Mets Overtake Yankees as New York’s Top Team

Mets Overtake Yankees as New York’s Top Team

With talk earlier this year about this possibly being the best New York baseball season ever, it had seemed clear that there was at least a small divide between the city’s major league teams. The Yankees were still the big dogs, and while the Mets were having a great season, they seemed less threatening. After … Read more

MLB’s PitchCom System Draws Mixed Reactions

Baseball and technology have always made for wary partners. For a five-year span in the 1930s, as radio became more popular, all three New York teams — the Yankees, Giants and Dodgers — banned live play-by-play of their games because they feared the new medium would reduce attendance. When the Chicago Cubs added lights to … Read more

Vin Scully Helped California Baseball Take Root

At the end of the 1957 baseball season, Brooklyn Dodgers management packed up for a long-threatened move across the continent. Into the hypothetical moving trunks went the home uniforms saying “Dodgers” across the front, the creaky old heroes of Flatbush and much of the front office, plus Manager Walter Alston and his promising young players. … Read more

Deal or No Deal, Yankees’ Bullpen Will Evolve

Change is inevitable over the course of a major league schedule. With 162 games on the docket — not counting spring training or the playoffs — it’s impossible for things to stay the same. Faces come and go, injuries disrupt things and roles are reassigned. Every team deals with it to some degree, knowing full … Read more