The Post, echoing my belief that athletes have girlfriends all over, reports that A-Rod and his blonde girlfriend were spotted in five cities.

The Daily News reports that Cynthia, A-Rod’s wife, has left the couple’s apartment. Just think of the money, Cynthia. We already know that’s all Alex thinks about.

And the Blue Jays aren’t too happy because A-Rod called for a pop-up yesterday … while he was running the bases. Nice little league play for A-Rod there.

It’s the Alex Rodriguez show these days in the Bronx. Anyone want to take bets on where he ends up next season: Chicago or Anaheim?

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Has everyone recovered from the emotional rollercoaster of last night? Good. Glad to hear it. Now let’s sit back and savor our victory — but obviously after we delve into this recap.

Damon allowed us to all breathe a sigh of relief; it feels like forever since we scored a run in the first inning, even though it was just a week ago against Boston. A few minutes later, and we’re tacking on run after run. This Jesse Litsch kid may have pitched well against Baltimore, but they’re not the beat that is (or was) the Yankees offense. Fall behind in the count, and you’re meat, rook.

So Giambi hits a sac fly after Alex and Posada walked to load the bases. Then Phelps, who was actually starting against a righty, singled in the two walkees. Cano then slapped a double to left, and all the sudden it’s a five-run inning. Of course, Melky hit a dinker to first to end the inning, but even those of us who were peeved about that were calmed when Clippard sailed through a 10-pitch first inning.

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Down on the Farm

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Triple-A Scranton (7-0 loss to Toledo)
Chris Basak: 1 for 4, 1 2B
Eric Duncan: 1 for 4, 1 K
Shelley Duncan: 0 for 4, 2 K – 5 for his last 30 with 1 XBH…
Bronson Sardinha: 0 for 1, 2 BB – 2 for his last 20…
Alex Gonzalez: 0 for 3, 1 SB
Steven Jackson: 6 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 K – now boarding, flight Y-O-U-S-U-C-K to Trenton
Colter Bean: 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP

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According to Pete Abraham, via Brian Cashman, Hughes is four to six weeks away from throwing off a mound. He has a Grade 3 ankle sprain.

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  • Is Joe Torre suspended tonight?

    After you see the lineup, you’ll be asking the same question: Damon, CF Jeter, SS Matsui, LF Alex, 3B Jorge, C Giambi, DH Phelps, 1B Cano, 2B Cabrera, RF Sitting Abreu and hitting Phelps against a righty? I thought it was a joke at first. But I’m glad it’s not. · (0) ·

  • Pitching mismanagement

    Pitcher A (MLB): 26 IP, 24 H, 21 ER, 20 BB, 13 K, 7.27 ERA Pitcher B (AAA): 23 IP, 20 H, 2 ER, 9 BB, 26 K, 0.78 ERA How many innings does it take to get Chris Britton into Luis Vizcaino’s role? Is there some magic point at which Vizcaino turns from pumpkin to princess? The season ain’t gettin’ any younger. · (3) ·

  • Yankees should take a note from Mark Grace

    Mike alluded to this earlier, but I think we could use some clarification. What the Yankees need right now is a slumpbuster. What, you ask, is a slumpbuster? Well, I’ll let my pal Urban Dictionary explain it:

    Baseball players believe that by having sex with an unattractive female, they can end their slump. Therfore a slump buster is the unattractive female that they have sex with, in hopes of busting their slump. Manny Ramirez told Pedro Martinez that the reason why he’s been hitting so many homeruns lately, is because he hooked up with a lot of slump busters when he was in a slump.
    See, A-Rod, you got it all wrong. You can’t be bangin’ hot blonds on the road. You gotta jump on a grenade. May I suggest: · (9) ·

Dreadful last seven days

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I guess this will perfectly illustrate the team’s troubles:

Posada: 286/286/381
Jeter: 280/308/400
Minky: 278/316/500
Cano: 250/250/333
Matsui: 250/280/542
Damon: 235/316/294
Giambi: 222/300/389
Alex: 182/280/409
Melky: 182/286/182
Abreu: 143/280/143

And our pitching:

Pettitte: 14.1 IP, 2 ER
Mussina: 6.1 IP, 2 ER
Wang: 8 IP, 3 ER
Clippard: 4 IP, 3 ER
DeSalvo: 4.2 IP, 6 ER
Vizcaino: 2.1 IP, 4 ER
Villone: 3 IP, 4 ER
Proctor: 1.2 IP, 2 ER
Farns: 2 IP, 2 ER
Rivera: 2 IP, 0 ER
Bruney: 1.2 IP, 0 ER
Myers: 2 IP 0 ER

So you can see exactly where the problems are.

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Well, by now, you’ve probably heard about The Post’s bombshell of a cover story this morning. Alex Rodriguez, the wealthiest man on the Yanks, is fooling around while the Yanks are on the road.

Surprise. I bet this never happens to any other Major League Baseball player ever. I’m sure Jason Giambi and Derek Jeter don’t have girlfriends in every American League city.

But, of course, since this A-Rod and since A-Rod can’t seem to cut a break around here, Alex is the one who gets caught by the paparazzi and The Post is the only paper around town to print the photos and call the story an “Exclusive.”

Here’s what The Post has to report:

Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez stepped up to the plate with a mysterious, busty blonde in Toronto, as these intimate, exclusive photos reveal.

The cozy duo dined with two pals at a pricey steakhouse late Sunday night, then headed to a glitzy strip club before making their way to his hotel, where the pair ducked into an elevator and headed upstairs just after midnight.

In his own defense, A-Rod apologized for the indiscretion. No, wait. Just kidding.

In his own defense, A-Rod said, “No comment.” And a Yankee spokesman said that Alex has “never commented on his personal or private life, and he’s not going to start now.”

While we must consider the source – The Post relies here on numerous people simply referred to as “witnesses” – the article implies that A-Rod doesn’t stay at the team hotel on the road, cheats on his wife, gets caught and then goes 0-for-3 while making a costly error.

Just when I think the season can’t get any worse – a steal of home plate?! – it does. The 2007 Yankees will never cease to amaze me.

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