What is it with these guys?

*So I quickly searched for “domestic violence in sports” and this was the first entry, dated 1/11/07:

University studies have shown repeatedly that male athletes are at greater risk of violent behavior than non-athletes, that they are more likely to be aggressive with dating partners and more accepting of hostility toward women. One study found that male student athletes made up just 3.3 percent of the male population at the universities surveyed yet were accused of 19 percent of the sexual assaults on campus.

Maybe we can mitigate a collegiate study as college age men are probably less circumspect than post-college aged men, but that doesn’t exactly explain away Knoblauch’s stupidity.

This won’t be a dissertation on the subject as I am not an expert, but it troubles me nonetheless.

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Game 158: Royals @ Yankees

Here are the lineups, via PA:

YANKEES (101-56)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Gardner CF
Molina C
Pena 2B

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (12-9, 4.19).

ROYALS (64-93)
Maier LF
Betancourt SS
Butler 1B
Jacobs DH
Callaspo 2B
Teahen RF
Buck C
Gordon 3B
Anderson CF

Pitching: RHP Anthony Lerew (0-1, 3.86).


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The Yankee Bowl?

From Stewart Mandel (SI):

NEW YORK — New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and the commissioners of the Big East and Big 12 will announce at a news conference Wednesday the formation of the Yankee Bowl, to be held at the new Yankee Stadium beginning with the 2010-11 postseason,...

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Knoblauch accused of beating and choking his wife

From ESPN:

HOUSTON — Former major leaguer Chuck Knoblauch was charged with assaulting his common-law wife.

A judge set Knoblauch’s bond at $10,000 after he appeared in court Tuesday. According to a criminal complaint, Knoblauch’s wife told police he hit her in the face and choked her at their Houston home Friday.

Knoblauch’s attorney did not immediately...

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Chad Jennings to replace Peter Abraham

Peter Abraham, who is leaving the Journal News and the popular Lohud Yankees blog to jump to the Boston Globe, has finally anounced his replacement.  Say what you will about Pete-Abe’s  hatred of Alex Rodriguez and Patriot fandom, but the access and coverage he provided is unmatched.  Pete-Abe, whose departure will leave a large (perhaps...

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Postseason Roster 2.0

The writers here at TYU have discussed the Yankees’ postseason roster at various points over the last few weeks, and I will take another stab at it here. The final prediction will come after the Yankees complete their final game of the regular season. I believe that the Yankees should carry 14 hitters...

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Game 157: Royals 2, Yankees 8

Bronx Cheers:
Miranda: Juan Miranda, playing first base, went 0-4 with two Ks and leaving three on base.

Hinske: Eric Hinske went 1-4 and left four on base, though he did pick up a RBI.

Curtain Calls:
Gaudin: Chad Gaudin made a good case for putting him on the postseason roster. He’s been looking consistent lately, and picked up the win on Monday. He went 6.2 innings giving up just four hits and two runs while walking two and striking out five.

Pena: The youngster got his first major league homerun and went 2-4, scoring twice and picking up two RBIs.

Posada: Jorge, in at cleanup, went 2-2 with a run scored. He also walked twice.

Cano: Robbie went 2-4, scoring twice and picking up four RBIs as he knocked a grand slam into the stands.

In the On Deck Circle:
AJ Burnett (12-9, 4.19) has put together a couple solid outings and hopes to continue that trend as the Yankees take on Anthony Lerew (0-1, 3.86) and Kansas City.…

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Stat of the day: Cy Young edition

So what, you say? Greinke’s ERA in losses and no decisions is .02 higher than Sabathia’s total ERA of 3.21. In Greinke’s 16 wins (versus 19 for CC), he has an ERA of 1.00!

Sabathia has been everything the Yanks could have hoped. He’s at 19 wins (with a shot at 20), a nice ERA (3.21), nearly 200 K’s and nearly 230 IP. Except he’s not the Cy Young and I’m OK with that. Greinke deserves it.

Greinke’s stats

Sabathia’s stats

King Felix’s stats

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