Aaron Boone on ALCS Opponent: ‘be careful what you wish for’

Aaron Boone and the New York Yankees made quick work of the Minnesota Twins in the ALDS, sweeping them in three games, and outscoring them 23-7. That now makes the Yankees a perfect six for six when it comes to eliminating the Twins in the MLB postseason. Daffy Duck will beat Bugs Bunny before Minnesota wins an October series over the Yanks. 

The Yankees had four days off between the end of the regular season and Game one of the American League Division Series. They came in well rested, and performed phenomenally.

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Aaron Judge Fired Himself Up for ALDS by Watching 2017 Wild Card

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge made a lot of news yesterday during his ALDS Workout Day press conference. It started with the shirt he chose to wear, which was a variation of the Major League Baseball logo.The tee depicted Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner banging the top of a dugout with his bat in the space where you would usually find the MLB logo.

It’s an allusion to Gardner’s bat-banging tirades, which have become legendary among the Yanks and their fan base this season. Taking proper care of your bats is an important issue at all levels of baseball. Selecting the right bat matters a lot too. The titanic slugger also proclaimed 100% fitness, saying that his previously banged-up right shoulder is fine.

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Astros, Dodgers, Yankees Emerging as Strongest World Series Favorites

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It’s just 12 days until the Major League Baseball postseason begins and a little over a month until the 2019 World Series is upon us. This year the fall classic will begin with game one on Oct 22nd, and if necessary, end with game seven on Oct. 30th.

So who are the leading contenders to get there and win it all? Well, you have some of the usual suspects, but the heaviest favorite, according to the 2019 World Series Odds is actually a team with just one World Series title, achieved only two seasons ago- the Houston Astros. However, two Fall Classic regulars, the New York Yankees and L.A. Dodgers, are very close behind.

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Five Things to Know About Playing Baseball

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Playing baseball involves throwing, hitting, and catching the ball. If you have the skills, and the right playing equipment you can enhance your performance with regular practice. Reviews from Bat Sleeves on basketball player’s accessories and equipment show that, if you do not get high-quality gear and equipment, it becomes harder to train, and achieve excellence. If you know the rules of the game, and you are passionate about playing it, then you can excel in it. [Read more…]

How the Baseball Hall of Fame Acknowledges the Steroids Era

To me, the most interesting aspect of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is what passes as “the steroids wing.” The entire steroids era, from approximately the mid 1990s to the early 2010s is covered by just one display case, which focuses on artifacts relating to PEDs or performance enhancing drugs.

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Chicago Cubs Fan Guide to Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown

Sometimes for better, often for worse, the Chicago Cubs have a very prominent place in baseball history. This is undeniable, as they are one of the sport’s biggest brands, and their imprint at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York  is expectedly massive.

Let’s take a look at what Cubs fans need to see and experience when they visit the Hall of Fame. First though a little history about why the museum is located where it is.

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Baseball Rules Explained – What You Need to  Know

Just like any other sports Baseball is a thrilling game that dates as far as 1744. The game has its own culture and rules that make it more popular and phenomenal. What is unique about this game is that It is only dominated in America and particularly in North America.

The game is also played in other countries such as Japan and Canada. And the good part is that the rules of the game are all the same in all the said countries.

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Cubs Legend Lee Smith Sees a Lot of Himself in Dodgers Kenley Jansen

Lee Smith heads into the Hall of Fame this weekend as a man who pitched for all four teams involved in the two biggest rivalries in all of baseball: Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals (his grandfather’s favorite team), Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees.

He also pitched for four more teams on top of that quartet, during a Major League career that saw him strike out 1,251 batters in 1,022 innings and make seven All-Star appearances. For what Lee Smith means to the history of baseball, it’s less about what team he played for and more about what position he held. The group that he’s a member of, which matters more right now, is the fraternity of closers.

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Liverpool Owner Declares Club’s League Ambitions, Watches Red Sox-Yankees in London

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John W. Henry, the American titan of industry who heads the Fenway Group (whose holdings include the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool F.C.) was in London yesterday to see his baseball team in action.

The BoSox fell 17-13 to the New York Yankees in Major League Baseball action at West Ham United’s London Stadium, where close to 60,000 witnessed a ballgame that fell just a few minutes (it was four hours, 42 minutes in total) shy of becoming the longest nine inning affair in MLB history.

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Liverpool FC News and Notes: Klopp, Summer Preseason Tour, Huddersfield Preview

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There is a whole lot going on with Liverpool FC this week! The Reds are getting ready for the run in and the chase for the Premier League title. Liverpool also announced the three preseason friendlies that they will stage in the United States this summer, and the trio of matches will all take place in massive, iconic cathedrals of sport.

First off though, here are your Liverpool FC vs Huddersfield Town A.F.C. FYIs for the match tomorrow night.

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Liverpool FC to Face Sporting CP at Yankee Stadium in July

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When Liverpool FC begin preparations for next season they could be doing so as holders of a major trophy; perhaps two. The Reds are currently on top of the Premier League table and through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

There is nothing the club would like better than to enter the summer off-season with the first piece of silverware won during the Jurgen Klopp era. When the summer preseason does get going, it will include a stop in the Bronx’s Yankee Stadium. On Tuesday the New York Yankees announced that Liverpool will face Sporting CP in a July 24th friendly at Yankee Stadium.

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Yankees Slam Papa John’s Founder, Suspend Partnership in Response to N-Word Scandal

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The massive fallout for pizza company Papa John’s and their founder John Schnatter continued Friday as the New York Yankees joined the list of businesses distancing themselves from the currently radioactive brand.

The Yankees suspended their current partnership with the pizza chain and blasted Schnatter’s remarks which recently came to light as “reprehensible.” Schnatter resigned as chairman of the Papa John’s board on Wednesday, after Forbes reported the pizza magnate’s having used the N-word during a media training exercise in May.

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