Archive for the ‘New York Yankees’ Category

Girardi’s balls of brass win it for Yankees

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

In the words of Bill Raftery, "Onions!" Of all the brass-balled coaching moves in sports history, Joe Girardi's decision to pinch hit for his highest-paid player when trailing by a run in the ninth inning may well go down as one of the boldest -- and most successful. Yes, Alex Rodriguez has ...

We’re Really Having This Debate?

Monday, July 11th, 2011

All across TV Land and the Forest of the Internets, people have spent much of Monday castigating Yankees fan Christian Lopez for his rather innocent decision to return Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit to Jeter rather than selling it off to the highest bidder. Surely this attitude must be a joke, I ...

Yankees-Twins Highlights

Friday, October 8th, 2010

This highlight packaged demonstrates what it has been like to watch the Yankees and Twins when they meet in the playoffs every damn year. Courtesy of St. Paul's own Charles Schulz.

Would Yankees Fans Boo Themselves For Sucking?

Friday, April 16th, 2010

There's been a minor hubbub about Yankees' fans treatment of Javier Vazquez in his first start at Yankee Stadium this year. Vazquez didn't pitch very well, but he wasn't awful either (5.1 IP, four runs, six hits). But depending on the which account you read, he either ...

A New World Record For Lame

Monday, March 8th, 2010

I used to think that we reached our peak of embarrassment as a species back when Yankees fans established a world record for the most people simultaneously doing the Macarena. (It's hard to believe that no one has been able to get more than 50,000 people to dance to Los ...

The Boston Red Sox Have Become The New York Yankees

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

On Monday afternoon, the Boston Red Sox signed John Lackey to a five-year deal reportedly worth more than the $82.5 million A.J. Burnett got from the New York Yankees last winter. While Lackey is a fine pitcher and a quality guy, the Red Sox made a very questionable move in ...

The 2009 MLB Season Has Belonged To A-Rod

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

The 2009 Major League Baseball season began with the startling revelation that Alex Rodriguez tested positive for two anabolic steroids in 2003. That was followed quickly by a bizarre and totally unbelievable admission from A-Rod that a cousin had bought performance-enhancing drugs for him and he didn't really know what ...

Rumors and Rants Predictions: Who Ya Got in the World Series?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Let it be noted in this space that we here at Rumors and Rants aspire to bring you, well, we don't really aspire to bring you anything other than some random posts a few times a day that may or may not be entertaining. But when there is something upon us ...