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Then-Yankee Brian Roberts, right, is congratulated by hitting coach Kevin Long after he scored on a single by Brett Gardner in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on June 13, 2014. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Long Explains Why Yankees Weren’t The Bronx Bombers In 2014

Could hitting coach Kevin Long take the fall for the Yankees’ worst offensive season in more than 20 years? I sat down with Long last weekend in Boston and got some answers about what went wrong with the 2014 Yankees and specifically his role.

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Derek Jeter hits a game-winning single in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in his last game ever at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2014. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Jeter Scripts An Ending That Even The Haters Have To Love

I know some of you thought this week was overkill, from the anonymous trolls on Twitter to Keith Olbermann. But didn’t last night just prove what we’ve been talking about?

09/26/2014

Derek Jeter speaks after passing Lou Gehrig's all-time club record of 2,721 hits on September 11, 2009 at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Favorite Derek Jeter Memories From My Years On The Beat

The highlight reel of Derek Jeter’s career is pretty obvious. And it will take you about 30 seconds to find it on your phone. My memories are the ones that aren’t on YouTube.

09/25/2014

Derek Jeter with David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia during the 2008 All-Star Game at the old Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Derek Jeter Stories, As Told From The Opposite Dugout

When Jeter announced he would retire at the end of the season, I began asking those around the game for their favorite stories. Here is what they told me.

09/24/2014

Derek Jeter stretches with his teammates during batting practice against the Texas Rangers prior to Game 1 of the 2010 ALCS. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Current, Former Yankees Tell Their Favorite Derek Jeter Stories

I asked those who played alongside, managed or coached Jeter along the way for a favorite story or memory, something that stood out when they thought of the captain. This is what they told me…

09/23/2014

Derek Jeter in 1997 (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Baseball Lifers Recall First Impressions Of Derek Jeter

It’s not hard to call up images of a 20-something Jeter and look back on his career. But for those who have spent time with him up close, they have a database that can’t be Googled.

09/22/2014

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by  Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Like It Or Not, Yankees Need A-Rod’s Bat — At DH

The Bombers’ best lineup next year will have Alex Rodriguez as their full-time DH. Wow, I can’t believe I just said that either.

09/18/2014

Jacoby Ellsbury (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Deadline Doldrums? Difference-Makers Already On Yankees’ Roster

Maybe the Yankees could add a helpful piece. But the difference makers will be the guys they gave all that money to last winter: Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran.

07/29/2014

CC Sabathia (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Girardi: More Bad News For Yankees As Sabathia Has Setback

The bad news just keeps getting worse for the Yankees. They have lost five games in a row, are below .500 for the first time since April 11, and seemingly can’t hit to save their lives. Now, their horse left-hander has again come up lame.

07/03/2014

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees reacts after striking out in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 2, 2014. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Where’s The Advantage? Yanks Need To Start Winning In Bronx

If the Yankees go 27-14 at home and 18-10 on the road they could finish with 92 wins, which could be enough to win the AL East, let alone secure a Wild Card spot.

07/03/2014

Tony Gwynn (Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Sweeny: Tony Gwynn And The Wisdom Behind 3 Simple Words

Tony Gwynn spoke to me only once. It was 24 years ago, and I have never forgotten the words, or their meaning in the life of an elite baseball player.

06/17/2014

Former player Willie Randolph throws out the ceremonial first pitch before Game Four of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on October 11, 2012. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: If Yanks Are Going To Honor Paul & Tino, They Should Honor Willie & Graig

If they are being recognized for their vital contributions to a Yankees dynasty, then I think we have to start opening the door to countless more players who could be considered Yankees greats.

06/04/2014

Dellin Betances (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Trade Betances? Chew On That As Yanks Ponder Ways To Upgrade

The Yankees have passed the Memorial Day marker in striking distance of the surprising frontrunner, Toronto. And now it’s time to start thinking about the trading deadline.

05/28/2014

J.B. Bernstein, Chief Marketing Officer of Seven Figures Management, baseball players Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel attend the premiere of Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 6, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Here’s To Hoping ‘Million Dollar Arm’ Has A Sequel

It is a longshot, no doubt. Nothing about baseball is natural to the Indian youths because they don’t grow up watching and playing it. But the dreams are alive.

05/16/2014

Derek Jeter (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images), Martin Brodeur (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Jeter Hopes Devils Great Brodeur Gets To Go Out On His Terms

I mentioned to Derek Jeter the uncertainty of Martin Brodeur’s future, and the possibility that he could still play next year, but in another uniform. “Man, I hope not,” he said.

04/16/2014

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