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Bleacher Report- Adding an extra letter to a sign was an easy way to pay tribute to a baseball legend. River Avenue runs right past Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Given that former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera is the greatest closer in baseball history, it made sense to just throw on an “a” to the street sign. Rivera racked up 652 saves over 19 seasons with the Yankees, so it’s only fitting that the street right outside of the stadium was renamed in his honor.

I’ve always been conflicted on renaming things after players after they retire..until now. Of all the Yankee greats there ever have been or ever will be, Mariano is probably the greatest human being among them all. That includes Derek Jeter who is probably taken over the spot of ‘Favorite Yankee’ from Don Mattingly in my heart. All the way from Ruth to DiMaggio to Mantle to Jeets himself, there will never be a better dude that Mo. No booze, no drugs, no scandalous chicks. Just his wife, his Jesus and his cutter. Never will there be a better closer and he deserves to have that street named after him and more. (Please come back Mo, you still got it!)

-Jesse

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ESPN- New York Yankees right-hander Michael Pineda admitted to using pine tar on the baseball during the second inning of Wednesday’s 5-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park, but said he did it not to cheat, rather to ensure he did not hit anyone with an errant pitch.It was a really cold night and in the first inning I (couldn’t) feel the ball,” Pineda said. “I don’t want to like hit anybody so I decided to use it.” Pineda was ejected by home plate umpire and crew chief Gerry Davis after Red Sox manager John Farrell came out to complain about the shiny blotch on the right side of Pineda’s neck, which was clearly visible to television cameras broadcasting the game. “I fully respect that on a cold night, you’re trying to get a grip, but when it’s that obvious something has got to be said,” Farrell said.

Everyone just needs to calm down a tad, we’re talking about a guy who was looking out for the safety of others. It’s as simple as that. It doesn’t matter one fucking lick that the Red Sox were hitting in the first and he has allegedly used pine tar in the past. He couldn’t feel the ball and didn’t want to ruin someone’s life with a 95 miler to the dome. And about it being on his neck, he’s not a stupid fucking bafoon for doing that, he was just making it the most obvious thing ever that it was there so people would know. He wanted the million HD cameras pointed directly at him to see that he was doing the safest thing possible and adding some grip to the ball. Easy peasy Japanesey. Michael Pineda, the safety watchman of the New York Yankees. They should give him a god damn medal not a suspension.

-Jesse

ESPN- Cold, shorter rest, a bigger ball. No matter the challenges, Masahiro Tanaka is making a smooth transition from Japan to the major leagues for one major reason: his split-fingered fastball. Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Monday, Carlos Beltran homered for the third straight game and New York welcomed the Chicago Cubs to the current Yankee Stadium with a 3-0 victory in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. “That split is not something you want to sit on. It’s not something you’re going to be able to handle,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said. “But, as it was coming out of the hand, as the guys were coming in, they were saying, `Gosh, it looks like a fastball. It ends up diving.” And it makes batters look silly. The 25-year-old Japanese right-hander struck out 10 for his second straight start, this time while wearing three-quarter sleeves on a 43-degree day that felt much colder because of a brisk wind. Tanaka (2-0) gave up a replay-aided hit to Junior Lake in the second inning, and Anthony Rizzo pushed a bunt toward a vacated third base with a shifted infield leading off the seventh. Tanaka has 28 strikeouts in 22 innings, the most strikeouts for a Yankees pitcher in his first three career starts, according to the Yankees via the Elias Sports Bureau. His 28 strikeouts through his first three major league games are tied for third-most since 1900, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He is also the second pitcher since 1900 to start his MLB career with at least eight K’s in each of his first three games, joining the Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg (who did it in four straight in 2010).
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I can hear all of you simple fucks right now “It’s only April. He won’t be shit. There are still 10000 more games left.” Well you can all go fuck yourselves. I know what day it is, I’m not slow. I understand that 60% through the season he could and most likely will slow down with his strikeout-walk ratio but I don’t give a shit right now. The pitching has been awful for the Yanks the past few years and I am going to be excited about this right now. CC looks terrible. Kuroda will be solid and Nova looks like he can string some wins together. But Pineda and Tanaka are the guys to watch and they will be the most exciting 4-5 in baseball by far. Sure Pineda puts a little ‘dirt’ in his hand for grip, who cares. He looks a billion times better than fat boy Jose Montero out in Seattle so I think we won out on that trade, even if it is 3 years after the fact. So fellow Yankee fans, rejoice! We are having a good April with minimal injuries and some solid pitching. Outside of CC. That guy needs to start eating some Captain Crunch holy shit.

-Jesse

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ESPN- The Los Angeles Dodgers might have surpassed the New York Yankees in payroll this year, but the Bronx Bombers still own the title of the league’s most valuable team. The Yankees are worth $2.5 billion, according to the annual list of franchise values released Wednesday by Forbes. That makes them the most valuable team in the American sports landscape, topping the value of $2.3 billion Forbes gave to the Dallas Cowboys in August 2013. The Yankees have been the most valuable baseball team for each of the 17 years the magazine has published the list. The Dodgers, bought two years ago by Guggenheim Partners for $2.15 billion, came in second on Forbes’ list at $2 billion. The team has a 25-year television deal with Time Warner Cable worth more than $8 billion, though it lost a battle with Major League Baseball and will have to share more revenue from that deal than it originally had projected. Rounding out the most valuable top five are the Boston Red Sox ($1.5 billion), Chicago Cubs ($1.2 billion) and San Francisco Giants ($1 billion).

Suck it long and suck it hard

Suck it long and suck it hard


Just another proud day to be a Yankee fan. Bring it on haters. We are finally in second place for most money spent and are still the most valuable franchise in all of sports. You can keep saying “The Yankees just buy their players!” and I will keep responding with “What the fuck do your players play for?” (the answer is money) The Yankees just have a lot more of it. This year looks like it will be a good one, finally loaded up on some good pitching and solid hitting. Let that baby Cano go for a quarter bill so he can slowly die in Seattle and A-Rod is sitting at home just getting fat. I have a good feeling about this year! #28 Baby!

PS If Bill Gates ever just wants to, he can buy every baseball team in the MLB one day and still have money to spend. Fucking crazy
-Jesse

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CNN- A husband and wife are reveling in their good fortune after finding $10 million in rare gold coins buried on their property in Northern California. The gold country discovery is thought to be the largest of its kind in U.S. history, according to David Hall, co-founder of Professional Coin Grading Service, which authenticated the find. “It’s quite a story. People were walking along on their property in Northern California, noticed something, began digging and they found cans of gold coins,” Hall said. “It should have happened to you and me.” They were walking their dog when they spotted something shiny on the ground. The couple dug and eventually discovered eight metal cans, containing more than 1,400 gold coins. No one knows how they got there, or who the coins might have belonged to.

First Cyrus dies and now this?? Sure it happened early last year but what the fuck. I go to work everyday, I raise my child the right way, I don’t cheat on my wife or taxes and I have to READ about some couple just stumbling into 10 fucking million dollars? Sure I could watch less porn, you know the rough stuff, but I do everything else by the book. I play the Powerball with the best numbers in Yankee history and I get nothing. I walk my dogs, all I step on is shit. One of these days I swear I better randomly find the Mona Lisa in mint condition on the side of the road or I’m just going to start murkin people.

Murk=murder
Also I’m just going to listen to old Jerky Boys calls to make myself feel better.

-Jesse

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ESPN- Well, with Masahiro Tanaka’s press conference set for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, the $155 million man had to arrive in New York — and, according to media reports, he did so in style. Tanaka, 25, reportedly chartered his own 787 from Japan Airlines. The price? $195,000. Nice! SBS reported that Tanaka reserved the whole plane for himself, his wife, three guests and his brown toy poodle.

This is EXACTLY what I want to see from our newest pitcher. You sign him for $155 mil and he books a god damn 787 for 5 people and a tiny little dog. He has fuck you money and he knows how to use it. AJ Burnett would’ve flown coach and complained when he landed. Tanaka knows he’s a fucking king and he wants you to know it too. Love it.

-Jesse

Donald Arthur

Donald Arthur


I originally started out this post with Wade Boggs but then I realized I’m a moron and Don Mattingly clearly had the better ‘stache. While Boggs is a big game hunter, a real man’s man, Donnie had the facial hair that literally got him benched and made George Steinbrenner cry (last part may or may not be true. Choose your own adventure). This mustache went together with his mullet like PB & J. It has it’s own Facebook page and is the subject of at least two tshirts. People buy a tshirt just to have the fucking stache on it. My favorite baseball player ever, Donald Arthur Mattingly, gave the world one of it’s most iconic, most world renowned womb brooms in the history of baseball. And here it is..
PS Would’ve made the HOF already if he didn’t have back problems from lugging this thing around on his face all those years
No officer YOU'RE fuckin drunk

No officer YOU’RE fuckin drunk

Old video game style

Old video game style

Reporter "Can I touch it?"

Reporter “Can I touch it?”

Gotta have it

Gotta have it

Already have it

Already have it

Making the bitches cream

Making the bitches cream

Here’s the Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Don-Mattinglys-Mustache/246212962073731

Just giving it to Boggsy

Just giving it to Boggsy

Now works as a Dan Patrick look a like

Now works as a Dan Patrick look a like

-Doc