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Posted by: Chris Shearn on Jul 7, 2011 at 11:57:23 AM

Derek Jeter does have an edge. In every possible way. Including the one he got in Blazing Copper.

The homegrown Yankee is inching closer and closer to a magical milestone.

Think about it for a second. Just 27 players in the history of the game have 3,000 hits. By the way, none of them are named Ruth, DiMaggio, Gehrig, Mantle or any Yankee in the history of the organization. So yes, this isn't only 3,000, this is the first Yankee that will complete the quest of Holy Grail-esque proportions. He is already a first-ballot Hall of Famer. This just improves the resume even more.

• 1996 Rookie of the Year
• 12 All-Star Appearances (including this year)
• 2000 All-Star MVP
• 2000 World Series MVP
• 5 Gold Gloves
• 5 World Championships
• Career Postseason .309 20

Posted by: Chris Shearn on Mar 5, 2011 at 06:22:47 PM

This is the third straight year where the second Spring Training start has been one to forget for CC Sabathia.  The latest cause for amnesia came today, lasting just 2 2/3 innings against the Nationals at “The Boss."  In said forgettable start, he allowed five runs on six hits; he walked two, and struck out only one.

Sabathia explained why afterwards in the clubhouse saying, “I couldn’t get a count to get a strikeout pitch.  I couldn’t find the plate.  I was all over the place.  My change up was flat and cutting back over the plate, it was just one of those days.”

You would think lucky for him it’s just March 5th.  He left the game and still got a decent ovation; more than a golf clap.  Through the grapevine though

Posted by: Chris Shearn on Mar 5, 2011 at 11:51:10 AM

A baseball player would sign for a 4-4 day in a heartbeat. Francisco Cervelli is 4-4. However, his 4-4 is not what a player battling for a roster spot on this team needs to endure. Cervelli has been to four Spring Training camps, and for four straight seasons something has slowed him down.

In 2008, he broke his wrist on a play at the plate; pneumonia slowed him down in 2009; in 2010 he suffered a concussion after being drilled in the head with a pitch; and his latest spring disappointment, fouling a ball off of his foot and breaking it. This latest time was the worst time for something like this to happen. The incumbent backup catcher was in a battle for the job this year with up-and-comers Austin Romine and Jesus Montero. Now, with the seasoned Cervelli out of the mix, it’s open

Posted by: Chris Shearn on Feb 13, 2011 at 03:02:40 PM

Can you smell that? It's the fresh cut grass. As the blades exit the rotary motor and head into the air, the smell they provide is a familiar one. A diamond is being cut, molded if you will, into the most precious gem of them all: a baseball diamond. Diamonds worn on fingers are said to be forever. Well, you can't say that anymore, with a divorce rate over 50 percent. Let's face it: As long as Hollywood remains on the map, precious stones representing relationships will never be forever. 

But the diamond made of grass, dirt, clay, chalk and warning track does stand the test of time. You think the ladies that are die-hard Yankees fans are going to go nuts over a little ring? When the diamond made of the aforementioned products of the earth presents itself every afternoon and night

Posted by: Chris Shearn on Apr 26, 2010 at 12:59:39 PM

Six series - just one series loss. Not a bad way to start a title defense season, when so many Chicken Littles were exclaiming, "The Sky is falling!" before the Yankees even took the field for the 2010 season.

It's unbelievable how the modern day Yankees fan finds anything and everything to complain about. Is there something wrong with expecting excellence on a day-to-day - or night-to-night basis? Absolutely not. Is there something wrong with wondering why Javier Vazquez is off to a slow start? Absolutely not. You can get upset. You can have your opinions. You are fans. Probably some of the most knowledgeable fans in the game of baseball. That's what all the experts call fans in this area.

Which leads me to ask you, some of the most knowledgeable fans in baseball, do you remember the