Archive for July 17th, 2009

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Hot Stove Player of the Week: Mariano Rivera

Yankees Rumors & News

The National League lost the All-Star Game yet again, and you can’t even blame the Mets for it. David Wright went 1 for 2 and scored a run, and Frankie Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth. The AL now has the home-field advantage in the World Series once more. How dumb is that rule? What’s next? The Home Run Derby winner gets to host Thanksgiving dinner for the World Champion? The Mets, of course, did not have a representative in the Derby, but they did come out on top in the Dropped Pop-up Showdown and the Base-running Blunder Regatta. It was also oldies week around here, as the Devils try to reclaim past glory with the hiring of Jacques Lemaire. Sure, he won eight Stanley Cups and was elected to the Hall of Fame as a player and won a Cup and two Jack Adams Awards as a coach, but he brought hockey to a standstill with the trap and made the game as exciting as watching paint dry (though sometimes …

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