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Rain threat delays, then postpones ALCS Game 4CNNSI.com Oct 17, 2012Call it the no-rain rainout. Game 4 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Tigers was postponed until Thursday -- although Comerica Park was still dry when the game was called.Share Tweet
Rainout doesn't do reeling Yankees any favorsEven the weather does the Yankees no particular favors. The rainout of Game 4 at Comerica Park on Wednesday night was not quite an equal-opportunity meteorological event. There is a scenario in which it hurts the Yankees much worse than the Tigers.Share TweetThe Detroit Tigers' party in Motown will have to wait at least one more day. Game 4 of the ALCS at Comerica Park was postponed due to rain on Wednesday night, meaning the Tigers won't get their first chance to advance past the New York Yankees until Thu…Share Tweet
Your Belated MLB Playoffs Open Threaddeadspin.com Oct 17, 2012The Cardinals-Giants game has already gotten underway, and they are taking a 2-1 nailbiter into the seventh inning. At 8 p.m. EDT, the Tigers-Yankees game will be getting underway, and Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson once again find themselves ridi…Share TweetDETROIT (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez has been benched again by the New York Yankees, who also dropped center fielder Curtis Granderson from the starting lineup while trying to avoid elimination Wednesday.Share TweetWhat began as a casual, joking conversation between New York Yankees president Randy Levine and Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria about the possibility of Alex Rodriguez playing for the Marlins may develop into serious trade talks.Share Tweet
Chat With David Shields, Author Of Books About Race In The NBA And The Weird Shit Ichiro Suzuki Saysdeadspin.com Oct 17, 2012David Shields has authored 14 books and has written for a wide variety of publications throughout his career. His latest book, Baseball Is Just Baseball: The Understated Ichiro, is a collection of the most fascinating Ichiro quotes. Here's a sampling of…Share TweetDetroit reliever Phil Coke put up pedestrian pitching numbers this year; a 4.00 ERA and 1.65 WHIP while averaging less than a strikeout an inning won't get the ladies into much of a sweat-especially in the AL Central, where the only decent hitting couldShare Tweet
Ice-cold offense seeking rebound in crucial Game 4An ice-cold offense and a red-hot Justin Verlander proved a bad combination for the Yankees on Tuesday as one of baseball's top-hitting regular-season teams continued a postseason struggle that is beginning to reach historical depths.Share Tweet
TBS strikes out on Yankee hitting coach, YES doesn't forget Kevin Longnydailynews.com Oct 17, 2012The Yankees’ cast of characters has provided plenty of material for TBS voices to highlight through three games of the ALCS, whether it be Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano or Joe Girardi.Share Tweet
Donald Trump to Yankees' A-Rod: You're fired!ESPN.com Oct 16, 2012If George Steinbrenner were still alive, Donald Trump thinks "The Boss" would've delivered the following message to struggling slugger Alex Rodriguez:Share TweetEduardo Nunez ended a nine-pitch duel with Justin Verlander with a solo homer to left field on a hanging curve, but it would be the only run the Yankees could muster in a 2-1 loss to the Tigers.Share Tweet
Derek Jeter's Diary: Things Fall Apartgrantland.com Oct 17, 2012The baseball season is a long and lonely road. To preserve his sanity, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter keeps a diary. These are excerpts from The Captai...Share Tweet
MLB Playoff Wrap: Yankees on the Brinkgrantland.com Oct 17, 2012Thoughts on a nail-biting ALCS Game 3, now with 13 percent more Inquiries of Interest: "I JUST HAD A GUT FEELING." If you ever want to gain some pers...Share Tweet
A-Rod's Future With YankeesOct 17Baseball Tonight analyses Alex Rodriguez's relationship with Joe Girardi and the Yankees after being benched in ALCS.
Alex Rodriguez Trade TalksOct 17Buster Olney on the possibility of the Yankees trading Alex Rodriguez in the offseason.
Yankees StunnedOct 17Andrew Marchand talks about the mood in the New York clubhouse after going down 0-3 in ALCS.
Kobe Gives Pep Talk To A-RodOct 17Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Kobe Bryant's comment that Alex Rodriguez needs to remember that he is the best.