Last Sunday, behind the heroic feet of newly crowned American hero, Carli Lloyd, the United States Women’s National Team won FIFA Soccer’s World Cup for the first time since 1999.
It was the third World Cup in U.S. women’s history, and surely the most dominant, as they defeated Japan 5-2 after rushing to a 4-0 lead behind Lloyd’s hat trick.
On Tuesday, it was announced that New York City would hold a ticker-tape parade down the famed Canyon of Heroes, a rarity for a team not calling the New York area home. Lloyd, along with teammates including Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Hope Solo, will take part in this once in this unique event. Only the Yankees and Giants have been a part of these celebrations in recent years, with the most recent non-sports parade happening in honor of John Glenn and his crew on the space shuttle Discovery, in 1998. [The last non-New York sports entity to get a parade on Broadway were our American Olympics after the 1985 Los Angeles Olympics.]
And while you have to be careful not to set a precedent that can lead to an overload of parades (or anger over those denied ones), you have to wonder if we have missed out on an American champion who has long deserved a similar honor.
That champion is Serena Williams.
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
The excitement of opening day has taken a sudden turn towards malaise.
The Yankees and Mets have started off the season 0-4 and some of the easy to spot problems for both clubs are rearing their heads early. Continue reading
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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
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
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
The 2013 All-Star Game did not start off as many Mets fans hoped, as their phenom, Matt Harvey, gave up a double to the Angels’ Mike Trout to lead off.
For Yankees fans, the next at bat would end as they would fear – with Matt Harvey hitting Robinson Cano in the knee, injuring him. Continue reading
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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
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
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