Jason Giambi experienced quite a bit during his two decades as a player in Major League Baseball. On Monday he announced his retirement, releasing a long statement through the Daily News.
We all know athletes have a ritual, routine, tradition or whatever you want to call it leading up to games. However, these 7 athletes have the most bizarre and unusual superstitions in the game.
No one is shedding a tear for A-Rod. Whether he misses 150 games or two seasons, engages himself in a long, bitter legal fight or finds himself with a Pete Rose-like lifetime ban, it doesn’t matter. His reputation cannot be restored.
David Phelps followed the worst start of his young career with his best, allowing a mere infield single in six shutout innings and getting home run help from Mark Teixeira as the Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Tuesday night.
Indeed, Girardi seems the easy choice for Manager of the Year again, at least at the quarter-pole.
Cleveland has caught “Indians fever” — partially due to former Yankee Nick Swisher.
Hideki Matsui added an extra bit of class to the Yankee pinstripes during his seven years in the Bronx and will be remembered as a beloved Yankee.
Brian Cashman is pleased by the way the Yankees’ offseason is progressing.
Curtis Granderson’s caught fire in his last six games and is powering the Yankees down the stretch.
Lucas Duda drove in 4 runs as the Mets defeated the Rockies 7-5 on Saturday night.
Phil Hughes has regained his velocity and forced his way into the Yankees rotation. 2012 could a be bounce-back season for the rejuvenated Hughes.
The new Boston manager backed off some of the comments that started first Yankees-Red Sox stir of the year.
Billy Beane’s transactions don’t quite seem to have the statistical impact one would expect.
Jorge Posada had many outstanding playoff memories as a New York Yankee but one stands out in particular, his tying double in 2003 ALCS Game 7.
Has baseball actually gotten over the drug and alcohol problems of its past? It’s time for those in charge to bring major baseball into the 21st century and adopt stronger clubhouse policies.