MLB came together for Boston on Tuesday night — this little boy made a sign for the Red Sox when they played in Cleveland. The team loved it so much, they put it up in their dugout.
In New York, fans pushed the rivalry aside and paid tribute with a rendition of “Sweet Caroline” in the third inning. The popular sing-along song has been featured at Boston Red Sox home games since 2002. (Jason Miller/Elsa/Getty Images; MLB/Twitter/Indians)
Here is former Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, along with New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman, rappelling 22 stories from one of the tallest buildings in Stamford to mark the start of Santa’s arrival as part of “Heights & Lights” in Connecticut. FESTIVE! (Photo: REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin)
Delirious only minutes earlier, fans at Yankee Stadium sat stunned in utter disbelief while they watched Derek Jeter being helped off the field, his left leg dangling.
Their worst fears were met, too. The durable captain broke his left ankle in the 12th inning of the AL championship series opener Saturday night and is out for the rest of the post-season.
“It’s kind of crushing,” outfielder Nick Swisher said.
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First midges, now a bat.
Even a trampoline injury.
Joba Chamberlain finds himself in some unusual situations.
“I don’t know if I’d hang out with me very much. I might need a bubble,” Chamberlain said.
Chamberlain was knocked out of Game 4 of the AL division series on Thursday night when the barrel of Matt Wieters’ broken bat hit him on the right elbow in the 12th inning. The Baltimore Orioles went on to a 2-1 victory that forced a decisive Game 5 on Friday night, getting the go-ahead run on 13th-inning doubles by Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy against David Phelps.
It was a big night for MLB yesterday. Oakland won the AL West title with another improbable rally, the Yankees beat the Red Sox for their 13th AL East title in 17 years, and Miguel Cabrera became the first player since 1967 to achieve the Triple Crown. Which moment was your favourite?
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera says he will return to the mound by 2013, vowing to overcome a knee injury that figures to end his season.
Rivera had hinted at the start of spring training that he would retire after the 2012 season, and he wasn’t sure what he would do after tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament while shagging fly balls during batting practice Thursday.
Back at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, the 42-year-old closer firmly said he will not allow his career to end this way.
“I’m coming back. Write it down in big letters. I’m not going out like this,” he said. “This has me thinking, I can’t go down like this. If it takes two, three, four, five, seven more (seasons), whatever it takes.”