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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

Everth Cabrera  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images), A-Rod  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

MLB Players React To Biogenesis Bans: ‘We Want These Guys Out Of The Game’

“If all the allegations are true, then I’m glad they got caught and I’m glad baseball is doing something about it,” Royals reliever Aaron Crow said.

08/06/2013

Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Keidel: A Hearty Girardi — ‘G.I. Joe’ Making Early Case For Manager Of The Year

Indeed, Girardi seems the easy choice for Manager of the Year again, at least at the quarter-pole.

05/24/2013

2013 Celtics (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) and 2004 Red Sox (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Giglio: Knicks-Celtics Series Is Far From 2004 Yankees-Red Sox ALCS

Outside of the cities that the respective teams represent, there is little that connects the 2004 Yankees and Red Sox to the 2013 Knicks and Celtics.

05/03/2013

Nick Swisher (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Cleveland Abuzz Over New-Look Indians, Former Yankees Slugger Swisher

Cleveland has caught “Indians fever” — partially due to former Yankee Nick Swisher.

04/07/2013

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Zach McAllister Gives Indians Innings Eater In Rotation

Zach McAllister should break 200 if he stays healthy this year, which will be a boon to the back end of the Tribe’s rotation.

03/11/2013

Bobby Valentine (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Former Red Sox, Mets Manager Bobby Valentine Hired As AD At Sacred Heart

Former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been hired as the athletic director at Sacred Heart University. The university in Fairfield, Conn., said Friday that Valentine’s appointment will be formally announced next Tuesday.

02/22/2013

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Nick Swisher Hoping To Bring Yankee Magic To Cleveland

Swisher, who spent the past four seasons wearing Yankees pinstripes, was introduced Thursday by the Indians.

01/04/2013

Kevin Youkilis (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images), Mark Reynolds (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Yankees Still Waiting On Youkilis; Indians Nab Reynolds

The Yankees have put their own offseason twist on a classic Abbott and Costello routine: “Teixeira’s on first, Cano’s on second and I Don’t Know’s on third.”

12/10/2012

Kevin Youkilis (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kevin Youkilis Weighing ‘Good Choices'; Indians Join Yankees In Mix

It has to be a dream scenario for the former Red Sox star: play for the Yankees or his former manager, Terry Francona.

12/07/2012

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Palladino: Valentine Was Right For Mets In 2000, Wrong For Boston In 2012

Red Sox management got rid of the big contracts, along with the big egos. What remained still hated Bobby Valentine.

10/05/2012

Bobby Valentine (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ex-Mets Manager Bobby Valentine Fired By Red Sox Following Dreadful 2012 Season

The brash and supremely confident manager was fired on Thursday, the day after the finale of a season beset with internal sniping and far too many losses.

10/04/2012

Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is thrown out of the game by home-plate umpire Mike Everitt. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Keidel: Can Yankees Fans Still Hate The Red Sox When They’re This Bad?

It’s almost impossible to hate the Red Sox when they’re this bad. Almost. Stomp them now, before they get good again, which will eventually happen. Eventually.

09/07/2012

Bobby Valentine (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) and Charlie Manuel (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Keidel: Mets, Yankees Fans Can Rejoice In The Fates Of Their Archrivals

Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.

08/29/2012

Ichiro Suzuki (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Silverman: Baseball Is Better When Red Sox Can Challenge Yankees

The Red Sox struggles have made life easier this season for the New York Yankees, but they have not made life better.

07/29/2012

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