The New York Yankees are dead. They are not merely tapping the bucket with their tootsies, sampling the dust with their teeth, booking refundable tickets on the Stygian Ferry. They are on Line 1 with Dr. Kevorkian asking for the soonest appointment possible, please.Daily News:
The Yankees held a players-only meeting less than an hour before Tuesday night's game in an attempt to reinforce the sense of urgency that filled the visitors' clubhouse at the Rogers Centre. ...Post:
Damon dropped what would have been the third out in the eighth inning, allowing the winning run to score from first base. ...
Another small nail was driven into the Yankees' pinstriped coffin last night by a leather hammer that was Johnny Damon's glove. ...AP:
The Yankees' ninth defeat in 14 games dropped them 11 games behind the Rays in the AL East and left them 6½ lengths back of the wild card-leading Red Sox [with 37 games remaining]. ... So, a six-game road trip that can only be described as critical started with a disaster.
Former Yankees pitcher Hideki Irabu was arrested Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a bartender after drinking 20 mugs of beer, a police official said.
Irabu, 39, became angered after his credit card was rejected. He then allegedly pushed the bartender against the wall, pulled his hair and smashed at least nine liquor bottles at a bar in Osaka, western Japan ...