As I’ve watched (mainly listened to) the Yankees’ games this past month and a half and witnessed Greg Bird’s awesome introduction to the major leagues, I’ve been struck with a feeling of déjà vu (and since sadly, Yogi Berra recently passed away, I’ll go with “I’m having déjà vu all over again”). I feel like I’ve seen this before, and I have.
Yogi Berra’s passing shows us that no life fits within a feel-good headline.
“Yogi Berra always satisfied my need for WTF quotes before WTF was an acronym.”
In sports, as in life, we love the underdog. Every day we battle the odds, and now more than ever, we feel the deck is stacked for those richer and more powerful than us. When we sit glued to the TV and watch an athlete or team defy the odds, and it gives us hope than we too, can prevail through our difficult circumstances.
A great baseball player on the field, a great person off the field. Derek Jeter is doing it right.
This Kansas City Royals World Series appearance has Brian Harmon daydreaming of the ghosts of Royals past.
We grew up with Derek Jeter; his retirement is the end of an era in our lives.
The Yankee captain, Mr. November, perhaps the greatest shortstop in baseball history, is set to retire at the end of the 2014 season. Rob Scarborough takes a look back at Derek Jeter’s career.
Joe Rutland looks at the drama behind Rodriguez and how a mentor could have helped him navigate his life and career with more honesty and grace.
Despite losing Robinson Cano to the free agent market, the Yankees are doing what they always do—spend. Neil Cohen explains why they don’t really have a choice.
35 years ago this week the dreaded Yankees beat Liam Day’s beloved Red Sox in a one-game playoff. What he remembers are the lessons, good and bad, his mother imparted.
As a life-long Yankees fan, Neil Cohen has to tip his hat to the Red Sox, who, in the wake of April’s terror attacks on Boston, are forging a feel-good, worst-to-first season.
Mark Spellun talks relationships, love and parenting in a Yankees-Red Sox world.
As Derek Jeter nears retirement, Scott Behson muses, with his tongue in his cheek, about who will replace the Yankees captain as baseball’s poster boy.
No, Skip Bayless wasn’t right. Neil Cohen tells us the secret is mental, not physical.
Ronald Metellus on concussions, Manti Te’o, and the complicity of fandom.