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Rays, Red Sox, Yankees One Team Has Got To Go

Timing is everything, especially in the American League East.

It will no doubt come down to the last second with an end result with either the Rays, Red Sox or Yankees deeming 2010 a complete wash-out.

Where are the three best teams in MLB currently standing?

  1. New York Yankees 52-31
  2. Tampa Bay Rays      50-33
  3. Boston Red Sox 49-35

Personally, an old-school ALCS would be mucho appreciated and I am not alone in my sentiments.

It does not get much better than Red Sox vs. Yankees that is a fact.

Problem is the Tampa Bay Rays are on the move and things are heating up for this talented ball-club.

Maybe it is just me, but the Rays make me cringe. Nothing is more unsightly for a team just to be talents, entitled and lazy individuals, which is the Rays in a nutshell.

One lesson I learned earlier this season was not to count out the Boston Red Sox. Even with 10 players on a DL list that reads Ellibury, Pedroia, Buchholz, Beckett and Martinez do not underestimate the Red Sox.

The day I first counted out the Red Sox within two weeks my foot was in my mouth. Red Sox GM Theo Epstein is the master at fixing things. Epstein has proven himself, so all hail to the Red Sox organization without question.

Back to being a Yankees fan, it is easy to forget that the Bombers are a second-half team. Always exploding in July and August, but getting there is the tricky part. The ups and downs are ones that Dr. Phil and Oprah can’t even dissect. Continue reading ‘Rays, Red Sox, Yankees One Team Has Got To Go’ »

MLB Blogger Rankings – Week 13

Lady Loves Pinstripes is one of six bloggers voting on Yardbarker’s Gillette Fusion MLB Rankings. Each week Lady Loves Pinstripes will rank all 30 MLB teams, along with the other five bloggers. All blogger’s rankings are averaged together for each weekly results. In addition, Lady Loves Pinstripes will comment on he AL WEST.

The AL East remains the beast of baseball with the three top teams all out of that division, again.

The New York Yankees still have the best record in baseball. They remain on top of the Boston Red Sox who are barely hanging onto second place. The Tampa Bay Rays are holding onto the third spot, but they are playing much better baseball right now. If the Red Sox don’t wake-up, grab a player before the trade deadline or something to make up for all the injuries they have recently endured, they will take a hit next week.
The Texas Rangers and Cincinnati Reds are both hot, hot and hotter…..

Here are the latest MLB Rankings – Week 13 and see where your team ranks for the week….agree or disagree?

Click below to see what real fans think….


Last Chance To Vote 4 Nick Swisher To Be An All-Star

There is one spot left on the American League All-Star roster and it has Nick Swisher written all over it.

Could you think of a better player to represent baseball to the world than Nick Swisher?

Voting ends this Thursday…so PLEASE click the link below and:


Alex Rodriguez Sticks It To Grandma In Oakland

Oakland Athletics pitcher Dallas Braden is famous for being protective of his pile of dirt. Especially if you trot over it on your way off the field.

Just ask Alex Rodriguez about the fit Braden threw in the A’s dugout. He was in total outrage over Arod taking the shorter way over his beloved mass. Braden threw his glove, kicked some cups that still had water in them and cursed like a truck driver.

Guess that fact that Arod was right there, in the A’s stadium, his house was just not an option. Hey it was the next best thing than challenging Arod to his face.

Do not forget, Braden also threw a perfect game on 05.09.2010 but has not done much of anything since. Like win another game. Braden only had six strikeouts that day, but it was against the Tampa Bay Rays and they are legit.

Now, the New York Yankees are back for three games in Oakland in Dallas Braden’s house. Arod is now there for the taking.

If I were Arod, I would assume that route back to the dugout again

Why not?

Sticking it to his Grandma is good enough reason. No older respectable woman needs to talk like that or at least add some curse words to look like real white trash.

Go figure that Braden is on the DL with elbow stiffness. He has thrown bullpen sessions. One would think this would be a series Braden would not miss unless his Grandma cut off his arm.

The A’s are even trying to profit from that April 22 jog. Selling festive historic t-shirts that read, “Get off my mound.” Continue reading ‘Alex Rodriguez Sticks It To Grandma In Oakland’ »

The New York Yankees Are Lucky To Have Brett Gardner

The New York Yankees have a rising superstar in their mitts, with Brett Gardner.

At first, I was hesitant to believe this 5’9 player had just hit some beginners luck at the start of the season. Still, I never questioned his work ethic because all you have to do is watch Gardner and that becomes evident.

Now this prosperity is consistent, as Gardner has stood out all season making dynamic catches out in left-field to hitting in clutch situations. He makes contact with 93% of his swings.

Let’s not forget how fast the 23 year-old is on the bases. Gardner has stolen 24 bases this season and has an 83% success rate.

Gardner is an all-around nuisance to have to play against because he can do it all. Whether it is in the field, on the bases or at-bat he cannot be ignored or else he will make an enemy pay for forgetting.

Try watching Gardner at the plate, the way he reads the ball with such wise eyes that are well beyond his years. Gardner has kept up with baseball’s best as a Yankee and has stolen the spotlight playing the game the right way.

In essence, Brett Gardner continues to be the glue holding the New York Yankees together . A true team player who comes out every game to win and plays hard.

He is having an All-Star season with 29 RBIs, 33 walks, five home-runs, six doubles, four triples, a .319 batting average and .401 on-base-percentage.

Have a feeling that there is plenty of time for Brett Gardner who I look forward to seeing represent baseball as an All-Star for years to come.

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New York Yankees Bullpen Blows Job

The New York Yankees knew pitcher AJ Burnett was under pressure in yesterday’s start.

Not only was Burnett up against his old team the Toronto Blue Jays, but was having his worst month on the mound to date.

Who knows if pitching coach Dave Eliands return was all that was needed, but Burnett pitched like an ace. Burnett kept the Blue Jays scoreless just shy of seven innings, with 6 strike-outs and three walks. His total pitches to strikes were 106-68 which means more than half his pitches were strikes.

Knowing Burnett deserved and needed this win, why would Joe Girardi put in Chan-Ho Park?

Park has allowed 6 home-runs and 19 runs to score this this season, a hitter’s dream on the mound. So why put him in against the home-run loving Blue Jays makes no sense too me.

Girardi was looking at his trusty binder, as Park had success against the Blue Jays back on June 5th. A game that the Yankees lost and Park came in the 12th – 13th inning. The pressure all around is different in that situation. Park’s latest run has allowed eight hits and seven earned runs in 6 1/3 innings, not the guy you want in a tied game.

Park has been awful or injured for the majority season. Girardi cannot afford to allow Park to have anymore chances to figure himself out. Park was a starter for the majority of his 17 years in the league and his pitching has been declining for some-time now. Continue reading ‘New York Yankees Bullpen Blows Job’ »