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Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner On Alex Rodriguez: ‘We Need Him’

“Look, as I told him when I talked to him in Tampa, we need him,” Steinbrenner said. “We do. That’s just obvious. We’ve still got our injuries, and my hope is that he comes back and continues to improve and stay healthy.”

08/14/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is It R.I.P. for A-R.O.D.? MLB Must Make An Example Of Rodriguez

To let Alex Rodriguez slide is to implicitly say that cheating is rewarded at the highest level of the sport. Major League Baseball must make an example of him.

07/30/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?

07/25/2013

Fan who ran onto the field at 84th All-Star Game (Credit: Twitter/@MasoneDylan)

Fan Runs Onto Field At All-Star Game After Getting 1,000 Retweets

The fan was arrested and charged with interfering with a professional sporting event, the New York Police Department confirmed.

07/17/2013

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Cano Hit By Harvey Fastball, But X-Rays Come Back Negative

Robinson Cano’s 2013 All-Star Game experience didn’t last very long.

07/16/2013

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Sports Verdict: Which Team Has The Better All-Star Game Roster? AL Vs. NL

With the two leagues set to square off in their annual exhibition featuring its greatest stars on July 16, all eyes will be on Citi Field. With home field advantage during the World Series on the line, the question very simply put is, can the National League maintain its grip on the contest for the fourth straight year?

07/11/2013

Alex Rodriguez (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Report: A-Rod Tells Yankees’ Brass That He Might Not Return — Ever

A source told the New York Times that the polarizing three-time American League MVP told both Cashman and team president Randy Levine that he’s not sure if he’ll be able to return to the field in 2013 — or ever, for that matter.

06/28/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Guess Who’s On Twitter? Welcome None Other Than Alex Rodriguez

Guess who’s the latest athlete to join Twitter? None other than Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who just so happens to be one of — if not the — most disliked athletes in all of sports.

06/24/2013

Kirk Nieuwenhuis (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) and Vernon Wells (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Giglio: As Summer Begins, Mets And Yankees Are Who We Thought They Were

From the moment that spring training opened until today, the Mets were pegged to be bad and the Yankees looked like a team that would struggle to reach October. Three months later, that’s exactly who they are.

06/14/2013

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Cashman Says A-Rod’s Yankees Career Is Like ‘The Good, The Bad And The Ugly’

“It’s something I think even Alex would tell you, he couldn’t live up to that (contract),” Cashman said. “It’s an enormous contract and I think, I would say probably, he couldn’t live up to it. But he’s doing everything he can to try to do so.”

06/03/2013

Don Larsen (Photo by Vincent Laforet/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Breaking Down The Subway Series From A Historical Perspective

Before interleague play, the term “Subway Series” was pretty much reserved for the World Series. But no city has had the number of Subway Series that The Big Apple has.

05/29/2013

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By The Numbers: Who Was More Dominant — Babe Ruth Or Ty Cobb?

Can we compare apples and oranges? Ty Cobb won 11 batting titles (BA) in 13 years while Babe Ruth copped 13 slugging (SLG) crowns in a 14-year stretch. Yet, I wonder, can we determine which of the two Hall of Famers was more dominant?

04/30/2013

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CC Sabathia On Lack Of Velocity: ‘We’ll See If This Is My Time … It’s Reality’

“We’ll see if this is my time,” Sabathia said. “It’s reality. You never know. I’ve never been through anything like this, so I don’t know. I’m not going to lose sleep over it. I’ve been pitching for a long time. Eventually, it was going to happen.”

04/18/2013

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By The Numbers: Al Kaline Was The Ultimate Pro’s Pro

Kaline never played a day of minor league baseball. He wore the Tigers’ uniform with class. He was the perfect No. 3 hitter, and quite possibly the best fielding right-fielder that many baseball fans ever saw.

04/18/2013

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Silverman: Disaster Is At Hand For Yankees In 2013

They are still the Yankees, so expectations are high. But those expectations will quickly dissolve into disaster. Baseball in the Bronx will be memorable this year, but for all the wrong reasons.

04/02/2013

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