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What I Learned During Lunch With Derek Jeter

Ed Tseng | Posted 11.25.2014 | New York
Ed Tseng

When I heard that Jeter was retiring after this season, I wanted to get a first-hand glimpse at the real Derek Jeter, but as you can imagine, he has been difficult to reach this year.

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

Commemorating Derek Jeter, Forgetting Bernie Willams

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.07.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Every mention of a core four, the alleged true Yankees at the heart of their 1996-2009 run, is a reminder of how another great Yankee, Bernie Williams, has become increasingly overlooked over time.

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

Derek Jeter, Still Baseball's Most Underrated Overrated Player

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.20.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Jeter's place in Yankee, and indeed baseball history, is significant, but still not clear. Much of that will take shape after Jeter retires.

Shooting Diamonds: Directing Sandman's Exit and MLB's Best TV

Devra Maza | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports
Devra Maza

It's the most photogenic field in sports. With its diamond grass stage and mound dirt spotlight, baseball is a small-screen dream.

Jack Morris, Mike Mussina and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 02.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Because of the BBWAA's failure to vote many players into the Hall of Fame in recent years, including none last year, this year's Hall of Fame Ballot has well over ten candidates who have solid to excellent Hall of Fame credentials.

The Last Game at Yankee Stadium, September 21, 2008

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Anne Margaret Daniel

September 21, 2008. A gorgeous summery day in the Bronx. Sunshine, and scattered harmless clouds in the sky. The bat, its white-taped hilt towering above the rubble and fencing around its base.

How Mariano Rivera Can Help You Hit a Home Run With Your Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

As an avid Yankees fan, I'm very sad to see Mariano "Mo" Rivera retire after 19 seasons in major league baseball. But I'm excited by the lessons we can all learn from him and how they can help you improve your credit.

Stay Classy, Sandman

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports
Jon Chattman

As a man always on guard when it comes to the Yankees, I found myself actually wishing Mariano Rivera wasn't leaving baseball. Weird. For his whole career, I'd been wishing him to falter or leave the game, and here I was -- wanting him to stick around and loving the guy.

And Then There Was One

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.24.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Yankees are in a difficult position with Derek Jeter. Navigating the end of Jeter's career so that it ends without him playing for another team, and with the appropriate fanfare and celebration, is in the interest of both Jeter and the Yankees and will require compromise by both sides.

WATCH: Fans Hope To Honor Rivera With Renamed Street

Posted 09.20.2013 | Sports

Yankees fans may have found a way to make sure that Mariano Rivera never gets far from the Bronx. With the team's legendary closer playing out the fin...

Mariano Rivera Was Not Perfect, But He Was Resilient

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Nobody, even the great Mariano Rivera, is perfect. Great athletes must be able to bounce back from defeat; and Rivera proved over and over he was able to do this.

The Empire Strikes Out

Rob Taub | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Rob Taub

It recently occurred to me that people's relationships with their sports teams last longer than any other. I have been a Yankees fan for nearly half a century, an amount of time that exceeds associations with barbers, restaurants, schools and even marriage.

Mo Gets Another Farewell Gift

Posted 08.24.2013 | Sports

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera received another present before his final season in the major leagues comes to an end. Making his last trip to Tropicana...

An Unwanted Career First For Mo

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Sports

In his 19th season in the major leagues, Mariano Rivera still managed to do something he has never done before over the weekend. Unfortunately, the Ya...

WATCH: Boston Gives Mo Standing Ovation

Posted 07.22.2013 | Sports

Mariano Rivera might not have expected this. In the bottom of the ninth inning with the Yankees leading the Red Sox 5-2, Rivera trotted out to the...

A Midsummer Classic Scrapbook: MLB Great All-Star Game Moments

Devra Maza | Posted 09.21.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

Scrapbooks are made for memorable moments. Within their treasured confines, they hold the highlights of lifetimes and preserve favorite pictures of milestone achievements. Baseball's All-Star Game is the perfect stage to fill those pages.


The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.17.2013 | Sports

Carlos Gomez earned the last spot in an exclusive fraternity. The 27-year-old center fielder for the Milwaukee Brewers became the final batter to face...

MLB All All-Star Team

Posted 07.16.2013 | Sports

Whether it's a save situation or not, American League manager Jim Leyland made it clear that Mariano Rivera will pitch during the 2013 All-Star Game. ...

WATCH: Twins Give Mo 'The Chair Of Broken Dreams'

Posted 07.03.2013 | Sports

In Game Of Thrones' Westeros, the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms sits on the Iron Throne, forged from the swords of vanquished foes. In Minnesota, MLB's ...

WATCH: Mariano Makes a Surprise Delivery

Posted 06.13.2013 | Sports

Many food delivery persons are prompt. But how many have 631 career saves? As of Wednesday, there is at least one. Legendary Yankees closer Maria...

Is It Time to Get Rid of the All-Star Game?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Expanding the size of the All-Star Game roster, using a designated hitter and tinkering with how the roster is selected are all ways Major League Baseball has tried to ensure that the All-Star Game remains interesting for fans. These innovations have not achieved that goal.

Mariano Rivera Talks 2001 World Series And Salvation Only Through Jesus With New York Magazine

Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion

The fever surrounding Mariano Rivera's retirement continues to rise as the New York Yankees closer takes a long last lap around the field of America's...

Fans Have Fun at the Subway Series

Rob Taub | Posted 07.28.2013 | Sports
Rob Taub

At the beginning of this season, David Wright said that whatever their record may be, the Mets will be a fun team to watch. Wright's first at bat in this year's Subway Series was a standup triple, and so the fun began at Citi Field on Memorial Day.