Mariano Rivera wanted to finally meet the man who has kept a steady sports beat in Cleveland for 40 years, the guy sitting at the top of the bleachers year after year pounding away to spark a rally.
Sure, Swisher’s final postseason in pinstripes was rough. But he harbors no hard feelings.
Robinson Cano hit one of New York’s five homers and drove in five runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and the Yankees romped to a 14-1 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians.
Travis Hafner tipped his cap and soaked in the applause from Indians fans who spent 10 years pulling for him. The love ended after his first at-bat.
Cleveland has caught “Indians fever” — partially due to former Yankee Nick Swisher.
Zach McAllister should break 200 if he stays healthy this year, which will be a boon to the back end of the Tribe’s rotation.
Criticized for not spending enough on free agents in recent years, the Indians splurged on another star. The Mets, a team also criticized for free-agent inactivity, missed out.
Swisher, who spent the past four seasons wearing Yankees pinstripes, was introduced Thursday by the Indians.
Ernie Palladino plays Santa and hands out Christmas presents to New York sports icons.
A person familiar with the negotiations says Nick Swisher has agreed to a $56 million, four-year contract with the Cleveland Indians. Raul Ibanez and the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Saturday night.
The Yankees have put their own offseason twist on a classic Abbott and Costello routine: “Teixeira’s on first, Cano’s on second and I Don’t Know’s on third.”
It has to be a dream scenario for the former Red Sox star: play for the Yankees or his former manager, Terry Francona.
Tris Speaker was one of the best players of a bygone era in baseball.
Former Yankees’ prospect Brien Taylor facing 40 years in jail after pleading guilty to cocaine distribution.
Brian Cashman and the Yankees’ front office should be applauded for finding an ideal, cost-efficient fit for their playoff roster in Raul Ibanez.