Posted: April 16th, 2012 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: 42, albert pujols, Alex Rodriguez, babe ruth, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Dodgers, Civil Rights Movement, Color Barrier, Derek Jeter, Dignity, Instances, Jackie Robinson, Kind Of Man, Limited Time, Major League Baseball, Majors, Mlb, Number 42, Political Concern, Profession, Professional Baseball, Special Kind Of Man, Sports, Stupidity | 3 Comments »
Today, MLB or Major League Baseball is commemorating Jackie Robinson Day, it has been 65 years after Robinsoncracked the color barrier in professional baseball. All coaches and players is going to wear Robinson’s number 42 today.
I actually cannot inform you anything you do not already find out about Jackie Robinson. Probably none of us would ever guess what he underwent, working with extraordinary stupidity each day. Coping with it all with dignity, which takes an incredibly special kind of man. One which is worthy of being commemorated.
Being a player, he was special. He did not get through to the majors – due to the stupidity of the instances – up until the age of 28 yet still he had a ten year profession together with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Normally, sports are merely sports. Jackie Ronbinson however, was more vital than merely baseball. He played a big role in the whole civil rights movement. He altered it from being only a political concern something which individuals could comprehend as more than simply a concept. It’s not easy to think that such a fairly limited time ago the world was very different.
Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Bloop, Boston Coach, Boston Red Sox, Cc Sabathia, Derek Jeter, Fenway Park, Floodgates, Game Sequence, Heap, Larry Rothschild, Lefthander, Majors, Miseries, New York Yankees, Ny Yankees, Pitching Coach, Shortstop, Third Baseman, Tuesday Night | No Comments »
The New York Yankees will start a three-game sequence at Fenway Park on Tuesday night with first place in the AL East on the line and with CC Sabathia on the heap.
The Yankees usually like their opportunities with the big lefthander on the hill, although Sabathia is 0-4 with a 7.20 ERA in four starts versus the Boston Red Sox this season and he is only 0-2 with a 6.17 ERA at Fenway Park in 2011.
New York generally has dropped 10 out of its 12 games versus Boston this season. That is portion of the motive the Yankees sit 1 ½ games after the Red Sox title into this sequence.
Therefore, how do you illustrate the struggles of Sabathia against Boston and his command of the rest of the majors? Sabathia finally has 17-3 with a 2.40 ERA against everybody but Boston.
Larry Rothschild, Yankees pitching coach said, “It’s a mistake here or there in the late innings. There are a lot of ground ball hits that just go through, some bloop hits, then something big happens and the floodgates have opened. I don’t think it’s anything monumental that needs to be changed.”
Making the mission of the Yankees extra challenging is the reality that Derek Jeter (knee) the shortstop and Alex Rodriguez (thumb) third baseman are questionable for the game on Tuesday and the whole series.
The Yankees and Sabathia have been not capable to resolve the Red Sox this season. Yet they will get one more opportunity on Tuesday night.
Posted: August 24th, 2011 | Author: manchingjp | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Accusations, Alex Rodriguez, Allegations, Awkward Situations, Baseman, Batting Practice, Caution, First Game, Friday Afternoon, High Stakes, Major League Baseball, Mlb, Nbsp, Oakland Athletics, Orioles, Poker Games, Practice Session, Star Magazine, Thumb, Yankees | No Comments »
Alex Rodriguez’s day in court with Major League Baseball to discuss the reports he has been concerned in high-stakes and illegal poker games is planned for Friday.
Rodriguez informed reporters prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics that he will meet in Baltimore when the Yankees visit the Orioles.
Rodriguez said, “I’ll be talking to you guys on Friday afternoon. I can’t wait.”
The baseman of Yankees is expected to get a stern caution and not a suspension.
MLB officers “seemed more interested in telling Rodriguez to avoid awkward situations than disciplining him.”
Rodriguez has refused to comment on the accusations Star Magazine first reported last month claiming he played in underground poker games.
In the meantime, A-Rod was scratched from lineup on Tuesday with a jammed left thumb. He injured it fielding a ground ball Sunday at Minnesota, his first game back from the disabled record.
Rodriguez cut short his batting practice session to rest his thumb.
Rodriguez said, “It felt pretty painful. Hopefully it’s just a day or two.”
Posted: August 18th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Conclusion, Couple Of Days, Game, Last Friday, Minor League, Rod Link, Rodriguez Alex, Running, Twins, Walks, Yankees | No Comments »
Alex Rodriguez felt “a little tentative, a little hesitant” during the rehab game previous night with the Yankees’ Triple-A associate, the club has pronounced it might delay on activating him.
Rodriguez began his minor league task last Friday, aspiring to get some time at the plate and in the field under his belt before going back Thursday for New York’s series opener versus the Twins.
At the same time as he was capable to play 8 innings previous night, going 1-2 with a pair of walks, Rodriguez informed his team that he was not running extreme and in fact informed reporters that it is pretty clear he is not going to play. He would not prove that he would just be able to go on Friday.
New York will so far have A-Rod link the club in Minnesota before creating a conclusion on him.
Girardi said, “Our plans right now are still to bring him to Minnesota tomorrow if everything goes OK. We may not activate him. We may just have him go through some things for a couple of days, then wait a couple of days to activate him.”
Right from the start, the Yankees have accepted that they do not want to hurry Rodriguez as he recovers from a torn meniscus. The entire idea of experiencing in-season surgery was so that he could return healthy for their playoff run.
Posted: August 4th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Allegation, American League Mvp, Baseball Commissioner Bud, Beverly Hills California, Card Games, Cody Leibel, Commissioner Bud Selig, Joe Girardi, Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Commissioner, Month Of July, Poker Game, Poker Games, Radar Online, Radaronline, Rodriguez Rodriguez, Tampa Fla, Thousand Dollars, Yankees Slugger | 1 Comment »
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig ordered Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez to meet up with investigators regarding his suspected participation in a series of illegal poker games that could result in a suspension.
According to a reliable source, “It could be (a suspension) if it turns out he did something. I know they are not too happy about it.”
As new poker allegations spin around the Yankees superstar, Major League Baseball released a report saying they are taking the investigation “very seriously.”
Any suspension would probably have to go through negotiation, which can make it hard to pursue.
Joe Girardi said before the Yankees played the White Sox in Chicago, “I don’t really have any comment on that. Let baseball handle those things.”
The report on a Radar Online alleged Rodriguez was at a poker game “where cocaine was openly used” and a fight nearly broke out when alleged host Cody Leibel refused to pay a $500,000 loss.
Rodriguez is not suspected to have used cocaine or have been engaged in some violence. The report said Rodriguez lost a “few thousand dollars.”
The league said, “We take this very seriously and have been investigating this matter since the initial allegation. As part of the investigation, the Commissioner’s Office will interview Mr. Rodriguez.”
Rodriguez’s alleged presence at the card games in Beverly Hills, California was reported by RadarOnline in the month of July. According to Major League Baseball, they were looking into the reports.
At the moment, Rodriguez, through his spokesperson Howard Rubinsten, denied ever playing in the illegal poker games run by jailed Ponzi schemer Brad Ruderman.
Actor Tober Maguire was prosecuted in June by a trustee for Ruderman’s defrauded investors for over $300,000 he allegedly won at the poker games.
Rodriguez was warned by Major League Baseball about gambling in underground poker clubs in 2005.
The three-time American League MVP is rehabbing in Tampa, Fla., after undergoing surgery in the previous month to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
He is scheduled to start again baseball activities Thursday and is anticipated to go back to the field in the following two weeks.
Posted: July 11th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Alex Rodriguez, Blow Man, Bullpen, Consecutive Seasons, Dearth, Decimation, Derek Jeter, Dr Christopher, Dr Lee, Joe Gerardi, Knee Surgery, Laggards, Meniscus Tear, No Doubt, Orthopedic Surgeon, Phil Hughes, Robinson Cano, Team Physician, Wrigley Field, Yankee Clubhouse | No Comments »
The news discouraged the laggards in the Yankee clubhouse who had not previously ran out the door to the All-Star break.
Alex Rodriguez requires surgery on his sore right knee.
He will undertake an arthroscopic process today at the University of Miami to repair a small tear of his meniscus. Rodriguez will miss from four to six weeks.
Dr. Lee Kaplan, Miami-based orthopedic surgeon will do the surgery.
Robinson Cano said, “It’s a huge blow, man. To lose a guy like him, that’s the kind of guy you really need in your lineup, a guy who puts up good numbers, a guy who produces. A guy a pitcher doesn’t want to face. It’s a big, big loss to lose a guy like him.”
Rodriguez made a decision Sunday to have the surgery after being examined by Kaplan and talking about his alternatives with team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad. The tear had been found in an MRI on Friday after Joe Gerardi recognized Rodriguez was not driving the ball and teammates commented that he was not running normally.
Rodriguez had hit .321 with nine RBI in the 14 games ever since he injured his knee last June 19 running the bases at Wrigley Field.
He has not hit a home run since June 11, a span of 85 at bats, the highest single-season dearth of his profession. The 14-time All Star has hit a minimum of 30 home runs in 13 consecutive seasons, but as only 13 this year in 305 at-bats. He is striking .295 with 52 RBI this season.
The failure of the Yankees’ cleaning striker until early to middle of August is a blow to a group that created it to the All-Star break having endured without Derek Jeter for 18 games and starter Phil Hughes for 2 ½ months. It as well dealt with the decimation of its bullpen because of injuries.
Girardi said in a report, “There’s no doubt we’re going to miss him, but we need to find a way. As I’ve said several times already this year, some people are going to have to step up. Up to this point, this team has.”
He did not recognize if Rodriguez would go back in four weeks or would be competent to just do baseball activities in that timeframe.
Rodriguez talked about the injury with CC Sabathia, who has double experienced a meniscus tear in his knee.
Sabathia said, “We definitely want him in the lineup, but we want him to be right, and he wasn’t the past couple of days.”
He felt healthy after around four weeks following surgery, he added. However, that might not interpret to a position player.
Sabathia said, “Playing third is a lot different than pitching. Running the bases is a lot different than pitching. Swinging the bat and having to be driving the ball is a lot different.”
Eduardo Nunez will fill in at third base, as he did this weekend.
He said, “I feel bad for him. You never want to see a teammate hurt. If they need me, I can do it.”
Posted: June 12th, 2011 | Author: JewelleAnn | Filed under: Baseball | Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte, Bartolo Colon, Brian Cashman, Couple Of Days, David Phelps, Dead Arm, Deepness, Elbow, Free Agent, Gust, Hurdle, Joba Chamberlain, Mri Exam, Phil Hughes, Right Hander, Scrap Heap, Stint, Yankee | No Comments »
Bartolo Colon’s shoulder may be eligible as the remedial miracle of the year; however he still has 38-year-old legs sustaining an XXL upper body. Earlier or later something was hurdle to offer.
Simply who would have estimated that Colon pulling up with constrain damage on a cool; hazy day in June would succeed as a potentially overwhelming expansion for the Yankees?
Yet there’s no extra method to place it. The Yankees by now had a bullpen disaster on their hands after bringing up the rear of Joba Chamberlain for the period due to an elbow damage a couple of days ago, and, abruptly, the similar can be said for their starting revolution.
Colon’s unpredicted supremacy this period, which sustained Saturday in a 4-0 triumph over the Indians, had assisted them endure Phil Hughes’ strange dead-arm difficulty, not to state Andy Pettitte’s retirement and Cliff Lee’s refusal of Yankee free-agent money.
At this time, in a week when the Red Sox exhibited their present advantage over their famed rivals, the probable loss of Colon is quite a gust.
Furthermore, don’t believe the Yankees don’t recognize it. You just had to hear Alex Rodriguez pouring regarding Colon later, as he measured the damage results, to know what the invigorated right hander had approach to mean to this group.
“He has been throwing the ball like a legitimate No. 1 starter, “A-Rod said, “like he did in his CyYoung year in 2005.”
A-Rod named it “the sign of the century,” noting that GM Brian Cashman signed Colon off the scrap heap previous winter.
He would stay until he obtains outcomes of MRI exam of Colon prior to openly considering life without him, however confidentially Yankee people were bracing for an unlimited stint on the disabled record.
Adam Warren or David Phelps are both the probable candidates to replace Colon a pair of right-handers of whom have pitched well in Triple-A. They are not measured to have the probable of Manny Banuelos or Dellin Betances, who made like buzz throughout spring training, although Cashman is not going to hurry either of those two to the majors by, dragging them out of Double-A at this moment.
Otherwise the Yankees can as an alternative expect for one more Colon-like and raise Carlos Silva, a repossession project signed off waivers from the Cubs in April who has created made three solid starts at Triple A.