Good morning, Yankee fans
Not a whole lot of news this morning, but here are some of the more interesting tidbits around the internet.
The Wall Street Journal gives their own report card on the first month of Yankee baseball. Their grades are as follows... Offense B+, Pitching B, Intangibles A. We all know how much the intangibles really matter... so it's great that the Yankees are tops in the league in that area. B+ in offense? They've absolutely raked homers left and right in record-breaking fashion. Sure, the walks haven't come piling in. But when you lead the majors in offense, something's gotta give.
Mark Teixeira is stilling feeling pain in his right shoulder after going 1-4 in Friday night's game. Hopefully this will subside soon and won't turn into a problem. He should definitely get either tomorrow or Sunday off to give his shoulder extra rest heading into
The Yankees have announced that they plan to donate $500,000 for relief efforts because of the devastating tornados that ripped through the southern U.S. this week.
Of that total, half is going to the Salvation Army, the other half to the Red Cross. Both organizations are working in the affected areas.
The Yankee organization always comes through with substantial donations to relief funds so this isn't exactly a surprise. Still, a very generous donation and I'm sure it'll be much appreciated.
The Yankees have announced that on Sept. 14, Yankee Stadium will host "The Big 4" -- a concert event featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.
For those of you that are fans of those bands, here's the story.
Robinson Cano walked twice last night. He's now walked three times this year! He's also hit four homers in the past four games. The man is good. Real good.
Finally, Heeeeeeeeee's baaaaaaaaaack!