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New York Yankees Announce Jersey Numbers for New Players in 2015 Season
February 12th, 2015 at 5:52 PM
With about a week to go until the start of spring training for the New York Yankees, the team announced the roster and jersey numbers that their new players for the 2015 season will wear. ***PHOTO1*** They are as follows: 2B/SS, Stephen Drew: 14 SS, Didi Gregorius: 18 RHP, David Carpenter, 29 RHP, Nathan Eovaldi, 30 1B/OF,...

New York Yankees Farm Sysytem Ranked No. 20 in MLB, According to ESPN
January 29th, 2015 at 12:51 PM
In recent time, the New York Yankees aren't exactly known for having the best farm system in baseball. ***PHOTO1*** They've built their teams mostly through free agency and trades, although over the last three years, they've tried to re-build and re-load the farm system and stock it with young talent that can...

New York Yankees Post Picture of Yankee Stadium During ‘Snowmageddon 2015′ on Social Media
January 26th, 2015 at 6:58 PM
It's usually not very common that you get to see Yankee Stadium covered in snow unlike a football stadium because the chances of it snowing during baseball season is very rare; the 1996 home opener was one of those rare occasions. ***PHOTO1*** On Monday night in the snowstorm being called "Snowmageddon 2015"...

Laura Posada Tweets Wedding Photo from 2000 with Derek Jeter as Jorge’s Best Man
January 21st, 2015 at 5:04 PM
On this day 15 years ago, Jorge Posada and his wife Laura got married, with perhaps the coolest part of the wedding being Derek Jeter playing the Best Man role. A fresh faced Jeter at the age of 25 can be seen in this wedding photo tweeted by Laura Posada, quietly...

YES Network Close to Deal to Air New York Yankees Games on WPIX-TV Channel 11
January 20th, 2015 at 3:21 PM
UPDATE: Thursday, January 22 at 4:17 p.m. ET The deal is now official and the Yankees will be playing games broadcast on WPIX-TV channell 11 in New York this upcoming season, per the YES Network: The YES Network and Tribune Media Company today announced they have reached a multi-year agreement under which...

Jorge Posada not Happy New York Yankees Assigned Wife Laura No. 2 Jersey
January 16th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
UPDATE: Saturday, January 17 at 4:05 p.m. ET Well, the mystery has been solved as to why Jorge Posada's wife Laura was assigned Derek Jeter's No. 2 as opposed to Jorge's No. 20 at the Yanks' women's mini-fantasy camp. It turns out there was a simple error in the paperwork, as Laura...

Media Complained About New York Yankees Payroll 112 Years Ago, Sound Familiar?
January 10th, 2015 at 4:33 PM
All the way back in 1903, the New York Yankees were the Highlanders, but even with a different name they had to hear the same complaints from the media about their payroll that they hear in 2015. ***PHOTO1*** An incredibly interesting newspaper article shared on Twitter by graphic designer Todd Radom shows...

New York Yankees Legend Derek Jeter Reacts to Death of ESPN’s Stuart Scott
January 4th, 2015 at 5:58 PM
We all learned of the unfortunate death of ESPN SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott, who tragically passed away at the age of 49 after losing his battle with cancer. ***PHOTO1*** Scott was a mainstay on SportsCenter for many years and people like myself who grew up watching ESPN were familiar with Scott's incredible...

Yankees Wish LeBron James Happy Birthday on Instagram, Fans Flip Out
December 30th, 2014 at 7:12 PM
Cleveland Cavaliers star forward LeBron James is well known for being a fan for the New York Yankees and he's never hidden that fact; he's shown up to different things sporting a Yankees cap. ***PHOTO1*** On Tuesday, it was LeBron's 30th birthday and the Yankees sent out birthday wishes to the Cleveland...

New York Yankees to Pay for Education for Children of NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos
December 21st, 2014 at 2:16 PM
The unfortunate news trickled along late last night of the two New York City police officers that were gunned down on Saturday night in Brooklyn which was part of the retaliation for the Eric Garner saga going on. ***PHOTO1*** The two police officers, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, were gunned down late...

New York Yankees Legend Joe DiMaggio’s Love Letters to Marilyn Monroe
November 17th, 2014 at 4:52 PM
It's pretty rare to get a look into the personal life of New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio, but a unique opportunity has given us a glimpse of the baseball great's love for Marilyn Monroe. ***PHOTO1*** The Associated Press, via CBS News, is reporting love letters from Joltin' Joe to the blonde...

Yankees’ Mark Teixeira Takes ‘Foul Territory’ to ESPN’s ‘Mike and Mike’ Show (Video)
October 23rd, 2014 at 4:19 PM
The latest installment of "Foul Territory" with Mark Teixeira comes to us from the studios of ESPN radio's morning show, "Mike and Mike." ***PHOTO2*** The New York Yankees first baseman has tried his hand at interviewing numerous players and personalities connected to the organization, but now he's going outside the box for...

New York Yankees: Ugly Derek Jeter Christmas Sweater Available on MLB.com
October 17th, 2014 at 9:47 AM
The Derek Jeter merchandising machine keeps on rolling right along, this time producing an ugly Christmas sweater for us in the New York Yankees Universe. Darren Rovell of ESPN tweeted a photo of the sweater, which runs at a hefty $75.99 on MLB.com: We're not done with Jeter. Here's your Jeter Ugly...

Joba Chamberlain Trims Beard After Detroit Tigers are Eliminated from Postseason
October 7th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Joba Chamberlain has finally decided to tame his wild beard after eight strong months of growth while pitching for the Detroit Tigers. ***PHOTO1*** Joba started growing the beard following his departure from the New York Yankees in 2013 and allowed it to get lumberjack style over the course of the 2014 campaign. But...

Fake Alex Rodriguez Jersey Shows Blasphemous Number Change with New York Yankees
October 3rd, 2014 at 2:16 PM
The Onion is always great for satire, and this one about the New York Yankees changing the number of Alex Rodriguez to Derek Jeter's No. 2 takes the cake. ***PHOTO1*** Rodriguez, who currently wears No. 13, just finished serving a 162-game suspension after disgracing himself by being caught using performance-enhancing drugs. He is...

Derek Jeter Talks Retirement with Matt Lauer on NBC’s ‘Today’ Show (Video)
October 1st, 2014 at 5:03 PM
In a pre-recorded interview that aired on NBC, former New York Yankees Captain Derek Jeter sat down with Matt Lauer to do an interview on the "Today" show. It is the first time we have heard Jeter speak since playing his last game on Sunday. Lauer talks to Jeter about numerous...

Derek Jeter Honored by Empire State Building with Yankees Pinstripe Lights
September 28th, 2014 at 9:52 PM
The Derek Jeter farewell tour made one last stop on Sunday after the New York Yankees Captain played in the last game of his career versus the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park: the Empire State Building. The iconic skyscraper in New York City paid its respects to Jeter by lighting...

Boston Red Sox Fans Chant Derek Jeter’s Name During Game Vs. New York Yankees
September 27th, 2014 at 12:06 PM
It's impossible for a guy to have his name chanted at Fenway Park when he's wearing a New York Yankees uniform, but that doesn't apply for The Captain, Derek Jeter. ***PHOTO1*** Jeter has torched the Boston Red Sox numerous times during the two decades he has spent in baseball. If there was...

New York Yankees Officially Eliminated from 2014 Playoff Contention; Lose to Orioles 9-5
September 24th, 2014 at 4:56 PM
After Tuesday night's 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles combined with a Kansas City Royals victory, the tragic number for the New York Yankees was cut down to one; which meant with one more loss on Wednesday or a Royals win and the Yankees were officially eliminated from postseason contention. ***PHOTO1*** The...

LEGOS Re-Enact Derek Jeter’s Career Highlights with New York Yankees (Video)
September 23rd, 2014 at 6:35 PM
There has been some great commercials to celebrate the career and retirement of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, but perhaps the best video out there honoring the Captain was done with toys. That's right, some genius has re-enacted some of Jeter's best career highlights in the form of building blocks,...