As exciting as the two electric sensations have been so far this year, they are still a couple of young kids making their first trips throughout the league.
With the bases loaded in the ninth, and down by 1, the Toronto Blue Jays sent Justin Smoak to the plate. He responded by driving a breaking ball to the opposite field, but New York Yankees outfield, Brett Gardner, was there to make a dazzling play. See for yourself.
The Yankees were a team that was struggling to stay above .500 for most of the year; but the resurgent offense has brought them back to within 3.5 games of the second Wildcard spot in the American League.
In sports, there is nothing more exciting than an elimination game, and it’s why we, as fans, gravitate towards every single game 7, March Madness tournament, and Super Bowl. Fans expect teams to play their best with their backs against the wall – and most of the time they do.
Joe Girardi earned his keep. That is what the New York Yankees brass believed when they made him the second highest paid manager in baseball with a new 4 – year $16 contract
With all the hoopla surrounding New York Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera, two retiring baseball greats may have been overlooked as the 2013 season came to a close. Todd Helton, the first baseman for the Colorado Rockies, and Andy Pettitte, a pitcher for the New York Yankees, played their final games in Major League uniforms over the weekend.
All good things must come to an end. That is what I keep telling myself about your impending retirement. But in truth, this might just be the beginning.
On Wednesday, Ichiro’s 4,000th hit occurred when he singled to left off Toronto Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey in the first inning. The game was stopped as Ichiro received a standing ovation. Ichiro’s teammates bounded out from the home dugout and met him at first base to give him hugs and high fives.