Let me get this straight: Kuroda, an outstanding and under-appreciated NL pitcher, is going to pitch well in the AL East because he'shad success pitching in the NL West, where he made 20 of 32 starts in notorious pitching heavens? Just because?
In an unlikely chain of events Tuesday, the New York Yankees finally secured a contract with 32-year-old pitching ace Cliff Lee that exceeded the team's previous offer, made five minutes earlier, by twelve years and $320 million.
How did George Steinbrenner manage to so thoroughly rehabilitate himself in the public eye after 1990? He did it three ways, a method which I would recommend to any former dictators, mass murderers, or George W. Bush.
Baseball engenders great nicknames, and the New York Yankees, the most storied franchise in all of sports, certainly have had their fair share. There's the Babe, Joltin' Joe, Mr. October, and Bitch Tits.