Aug 28

Alfonso SorianoThe Yankees clobbered the Toronto Blue Jays 7-1 last night, backed by a two-home run game by Alfonso Soriano.

The home runs were numbers 399 and 400 of the slugger’s career. Soriano now has 11 home runs since joining the Yankees via trade on July 26.

This marks the 7th time a ballplayer has reached the 400 home run plateau as a New York Yankee. The list is rather impressive as Soriano joins the likes of:

  • Babe Ruth
  • Lou Gherig
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Gary Sheffield
  • Alex Rodriguez

The first home run brought in 3 runs in the first inning which would prove to be enough padding to win the game. The second homer was a solo shot in the third inning.

The Yankees face an uphill climb towards the playoffs as they now stand 7.5 games behind Boston for first place in the American League East but as fans know, anything can happen in baseball. Larger leads have been lost at later times in the season than this but as Yogi Berra might say, “it is getting late early!”

The Yankees host the Red Sox in a 4 game homestand coming up which very well may decide their fate. A sweep of that series would put the Yankees right within striking distance of first place and possibly a wild card slot.

Tickets are available at SelectATicket.com for these and all remaining Yankees games this season.

Jul 2

Breaking Whitey Ford’s record which stood since 1967, New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte became the franchise record holder for strikeouts when he whiffed Justin Morneau in the 5th inning. Giving him 1,958 strikeouts for his career, one more than Ford’s 1,957.

The Yankees went on to win the game by a final score of 10-4.

In a stroke of good timing, this Saturday at Yankee Stadium is Andy Pettitte Figurine Day, as the first 18,000 fans in the park will receive the free promotional item which is sure to become a collectible now that he’s etched his name in the Yankees’ record books.

So be there Saturday July 6 at Yankee Stadium for the Yankees vs Orioles and if you’re among the first 18,000 fans to enter you will receive a free Andy Pettitte Figurine.

Jun 26

As if there wasn’t enough drama surrounding Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez already, now he is in a verbal feud with team General Manager Brian Cashman.

This reminds some fans of the old days when owner George Steinbrenner would grab headlines while fighting with his own managers and players.

The trouble began when the injured Rodriguez tweeted that he’s been deemed fit to resume play.

In response, Cashman told ESPN New York that A-Rod “should keep his (expletive) mouth shut.” A rather harsh quote which leads one to believe there’s more underlying tension than perhaps any of us realize between the two sides.

A-Rod has been out of the lineup since last year’s playoffs and the Yankees have had difficulty scoring runs thus far this season. Whether he’s still got enough game to help them offensively is to be determined if and when he returns to the batting order.

ichiroIn more positive team news that real fans want to hear about, the Yankees were victorious last night as Ichiro hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to secure a 4-3 win and give the Yankees a record of 42-34 on the season.

The Yankees trail Boston by just 2.5 games in the AL East standings and look to inch closer tonight and tomorrow with two more games against the Rangers to closeout the homestand.

Tickets to these and all other Yankees games can be found online at SelectATicket.com.

Mar 19

What at first was believed to be a wrist strain that would sideline Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira until the end of May, has turned out to be a torn tendon which may require season ending surgery for the Yankees slugger.

As it stands now, the Yankees and Teixeira are optimistic it will not need to come to that. He is expected to miss 8-10 weeks while resting the wrist and is expected to attempt a return. However should the wrist not respond to rest, the possibility of surgery is very likely.

In additional injury news, shortstop Derek Jeter has been scratched from today’s preseason game due to ankle pain. Jeter is trying to work his way back from a fractured ankle and given the news on Teixeira, the Yankees would be wise to proceed with caution on Jeter’s return, as well.

Despite these injuries, the Yankees are looking forward to opening day at Yankees Stadium.

The Yanks face none other than the dreaded Boston Red Sox, April 1st at 1:05pm to open the 2013 season.

Head over to SelectATicket.com and find tickets to opening day and all other NY Yankees games this season.

Jan 10

Word on the internet is the New York Yankees are looking to bolster the hitting from the right side of the plate and are interested in acquiring first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse from the Washington Nationals.

As reported by ESPN, Morse has been made expendable in Washington where the Nationals have a bit of a surplus as first baseman Adam LaRoche just locked up for two years and their starting outfield is set with Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth and Denard Span.

Morse is just two years removed from a 31 home run season in 2011, and is coming off an 18 home run season.

There’s still plenty of time left in the off-season but before you know it spring training will be underway and baseball will be upon us.

If you’d like to start picking out some games to attend this season, now is a great time to get an early jump on Yankees tickets. Once camps open up, fans usually get the itch and start buying the best seats.

Dec 12

In a move that is getting mixed reactions from their fans, the New York Yankees have signed former Boston Red Sox third basemen Kevin Youkilis to a one year, 12 million dollar contract.

Now everybody knows the Yankees and Red Sox are among the most bitter rivals in all of sports so to have yet another former Boston player come to the Bronx has some fans up in arms. Previously the Yankees have had Wade Boggs, Roger Clemons, Johnny Damon, oh and some fella named Babe Ruth(!), make the switch.

This season however the Yankees find themselves in need of a third baseman with the injury to Alex Rodriquez expected to keep him out of the lineup until at least the July All-Star break.

So the signing of Youkilis, while it addresses a need, it is still not going over well with some fans who have learned to dislike this player while he’s been with Boston.

As long as he produces while wearing the pinstripes, I am sure the fans will warm up to him in no time at all but should he struggle – look out! The Bleacher Creatures will be after him in full force.

Now is not a bad time to start thinking about picking up some tickets to Yankees games for next season, baseball isn’t on everyone’s mind right now and you might be surprised to find some great seats available just before the holidays.

Oct 11

Down by a run in the 9th inning, Yankees manager Joe Girardi made a bold move and chose to have Raul Ibanez pinch hit for the struggling Alex Rodriguez and Ibanez promptly tied the game with a rocket to the right field seats. The home run sent the game into extra innings where Ibanez would later come up big again to win the game in the bottom of the 12th with another home run. That, my friends, is Yankees baseball — always some drama and it just goes you show you can’t miss a playoff game!

While A Rod has been struggling mightily of late, the move to actually pinch hit for him when the team needed a run speaks volumes of how far he has fallen. Now is not the time to worry about that, the team needs wins and Girardi did what he felt was best, and was proven correct, and went with the hotter hitting Ibanez.

If A Rod can recapture his prowess at the plate will be something for fans to debate but right now the Yankees hold a 2 games to 1 lead over the Orioles with a chance to advance to the American League Championship Series with a win in Game 4 tonight at Yankee Stadium.

Tickets are still available for tonight and with the way the games have been going, it promises to be a good one. What a series this has been so far!

Oct 10

The Baltimore Orioles come to the Bronx tonight for Game 3 of the ALDS against the New York Yankees. The series is currently tied at one game apiece as the teams split in Baltimore.

Tickets have been moving at a steady pace following an immediate spike once the matchup was determined late last week.

Game 1 was a 7-2 victory for the Yankees but the final score is misleading, it was a tied game until the Yankees broke it open with 5 runs in the top of the 9th inning.

Game 2 saw the Orioles win by a final score of 3-2.

Starting for the Yankees tonight will be Hiroki Kuroda and for the Orioles it will be Miguel Gonzalez taking the mound.

Game time is 7:37 PM – there are still a limited number of tickets available so head over to SelectATicket.com and maybe find some seats for tonight’s game.

Sep 14

The New York Yankees enter this weekend tied for first place in the American League East with the Baltimore Orioles.

The Tampa Bay Rays are four games behind both clubs and guess who’s coming to the stadium this weekend? That’s right, brace yourself for three games of the Yankees vs the Rays!

This series is pivotal for New York as they can both close the gap or hold serve with Baltimore as well as distance themselves from Tampa Bay by winning 2 or 3 games.

Baltimore is starting a 6 game west coast road trip tonight with 3 games vs. the A’s and then 3 more in Seattle before visiting the Red Sox for three games next weekend.

The Yankees are starting a 9 game homestand with this series vs the Rays followed by three games each against Toronto followed by Oakland next weekend.

Yankees tickets remain available for all home games as they look to solidify their positioning in the AL East. The season is winding down and the playoffs are right around the corner, these games in September have a lot riding on them and are going to be hard fought to say the least!

Aug 16

The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers, surviving two home runs by Josh Hamilton to leave Yankee Stadium with a 3-2 win last night in the Bronx.

Texas came into town with the best offense in the American League but the Yankees have held them under control thus far in the series, having only allowed four runs in the first 3 games of the series. The fourth and final game is this afternoon and just underway at Yankee Stadium.

Following the Rangers, the Yankees have a weekend series with their heated rival, the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees are a whopping 13.5 games ahead of Boston in the American League East standings. That may be partially to blame for sagging ticket sales for this usually intense series. For example, Sunday night’s game has tickets available below face value at SelectATicket.com.

While that may be an extreme condition, factoring in the game is a late start on a Sunday night and will be on ESPN, it is still not every day that you can get a discount on Yankees vs Red Sox tickets. Fans would be wise to take advantage of this while they can, it is the same two hated teams playing the same game, you just pay less than usual!

Aug 1

With Alex Rodriguez sidelined by a broken hand, the New York Yankees picked up a little insurance/depth for third base by trading reliever Chad Qualls to the Pittsburgh Pirates for third baseman Casey McGehee.

McGehee became expendable earlier in the day when the Pirates acquired Gaby Sanchez in a separate deal.

Rather than rush a prospect into the pressure of having to perform in a heated playoff race, the Yankees made the smart decision to acquire a veteran third baseman who will hopefully be an adequate stop gap until A-Rod is healthy enough to return to the lineup.

The recovery by Joba Chamberlain from a pre-season injury allowed the Yankees to deal Qualls and make room in the bullpen for Chamberlain.

The Yankees are currently holding on to a 5.5 game lead over Baltimore in the American League East but a few more losses like last night’s 11-5 drubbing at the hands of the Orioles would change things very quickly.

After scoring 5 runs in the first inning, the Yankees were blanked the rest of the way.

The substaintial lead didn’t even last half an inning as the Orioles scored 7 in the top of the 2nd to take the lead for good.

Tickets remain available for most Yankees home games this season if you are considering going to see them. Yankee Stadium is a great place to see a game and with their record, you will be watching one of the best teams in baseball.

Jul 25

New York Yankees third baseman Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez was drilled on the hand by an 88 mph Felix Hernandez change-up in last night’s game. Adding insult to injury, the Yankees lost the game 4-2 to Seattle.

A-Rod is expected to miss 6-8 weeks which would basically be the rest of the regular season. Having the injury almost anywhere else at this point of the year wouldn’t be so bad but being that it is his hand it has to raise concerns about his hitting ability upon his return. The injury will need to be fully healed in order for him to make full contact with an in-coming fastball or he risks potentially re-injuring the hand.

With this injury, fans and pundits have taken to speculating that the Yankees will look to acquire a replacement third baseman for the stretch drive. New York’s WFAN morning show hosts Boomer & Carton were discussing the Yankees could even try to acquire David Wright from the crosstown New York Mets. This deal, while certainly attractive to Yankees fans, would have Mets fans up in arms. There is no way simply from a PR standpoint that the Mets could allow Wright to become a New York Yankee.

Baseball fans can go to any Yankees games and see who will be playing third base. Immediately, the Yankees have promoted Ramiro Pena but GM Brian Cashman is also working the phones and kicking tires to see if he can acquire a third baseman to help the Yankees until Rodriguez makes his return to full form.

Jul 24

Ichiro Suzuki, commonly known by the single name Ichiro, is now a New York Yankee following a trade which saw him go from the basement to the penthouse as Seattle sent him to New York in exchange for two young pitching prospects, 25-year-old righties D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar.

Ichiro was quoted by the Associated Press as saying “I am going from a team with the most losses to a team with the most wins,” he said. ”It’s hard to contain my excitement for that reason.”

The Yankees also received cash in the deal.

Ichiro wasted no time in impressing his new team as he faced the Mariners right away, going 1-for-4 and having a stolen base for New York in a 4-1 win over Seattle.

Ichiro is expected to solidify the Yankees outfield and he still has some hits left in his bat.

It was a big day in New York sports in terms of trades as the New York Rangers hockey club also made a big splash by landing talented forward Rick Nash in a trade announced earlier in the day.

Ichiro is excited about playing for the Yankees and the chance to possibly play in the World Series. With his acquistion, Yankees fans are excited as well and some are certainly looking for Yankees tickets for their games this weekend against the Red Sox to welcome Ichiro to the Bronx.

Jul 16

Welcome back for our weekly installment of the Top 5 Events at Select-A-Ticket.

Last week saw a little shuffle in the events as Jay-Z and his extended run at the Barclays Center has drawn a lot of interest. He’s got 99 Problems but selling tickets ain’t one!

Baseball fans spurred on by the excitement generated this week by the Home Run Derby & All Star Game are already gearing up for the 2013 events at Citi Field.

Take a look at the top 5 and let us know what you think will make the list next week:

  1. 2013 MLB All Star Game Tickets
  2. New York Yankees Tickets
  3. Wrestlemania XXIX Tickets
  4. Jay-Z Tickets
  5. Chelsea FC vs Paris Saint-Germain Tickets
Jul 11

Just one day after the completion of the 2012 All Star Game (won by the National League by a score of 8-0), fans are already ordering tickets to the 2013 All Star Game, as well as the Home Run Derby. Keep in mind New York is home to two major league teams and this game will draw on both NY Yankees and NY Mets fan bases in addition to the normal annual crowd of travelers – there are A LOT of baseball fans in New York City, this is going to be one big event!

In 2013 the mid summer classic will be held in New York City at the home of the Mets — Citi Field in Flushing, NY. This is the first time since the 1960’s that the Mets will host the game and the first time it will be played at Citi Field as the previous game was of course at Shea Stadium.

In addition to the All Star Game & Home Run Derby there are also FanFest events which will be scheduled closer to the actual game date but right now is the best time to lock in on tickets, make travel and hotel arrangements if you need them and get ready to see the game played on the biggest stage in the world. If you are in town for a while, you don’t need us to tell you there’s a million things to do in and around New York City so this could turn into a great trip for the whole family with the HR Derby & All Star Game as the highlights of an unforgettable time together.

Fans can order All Star tickets for 2013 at SelectATicket.com and prepare themselves for a great time enjoying the best players in the world.

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