New York Yankees
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.
Former Pro Bowl running back and Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams has taken a job as an assistant coach at a small college in Texas. “You’re not sure what you want to do or what you’re going to do after you’re finished playing,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera was named the All-Star Game’s MVP in his farewell season as he helped the American League players shut out the National League squad 3-0.
Derek Jeter returned to the Yankees as a designated hitter Thursday in his first major league game since breaking his ankle in a playoff game last October.
Josh Reddick rushed out of the ballpark, more eager than ever to get home from yet another extra-long work day. Extra innings, that is. And a lot of them. There were three extra-innings games Thursday alone – each lasting at least 13 innings – to bring the season total to 110.
After finishing a sweep of the New York Yankees with an 18-inning win on Thursday, the Athletics, who sit alone atop the AL West, have now won 21 of their past 26 games, including 11 straight at home, and are off to their best 68-game start since 1990.
Robinson Cano couldn’t believe the Oakland A’s thought he was stealing signs. The Yankees second baseman Cano verbally sparred with A’s catcher Derek Norris during Thursday’s 18th inning A’s win.