The Yanks are coming! The Yanks are coming! Again? Pro sports' most storied and successful franchise, the Bronx Bombers are loved and hated but never ignored. As they seek a third World Series title in four years and a 25th overall, follow the pinstriped players on these sites:
The official team site has up-to-date standings and stats, features on each player (second baseman Chuck Knoblauch's error-prone season is discussed) and Java script displaying the next game's pitching matchup.
Click on the Yankees' team page on this major league baseball site to get every New York box score from the record-setting 1998 season. Directions to Yankee Stadium are posted, lending credence to the lyrics, "If I can make it there...." Jay Ahuja, author of Fields of Dreams, glowingly reviews the House that Ruth Built.
On the home page of Rutgers student Rob Paolillo's devoted, demented tribute to his favorite team is a crude cartoon that depicts a naked man urinating on the emblem of the despised Red Sox. Plus, the back pages of the Daily News and the New York Post are reproduced every day. Yankees fans will love the action photos of every player (from a link to yankees.com) and the image (with sound) from the last out of former New York pitcher David Wells's 1998 perfect game. We, on the other hand, loved Rob's "About Me" section, which includes a bio and photo gallery.
There are, it seems, as many Web pages devoted to shortstop Derek Jeter (left) as there are N'Sync fans. This one, we found, provides the complete A-to-Z guide to Jeter, who is No. 2 in your program but No. 1 in girls' hearts. A sample helping of the alphabet soup:
A—A-Rod: Derek's best friend
B—Baseball: The sport Derek plays
C—Chicken parmesan: Derek's favorite food
Z—Zimmer: Derek rubs his head before every game for good luck
Mr. Steinbrenner's most celebrated front-office employee dispenses advice on how to land a job with the Yankees as well as on the best lunch nooks within walking distance of the Stadium. Don't forget to tip your calzone man.