Prince Fielder hit two home runs and drove in five runs to give the Detroit Tigers an 8-3 victory against the New York Yankees, who have lost three of four games to start the Major League Baseball season.
The New York Yankees are “basically stuck” with Alex Rodriguez and the five years and $115 million left on his contract, according to baseball executives, including the one who traded the three-time American League Most Valuable Player.
Alex Rodriguez became the youngest of seven players in Major League Baseball history to hit 600 home runs, continuing his climb toward what was once the sport’s most hallowed record under the shadow of admitted steroid use.
You might have missed the news that several courthouse guards are being investigated for accepting autographed baseballs from Roger Clemens, one of the greatest pitchers of the modern era, after his mistrial on charges of lying under oath about steroid use.
The New York Yankees like to talk about pinstripe pride. The aura, the team incessantly reminds us, envelops all who don the no-names-on-the-back uniform once worn by Ruth and Reggie, Gehrig and Munson, Mantle, Maris and DiMaggio, who thanked the good Lord for making him a Yankee.