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.
“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.
Indeed, Girardi seems the easy choice for Manager of the Year again, at least at the quarter-pole.
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.
Cleveland has caught “Indians fever” — partially due to former Yankee Nick Swisher.
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.
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.
Swisher, who spent the past four seasons wearing Yankees pinstripes, was introduced Thursday by the Indians.
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.”
It has to be a dream scenario for the former Red Sox star: play for the Yankees or his former manager, Terry Francona.
Red Sox management got rid of the big contracts, along with the big egos. What remained still hated Bobby Valentine.
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.
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.
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.
The Red Sox struggles have made life easier this season for the New York Yankees, but they have not made life better.