What with the profusion of winners in New York lately, the question on everyone’s mind this morning seems to be: Hey, how did you know these guys were going to be so good?
The Daily News asks Yankees GM Brian Cashman–who gambled half a billion dollars on four high-priced free Read More
Everyone seems to have a Joe Girardi story this morning. And it makes sense, since the Yankees’ manager has the team poised to clinch the A.L. East after missing the playoffs last year. The Daily News tells us that Mr. Girardi has managed to put on a “happy face” Read More
New York Post: It’s happened before: Vanity Fair breaks some news, and the New York Post floods the non-Vanity Fair demographic with all the goods. This morning it’s accused Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff’s secretary sounding off on what the guy was like before he got all lethargic and doughy. That apparently happened when the F.B.I. and Read More
Daily News: It’s hard to write a column about a headline that uses symbols. The top of today’s Daily News properly reads only: “TREK.” But there are five stars above it. So, it’s sort of like “[Five Stars] TREK.” Get it? Generally in the mornings we look closely at both front pages before coffee, then Read More
Daily News: We’ve been counseling the Daily News not to fear overdoing the Craigslist Killer piece this week, but we fear the paper has proven us wrong. Today’s front page promises “EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS” and offers one of them: the accused murderer caught in a candid in a sort of party fist-pump in front of some Read More
The New York Post: All the troops look pretty thrilled that Barack Obama paid them a surprise visit. Sure beats all that Bette Midler-USO crap! Look at all the digital cameras they pulled out! Barack Obama may be all wrong for the military (GITMO!) but when he pays a visit, it pays. The Post knows Read More
When Joba Chamberlain left Monday night’s game against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning with stiff right shoulder, more than just the state of New York’s rotation was at stake.
Chamberlain has charted a course through twelve starts that rates better than most of the finest pitchers in baseball history—and of those who have Read More
The New York Yankees showed Friday night, with a dramatic 1-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox, that their years-long attempt to find a number one starter is finally over with the development of Joba Chamberlain.
But as Sidney Ponson’s horrible outing Sunday night in New York’s 9-2 loss to the Red Sox showed, it Read More
Joba Chamberlain’s adjustment to the role of starting pitcher in the major leagues, taking place under the most intense of media glares and in mid-season, has not been noteworthy for the fits and starts along the way. Rather, what is striking is how few of them he has encountered.
Following an 89-pitch outing with a Read More
Hours before the game, the army of Joba-clad supporters swarmed into Yankee Stadium to welcome the newly crowned king, Joba Chamberlain, to the starting rotation Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays.
But Chamberlain lasted just 2 1/3 innings in his first major league start. Uncharacteristically wild, he walked four hitters. Read More