Suzuki is the most recognizable athlete in Japan, where he is revered for his stoicism, perseverance and attention to detail.
The surprise Oakland A’s have become a dangerous team both in the AL West and in competition with the Yankees.
The regular season is not the issue for the Yankees. But once they get to the postseason, there may be dark times around the corner.
The Texas Rangers have leaped upon the void left by the death of George Steinbrenner and are setting the standard for American League excellence.
Atop their respective divisions, the Texas Rangers and New York Yankees both appear headed to the playoffs. Texas begins a difficult stretch Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game series with New York.