Author Archives: Eric Favaloro

A Seinfeld-Themed Look at the 2013 MLB Season

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“You want to talk about hotels, or you want to win some baseball games?” George Costanza asked a youthful Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams in wake of the Yankees’ 1996 World Series win. “That is one magic loogie,” exclaimed Jerry as he discounted the inaccurate story of Keith Hernandez spitting on Kramer and Newman. “You know, George, ...

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Robinson Cano and dad are not the only father-son duo across MLB

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In honor of Father’s Day having just passed on Sunday, this article will take a look at notable active players around Major League Baseball whose fathers have also played in the majors at some point. Unlike his son, Jose Cano did not have much time in the spotlight and certainly did not put up superstar numbers ...

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Former Yankees pitchers succeeding with current teams

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While pitching has not really been an issue for the Yankees – as it has been their offense/run-production that has contributed to their recent struggles – several pitchers that once donned pinstripes have started the 2013 season with impressive performances.  This article is, in no way, trying to criticize the Yankees for the moves and ...

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Across the AL: Yanks return to the Bronx to host King Felix and the Mariners

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Although the Yankees lost the first game of the Monday doubleheader against the Indians, they were able to shut out the Tribe in the second game, 7-0.  Between the two games, Yankees pitchers managed to limit the Indians to a total of one run – an impressive feat against a lineup that, coming into Monday, ...

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Across the AL: Astros’ Lucas Harrell Introduces Himself to Yankees Fans

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Quality players like Lucas Harrell – who find themselves playing quite well albeit on bad, small-market teams in cities where there isn’t much interest in baseball – are easily overlooked by most fans outside of said cities and/or teams.  Especially with pitchers, playing on a team as bad as the Astros have been in recent ...

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Across the AL: Despite Losing Streak, Success Inevitable for Oakland A’s, Reddick

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The Oakland Athletics, after getting swept by the Rays in their previous three-game series, were certainly looking for a win when they visited Fenway on Monday.  They did not get it, however, as they lost to the Red Sox, 9-6.  Through their first 16 games, the A’s were 12-4 and outscored their opponents, 96-63.  The ...

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Former Yankees Transitioning into New Roles, Teams

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With the Yankees currently in Cleveland for a four-game series, players and fans alike were able to get an up-close look at Nick Swisher donning an Indians uniform in Monday’s 11-6 win over the Tribe.  Swisher, now the starting first baseman in Cleveland, went 1-3 yesterday with two walks and a run scored.  With a ...

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Across the AL: Opening Day Recap

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The date is April 2, 2013, which means Opening Day has come and gone.  The 2013 Major League Baseball season has finally begun and is already off to an exciting start.  To lessen the blow of the rival Red Sox defeating the Yankees, 8-2, this article will not even mention the soon-to-be-forgotten game any more ...

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