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[Post] An Italian eatery just steps from Yankee Stadium is charging customers for slices of pizza — and sex with their wait staff, a new lawsuit claims. Yankee fans heading to Stadium Pizza after ball games are treated to a smorgasbord of waitresses and bartenders moonlighting as prostitutes, according to a lawyer for former employee Olga Contreras, who is suing the restaurant’s owners for sexual harassment, said her lawyers, Matthew Blit and Amanda Gudis. Contreras says she has spotted one worker frequently giving oral sex, and customers disappearing into the restroom with the staff. In documents filed yesterday in Bronx Supreme Court, Contreras, 29, says she was forced to clean up “numerous used condoms,” but never prostituted herself while working at the dive from 2005 to 2012. She claims that, because the owners forced her to lift heavy items, she suffered a miscarriage after she got pregnant by her boyfriend. In March, the owners, Tania Jimenez and Francisco Almonte, fired Contreras after she walked into the kitchen and said in broken English, “I am hungry,” the papers state. When a Post reporter called for comment yesterday, the eatery’s phone was not working.

There was a story on Deadspin the other day about the Steinbrothers & Levine ® blaming the secondary market, namely StubHub, for the decline in attendance at Yankee Stadium this year. How that makes any sense I have no idea. As if anyone is saying, “Reasonably priced tickets? No thanks. I’m paying astronomically high face value or I’m not going at all”. If it weren’t for Stub Hub, I doubt I’d go to more than a couple games a season. Bad enough you’re dropping three figures per person in concessions after you get through the gates. So this little theory about StubHub keeping the seats empty is absurd to say the least.

But now that this Post story has come out, things are starting to make a little more sense. Poor StubHub is just the fall guy in all this. Yankees Brass can’t come out and say what they know is really swallowing up their customers… literally. (more…)

[mlbtraderumors] The Yankees have signed Andy Pettitte to a minor league contract, reports Jack Curry of The YES Network (Twitter links). The deal is potentially worth $2.5MM. Pettitte, 39, announced his retirement from baseball after the 2010 season and did not play at all in 2011. He had visited the team’s Spring Training camp as a guest instructor earlier this month.

Holy moly! Who saw that coming? After watching the Core Four Three drop down to two this off-season, we’re now going to get it bumped back up with the return of Andy Pettitte. Pettitte obviously just didn’t want to miss Mo’s farewell tour… and I’m going to go out on a limb here and make a bold call. Posada will be back for one of those one-day-send-off contracts if the Yankees are either running away with a playoff spot or out of the race completely. Jeter, Mo, Pettitte, and Jorge together one last time. Not gonna lie… it’s a little dusty in my office right now. One thing’s for sure, shit just got real for Phil Hughes. Dude’s got a living legend that’s going to be tossing in triple-A, just waiting to hop into the big league rotation.

– Thanks for the heads up, Nick

Noooooo!!! Jesus, We Barely Knew Thee. . .

Posted: January 13 @ 8:30pm by scrody in Bolivian
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As The Savior packs his bags for Seattle, a single tear rolls down my cheek.

– The Yanks also signed Hiroki Kuroda, so there’s that

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The abrupt end to the season still stings a bit, but when you realize that the Yankees are blazing trails and building championship caliber teams in ways no one had previously imagined, it does ease the pain a little. I believe in you Cash (and cash), even if all the others around the league think you’re crazy. Keep on keepin’ on, and hopefully this philosophy of spending money to attain and retain really, really, really, really, ridiculously good players will pay off one day. 

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I can’t remember the last time I was this mad about a baseball game that I didn’t play in. It wasn’t so much that they lost as how they lost. Shitting the bed with the bases loaded. Blowing the perfect chance to shut Fat-Verde up. For my own therapeutic reasons, I have to make a list of all the goats of the game. So, in no particular order, this is who I blame for the loss:   (more…)

See… what’d I tell ya? Slugfest. While everyone on the entire internet was writing about AJ Burnett, I knew the story would be about the lumber coming out. I didn’t think it would be such a one-sided thrashing, but I did kind of predict Detroit’s score. You have to consider last night AJ’s best start of the season, no?   (more…)

 

Personally, I don’t think so. Is he my first choice of guys I’d like to see on the bump tonight? Of course not. Is he the second choice either, nope. Third? Uh uh. Honestly, I’d kind of rather have 610 toeing the rubber tossing his MVP caliber high arc than sweat through an AJ start. But I think people are putting a little too much stock into it and getting all worked up for no reason. Is anybody really expecting a pitchers duel between Burnett and Rick Porcello? The guy’s not too far from breaking 5 in the ERA department himself. This game is going to come down to bats, and I’d gladly take the Yankees lineup in a slugfest over any other lineup in baseball. It’s pretty cliche at this point, but there really isn’t a break in the order. Especially when your number 9 hitter is smacking game tying doubles off of the Cy Young winner. Besides, the bullpen is pretty fresh and Girardi’s going to have a short leash on Burnett anyway. If there’s any sign of trouble in the early innings, Hughes is out in the pen all stretched out and ready to go. People are down on him this year, but I’m still a believer. And if the game is anywhere near the late innings when Burnett stumbles, Joe’s going to hand the game over to my man D-Rob. Personally, I’d just give the ball to Robertson as soon as AJ gives up his first hit, but I don’t think Girardi would really be onboard with that plan. Meanwhile, Jose Valverde is racking up his pitch count while barely shutting the door over the last couple of days. No way he can keep that act up. I’m predicting a high scoring game with lots of action from both bullpens and a game 5 in the Bronx.

Of course, if you look back at all of my past predictions you’ll notice that I’ve got about a zero percent hit rate (incase you haven’t noticed, Posada is still around). So if you’re a betting man, lean towards a 1-0 Tigers victory.