“The Donald” blasted third baseman Alex Rodriguez — yes, again — in a pair of tweets Monday afternoon.
Mets captain David Wright got the skinny soon after the Amazin’s acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill: the kid’s a gamer. He didn’t waste any time proving it.
Alex Rodriguez has transformed from three-time Most Valuable Player to most touchy subject. But A-Rod says he thinks he can return to perform at the level he once did.
Facing a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter for the first time since 2001 and just three starters from Opening Day a year ago, Jon Lester gave up five hits and two runs in five sharp innings against the defending AL East champions.
Nothing about the New York Mets on Monday resembled the second half of last season. Then again, opening day has often been their biggest highlight of the year.
Back in 1956, the Dodgers and the Giants both played host on Opening Day.
On Monday, the Yankees will honor the town of Newtown, Conn., and the victims who were tragically killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“I don’t need to be introduced to feel like a part of this team,” Alex Rodriguez said. “I’ll tell you what, when I get introduced, I want to be on the field and not look back.”
Both the Yankees and the Mets kick off their 2013 campaigns on Monday — but the usual Opening Day optimism is being tempered by tons of questions surrounding both teams.
New York’s Opening Day winning percentage is a major league best .647 (33-18).
It was a different Robinson Cano at the WBC. Wearing his country’s name on his chest brought out his leadership. The Yankees will need some of that early on.
If you’re a Mets fan, you’ve heard of The 7 Line. Heck, you’re probably a member of The 7 Line Army. And if you’re lucky, you have the hottest ticket in town for Opening Day.
The Bombers open their season in 10 days, and manager Joe Girardi says A-Rod should be there.
Manager Terry Collins said he’d announce his starter for Opening Day “in the next couple of days.”
Relax, Yankees fans. The captain says he’s OK.