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Derek Jeter Hits a Walk Off To Help The Yankees Win His Final Career Home Game At Yankee Stadium

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It was a movie ending for baseball’s biggest superstar.

In his final at bat in the Bronx, at Yankee Stadium, Derek Jeter had a game-winning walk off hit in the bottom of the 9th, to give the Yankees a 6-5 victory. Continue reading

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Derek Jeter Will Retire After The 2014 Yankees Season

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New York Yankees icon, Derek Jeter, has announced the 2014 season will be his last.

Like Mariano Rivera this past year, Jeter has given everyone one year’s notice that he will retire after a Hall of Fame caliber career. Continue reading

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Dan LeBatard Is Not a Hero, But He’s the Baseball Hall-of-Fame-Voting Writer We Need [Thanks, Deadspin]

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Today, it was revealed that the long unknown writer who Deadspin procured a Baseball Hall of Fame ballot from was from Miami Herald and ESPN host, Dan LeBatard.

It will be controversial and LeBatard will surely be crushed by his peers – who take the vote seriously enough to be outraged but not serious enough to fill out proper ballots – but should be seen as a person who helped shed a bit of light on a broken process. Continue reading

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A-Rod Blasts Bud Selig and Major League Baseball on Mike Francesa’s WFAN Radio Show

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If you thought Alex Rodriguez storming out of a court room would be all the fireworks we would have today, you were mistaken.

After getting publicly mad during his PED arbitration hearing on his suspension, A-Rod popped onto Mike Francesa’s radio show on WFAN and YES Network to go off on Commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball’s actions against him. Continue reading

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David Price Feels He is Above Public Criticism, Nerds, Even Though He Once Called For Rex Ryan To Be Fired On Twitter

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, David Price, had a meltdown on Twitter last night, getting mad at the TBS post game show analysts for criticizing him for his part in the Boston Red Sox 7-4 victory in Game 2 of the ALDS. Continue reading

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Henderson Alvarez Completes a No-Hitter on Walk-Off Wild Pitch

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Henderson Alvarez threw the 5th no-hitter in Miami Marlins history, Sunday.  It will go down as one of the strangest in MLB history.

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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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Yankees’ Andy Pettitte Announces His Retirement

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For the second time, Andy Pettitte has decided to call it a career, at a Friday press conference announcing his retirement.

He will retire as the all-time leader in postseason wins (19), along with a firm place as one of the greatest starting pitchers in the long history of the New York Yankees. 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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Yasiel Puig and the All-Star Game: Does He Deserve To Make It?

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A hot topic this week has been whether or not Yasiel Puig, the Los Angeles Dodgers phenom, deserves a spot in this month’s All-Star Game.

Many point to just a hot month and a lack of experience as reasons why he should not be allowed to join.

The fact is, Puig deserves to be there. Continue reading

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