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NY Sports Report with Mike Lalor: MLB and NBA analysis

On Wednesday, February 17th, Pitchers and Catchers started to report to Major League Baseball Camps in both Florida and Arizona. What a welcome and warming sight after the recent blast of Arctic air that dominated much of the central and eastern parts of the United States during President’s Day weekend. Now, 108 days after Kansas City Royal closer Wade Davis ... Read More »

NY Sports with Mike Lalor: Super Bowl Edition

On Sunday, February 7th, the Carolina Panthers (NFC) and Denver Broncos (AFC) will meet in Super Bowl “L” (50) at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Kickoff is planned for 6:30pm Eastern time, and the game will be broadcast on CBS. Veteran, versatile play-by-play man Jim Nantz will have the call supported by his analyst partner, former New York Giant ... Read More »

NY Sports Report with Mike Lalor

As we reach the final weekend in January – the lull weekend between the NFL’s Conference Championship games and Super Bowl – there are less than three weeks (20 days as of Saturday) remaining before baseball pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training. For many in the Northeast recovering from Winter Storm Jonas or dealing with Lake Effect snow, that ... Read More »

MLB Hot Stove with Mike Lalor

NEW YORK YANKEES Yankees acquire LHP Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for four minor league players. On Monday, the Yankees surprisingly traded for the hard throwing Cincinnati closer in exchange for 3B Eric Jagielo, RHP Rookie Davis, RHP Caleb Cotham, and 2B Tony Renda.  Chapman, 27, is being investigated by MLB under its new domestic violence policy following an ... Read More »

MLB Winter Meetings Highlights: Yanks, Mets and more

By Mike Lalor, Contributing Writer Highlights from baseball’s annual Winter Meetings: 1) Big Free Agent signings. It is clear that MLB is flush with revenue. Teams have the money to spend, and they are exercising capitalism to its fullest. Witness some of the big signings in the days leading up to, and following, the annual Winter Meetings: • SP Zack ... Read More »

MLB Winter Meetings Preview: NY Yankees

By Mike Lalor, Contributing Writer Major League Baseball will hold its 114th annual Winter Meetings from December 6th through the 10th in Nashville, Tennessee.  For baseball fans around the world and those within the industry, the annual Winter Meetings are an exciting time where many teams shape their rosters for the coming season through trades and free agent signings.  In ... Read More »

MLB Hot Stove Report by Mike Lalor

Early MLB Hot Stove thoughts The Hot Stove seems to be warming up quicker than usual early in the baseball offseason. The General Managers meeting this week in Boca Raton, FL certainly helped, and for sure, set the foundation for future player movement. During the GM meetings, the New York Yankees made their first move of the off-season, acquiring 26-year ... Read More »

Mike Lalor’s Sports Report: Jets, Mets, Knicks and more!

Week 8 Preview: New York Jets (4-2) at Oakland Raiders (3-3)…and around NY sports Coming off a 30-23 Week 7 road loss to the undefeated, and first place-New England Patriots, the New York Jets (4-2, 2nd AFC East) will travel out to northern California this weekend, in order to take on the improved Oakland Raiders (3-3, 2nd AFC West). Last ... Read More »

End of season Yankees Thoughts with Mike Lalor

The Yankees close out 2015 with a loss to Houston in the AL Wild Card Game. The New York Yankees struggled to score runs down the stretch, losing 6 of their last 7 regular season games, finishing 87-75. They received help from Arizona (who beat the Astros) on the last day of the regular season, in order to host the ... Read More »

One-game Wild Card Playoff in the Bleachers by Bryan Revello

During the decade I spent as a Bleacher Creature at the old stadium, I was lucky to have attended many legendary Yankee classics including memorable performances, “holy shit” moments and series-clinching victories. It has been a few years since I held season tickets but I felt compelled to attend the one-game Wild Card playoff because it is only the 2nd ... Read More »