Jim Leyland announced Monday he is stepping down as manager of the Detroit Tigers after eight seasons that included three division titles and two trips to the World Series.
“At this point, I don’t know who would argue to keep it, or what their argument would be,” one team official said. “There is no reasoned argument to keep it (in the game).”
It’s only getting worse for Alex Rodriguez, and it’s not likely to get better for a long time. Rodriguez’s reputation is being destroyed further with every accusation that hits the news cycle.
“If all the allegations are true, then I’m glad they got caught and I’m glad baseball is doing something about it,” Royals reliever Aaron Crow said.
Neither Daniel Webster nor William Shakespeare conjured a word that frames his ability or his nobility. If possible, he’s an even better person.
Quiet, reserved and understated during nearly a quarter-century in a sport that took him from Panama to the pantheon of pinstriped pitchers, Rivera was honored with that rarest of baseball tributes — a solo bow.
When legendary closer Mariano Rivera enters the game — whenever that will be — he will be accompanied by Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” baseball sources told FOX Sports.
The trip started at Bryant Park on 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, on about 80,000 square feet of red carpet, and continued past Grand Central Terminal.
When visiting his long-time opponents during road trips, Rivera has been meeting with players, coaches and the individuals behind the scenes to say his goodbyes. Check out our top Mo-ments…
The first and last pitch of the All-Star Game could well be “New York, New York.”
Under baseball’s labor contract, pitchers who start on the Sunday before the All-Star game may opt not to participate.
It would be a great moment for New York and the retiring Rivera. His start could even be justified with statistics. But there’s one problem: he’s just not interested.
CC Sabathia put in a strong seven-inning outing as the Yankees shut out the Tigers at Comerica Park.
Overall, the Tigers should be very satisfied with hanging onto Verlander for at least another five years. Although the price tag was high, he is a vital contributor to the team’s success.
Rivera is getting set to close his career. The Yankees legend plans to announce this weekend that he will retire after the 2013 season.