Is it me, or are the winter days just dragging along at this point? Yankee baseball has been dormant for over two months now. It's made even worse by the low activity surrounding the team at the moment. I suppose the good news is that spring training is only 67 days away.
In any event, here are some late morning links to keep you all occupied for a bit.
- The New York Yankees will be holding a food drive today, their 18th annual drive, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you happen to pass by Yankee Stadium today, Joe Girardi will be standing outside Gate 2 on Jerome Avenue and Robinson Cano is expected to make an appearance as well. Bring by some food. Heck, if you bring enough, you could possibly be rewarded with grandstand or bleacher tickets to a game in 2012.
- Rumor has it that former Yankee pitching prospect Andrew Brackman, a 6'10" monster, is on the verge of signing a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds. Brackman compiled 343.1 innings in the Yankee minor league system and miniscule 2.1 innings in the Bronx at the end of last season. Despite a promising 2010 campaign in Trenton, his 2011 season with Scranton Wilkes-Barre was an utter disappointment. Best of luck, Mr. Brackman.
- Former MSG president and St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts is rumored to be heading a group of investors that will take a 16% claim on Legends Hospitality Management LLC. Legends is a concessions, merchandising and management-services company that is currently owned by the New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys and Goldman-Sachs. Needless to say, the company supplies Yankee Stadium with concessions.
Coming up at noon is another look at the new MLB deal.
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