What began as an annual celebration to salute the man who broke baseball’s color barrier 66 years ago turned somber after a pair of explosions near the finish line in Boston.
If you’re fantasy baseball draft hasn’t happened already, it’s going to be happening soon. Here’s a look at the top five players at each position.
Early home runs from Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston weren’t enough support for starting pitcher Jon Niese as the Mets dropped the series finale against the Phillies and had their four-game winning streak snapped.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Happy July 6. The Mets were supposed to be long removed from the NL East conversation by now, weren’t they?
David Wright singled off Jonathan Papelbon with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the New York Mets to a 6-5 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night that preserved R.A. Dickey’s 11-game winning streak.
Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.
The critics might want to reconsider their position. Quite frankly, this Mets team has the heart of a lion — and showed it again last night in Philly.
Jordany Valdespin had a pinch-hit three-run homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning for his first major league hit, leading the New York Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Yankees’ split squads beat Phillies and lost to Twins on Friday.
Yankees All-Star Curtis Granderson homered for New York, Ivan Nova allowed two runs in the first before retiring five of his final six batters.
Go ahead, hate us. You’ll find a Yankees fan unfazed by the vitriol. In fact, he or she may even invite you to squat on the bandwagon, take the pinstripes for a spin.
Theo Epstein and Terry Francona – the twin faces of the Babe’s broken hex – have been jettisoned from Fenway. We can parse the particulars, but the truth is that the remains of a once-brilliant ball club are buried, along with Ruth’s ghost.
Revelations following the Red Sox’s famous 2011 collapse paints an image of a ballclub that betrayed their manager and their own professional pride.
How does a Yankees fan who spent five years living in Boston capture this epic collapse? I’m not really sure, but I know this collapse fits as a good placement holder for the baseball season with an off-day before the start of the postseason.
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