Saturday, February 16, 2019

Books: On American History

On this President's Day weekend, it's time to take a look back at our history and who made us the country we are today with these books: Winter War by Eric Rauchway; John Marshall: The Man Who Made The Supreme Court by Richard Brookhiser; Behold, America by Sarah Churchwell;  The Rise of Andrew Jackson by David S. Heidler and Jeanne T. Heidler; and A Nation Forged by Crisis by Jay Sexton.

Yankees' Sabathia Announces 2019 Will Be His Last Season

CC Sabathia. @Yankees.

Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia confirmed that 2019 would mark his final Major League season at a press conference at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa on Saturday afternoon surrounded by his family and teammates.

"This is it. This is the final year," Sabathia said, adding, "all I ever wanted is for people to remember me as a good teammate."

Friday, February 15, 2019

Yankees Sign Severino To New Deal

Luis Severino. @Yankees.

The Yankees made a major investment in one of their homegrown players, a pitcher who has proven to be an ace the past couple seasons.

The Yankees have signed RHP Luis Severino to a four-year contract extending through the 2022 season, with a club option for the 2023 season, it was announced on Friday.

St. John's Mullin, Heron, & Clark Ahead Of Villanova Matchup

Chris Mullin. Photo by Jason Schott.

The St. John's Red Storm will be facing their toughest test of the season Sunday evening at Madison Square Garden when they take on defending national champion Villanova.

St. John's is coming off an overtime win against Butler on Tuesday night, and they are in a tie for third place in the Big East with Seton Hall, as both have 6-6 conference records.

Villanova is in first place in the Big East with a conference record of 11-1. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Seton Hall Smothers Georgetown

Michael Nzei takes a free throw with teammates looking on. Photo by Jason Schott.

Seton Hall had one of their best performances of the season, as they thoroughly dominated Georgetown, 90-75, on Wednesday night at Prudential Center.

The win puts the Pirates in a tie for third place in the Big East with St. John's, with both teams holding 6-6 conference records. Georgetown fell to 5-7 in the Big East and they are in a three-way tie for fifth with DePaul and Butler.

Boone: Sanchez Has "A real hunger to go out and show the world what a good player he is"

Gary Sanchez. @Yankees

One focus for the Yankees as they enter spring training will be on the growth of one of their prized young players, catcher Gary Sanchez.

Sanchez burst on the scene in 2016, had a strong year at the plate the following season, but had a tough 2018 in which he played only 89 games due to injury and saw his average dip to .189, with 18 home runs and 53 RBI.

Boone: Yankees Have To "Go deliver on what we believe is a really good club"

Aaron Boone. Photo by Jason Schott.

Yankees Manager Aaron Boone addressed the media on Wednesday afternoon as spring training in Tampa commenced with the arrival of pitchers and catchers.

Boone enters his second season at the helm after winning 100 games last season as a rookie manager. The Yankees beat Oakland in the Wild Card Playoff game before falling to Boston in the Division Series.