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Derek Jeter (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Jeter Effect: Hotels, Inns In Cooperstown Already Under Siege

In anticipation of the Yankees captain getting inducted hotels in the Cooperstown area were getting calls and emails on Thursday from fans trying to book rooms for more than six years from now.

02/13/2014

Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera celebrate the Yankees winning the 2009 World Series. (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)

Derek Jeter’s Decision To Retire Signals End Of An Era

They owned October year after year. Derek Jeter and his baseball brothers — the gang that grew up champions. One by one, they walked away from the game until Jeter was the last man standing in pinstripes.

02/13/2014

Umpires discuss a close play at first base as San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy looks on. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)

MLB’s Expanded Replay Gets High Marks From Bochy, Scherzer

Ever since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key decisions will be made in a studio far away.

01/17/2014

Bud Selig (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

MLB Approves Expanded Replay Starting This Season

Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he’s right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.

01/16/2014

Tony La Russa and Joe Torre (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Three Cheers For Tony, Bobby And Joe

Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre’s inductions will mark an elite class of managers entering the Hall of Fame in 2014.

12/15/2013

Chase Utley of the Philadelphia Phillies is tagged out during a home-plate collision with Dioner Navarro of the Chicago Cubs at Citizens Bank Park on August 7, 2013. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

Yer Out! MLB Plans To Ban Home Plate Collisions

Major League Baseball said Wednesday it intends to eliminate home plate collisions by 2015 at the latest. Not everyone is pleased.

12/12/2013

Joe Torre (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Keidel: NYC Is A Better Place Because Of Torre — And So Is Cooperstown

The Hall of Fame is the proper, final stop of a long road that started in Brooklyn and, 50 years later, ended up in the Bronx.

12/12/2013

Joe Torre after being named American League Manager of the Year in 1998. (Photo  by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Joe Torre’s Destiny Became Yankees Dynasty

Funny how the twists and turns take you. Torre turned down a trade from the Mets to the Yankees in 1976 because he thought he’d have a chance to manage the Amazin’s.

12/10/2013

Joe Torre at Yankees Old Timers' Day in 2011. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa Headed To Hall Of Fame

“I got choked up real quick,” Torre, who won four World Series titles managing the Yankees, said on WFAN radio Monday. “It’s something I’m sort of in a daze right now about.”

12/09/2013

(Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

MLB Owners Vote To Move Ahead With Expanded Replay

Rob Manfred, MLB’s chief operating officer, said present and former umpires likely would make the decisions on contested calls after reviewing video in New York.

11/14/2013

David Ross #3 of the Boston Red Sox is out at home by Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers in the second inning of Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

MLB May Move To Prevent Home-Plate Collisions

Lou Brock’s shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Rose’s bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era.

11/13/2013

Joe Torre (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Joe Torre, Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox On Hall Of Fame Ballot

Retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox will join holdovers George Steinbrenner and Marvin Miller on the Hall of Fame expansion era committee ballot next month.

11/04/2013

Manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox argues an obstruction call with home-plate umpire Dana DeMuth #32 in the ninth inning as Koji Uehara #19 and Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox look on against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game 3 of the 2013 World Series. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallas: Obstruction Call Was Correct, But Should The Run Have Counted?

After a complete review of MLB Rule 7 and the obstruction definition under Rule 2, some interesting things have come to light. Also, further review of the play also adds an interesting dimension.

10/28/2013

Joe Torre (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Joe Torre On WFAN: MLB ‘Very Close’ To Expanded Replay System

During an interview Thursday on WFAN radio, Torre said replay — currently in place for home runs — won’t be available for every call under the to-be-determined new rules.

10/24/2013

The St. Louis Cardinals work out during 2013 World Series Media Day at Fenway Park on October 22, 2013. The Red Sox host the Cardinals in Game 1 on October 23, 2013. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Random Thoughts Ahead Of The World Series

Check out the managers in this year’s Fall Classic. It shows you that the day-to-day grumbling about managers isn’t that big a deal in the end.

10/23/2013

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