New York Yankees
Despite your monolithic love for the Cardinals, no one was rooting for the Redbirds more than I was. Not only as a Yankees fan, but as a native New Yorker imbued with an epic allergy to all things New England, I am biologically skewed against the Red Sox.
In 2006 and 2012, Detroit swept the ALCS only to wait around for their NL opponent. And then the Tigers lost the World Series.
The New York Yankees are America’s team. Or are they? The Evil Empire just doesn’t feel so daunting anymore, winning just one title since the last year of the ’90s dynasty.
The Yankees saw their AL wild-card hopes dim Sunday with a crushing 2-1 loss to the Giants.
The Giants will counter the Yankees two-time Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia with one of their own in Tim Lincecum .
Not only do many of us see the Dodgers as a five borough endeavor, an extension of our blue-collar grit and white-collar elitism, but we now must watch our enemy rocket to the top with a Yankee icon at the helm.
While the Lords of Baseball (and certainly the New York Yankees) wish A-Rod would just go away, the boneheads of Boston have managed to render him at least a mildly sympathetic figure.
The New York Daily News is reporting that Alex Rodriguez sought advice on supplements from Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative founder Victor Conte, who was at the center of the largest federal criminal investigation into sports doping.
13 players were penalized Monday as a result of Major League Baseball’s six-month-plus drug investigation of Biogenesis. But the Oakland A’s were able to breathe a sigh of relief as pitching ace Bartolo Colon was not among the players punished for his involvement in the scandal.
The New York Yankees and the Cincinnati Reds are among the latest teams to check in on the San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Pence, but there doesn’t appear to be a match with those teams at this point.