Wetteland, who retired in 2000 after four seasons with the Rangers, spoke to the media after getting to chat with Rivera on Thursday during an on-field ceremony. He offered his unique perspective on Rivera’s career.
For being such a great player, Brett had — prior to the Pine Tar Incident — gained his greatest national attention for an ill-timed case of hemorrhoids during the 1980 World Series.
The lack of power on this team is staggering. A three-game series at Fenway Park without a single home run? That hasn’t happened to the Bombers since 1995.
It isn’t easy to bounce back from strains, even when only Grade 1. And when you are nearing 40 instead of 20, it is generally just a little bit more difficult.
Next week, the Yankees begin HOPE Week. Meanwhile, on the field, the Yankees will begin another type of Hope Week.
This is not how the Yankees were supposed to go to battle, using 41 players in the first 77 games.
So why were A-Rod’s rehab tweets a bigger deal than those of Mark Teixeira or Curtis Granderson? Listen to all the audio from a strange day in Yankee-land.
The passing of Dave saddened me deeply. We lost a fine all-time Giant and a wonderful broadcaster. I lost a former co-worker and a man I was honored to call a friend.
Don Mattingly’s return to Yankee Stadium as manager of the Dodgers is unprecedented. Never has a player as iconic as Mattingly returned to New York in a visiting uniform.
Positive news for the Yankees — an MRI only revealed inflammation in Mark Teixeira’s right wrist.
Brett Gardner has been very hot, but has anybody noticed Jayson Nix?
Bottom line is this—A-Rod will no longer be considered among the greatest players ever, and he will not be in the Hall of Fame, as a Yankee or anything else.
Injured New York Yankees infielders Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are ready to start minor league rehab assignments. Both players could rejoin the Yankees as early as Friday after playing for Trenton on Wednesday and Thursday.
Some thoughts as the Yankees hit Memorial Day weekend, the first big summer marker of the baseball season…
New York placed left-handed pitcher Andy Pettitte on the DL with a strained left trapezius on Friday evening ahead of the Yankees’ series-opening game against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.