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Joba Chamberlain and Injury Risk

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It's a fact of life that baseball players will get hurt. The season is too long, too grueling for them to remain healthy—teams can't even make it through spring training without seeing players head...

Chipper Jones Set to Retire and the Yankees Lose a Nemesis

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I started following baseball in the fall of 1996. There were three names I learned before I knew of any others. Even if I couldn't explain why I knew them, I still knew they were important, as...

Not So Swishalicious

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The main goal for almost any player whose job is not in jeopardy in spring training is simple: don't get hurt. Injuries can derail entire seasons; getting hurt in a spring training game feels like...

Adam Warren's Hard Knock Life

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Meet Adam Warren. He was born in August 1987, which means he'll turn 25 later this year. A right-handed starter drafted out of North Carolina, he is ranked by Baseball America as the Yankees'...

March Madness

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Well, come on now, what do you mean there's something else going on in the sports world besides brackets? Feel free to share your picks (or make fun of mine) in the comments! South Round of 64 K...

Here's to You, Mr. Robinson, in 2014

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A few years ago, a number of Yankees fans expressed a common sentiment: a desire for a certain underperforming player to be traded in the offseason. The player comment in 2009's Baseball Prospectus...

Mr. Robertson, a Fanbase Turns its Lonely Eyes To You, Woohoohoo....

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Outside of there being 162 games played per team between March and early October, the baseball season offers few guarantees. The Yankees will probably be good, the Orioles will probably be bad, and...

Musings on the Expanded Postseason

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MLB recently announced an expanded playoff format for the 2012 season (and, one assumes, beyond). There will be two wild card teams in each league who will play a one-game "play-in" game, and for...

It's Leap Day

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For most people, a birthday is a once-a-year celebration of, well, them, and that's that. Sure, there are your stereotypical birthday parties with the funny hats and noisemakers and cakes and...

In at the Corners

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While Jesus Montero remained in Yankee pinstripes, the Bombers didn't just have their potential designated hitter; they also had an insurance policy. If the team's supposed power hitters, for...

Smokey and the Bandit. Or Something.

So yesterday, the Yankees announced the signing of Burt Reynolds. No, really. It feels a little bit like entering the Twilight Zone, because the Yankees once upon a time really did sign Billy...

Rivera's Answer

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Mariano Rivera's name rolls off the tongue easy, the same way a luxury car rides, nothing but pure pleasure. It's a name you might expect of a fashion designer: just imagine Emma Stone walking the...

Field of Dreams, League of Nightmares: Dirk Hayhurst's "Out of My League"

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Dirk Hayhurst: Right-Handed Author (AP) All of us have dreams. Everything in the American psyche is built on the idea of having...

Mmm, Aaah, Prospects: Part II

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Picking where we left off on Wednesday, let's take a look at what's become of the top five Yankees' prospects over the last four years whose last names fall in the latter half of the alphabet (it's...

Mmm, Aaah, Prospects (Part 1)

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There's a moment in one of the direct-to-video sequels of Aladdin where the palace guard bursts into the dungeon where our stalwart prince is awaiting his execution*, takes a deep breath, and says,...

Here There Be Pirates

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I have no idea if Brian Cashman has ever seen Pirates of the Caribbean or its sequels, but it is a hard thing these days to be a Yankees fan and not be obsessively thinking about Pirates. Although...

Keith Law's Top 10 NYY Prospects

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It's that time of year again—bags are packed, we dream of Florida (or Arizona) sunshine, football season's over, and the pundits come out with their preseason top prospect lists... 1. Manny...

Why I Don't Need a Baseball Boyfriend

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Why the Baseball Boyfriend Fantasy Game Does Not Hit the Mendoza Line Two years and a month ago, I hopped on a plane to Florida to visit my brother, go to a Spring Training game, and visit my...

Stupor Bowled

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Ken O'Brien under pressure: when wasn't he? (AP) The thing I love about the Super Bowl (since my team will probably never play in one) is...

Derek Jeter is a Unicorn

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The Super Bowl is America's most-hyped sports event of the year, so it's perhaps no surprise that there are plenty of oddities that go with it—such as half time act Madonna getting her very own...

The Yankees Take On Some Chicago Style

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Except for one horrendous, torturous, all-manner-of-bad-things eighth inning on an October night in Chicago in 2003, Jim Hendry might have a much different résumé. ...

Counting on Kuroda

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I'm not, generally speaking, a superstitious person, unless there is a no-hitter or perfect game in progress. I don't worry about breaking mirrors or black cats crossing my path, because, well,...

The Yankees, Phil Hughes, and the Bullpen: a Love Story

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A funny thing happend on Phil Hughes' road to stardom. Phil Hughes: Here he comes again... again. (AP) In his second-ever start, Hughes...

You Can Never Have Too Much Pitching, Except When You Do

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I'm pleased to welcome the latest contributor to the Pinstriped Bible, Rebecca Glass. Rebecca has written about baseball for ESPN and You Can't Predict Baseball and will soon be joining me at...

Spring Photos: Sunday's Bullpens

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PinstripedBible.com is live on the scene in Tampa, FL. While we’re here, we’ll post photos of some of the Spring Training sights fans don’t normally get to see. The present met the future today...

Spring Photos: Catching Drills

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PinstripedBible.com is live on the scene in Tampa, FL. While we’re here, we’ll post photos of some of the Spring Training sights fans don’t normally get to see. Everybody knows that snagging popups...

Spring Photos: Fielding Drills

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PinstripedBible.com is live on the scene in Tampa, FL. While we’re here, we’ll post photos of some of the Spring Training sights fans don’t normally get to see. Our first photo shows Alex...

Statement from the family of Bob Sheppard

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The following was recently released by the Yankees PR department: "Our family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of condolences and support. We continue to be touched by the kind words...

Bible study

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Watch as Steven Goldman, Jay Jaffe and Cliff Corcoran take a look at the current state of the Yankees.

Red Sox vs. Yankees, Friday, Aug. 6

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RED SOX: Ellsbury - CF Scutaro - SS Ortiz - DH Martinez - C Beltre - 3B Drew - RF Lowell - 1B Kalish - LF Lowrie - 2B Buchholz - P YANKEES: Jeter - SS Swisher - RF Teixeira - 1B Rodriguez - 3B Cano...

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