1. 2010 Yankees Season Preview...and Where I Was All Winter

    Hello, New York. Miss me? In the wake of the Yankees' 27th championship, I took what I felt was a needed five months off from truly following any sports...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 21 reads 0 comments

  2. Yankees Postscript: How to Make a Dynasty

    With all the cards now on the table, and the trophy safe in Derek Jeter's arms, the overwhelming majority of fans are going to remember 2009 as the year Alex Rodriguez broke out in October, and call that the Reason they won...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 213 reads 29 comments

  3. At the Finish Line...Thoughts Before the Last Baseball Game(s) of 2009

    In the grand scheme of things, baseball is a kid's game. It makes heroes out of ordinary men. It makes celebrities out of lowlifes like Jose Canseco and John Rocker. It turns cities against each other—sometimes, even boroughs of the same city...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 140 reads 3 comments

  4. World Series Game Four: The "Phillies Take a Shift" Game

    I was going to wait until the World Series was over before I wrote a word. I wanted to know everything and stop making predictions from game to game, as it drove me nine different kinds of crazy in the ALCS...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 150 reads 3 comments

  5. World Series Preview: What the New York Yankees Must Do to Win it All

    Well...that was fast. My night of celebration ended about 15 minutes after I posted the last piece . Immediately, my mind started to shift to the new question at hand...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 160 reads 1 comments

  6. ALCS Game Six: Six Years in the Making, Yanks' Old Men Bring It Home

    He was as animated on the mound as we've ever seen him—and exactly the way we always remember him. For six-and-a-third innings and two-and-a-half hours Sunday night, Andy Pettitte turned ...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 106 reads 2 comments

  7. ALCS Game Five: The Angels Won't Die (or...Shut Up, Tom! Stop Talking!)

    Alex Rodriguez is having a career-altering postseason. Nick Swisher? Not so much. No matter whether he's hitting left-handed or right-handed, whether he's swinging at fastballs or breaking ...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 110 reads 1 comments

  8. ALCS Game Four: The Yankees Make a Statement

    It doesn't always take a historical, dramatic baseball game to clue a fanbase in on something special happening with their team...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 112 reads 0 comments

  9. The Angels Are Who We Thought They Were (But I'm Not Worried Yet)

    There was a scenario I forgot to mention at the end of the last column . If the Angels were able to come back from a big deficit and beat our bullpen in Game Three, that might make this series a series again, too...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 366 reads 1 comments

  10. ALCS Game Two: Putting the "Game That Wouldn't Die" in Context

    In a season full of dramatic ballgames, the context of the drama of Game Two of the American League Championship Series can only be described as What We Have Come to Expect...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 105 reads 0 comments

  11. ALCS Preview...The Quickie Version

    Twenty minutes to go before Game One. I am sorry I left this so long, but I've had a lot to look at, and a long week at my real job . These two teams are absolutely the best two teams in the American League, both by record and by statistics...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about over 4 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  12. Yankees-Twins Wrap-up: Putting Out Old Fires to Make Room For New Ones

    It goes without saying that the better team won this series. The Yankees hit better with runners in scoring position over the three-game set; their three starters combined for 19 innings, ...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 120 reads 0 comments

  13. Wacky Schedule Means New York Yankees Can (Must?) Stick with Three-Man Rotation

    Three things I just learned about the American League Championship Series have combined to give me chills in the last 45 minutes. 1. The format is 2-3-2, which means we're spending four days playing three games in Anaheim...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 141 reads 5 comments

  14. Yankees-Twins ALDS Game Two - The Alex Rodriguez Game

    He knew it was gone the moment he hit it. It was one more in a long series of moments that have Yankee fans everywhere believing that this is one of those special teams that will go down in history...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 859 reads 7 comments

  15. Yankees-Twins ALDS Preview: Big Mo and Big Moments

    Somewhere around 10 minutes after six tomorrow afternoon, the man already anointed the American League's Most Valuable Player will step into the box against a contender for the American League Cy Young and decide what kind of playoff series we're in for..

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 96 reads 0 comments

  16. Singing Along with the New York Yankees' Playoff Santa

    It happened on Friday night, in the middle of another in a series of epic beatdowns that seem to be taking place in the new Yankee Stadium since the second half began...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 187 reads 1 comments

  17. Growing Up in the Presence of the Last Baseball God (or, My Jeter Story)

    One day, when I'm old and shot, and some little troublemaker who looks like me is in my lap after a Sunday dinner, I'm going to take the opportunity to pass onto him the desperate, passionate, eternal bond of the Yankee fan...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 202 reads 9 comments

  18. The Art of the Perfect Game (Or, How to Get Really, Really Lucky)

    "It was a million-to-one shot, Doc."-Frank Costanza The Yankees won an unremarkable game this evening, the opener of a relatively meaningless series in Camden Yards against an Orioles team that got buried back in May...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 103 reads 0 comments

  19. The Beatdown in the Boogie-Down (or, The Weekend that Made Us Men)

    It took four nights to answer a year's worth of questions. The stakes were unthinkably high for a series in early August. This series wasn't going to be the run-of-the-mill battle for bragging rights...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 135 reads 3 comments

  20. "What Kind Of Day Has It Been?" Deadline '09 Predictions for the AL

    At first glance, the biggest story of the 2009 trade deadline is the deal that never happened. Roy Halladay is still a Blue Jay...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 44 reads 0 comments

  21. One Hundred (And One) Games Deep, Yankees Right Where They Belong

    (The majority of this piece was written around 1 o'clock this afternoon. Wacky computer-related hijinks stopped me from posting until after today's games ended, so we know a little bit more now than we did ten hours ago...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about almost 5 years ago 414 reads 2 comments

  22. Mariano Rivera: The World's Most Interesting Closer

    (CAPTION: He doesn't always bat, but when he does...) To be quite honest, I’m not one hundred percent sure why I’m writing this right now...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about 5 years ago 326 reads 1 comments

  23. Coming Home to Daddy: An Argument for Pedro in Pinstripes

    We've hated him for a long time. From the time he arrived in Boston from Montreal in 1998, Pedro Martinez has been among the most prominent names on the Empire's list of public enemies. From 1998 to 2000, he went 60-17 with a 2...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about 5 years ago 170 reads 11 comments

  24. The Tale of Two Brains (or, I Wonder Which Team Will Show Up Today?)

    The week ended in one of those laugher, sigh-of-relief games that every Yankee fan is used to...and every opponent dreads. The play-by-play men and color men talk in platitudes like, "You can't keep a lineup this good down for too long...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about 5 years ago 243 reads 5 comments

  25. Yankees Season in Review: The Biggest Stories from the First 50 Games

    Hello friends, sorry it's taken so long for me to get back on the horse and write a new article. I've been hard at work on my music, and should be releasing my first solo EP, entitled Disparition, some time in mid-July...

    Tom Schecter Written by Tom Schecter about 5 years ago 142 reads 2 comments