New York Yankees star Derek Jeter has landed himself a new girlfriend. Hannah Davis is a 22 year-old green-eyed Ralph Lauren model. Davis is from the Virgin Islands and also has modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger and L’Wren Scott. Jeter is 38 years old currently and it is good to see that he finally rebounded from his numerous gorgeous girlfriends including Minka Kelly.
Thursday was Dog Day before the Oakland A’s took on the New York Yankees at O.co Coliseum. AP reporter Jane McCauley reported that the A’s counted 718 dogs in attendance and are submitting it to Guinness World Records for most dogs at a sporting event.
But for one unlucky fan who was silly enough to wear a San Francisco Giants jacket to an A’s game, the evening took a turn for the worse when he tried to make friends with a St. Bernard.
I’ve always said I have interest in an $8 baseball that comes flying into the stands foul or home run but a bat is a different story. They both can provide for a scary moment and at Yankee Stadium on Sunday director Spike Lee walked away with a prize possession belonging to Mark Teixeira and making me very jealous in the process.
Every pitch to the New York Yankees Robinson Cano in Monday night’s Home Run Derby was preceded by a chorus of boos. For Kansas City fans, it was 10 minutes of satisfaction after Cano, the American League’s captain for the derby, bypassed local favorite Billy Butler in setting his four-man lineup. Jose Bautista, Prince Fielder, Mark Trumbo with no Butler.
Bill-eee But-ler, the fans chanted in advance of Cano’s turn at bat. Then, they really had their fun.
Cano, who won the event a year ago with 32 home runs, including a finals-record 12 homers, never came close to clearing the wall.
David Ortiz and Felix Hernandez approached Cano for some encouragement as he took a break after failing to hit a homer in his first five swings. Then Yankees teammates C.C. Sabathia and Curtis Granderson tried to lighten the moment, running out before Cano’s father before he tossed the last handful of pitches to his son.
To no avail. Cano completed an 0-for-10 night.
Afterwards, Cano tweeted:
“I can’t believe I have so many fans in KC lol smh can’t win them all *kanye shrug*”
Prior to the contest, a plane was seen above Kauffman Stadium towing a sign that read: “Congrats Billy! You blew it Cano – 81O WHB.”
It was apparently bought by a local sports radio station.
Butler is tied for 16th in the American League in home runs.
Reggie Jackson has been banned indefinitely by the New York Yankees after he made disparaging comments about Alex Rodriguez published in last week’s edition of Sports Illustrated. Jackson has been asked to stay away from the team.
Said Jackson, choosing his words carefully: “The Yankees think that the timing is not right for me to be around the team right now. When the Yankees feel that the timing is proper, I’ll return.”
Jackson’s comments questioned the slugger’s home run numbers after Rodriguez admitted to using performance enhancing drugs.
“Al’s a very good friend,” Jackson told Sports Illustrated. “But I think there are real questions about his numbers. As much as I like him, what he admitted about his usage does cloud some of his records.”
It was in the same interview Jackson also said that Kirby Puckett, Gary Carter, Jim Rice, Bert Blyleven, Don Sutton, and Phil Niekro shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame.
Jackson is a paid “special advisor” to the Yankees and often travels with the team, but was not in Boston over the weekend.
On the surface, a little trash talk between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees may not seem like anything new. However, the latest verbal jabs surrounding baseball’s biggest rivalry, actually has very little to do with the teams themselves.
When Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira expressed his feelings toward Red Sox pitcher Vicente Padilla after Friday’s game, he ignited an old fire that has been burning between the two for quite some time now.
“The guy throws at people, fact of the matter,” Teixeira told reporters after their 10-8 win. “I’m not saying anything that is news. It is what it is. I’ve always been someone who wants to play the game the right way. You play hard, but you don’t play cheap. I’ve always lived that way, too. Some guys decide to take matters into their own hands. In the NFL, he would probably be suspended by Roger Goodell eight games or a whole season. This is baseball.”
Teixeira’s comments came after the Yankee slugger hit a go-ahead two-run triple off the Red Sox reliever in the seventh inning.
It took until Sunday for Padilla to respond to the remarks from his former Texas Rangers teammate. In a Spanish-language interview with NESN.com, he responded with a few choice words of his own.
“In this sport, as competitive ball players, we get pretty fired up,” Padilla said in a translation by NESN. “So I think, maybe, [Teixeira] picked the wrong profession. I think he’d be better off playing a women’s sport.”
The two haven’t exactly stayed close after spending two seasons together in Texas. Since they’ve switched jerseys, Teixeira has faced Padilla 18 times. The slugger, who was rewarded with a huge deal to join the Yankees, has hit two home runs, walked four times, and been plunked three times.
Padilla explained that the feud goes beyond just what’s happened on the field between the two.
“The problem is he talks about all the wrong things that others have done, but the things he’s done against the Latinos (on the Rangers) he doesn’t open his mouth about,” Padilla told NESN. “He once threatened me and said he was going to hit me with a bat, and that’s when we were playing on the same team.”
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly considers the five-year $20 million federal investigation into pitcher Roger Clemens a complete waste of resources and money. The 49-year-old Clemens was acquitted Monday on all six counts that he lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
“What a waste. I was thinking about it after all this time, what a waste of resources,” Mattingly said Tuesday before his team began a three-game interleague series with the Oakland Athletics.
“Then you hear about teachers and stuff who don’t have paper and pencils for kids, and it seems like what a waste. What a waste of money. Really, I don’t think anybody cares. At this point nobody cares, it’s like, ‘So long.’”
Mattingly played against Clemens for more than a decade while with the New York Yankees early in the 354-game winner and seven-time Cy Young Award winner’s career with the rival Boston Red Sox. Mattingly a .311 career hitter went 23 for 74 with eight RBIs and three doubles against the right-hander and also served as bench coach of the Yankees in 2007 during Clemens final big league season.
Mattingly figures the government has much better ways to spend money than investigating superstar athletes such as Clemens, Barry Bonds and cyclist Lance Armstrong.
“What a waste of money,” Mattingly said.
Mattingly hopes Major League Baseball is finally beginning to move forward from the Steroids Era thanks to improved testing and stiffer penalties for those who fail drug tests. He sees positive strides toward a reliable solution.
“I don’t know. It seems like something always pops up, you know? It always creeps back a little bit,” Mattingly said. “It’s definitely getting behind us, I think, as we go. I think the biggest thing is better testing and thorough testing. You start getting HGH testing and you’re getting better testing, it just kind of reinforces to guys that you can’t get away with it, and it’s going to be an equal playing field. That’s what I like.
“It kind of protects players from the players, it protects organizations, it protects fans, it protects everybody. I think the testing protects everybody.”
Former New York Yankees pitching prospect Brien Taylor, indicted earlier this month in federal court on three counts of distributing crack cocaine, was ordered held in custody during a detention hearing Tuesday.
Taylor, who had been facing state charges, was indicted on June 5 in the U.S. Eastern District Court in North Carolina and transferred into federal custody. The federal indictment supersedes the state charges.
Taylor, 40, was arrested on March 1. Police said he sold large quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine to an undercover narcotics agent over a span of several months.
Taylor, the No. 1 overall draft selection in 1991, got a then-record $1.55 million signing bonus from the Yankees. But after excelling at Double-A in 1993, he got into a fight that winter and injured his pitching shoulder. He was one of two number picks to never make it to the big leagues.
A Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey has set the new world record for sports memorabilia items, drawing $4.4 million at auction.
The road jersey worn by the Sultan of Swat during the 1920s sold for $4,415,658 during the auction held by SCP Auctions in California. The jersey features “New York” across the chest with the Bambino’s name — Ruth, G.H. — written inside the collar.
The winner of the Ruth auction has chosen to remain anonymous, according to the New York Daily News.
Ruth wore the jersey shortly after joining the Yankees from the Boston Red Sox. Only a handful of vintage sports memorabilia items have ever drawn more than $1 million at auction, including a Honus Wagner tobacco card that drew $2.8 million at an SCP auction in 2007.
Not only did Yan Gomes become the first Brazilian-born player to reach the major leagues, his debut came against the most famous baseball team in the world.
Born and partially raised in Sao Paulo, Gomes was promoted to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday when slumping first baseman Adam Lind was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Gomes struck out in his first at-bat against New York Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes, but lined a single to right field for his first big league hit in the fourth. The ball was taken out of play and saved for him as a memento.
Gomes said he was on “an emotional roller coaster” after learning Wednesday he was headed to the majors. The 24-year-old infielder flew overnight from Las Vegas to Toronto, too excited to sleep.
“It’s a great feeling, absolutely a great feeling,” Gomes said after taking batting practice and fielding grounders at third base, where he started in place of suspended Brett Lawrie.
Gomes overcame long odds to reach the majors after spending his early childhood in soccer-mad South America.
“Growing up in Brazil you would never think of (playing in the majors),” he said. “Coming out here and having it, it seems like it happened so fast, so I definitely have to take it in. I’m really proud of it. It’s an honor to represent my country.”
Gomes fell in love with baseball following a chance encounter his father had on a trip to the grocery store, bumping into a Cuban baseball coach who was putting together a team and looking for youngsters to play. Yan’s father was persuaded to bring his son to a tryout.
“Probably the best thing that he did,” said Gomes, who took to the sport immediately.
Gomes can play third base, first base and catcher. He batted .359 with five home runs, 12 doubles and 22 RBIs at Las Vegas.
Chris Gilmore, a student at Brevard Community College in Florida and a pitcher on the baseball team there used his experience to help himself win $1 million in the MLB 2K12 Perfect Game Challenge tournament.
“I can think like a pitcher and throw pitches in different locations and change speeds and such. You can use the pitching [wisdom] for hitting, as well. As a hitter, it helps you to read the pitcher and pick up on what he might be thinking about throwing on what counts.”
In case you’re not 100 percent familiar with the video game, it’s the one with the Kate Upton and Justin Verlander-as-Randy Johnson commercial.
Gilmore won his prize at the MLB Fan Cave in New York City in a eight-person tournament final. This was the first season that 2K sports used a tournament to determine the winner. The eight players who threw “the most perfect” game won a chance to go to New York for the finals. Gilmore, as CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees, beat the Detroit Tigers in the final, 10-1.
Although New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera is lost for the rest of the regular season that didn’t prevent the folks over at Network of Champions in creating a parody music videos using Journey’s classic hit “Don’t Stop Believin” as the template.
Now here is, “Don’t Stop Relievin”
Every Thursday Sports Grind Entertainment will present you with the Mama Margie’s Major Meltdown. The recipient of this honor goes to Canadian Broadcasting Corp. host Ron MacLean who attempted to compare the New York Rangers-Washington Capitals series to the first responders on Sept. 11. MacLean said the cities were linked in tragedy since both were targets of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
MacLean said “it is crazy to compare what the emergency responders did during that time,” and then proceeded to do just that.
MacLean compared the players efforts in the games of the series to police officers and firefighters.
“The pain these men have faced, the price they keep on paying, the hearts they keep on lifting, it’s been through and through, five games in,” MacLean said.
MacLean finished the comparison by saying that “our worst day is their every day.”
Yeah this female brawl in the stands of a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is quite as good as the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees female fans brawl we posted back on April 30, but we’re posting because it’s appearing to be an epidemic with MLB ladies to duke it out.
New York Yankees and Major League Baseballs all-time leading closer Mariano Rivera tore a ligament in his right knee shagging fly balls before the team played the Kansas City Royals.
The 42-year-old right-hander was carted off the field after twisting his right knee. Baseball’s career saves leader was tracking down a ball hit by Jayson Nix in deep center field when his right knee appeared to buckle a step before the wall. He fell to the warning track and immediately grabbed his right knee, briefly covering his face with his glove and grimacing in pain.
You can view the incident HERE.
Doesn’t matter if you’re male or female when you get New York Yankee fan around Boston Red Sox fan fists are more than likely going to go flying. However this fight at a recent Yankees game, which ironically did not involve the Red Sox, more than just punches were thrown.
The money shot comes at the 1:28 mark
Where can you find Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Ted Williams, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Walter Johnson all pictured together? On the back of Mike McWain.
The 39-year-old Washington man has distinguished himself as one of baseball’s most ardent fans after spending about $10,000 on tattoos that have made him a walking billboard for the game’s history.
McWain tells the Tri-City Herald the project took about 180 hours over the course of a year.
There also are renditions of a catcher’s mask, an old-time mitt and the lights at Wrigley Field. The seams of a baseball provide the framing.
Down low on his back is Yankee Stadium, with scenes there of the retirement speeches of Ruth and Gehrig.
But here’s the most amazing thing about all of that needlework: “Believe it or not,” McWain said, “I hate the Yankees.”
Tim Tebow, the new backup quarterback for the New York Jets was booed at Yankee Stadium on Sunday night when he was shown on the giant video board even though he was wearing a Yankees cap.
Sitting in the third row next to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim dugout, Tebow cracked a smile and acknowledged the camera. There was a smattering of cheers, but most of the initial reactions were boos.
Tebow was acquired by the New York Jets from Denver Broncos in a much-hyped trade last month. He is expected to back up starter Mark Sanchez, even though Tebow rallied the Broncos to the NFL playoffs last season and became a polarizing sensation in the process.
Sitting next to Tebow was Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, also booed when he was shown on the scoreboard.
What’s lies ahead in the 2012 Major League Baseball season, well no one knows for sure but Opening Day is upon us and it’s time to roll out a few predictions. If you happened to listen to our live show this past week then you already heard six segments of in depth breakdown in each division of each league but here is a cheat sheet to those predictions.
Should be an interesting year with another added Wild Card team to the postseason mix and one can only hope this season has a magical finish like last year. Enjoy opening day, enjoy the season. I know I will.
American League East winner: New York Yankees
American League Central winner: Detroit Tigers
American League West winner: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
American League Wild-Card winner: Tampa Bay Rays
American League Wild-Card winner: Kansas City Royals
American League Pennant winner: Tampa Bay Rays
National League East winner: Washington Nationals
National League Central winner: Cincinnati Reds
National League West winner: Los Angeles Dodgers
National League Wild-Card winner: Miami Marlins
National League Wild-Card winner: San Francisco Giants
National League Pennant winner: Los Angeles Dodgers
American League Rookie of the Year: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
National League Rookie of the Year: Drew Pomeranz, Colorado Rockies
American League Manger of the Year: Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles
National League Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson, Washington Nationals
American League MVP: Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
National League MVP: Justin Upton, Arizona Diamondbacks
American League Cy Young Award: James Shields, Tampa Bay Rays
National League Cy Young Award: Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies
Here’s a gift idea for the New York Yankees fan in your life who’s got every souvenir imaginable. How about his and hers fragrances? The Yankees, Major League Baseball and The Cloudbreak Group are rolling out “New York Yankees” and “New York Yankees for Her” fragrances this April in time for the new 2012 baseball season.
The Yankees will market their “official” fragrance as an upscale, prestige brand befitting an organization that’s won 27 championships. They won’t smell like infield dirt, chewing tobacco, Alex Rodriguez glove or Derek Jeter’s locker.
The New York Yankees men’s fragrance “captures a sporty and confident attitude, creating a timeless, masculine scent, ” says Cloudbreak. New York Yankees for Her is an “is alluring and flirty scent that captures a more playful spirit,” notes the company.
They’ll be sold in 1.7 oz. and 3.4 oz. sizes for $49 and $62 and hit the shelves at departments stores such as Macy’s and Lord & Taylor, as well as Yankee Stadium, in the spring.
Louise Neathway stalked and shook down New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, getting him to pay her $6,000 and demanding more by threatening to harm his reputation, prosecutors said.
The case represents “a long-term effort to control and manipulate the victim,” Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eric Iverson told a judge as Neathway, 36, was arraigned on grand larceny, stalking and harassment charges.
Her lawyers said Cashman had had “an inappropriate relationship” with Neathway, a medical sales worker and single mother of a 14-year-old daughter, and he turned on her when it ended badly.
Cashman said through spokesman Chris Giglio that he is “very grateful that this matter is in the hands of law enforcement.”
Neathway, who has a history of arrests on similar charges, prosecutors said, sometimes called and texted Cashman more than 10 times a night and threatened to harm someone he knew, prosecutors said.
After he told her last April that he didn’t want to talk to her anymore and even changed his contact information to avoid her, she asked him to pay for a $15,000-plus medical procedure and threatened to contact the press and his family with claims that would hurt his personal relationships and professional standing, according to a court complaint.
In response, he put $6,000 into two of her bank accounts Jan. 18 and tried again to extricate himself, but she instead demanded more money for operations, the complaint said.
A British native who also goes by Louise Meanwell, Neathway has a record that goes back to a 1998 trespassing arrest in North Carolina, Iverson told a judge. She’s still on probation stemming from a 2008 trespassing conviction in a New Jersey case that involved allegations of stalking and sending someone as many as 200 text messages in a weekend, and she has an open 2010 Manhattan harassment case, Iverson said.
Neathway was being held on $300,000 bond.
Know matter how badly I wish the Sh*t that (insert) Says would go away, that doesn’t appear to be the case as this fan has decide to give the Youtube world Sh*t Yankees Fans Say, apparently nothing funny.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been spotted in Bosie, Idaho, with Torrie Wilson, the Miss Galaxy champion who also was a star for World Wrestling Entertainment before retiring.
The Idaho Statesman reports Rodriguez was at Axiom Fitness in Boise on Monday with Wilson, who also has was a Playboy centerfold.
Mike Murad, an anchor for Channel 2 in Bosie, also spotted the Yankees star, and posted a photo of him on Twitter. Murad told the Statesman that A-Rod said “He was trying to keep a low profile.”
Rodriguez and Wilson were photographed earlier this month riding bicycles together in Miami, according to the New York Daily News. They also were seen in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, vacationing with actor George Clooney and gal pal Stacey Kiebler, another former woman wrestler.
Wilson was the 1998 Miss Galaxy fitness winner, and appeared on Playboy’s cover in 2004.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is taking medical advice from Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and recently traveled to Germany to have an experimental therapy on his troublesome right knee. Rodriguez cleared the procedure, called Orthokine, with both the Yankees and Major League Baseball before having it in November.
Orthokine involves taking blood from a person’s arm, spinning it in a centrifuge and then injecting it in the desired area. In this case, that area was Rodriguez’s knee. The New York Post reports Bryant had the procedure on his knee this past summer and on his ankle in October.
“A lot of athletes I’ve talked to really think this stuff works, but we really don’t have a lot of scientific knowledge behind it of exactly what’s happening,” said Dr. Jonathan Glashow, the co-chief of sports medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. “It’s a great way to reduce inflammation and therefore pain, and that’s the essence of it. I think a lot of the athletes who have wear-and-tear on their knees benefit from this. You do it for a while and if it doesn’t stay good you do it again in a few years.”
A-Rod hit .276 with 16 homers and 62 RBIs in 99 games in the 2011 season. He had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee in early July and didn’t return to the Yankees lineup until August 21.