September 19th, 2014 at 2:55 PM
By Doug Rush
While most of the world is celebrating the final days of New York Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter's 20 year career, not everyone is on board with the farewell tour.
This week while appearing on SNY's Loud Mouths, Chris Carlin decided to go on a rant about the 40-year-old Jeter and thinks that Jeter is nothing more than a fraud and everyone buying into Jeter's farewell to everyone are nothing but dopes. An exerpt from the video:
“Yo, this clown’s a fraud. And you are all suckers. This is now grand commercial No. 2 on the farewell tour. And it’s not just the tour — Mariano Rivera did that. It’s not just that Derek Jeter’s doing commercials. “It’s that this has never been what Derek Jeter has been about. He has been about team, not me. He has never let us into his personal life because he’s always been about the team. He frankly is being a complete fraud right now.”
Carlin isn't the only one to publicly slam Jeter's farewell tour; as WFAN radio host and former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason has done the same and said some of the things done were "cheeseball moves."Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 19th, 2014 at 2:16 PM
By Mike Warsaw
CC Sabathia has been selected as the New York Yankees nominee for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award. The award which is given annually, recognizes a Major League player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field. The Yankees will recognize Sabathia's accomplishment with an on-field ceremony before tonight's 7:05 game vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.
This is Sabathia's second nomination for the Award as he was also nominated in 2011. Sabathia and his wife, Amber-officially established the "PitCChin" Foundation in 2009. While helping to raise self-esteem through sports and education, the foundation is committed to the needs of inner city children. Since being established in 2009, "PitCChin" has given out 15,500 back packs to kids filled with back-to-school supplies in Sabathia's hometown of Vallejo, California.
CC and his wife, also hold many charity events throughout New York as part of the "PitCChin" Foundation. Every December, the Sabathia's host a party for 52 members of the Madison Square Boys & Girls Clubhouse at the MLB Fan Cave.
On September 5th, Sabathia visited P.S. 73 in the Bronx and welcomed the students back to school. Sabathia handed out backpacks, participated in a question-and-answer session and signed autographs for the youngsters.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 19th, 2014 at 12:41 PM
By Doug Rush
With just 10 games remaining in the career of Derek Jeter, the New York Yankees captain and shortstop has been asked about his post-baseball life and while he hasn't given a definite answer as far as what he'd like to do, he's talked about a few things he'd consider.
Aside from starting a family and having children, he's also said that he's considered becoming a baseball owner in the future and said that his former boss in the late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner had major influence on that.
This past week, Jeter talked with Brendan Kuty of NJ.com and mentioned why he felt he would make an excellent owner in the fututre and referenced his patience throughout his life.
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"Depends on the group I guess. I'd like to think I'm a little bit experienced. I'd like to think I've learned some things. I understand the patience. I understand the ups and downs. And I understand you have to stay on an even keel. Patience is the key."
September 19th, 2014 at 12:24 AM
By Doug Rush
On Monday night, Carlos Beltran was excused by the New York Yankees to tend to a personal matter. Little did we know of the unfortunate events that would be in store for Beltran and his family.
On Wednesday night, we had found out through Beltran's own Facebook account that his unborn son had passed away after his wife Jessica went through a miscarriage.
It wasn't clear if or when Beltran would return to the team as the Yankees told him to take as much time as he needed to be with his family, but on Thursday night when the Yankees returned to New York to kick off a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, the 37-year-old outfielder was there.
He wasn't in the starting lineup, although he was available to pinch hit if needed, but Joe Girardi gave Beltran another night off to relax and not worry about baseball even with him there in the dugout. Chris Young started in Beltran's place in right field.
Beltran is hitting .236 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI and is expected to undergo elbow surgery to remove bone spurs that have been bothering him all season long.Read more... Join the Conversation...
September 19th, 2014 at 12:01 AM
By Doug Rush
You have to go all the way back to August 1 since the last time Derek Jeter hit a home run for the New York Yankees in the 2014 season.
Stuck on three home runs for the season, Jeter came up to bat in the bottom of the sixth inning facing off against Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and the 40-year-old gave the fans in attendance on Monday night at Yankee Stadium something to remember his final days of his career.
Jeter got a knuckleball that simply hung over the plate and crushed it over the left field wall for a solo home run and gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead at the time. The home run was Jeter's fourth of the season and his first since hitting that home run back on August 1 against the Boston Red Sox.
The lead eventually was lost in the eighth inning with Jose Bautista's game-tying, two-run home run off of reliever Shawn Kelley. The Yankees eventually went on to win the game in the bottom of the ninth inning when Chase Headley's ground ball went through the glove of Adam Lind and into right field which allowed Antoan Richardson to score and give the Yankees a 3-2 win.Read more... Join the Conversation...