// Mariano Rivera

Yankees Captain Derek Jeter to Retire After 2014 Season

That sound you hear? That’s the sound of 29 teams other than the New York Yankees groaning after learning they’re going to have to come up with another parting gift to give to another Yankee legend and first-ballot Hall of Famer. One year after greatest-closer-of-all-time Mariano Rivera completed his farewell tour of Major League Baseball, […]

One Mo’ Time: Rivera Sets Up AL Victory at All-Star Game in New York

If the Boston Red Sox reach the 2013 World Series, Game 1 will be played at Fenway Park. The American League won home field advantage in the Fall Classic with a 3-0 victory over the National League at Citi Field on Tuesday night. The low-scoring game was filled with good defense and better pitching, and […]

Yankees’ Sabathia Silences Red Sox as Lester Struggles in 4-1 Loss

After coming off a four game sweep at the hands of the New York Mets, the New York Yankees entered the series  two games behind the first place Boston Red Sox in the American League East.  The Yankees had C.C. Sabathia on the mound, who shut down the Sox hitters through seven and a third innings. […]

Sabathia, Yankees Bullpen Strand 16 Red Sox Base Runners

All good things must come to an end, including CC Sabathia‘s winless streak against the Red Sox this season and Boston’s explosive offense. Sabathia allowed just two earned runs in six innings Tuesday night at Fenway, and the Red Sox left 16 men on base, losing to the Yankees, 5-2. Boston now leads New York […]

Reddick Helps Beat Yankees in Walk-Off Thriller; Sox Take Over 1st in AL East

Criticize the marathon games that come from baseball’s best rivalry if you will, but boy do the Sox and Yankees deliver some cardiac action. Sunday was pitted as a mismatch between resurgent ace Josh Beckett and the surprising but weaker Freddy Garcia. What it turned into was a late-inning comeback for the regular season ages […]

Rafael Soriano Signs With the Yankees

On Thursday, the New York Yankees agreed on a deal with the top remaining free agent Rafael Soriano. Soriano’s deal will annually pay him $10 million, then $11 million, then $14 million. Soriano can opt out after either of the first two years by taking $1.5 million more. Previously, the Evil Empire had declared an […]

Mariano Rivera Almost Signed With the Red Sox?

Though Mariano Rivera is going back to the Yankees for what was originally offered to Derek Jeter, it seems he turned down more money and years from Yankees’ arch-rivals Boston Red Sox. Can you imagine what could have happened with Rivera wearing Red? In 2010, Rivera recorded 33 saves in 38 attempts, a 1.80 ERA […]

Papelbon Blows Game, Season for Red Sox Against Yankees

The Red Sox, somehow, some way, still had a heart beat entering Sunday’s game against the Yankees. The Sox were looking for a sweep of their rivals: a win would bring them to within 4.5 games of the Wild Card lead, while a loss would push them 6.5 back and likely out of postseason play. […]

Beckett Injured as Red Sox Come Back Late to Split with Yankees

Jonathan Papelbon found himself in a familiar situation Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Once again, the go-ahead run stood at the plate and a blown save seemed likely, but Papelbon struck out Randy Winn to seal the deal for his tenth save and a 7-6 victory. Just like the first game of the series, the […]

Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx? We Hope So, For the Yankees

Finally, the Red Sox catch a break. We hope. The New York Yankees “Core Four” (Derek Jeter, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera), are set to appear on this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated. The SI cover has been known to jinx and bring unfortunate situations to whoever fills it. To some, this idea […]

Opening Day 2010 Preview: Red Sox vs. Yankees

Well it’s finally here, Opening Day. Major League Baseball is getting it started the perfect way by having the Yankees and Red Sox square off in the first matchup of the season. Two storied franchises are beginning a new chapter in their historic rival. We’ve previewed the Sox extensively, but now it’s time to see […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-up: Week 25 (9-21 – 9-27)

Championship week is upon us. In our SoB league, it is a two week affair that will have you pulling your hair out and anxiously awaiting to see box scores. Just because you aren’t in the finals, doesn’t mean you can’t watch the drama unfold. Hell, you still have your consolation brackets to compete for. […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 15 (7-13 – 7-19)

In the fantasy baseball world, the All-Star week can be a blessing or a total nightmare. With the week being cut in half, your team needs to prove that it can perform in a limited amount of time. I myself was fortunate in one league, but failed tremendously in three others. Over at Yahoo! Fantasy, […]

Nothing New as AL Trumps NL in All-Star Game

The American League did it again, winning their twelfth All-Star game since 1996 in a record 2-hour, 31-minute game by a score of 4-3. Tim Lincecum started the game for the National League but found himself quickly in trouble as the AL squad was able to rack up two runs, one a result of an […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 12 (6-22 – 6-28)

I hate closers. I really, really do. I hate them in large format leagues (like the SoB 12×12 league) because they are basically worthless with 12 pitching categories and because if they have a bad outing it really screws you over. For example, this past week in my mideason league, I had Jose Valverde of […]