“FRIENDLY” CONFINES To preview their newly-announced ownership of a new professional soccer team, the Yankees hosted a match at their home stadium in the Bronx, NY. Manchester City bested Chelsea, 5-3, on Saturday; Yankee Stadium is likely to be the home pitch for the New York City Football Club beginning in 2015. (Photo: Robert Sabo / New York Daily News)
Not everyone sang along — some Yankee fans appeared quite confused as to what they should do once
Barry Manilow Neil Diamond started playing on the PA system — but many of them did sing “Sweet Caroline,” with glee.
Harvard Business School alumni magazine editor and die-hard Boston fan GARRY EMMONS, from a Boston Globe interview in the Sept. 19, 2001 edition; the day before, the Red Sox played the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in their first game after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.
The Yankees, BTW, lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks in a seven-game World Series; Arizona returns to the Bronx tonight for the first of a three-game series.
In our darkest times, our nation can always count on baseball to help bring us back.
Appropriate, since early into the season the Yankees really blow.
(Photo of Yankees starter and five-time world champion Andy Pettitte by Andy Osorio / AP via The New York Daily News)
Today’s New York Post chose the pornstachiest Yankees team photo in recent memory to illustrate their story on Joba Chamberlain.
New York Yankees general manager BRIAN CASHMAN, asking reporters to get in touch with retired Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones; the Yankees have defensive holes to fill at first- and third base.
Hey while you’re at it can you Tweet at Greg Maddux, too?
IMPRESS CONFERENCE Five World Series championships, 608 saves, 42 postseason saves with an 0.70 ERA (2.21 ERA in the regular season, to date). Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer of all time, and his teammates were on hand as he announced his retirement after the 2013 season, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo: Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post)
Yankees closer MARIANO RIVERA, on the final pitches he’ll throw for New York. The all-time major league saves leader is retiring after this season. :-(
(via The New York Times)