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Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees pitches against the Boston Red Sox on April 10, 2014 . (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Al Leiter On MLB, Pineda And Pine Tar: ‘It’s A Stupid Rule’

Ex-MLB pitcher tells WFAN it’s “not a big deal” that Yankees starter Michael Pineda appeared to have a foreign substance on his pitching hand against the Red Sox.

04/11/2014

Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees pitches against the Boston Red Sox on April 10, 2014 . (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Michael Pineda Insists He Had Dirt, Not Pine Tar, On Pitching Hand

David Ortiz looked at a cell phone photograph of Michael Pineda’s right hand, one with a brown substance smeared across the palm. Pine tar or dirt? It may never be clear.

04/11/2014

Yangervis Solarte connects on a fourth-inning RBI double against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on April 8, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Palladino: Yankees’ Solarte Impresses With Poise Beyond His Experience

Perhaps the game isn’t too big for Yangervis Solarte. He has begun to prove that he’s worthy of manning the patch of infield where A-Rod once strode, and not in a backup role, either.

04/11/2014

Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Pineda ‘Shines’ In Yankees Win

Craig and Robert Wuhl discussed the questionable practices of Michael Pineda and wondered: Why didn’t the Red Sox make a bigger stink?

WFAN–04/11/2014

Reggie Jackson (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Reggie Jackson On WFAN: I Should Have Finished My Career In New York

“I’m very entrenched with the Yankees. My face and my career is more so shaded with the Yankees than it even is with Oakland. And I played in Oakland for nine years.”

04/10/2014

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees walks to the dugout after the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on April 9, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Adam Jones On Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka: He’s ‘Nothing Special To Me’

“Am I (supposed) to go home and say I faced Tanaka tonight? Just go throw a party that I faced Tanaka? It’s another pitcher. Another pitcher in the rotation. Nothing special to me.”

04/10/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Boston Invades Bronx: Yankees’ Ellsbury Set To Face Red Sox For First Time

Jacoby Ellsbury will experience the Yankees-BoSox rivalry from a whole new perspective when he takes on his former team Thursday night.

04/10/2014

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Boomer & Carton: Empty Seats Don’t Look So Good

With the dwindling attendance at professional sporting events becoming a bit of an issue, Craig has come up with a solution.

WFAN–04/10/2014

Trevor Hoffman (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images); Mariano Rivera (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball To Name Best Closer Awards After Rivera, Hoffman

It’s only fitting. Major League Baseball has honored the top closers in baseball for years, but soon will rename its awards after arguably the two best relievers to ever pick up a ball.

04/09/2014

Police and security subdue a fan who ran onto the field during the eighth inning of a game between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on April 8, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Adam Jones: Fans Who Run On Field Should Get Kicked By Metal Spikes

“We don’t know if they come on the field with … They can come give us either gummy bears or a shot in the a–. We don’t know that … It’s not funny.”

04/09/2014

The Orioles’ Nick Markakis, center, scores a first-inning run ahead of the tag from the Yankees’ Brian McCann on April 8, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Nova Bad From The Start As Orioles Blast Yankees To Even Series

Delmon Young, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters homered as the Baltimore Orioles teed off for 20 hits, battering the New York Yankees 14-5 Tuesday.

04/09/2014

The Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka delivers a pitch in the second inning against the Blue Jays on April 4, 2014, at Rogers Centre in Toronto. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Tanaka Says He’s Pumped For Long-Awaited Yankee Stadium Debut

If his first start was any indication, Masahiro Tanaka very much belongs in the majors. But on Wednesday, he’ll need to pass a smell test in the Bronx.

04/08/2014

Cesar Cabral (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

With Robertson On DL, Yankees Call Up Lefty Reliever Cesar Cabral

The 25-year-old Cabral made his major-league debut last year with the Yankees, pitching 3 2/3 innings. He had a 0.00 ERA in 9 1/3 innings during spring training this year.

04/08/2014

A New York Yankees cap (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Is NY A National League Or American League City? (Part 2)

This is a follow-up from my previous column, where the question under consideration was: Is New York an American League city or a National League city?

04/08/2014

Derek Jeter and former teammate Jorge Posada are introduced before  the ceremonial first pitch at the New York Yankees' home opener against the Baltimore Orioles on April 7, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Posada Perfectly Sums Up Jeter As Player, Person

There will be many words spoken and written about Derek Jeter between now and the end of this season. I’m not sure anybody will say it any better than “Core Four” member Jorge Posada.

04/08/2014

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