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New York Yankees: Rained Out But The Texas Rangers Aren’t Fooling Me

It is still cold and raining here in New York making it was to wet for baseball, so the Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins game was eventually cancelled. Clicking back and forth between American Idol and ESPN 2, I got to see San Francisco Giants Timmy Lincecum shut-down the San Diego Padres. Let me say that […]

2011 MLB Team Preview: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Since the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim lost the 2009 ALCS to the New York Yankees, the ball-club has not been the one baseball fans were accustomed too. Two sluggish off-seasons, sandwiching a missing 2010 post-season, which had only happened once before in the previous seven seasons, is not being taken lightly out in Los […]

2011 MLB Team Preview: Oakland Athletics

The Oakland Athletics (A’s) biggest headline last season was when New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez took a jog over the pitching mound at The Coliseum on his way back to the visitor’s dugout, and SP Dallas Braden through a temper tantrum. The A’s finished up the 2010 season at 81-81, a vast improvement from seasons […]

2011 MLB: A Cliff Lee Story And A Walk That’s Going To Cost

Texas Rangers ace Cliff Lee had been as close to superhuman as the baseball world had ever seen heading into the 2010 World Series with a 7-0 record. MLB players and fans all around the world were in awe of Lee, and the fact that he was fair game after the conclusion of the World […]

World Series Game 1: New York Yankees Fans Will Be Watching Lee vs. Lincecum

Just in case you didn’t know, a 2009 World Series rematch between the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies is not happening. To many baseball fans surprise, both powerhouse ball-clubs lost in the Championship Series. Some might say the Phillies and Yankees lacked the heart, as making the postseason is basically part of the regular […]

New York Yankees: Six Days Off ‘Til ALCS Against Texas Rangers or Tampa Bay Rays

The New York Yankees are on their way to another ALCS after sweeping the Minnesota Twins for the second postseason in a row. Phil Hughes, in his first postseason start, pitched a gem on Saturday night, going seven solid innings and allowing no runs to score. It was a real boost for the team going […]