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Yankees GM Brian Cashman Tells A-Rod to “Shut The F— Up!” Over Twitter Injury Update

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Alex Rodriguez was verified on Twitter Monday and it didn’t take long for him to cause problems for the Yankees and their GM Brian Cashman.

The tweet in question was A-Rod updating Yankees fans on his injury recovery process, sending out the news that he was cleared for rehab games.

This contradicted Cashman’s own update on Monday, who said Rodriguez was just “getting closer.”

In response to A-Rod’s tweet today, Cashman had some harsh words in return. Continue reading

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Matt Harvey Loses No Hitter In Most Mets Way Possible [GIF]

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Mets phenom took a no hitter into the 7th inning in Atlanta during the first half of their Tuesday double-header vs. the Braves.

Harvey, the lone point of hope for Mets fans this season (outside of standby David Wright) was already drawing comparisons to the pitch-count controversy of Johan Santana’s “No-Han” game last year…when the most Mets thing could happen.

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Matt Harvey and the Mets Lose Game; Fan Loses Footing and Falls Down Rows of CitiField Seats

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The Mets lost a ball game today.

Even though it was against the best team in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals, and their best pitcher Adam Wainwright, fans were dejected to witness phenom Matt Harvey’s first loss this year.

What one fan didn’t expect, was to lose his dignity to embarrassment on national TV. Continue reading

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Welcome to the Zack Wheeler Watch

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He has been that golden nugget of potential Mets fans have been waiting for.

Long before anyone realized the elite pitcher Matt Harvey was going to be, Zack Wheeler was the golden boy of the Mets minor league system.

And he is coming to Queens very, very soon. Continue reading

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Is Chien-Ming Wang Ready For a Return to the Yankees?

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Coming off of starter David Phelps’ implosion (.1 IP), the Yankees will be looking for more success from the return of a veteran, in Andy Pettitte, on Monday against the Indians.

In fact, Phelps is not the only moving part the Yankees have had in their rotation this year.  Ivan Nova, Vidal Nuno, and the eventually debuting Michael Pineda will all start for the Yankees this year.

Perhaps the next guy who should join that list is one who has had success in the past for the Yankees, Chien-Ming Wang. Continue reading

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Matt Harvey Will Definitely Start for the NL in the All-Star Game…Unless One of These Other Guys Do

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He’s on the over of Sports Illustrated.  He has taken New York by storm.  He has drawn comparisons from Tom Seaver to Dwight Gooden to Roger Clemens to Justin Verlander.

He has an ERA of 1.44, 0.73 WHIP, 62 K in 56.1 innings.  He is the Mets pitching phenom, Matt Harvey.

We know he is here to stay – the only question now is, will he start the All-Star Game, taking place at Citifield in July?  He is definitely the favorite, as well as the hometown hero, so it is in the bag, right?  Well, just for kicks, lets throw around a few other names who could be on the mound for that first inning in Flushing, Queens.* Continue reading

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Gay Athletes, the NFL, Kerry Rhodes, and the Importance of Being a Willing, First Outed Player

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In the motion picture “In and Out” Kevin Kline’s teacher character, Howard, is outed by a former student, played by Matt Dillon, while accepting an Oscar.

This news comes as a shock to Howard’s friends, family, wife, and interesting enough, himself. Over the course of the movie, Howard explores his possible homosexuality, eventually realizing that indeed he is gay, which results in both being fired from his job and gaining the support of his friends, family, and students along the way.

In similar recent Hollywood happenings, the Jackie Robinson biopic, ’42’ was released last week.  It tells the well-known story of Robinson, the first African-American baseball player, signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

The movie is less about the moment in which Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier, and more about how Jackie was the perfect force of strength, leadership, hardheaded, and talent to set the perfect example for future African-Americans to play in Major League Baseball, as well as every minority that plays in every major sport today.

Many wonder what would have happened if any part of Jackie Robinson’s make-up were different.  If he were any of less talented, less successful, less able to withstand the pressure, less able to be the example – if things would be the same today – if Larry Doby and Ernie Banks and Hank Aaron, and Ken Griffey Jr. would have been able to follow in future years, decades, and generations.

Enter the salacious gossip news of last night, which revealed the possibility of the first active gay NFL player. Continue reading

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New York Yankees Traded for Vernon Wells…But Why? Desperation

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The Yankees traded for Angels outfielder Vernon Wells, today.  It is a relatively low-risk trade [monetarily] that might allow the Yankees to break even next year.

But the real question is, was it worth it? Continue reading

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Thinking He Is Better than Jets CB Darrelle Revis…and Other Clown Moments From Richard Sherman

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A day doesn’t go by without a story about the Jets.  For once, a particular story has not manifested itself from Florham Park, but rather Seattle, Washington.

Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman, decided Thursday night to tell the world how much he thinks of himself – by trying to prove he is better than Darrelle Revis: Continue reading

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Hall of Hearsay: Baseball Writers and the “Guilty Until Impossibly Proven Innocent Principle”

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Today, flawed people judged other flawed people.  Mistaken people judged other mistaken people.  The greedy judged the greedy.

Judges generally have nothing at stake other than their reputation, which can easily be forgotten when the next case comes through.  The judged are the ones who have to live with the consequences.

The Baseball Writers of America decided today that swift justice, no matter who got stuck in the crosswind, was acceptable when voting who would not make the Hall of Fame – and that was every player eligible for induction.

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