"The City Room column on Oct. 1, about the New York Yankees logo, overstated what is known about the logo’s origins, based on information from the ball club’s Web site. While the logo was designed by Tiffany & Co., the designer is unknown; it was not necessarily Louis Tiffany. The column also misstated Mr. Tiffany’s middle initial. He was Louis C., not Louis B. And the column, using information from the Police Department, erroneously attributed a distinction to John McDowell, a New York City police patrolman who was shot in the line of duty in 1877 and honored with a medallion containing what would later become [...]
Who said the Steinbrenner kids weren't going to be as much fun as their old man? The Evil Empire, through its GM (and future cat lady) Brian Cashman, sent an e-mail yesterday that said if Yankees' Captain Derek Jeter could find a better offer than 3 years $45 million, he should Fucking Take It Somewhere Else. It was the kind of drunken hurt text message you send your favorite prostitute. OH YEAH? WELL YOURE JUST A FUCKIN PROSTITUTE AND IM A REAL PERSON! $45 million, by the way, is how much the Yankees spend annually on Puffs Plus. The good kind, with the lotion AND the Halls mentholyptus essence. [...]
A Nielsen survey is claiming that despite the non-endorsements of luminaries like President Obama, the New York Yankees are somehow not the most-hated team in baseball — that honor instead goes to the Cleveland Indians, who ranked a mere 0.9 on a -5 to 5 "sentiment scale" that the company derived from the use of specific keywords in Internet postings. Judging by the Tribe-blogger reaction to the Wall Street Journal's query about his team's triumph (which was basically the word "sigh" stretched out into 14 individual words) and the general annoyance the Yanks induce in me even today, I'm wondering if there should be a sort of [...]
"The Yankees are dead; the corpse arrived in the Bronx in the early hours today, with no George Steinbrenner on the scene to snap at the bones. Embarrassingly swept by the Tigers in four games in the American League Championship Series, they scored a total of six runs in this usually engrossing or thrilling semifinal. More accurately, they scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth of Game One, erasing a four-run Detroit lead, before losing that game in the twelfth, and then two more over the ensuing thirty innings. Nothing like this batting collapse exists in the annals; nothing comparable comes to mind. Something beyond base hits [...]
As someone who has found the New York Yankee career of Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez both fascinating and baffling, I watched with interest the flare-up yesterday during which Rodriguez, trying to expedite his trip back to first base from third after a foul ball, cut across the diamond instead of retracing his steps across the basepath. His path took him across the pitchers' mound, which greatly upset A's pitcher Dallas Braden. ("He should just maybe watch his captain a little more often," Braden said afterward, in the umpteenth instance of someone setting up a "Goofus & Gallant" situation between Rodriguez and Yankee-for-life Derek Jeter. Wait, how has that not become [...]
David Roth: Well, how do you like that? A guy who looks like a flamboyant, bespectacled version of Grimace doing the Humpty Dance at Yankee Stadium.
David Raposa: You shouldn't talk about David Wells like that. He's worked really hard to beat the gout.
David Roth: You can tell by how shiny he is in the TBS studios. He looks good. He looks less like a week-old, goateed gnocchi than he used to.
David Roth: I'm still baffled by pretty much everything that has happened. When the Diamondbacks played the Mets earlier this year, they seriously looked like a Western European World Baseball Classic entry. One where all [...]
"Why people pick the Yankees over the Mariners, I don't know. It just happened to be an article of clothing he was wearing on that particular day." -Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson discusses "a young man in a Yankees cap [who] assaulted an 81-year-old woman in her home, about 2,800 miles from Yankee Stadium, in Seattle," in a New York Times investigation concerning the growing "trend" of criminals clad in Yankees attire.