News Roundup had a brief vacation, but is now back and better than ever. Today we have:
ESPN's recap of today's game talks about three important things:
1) A-Rod - He is cited in the title of the article as being an important part of the win. That is good news. Also, in the past, let's just say kindly he has sometimes made things worse by not always saying the right thing. But today, he said just the right mix of Bull-Durham-type boring slogans like "it's the team that matters" you always hear Jeter saying:
2) Leyland - The article discusses one of the most hysterical on-field arguments between an ump and manager I have ever seen. Leyland literally started screaming after the top-half of the seventh, only to stop when "God Bless America" started and take his hat off, and then go right back to screaming the moment it ended. He got the boot for that:
3) Finally, and most importantly Rivera's health was discussed, and the sweet words we wanted to hear were provided:
Meanwhile, Michael Morrissey of The New York Post lets us in on the positive news that Hideki Matsui felt good after 35 pitches from a Yankee coach. According to Matsui, who has never been quite the "talker," like let's say, a Barry Bonds or Allen Iverson (and, therefore, I trust what he says):
Finally, Lisa Olson has a funny piece on who else, The Great Pavano, in the NY Daily News. She discusses how:
1) Cashman has not asked Pavano for the details of what happened, to "not taint any future legal proceedings, should they be necessary." Ouch. She also made a point about the crash and Pavano that we can all understand:
2) Then she discusses the fun conspiracy theories going around:
3) And, to put the cherry on top, Olson thinks the Yanks may try to void Pavano's contract.
Oh and if you care, it looks like Wells may be headed back to the Left Coast. It appears the Sox' white flag has gone up.
I'll have more news writeups tomorrow on today's game and other interesting nuggets...