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Former New York Yankee Jorge Posada speaks to the crowd during a ceremony retiring his number before the Yankees play against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Who Are We To Criticize Monument Park?

Have the Yankees retired too many numbers? Probably. But you can’t go tearing them off the wall now.


Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is picked off second base against the Yankees on August 16, 2015 at Rogers Centre. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Buckle Up For A Wild Yankees-Blue Jays Pennant Race

Don’t worry if things shift one way or the other in a two- or three-day span. Because all it takes is a few hours — or a New York minute — to turn the whole thing upside down again.


John Ryan Murphy and Chase Headley celebrate after scoring on Jacoby Ellsbury's double in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on July 23, 2015. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Red-Hot Yankees Playing Like They Belong In October

There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.


Alex Rodriguez celebrates a three-run home run with Brett Gardner and Mark Teixeira (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Take Notice — Yankees Silencing Doubters With Dog Days Ahead

The Yankees will start the second half of the season in first place. Anybody think back in February we would be saying that in July?


Fans hold up a sign for retired Yankees captain Derek Jeter on Opening Day 2015 against the Toronto Blue Jays. Jeter retired in 2014 as the last remaining member of the "Core Four." (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Time To Face Reality On Homegrown Players And ‘True’ Yankees

I get the core thing. I really do. But are homegrown players really that much more revered than ones that came from outside the organization?


Brett Gardner (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Brett Gardner Deserves Spot In All-Star Game

I only had to watch Mike Trout for one game to know what the starting center fielder in the All-Star Game should look like. But his counterpart in the Yankees’ dugout deserves a trip to Cincinnati, too.


Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton

Sweeny: Visitor’s Dugout Has Been Place To Find Young Stars At Yankee Stadium

The last three home series with the Angels, Nationals and now Marlins coming to The Bronx mean that Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Stanton will all play at Yankee Stadium in a two-week stretch.


Ivan Nova (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Yankees Say Ivan Nova’s Rusty Curveball Means One More Minor League Rehab Start

The Yankees are soon going to have a logjam of starting pitchers. Exactly when that’s going to be the case isn’t set in stone.


Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka pitches during the first inning against the Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit on April 23, 2015. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Masahiro Tanaka Expected To Start For Yankees Next Week In Seattle

Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to make his next start for the Yankees next week against the Mariners at Safeco Field.


Yankees third baseman Chase Headley stumbles after fielding a ball in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. Headley was given an error on the play. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Yankees’ Infield Defense Behind Sabathia Has Left A Lot To Be Desired

According to some interesting nuggets provided by the research team at MLB Network, Sabathia’s problems have not been completely about his pitching and the Yankees’ hitting.


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Sweeny: ‘Let Go Of Me!’ My Brush With The Great David Letterman

I never saw Letterman in person again. Scott Ferrall, on the other hand, became a frequent guest on the “Late Show.” Here’s how it all happened.


Alex Rodriguez

Sweeny: No DH, No A-Rod — Big Problem For Yankees?

Do the Yankees need A-Rod in the lineup as they begin a two-game series with the Nationals on Tuesday? You tell me. They’ve lost five out of six.


Yogi Berra at Yankee Stadium in 2009 (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Happy 90th Birthday, Yogi Berra!

On the occasion of Yogi Berra’s 90th birthday, I offer you my favorite Yogi story.


Ron Guidry

Sweeny: Pineda’s Masterpiece Brings Memories Of Guidry’s 18-K Performance In 1978

Guidry struck out the side in the fourth to bring his total to nine, and the crowd didn’t let up until he finished with 18. The record then, and the record now.


Mark Teixeira (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Playoff Run More Realistic By The Day For 1st-Place Yankees

There is a fear around this team that they are just an injury or two away from total disaster. But they’re into the second month of the season still alone at the top of the standings.