Good morning, New York sports fans! Here is your first look around today's New York/New Jersey sports scene.
- Alex Rodriguez had the perfect stage for his 600th career home run Tuesday night. It was his 35th birthday, he stepped to the plate in a two-on, two-out, ninth-inning situation in which a home run would have pulled the New York Yankees into a tie with the Cleveland Indians. Instead, he grounded to short, ending the game and the Yankees lost, 4-1. So, the seemingly endless wait for A-Rod's milestone home run continues.
- Amazin' Avenue asks the perfect question in the wake of Tuesday night's 8-2 victory by the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals. Can Manager Jerry Manuel stay suspended? Without Manuel in the dugout the Mets had their best offensive display in quite a while.
- New York Giants' rookie Chad Jones, injured about a month ago in a horrific car crash, has left the hospital and returned home to New Orleans. The Giants say he is in "great spirits."
- Aaron Glenn will retire from the NFL today as a member of the Houston Texans. That's a slap in the face to the New York Jets, with whom Glenn played for eight seasons. He played for Houston for just three years.
- There is a good deal of excitement amongst New York Knicks' fans about young center Anthony Randolph. Well, our friends over at SB Nation's Bay Bridge Banter, who have seen a whole lot more of Randolph than fans in New York have, wonder if Knicks' fans really know what they are getting.
- In WNBA action, the New York Liberty defeated the San Antonio Silver Stars, 77-72, Tuesday night.
- Call it the Thierry Henry Effect. The New York Red Bulls Aug. 14 MLS match vs. the Los Angeles Galaxy at Red Bull Arena has been sold out