/18/15 10:42am