A Japanese feel as Yankees win 27th World Series

November 5, 2009


The New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 Wednesday to win the World Series.

World Series has the best two teams and no fat players…

October 30, 2009


It’s 2 a.m. as I enter the subway car at the nearly empty Yankee Stadium stop at 161st Street when a man who looks like he could be homeless proclaims: “They don’t look fat this year.”

Its baseball star fallen, Taiwan scopes alternatives

October 21, 2009

rtr26txvA chain of injuries suffered by New York Yankees star Wang Chien-ming is pushing a pair of more obscure Taiwan-born U.S. Major League Baseball pitchers into the limelight as dejected fans grudgingly seek alternatives.

Time to consider warm weather territory for future World Series?

October 19, 2009

BASEBALL/Last weekend’s wintry conditions in the Bronx made ear flaps and balaclavas essential gear for some players and contributed to a reel of American League Championship Series fielding bloopers worthy of the old Keystone Kops.

World Series: Fall classic for the rich?

September 29, 2009

If the broadcasting Gods had their way, this year’s World Series match up would feature the New York Yankees versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.

from Tales from the Trail:

Baseball gets Justice — Sotomayor to throw first pitch

September 22, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a longtime avid fan of the New York Yankees baseball team, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox.

from Raw Japan:

Throwing good money after…

June 22, 2009


Daisuke Matsuzaka's second trip to the disabled list this season is making some forget the Japanese pitcher's heroics and wonder if he has been worth the investment of his Boston Red Sox team.

House That Ruth Built up for sale — brick by brick

May 12, 2009

yankeesSitting on a huge rock outcropping in Macombs Dam Park across the street from the new Yankee Stadium, one can see the stately old home of the Bronx Bombers, which will begin to be torn down in June.

Zimmerman streak sets statisticians scrambling

May 12, 2009

zim1Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been wielding a hot bat that has him more than halfway to Major League Baseball’s 56-game hitting-streak record, set by Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees in 1941.

Same old Red Sox-Yankees rivalry in new stadium

May 5, 2009

The last 773 games in the Bronx between the Yankees and bitter foes the Boston Red Sox had been played across 161st Street in a building that came to be known as “The House That Ruth Built”.