Men love lists. It’s our catnip. Magic or Bird? Magic or Michael? Goodfellas or The Godfather? Ginger or Mary Ann? So it didn’t take much to make us chisel our chosen ones into our metaphorical Mt. Rushmore.
Jeter ran up the dugout steps and into the outfield to warm up Thursday. This was the first of his many lasts this year: the opening practice of his final spring training with the Yankees.
He is without a doubt one of the most popular and productive Yankees, but that doesn’t mean Alfonso Soriano knows what his future is beyond this season.
Yankees captain Derek Jeter is saying goodbye to baseball and hello — again, apparently — to Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis.
As far as the Yankees go, he was not Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio or Mantle … but he was good enough to be Derek Jeter. And that was more than enough for not only Yankees fans, but all lovers of the National Pastime.
Following the Yankees’ offseason retooling, Suzuki might be better off if he’s traded. But he doesn’t want to think about that possibility too much just yet.
“When you’re looking in the outfield, it just looks like there’s nowhere you can hit it,” he said. “Anything that’s hanging in the air I feel like we’re going to track down.”
We can’t say exactly why Derek Jeter made it seem so easy. We only know that he did. Perhaps it’s because he played every game with the grace of a legend but the grit of a Little Leaguer.
Jeter is ready to move on with his life — after one more season, of course. The captain said 20 years in the major leagues will be enough. He just wouldn’t really say why.
A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals.
“I’m not going to get into a media war with Lloyd McClendon,” Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long said. “He’ll probably win that, anyway.”
When you get ready to call a show to foolishly rip a future Hall of Fame shortstop, make sure you say right at the top if you root for or hate the Yankees. This way, we’ll know if you’re an idiot or a jealous idiot.
The team said the store manager decides on which jerseys he thinks will be the best sellers, and they said Alex Rodriguez’s model had not been available there for several years.
“Last time I checked, I didn’t know that Kevin Long was the spokesman for the New York Yankees,” McClendon said. “That was a little surprising. I was a little p—– off, and I’m sure Joe (Girardi) feels the same way.”
The Yankees signed Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract on Jan. 22. As far as Yu Darvish is concerned, the Bronx Bombers paid too much money for his countryman.
Photos from Jacoby Ellsbury’s introductory press conference at Yankee Stadium.
It’s tough to keep up with all the action in MLB. Here’s your recap for the week ending September 30, 2013.
New York Yankees photos of the week.