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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 8/11/13

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible

Around the Internet

  • Grantland | Gabe Feldman: A breakdown of the arguments Alex Rodriguez might use during his suspension appeal.
  • New York Post | Joel Sherman: As the season gets away from the Yankees, Mariano Rivera, the most loved player, and Alex Rodriguez, the most hated player, take center stage.
  • NotGraphs | Dayn Perry: Apparently Mariano Rivera's retirement ceremony could involve oregano in a ziplock bag.
  • The Hardball Times | Greg Simons: A look back through all the events that have occurred throughout Alex Rodriguez's career that have led him to be the most criticized player in baseball.
  • NoMaas | SJK: A survey on Twitter asking what the fans would do if they ran the Yankees.

Quick Hits

  • Alex Rodriguez says that his reception at Yankee Stadium was so much better than he expected.
  • Alfonso Soriano says he feels a little lost at the plate right now and that it's hard to ignore 2,000 hits.

Questions of the Day

  • Out of CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes, and Andy Pettitte, who do you think is the most likely to turn it around for the rest of the season?
  • What positions should the Yankees look to fill on the free agent market in the offseason?
  • What is a movie that you used to like, but are now sick of?
  • What is your current obsession?

Coming Up Today

  • Baby Bomber Recap 8/10/13 @ 9 am
  • Yankees prospects: Brett Marshall continues to make strides with Scranton @ 10 am
  • New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers at 1:05 pm (12:30 pm game thread)
  • Back to the Yankees future @ 5 pm