On this date in baseball in 1985, Cal Ripken missed an exhibition game against the Naval Academy after injuring his ankle against the Texas Rangers the night before.
You think Lou Gehrig got hurt on pickoff attempts?
More importantly, do you think his disease was contagious a la fictional George Steinbrenner?
Nick Swisher signed with the Cleveland Indians today.
As a New York Yankee fan, I’m glad I won’t be subjected to “Swishalicious“‘s miserable postseason flailing anymore.
I will miss the sky-point after a double against the Royals in June and the tongue-wagging though.
Anyway, his pappy Steve Swisher is probably pretty hyped up, bro.
New York will miss your crazy shenanigans.
Our final memory will be of you horrifically misplaying that Delmon Young’s humpback liner in Game One of the ALCS.
R.I.P. Marvin Miller, a man who helped deserving players like proto baseball-hipster Goose Gossage line their pockets with cheddar cheese.
The perfect solution to the Yankees’ shortstop conundrum following the severe ankle injury to “The Captain.”
Former Athletic and current Tiger pitching coach Jeff Jones might look like a serial killer, but he is certainly succeeding in his day job of turning Detroit into a pitching behemoth.
I think his most worthy accomplishment, outside of his starter’s miniscule postseason ERA, is turning Phil Coke into a useful Major League player.
The Yankees are trailing Detroit, 0-2, in their best-of-seven ALCS and face Justin Verlander tonight.
To say the panic in the tri-state area has reached fever pitch, do yourself a favor and tune into Mike Francesa’s YES simulcast for a few minutes. If your brain doesn’t melt, you’ll see Yankee fans can’t arm-chair quarterback themselves a No. 3 hitter in Joe Girardi’s toothless offense.
It’s safe to say Robinson Cano can relate to Winfield’s pitiful 1981 World Series showing. At this point, I’d rather have a sexagenarian Winfield at the plate then “Robby Hustle.”
New York Met knuckleballer R.A. Dickey won his 20th game of the year earlier this afternoon against the hapless Pittsburgh Pirates — no thanks to Jon Rauch.
Dickey is the first Met 20-game winner since Frank Viola to reach the plateau. Prior to “Sweet Music,” “The Doctor” and David Cone were last Mets to win 20.