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Mariano Rivera’s Final Yankee Stadium Appearance Ends With Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte Taking Him Out Of The Game

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Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer in the history of Major League Baseball, and now, the pitcher with the lowest ERA as well, left the mound one last time Thursday, and he was not alone.

Long time teammates and two of the “Core Four”, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte came out to make the pitching change with one out left in the 9th and helped the Yankee Stadium crowd say goodbye to a legend. Continue reading

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Alex Rodriguez’s Return Has Brought Controversy, But Also a Stronger Yankees Offense

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Rare has there been a moment without some sort of negative cloud since Alex Rodriguez returned for the Yankees.  Even as he is playing in a Sunday Night Baseball game, he and the Yankees must contend with Red Sox pitcher, Ryan Dempster, going out of his way to hit A-Rod, in a possible act of revenge for his alleged “ratting out” of fellow players during the Biogenesis hunt.

In a particular storybook moment, Rodriguez would gain some revenge for the beaning and manager Joe Girardi’s ejection when he hit a home run for the Yankees, leading to a comeback on their hated Boston rivals.

But is this the only positive A-Rod has brought for the Yankees?  How about being a boost to one of their season-long issues? Continue reading

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