• The extra motivation for Yankees in final week of season

    The extra motivation for Yankees in final week of season

    The Yankees have extra incentive in their next seven games because they are all against AL East foes — the Red Sox and Blue Jays — and the results of those games could impact where they play the first round of the playoffs. The Yankees went into the weekend one game behind the Twins for …
  • Deivi Garcia is the ‘fearless’ key to Yankees’ playoff chances

    Deivi Garcia is the ‘fearless’ key to Yankees’ playoff chances

    It’s only been four starts, but Deivi Garcia has made quite an impression on his Yankees teammates. Gary Sanchez called him “fearless.” Gerrit Cole said of Garcia, “I really like what I see.” And it’s easy to tell why. The 21-year-old won again in Tuesday’s romp over the Blue Jays thanks to an eruption from …
  • Yankees’ path to World Series could be never-ending road trip: Sherman

    Yankees’ path to World Series could be never-ending road trip: Sherman

    If the Yankees are to win their first World Series since 2009 they almost certainly are going to have to become road warriors. In the most extreme example of what the Yankees could be facing, they would be leaving their homes after this Thursday’s game vs. the Blue Jays and if they were to get …
  • MLB playoff contenders to enter quarantine before season ends

    MLB playoff contenders to enter quarantine before season ends

    Beginning next week — the last of the regular season — all players on contending teams will move into hotels to create a quarantine-like situation before the playoffs, sources told The Post. That was the most difficult detail that needed to be worked out between MLB and the Players Association before the sides reached an …
  • MLB’s perfect playoffs is a Yankees dream and Astros nightmare: Sherman

    MLB’s perfect playoffs is a Yankees dream and Astros nightmare: Sherman

    To complete this season, MLB has needed an algorithm and Alvin Ailey’s spirit. Scheduling could not be done in 2020 without a computer and choreography. What already was going to be difficult — shoehorning 60 games into 66 days — had the degree of difficulty intensified by games postponed due to coronavirus cases, social justice …
  • Buck Showalter opens up about Yankees tenure, state of New York baseball

    Buck Showalter opens up about Yankees tenure, state of New York baseball

    With the MLB season entering the final weeks of the regular season, former Yankees manager Buck Showalter takes a swing at some Q&A with Post columnist Steve Serby. Q: How would you compare Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez as prospects? A: Derek had the ability to always dial up what the situation called for. If …
  • Dodgers push back against plan to play MLB playoffs in bubble

    Dodgers push back against plan to play MLB playoffs in bubble

    With Major League Baseball’s proposed plans of playing the 2020 postseason in a controlled bubble environment, at least one team has taken issue with the protocols regarding players’ families. According to The Athletic, a handful of Dodgers players are citing their own diligence in observing the game’s health and safety protocols as to why their …
  • Should Thom Brennaman be forgiven? Announcer sounds off on complicated redemption

    Should Thom Brennaman be forgiven? Announcer sounds off on complicated redemption

    Thom Brennaman may very well have destroyed his career last month when he uttered a gay slur on air, and there are many who would be just fine with never hearing from the Cincinnati Reds broadcaster again. “Believe me, I know there are a lot of people who are still very angry and I understand …
  • Andre Dawson’s post-MLB life as funeral home owner inspires TV drama

    Andre Dawson’s post-MLB life as funeral home owner inspires TV drama

    Andre Dawson’s post-playing career as a funeral home owner is coming to a television screen near you. CBS is developing a one-hour drama series called “Closure,” which is loosely based on Dawson going from being a Baseball Hall of Famer to running a funeral home, according to Deadline. The series, written by Samantha Corbin-Miller, will …
  • Lou Brock, Cardinals Hall of Famer, dead at 81

    Lou Brock, Cardinals Hall of Famer, dead at 81

    Hall of Famer Lou Brock, one of baseball’s signature leadoff hitters and base stealers who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win three pennants and two World Series titles in the 1960s, has died. He was 81. Dick Zitzmann, Brock’s longtime agent and friend, confirmed Brock’s death on Sunday, but he said he couldn’t provide any …