Someone finally wrote the story that’s been the talk of baseball and banking circles ever since Guggenheim Partners CEO Mark Walter (over)paid $2.175 billion for the Dodgers in April: That what was good for the McCourts of Los Angeles might be even better for the Steinbrenners of Tampa. Indeed, the Daily News posits Read More
On Sunday afternoon, Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, stood by the dugout at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa watching the team take batting practice prior to a spring training matchup against the Detroit Tigers. A pair of dark glasses shielded Mr. Cashman’s eyes from the bright Florida rays, but his mostly bald crown was exposed. A man walked up to Mr. Cashman and gave him a warm greeting.
“What’s cooking?” the man asked.
“My head,” Mr. Cashman replied tersely.
The 44-year-old GM has plenty of reasons to feel the heat aside from the temperatures in Tampa, which topped 80 degrees nearly every day this month. Mr. Cashman spent much of the offseason dealing with a sex scandal that saw photos of his alleged pajama pants make the blog headlines and found him in court facing an alleged mistress he claims stalked and harassed him.
When Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced yesterday that a plan is in place to to build a hotel and convention center on sites adjacent to Yankee Stadium that are currently being used—well, underused—as a parking garage, there was some understandable cynicism.
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New York’s hit king has dropped his catch and singled! Derek Jeter, a hero to Yankees fans and schlub lifers alike, has split with Minka Kelly, his actress girlfriend of three years. Just Jared had the scoop just after midnight last night.
“The split was amicable,” sources exclusively tell JJ of the Read More
Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit came just as the sport whose virtues he personifies is about to endure yet another public disgrace. Roger Clemens, one of Mr. Jeter’s former teammates on the great Yankee teams of the late 1990s, will soon find himself on trial in a court of law for the crime of lying to Read More
Yesterday a Yahoo sports blog reported that Yankees Stadium wouldn’t allow fans to enter with iPads, after reading the story of one Red Sox fan who was turned away at the gate because she tried to enter with an iPad.
She hid the gadget under her jacket, returned to the gates and found Read More
ALBANY—I crashed a conference call that Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania held to discuss a World Series bet he made with David Paterson: two fans of the winning team will get a free trip to the losing city, meaning once the Yankees win, two New Yorkers will be treated to free meals and Read More
Much ado has been made about the Yankees’ desire to get another $350 million or so in tax-free bonds to finish their stadium.
Not to downplay the subsidy involved in tax-free bonds, but the press has been filled with rather misleading headlines and langauge suggesting that the team is asking for $400 Read More
Phil Rizzuto, the former MVP Yankee shortstop and baseball commentator, died today at the age of 89.
Rizzuto, a Brooklyn native known to teammates and fans as “Scooter,” anchored the middle of the infield for the all-time-great Yankee teams that played in the ‘40’s and ‘50’s. He was well-known to later generations of New Read More