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Yankees News and Note: Brushing Up on the Bushes

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When the Yankees selected Dante Bichette Jr. in last year's draft, the pick was roundly criticized as a reach. However, after his successful professional debut, that assessment has started to change. If you aren't yet familiar with the first rounder, check out NoMaas' recent interview with the prospect, or YES' video profile (from which you'll learn the meaning of a "Shucky Ducky").

YFU's interview with Greg Colburn, hitting coach for the Charleston Riverdogs, also provides insight into other Yankees' prospects about whom some fans may not be aware.

Add Joe Girardi to the list of those who think the Yankees could use another bat. Speaking at an event in the Times Square Modell's, the Yankees manager discussed the possibility of adding a potential DH candidate and raised the possibility of players like Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, and Raul Ibanez.

Joba Chamberlain continues to make progress during his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Yesterday, the right hander graduated from flat ground to a half mound during a throwing session at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa.

Former Yankees Tino Martinez and Cecil Fielder have been inducted into the Ted Williams Hitters Hall of Fame, which is located at Tropicana Field.

Over the past few months, Brian Cashman has been the victim of an attempted extortion. On Friday, the woman who allegedly masterminded the plot was arrested. Considering the distraction, Cashman’s ability to rework the Yankees’ starting rotation in January seems even more impressive.

Which stadium has hosted the most fans in all of baseball history? Which team has the most fickle fans? The Captain’s Blog has the answers to those questions as well as other attendance-related trivia.

Yankees’ fans may find it more difficult to see the Bronx Bombers play at FenwayPark. In a move designed to thwart the resale of $12 bleacher tickets, the Red Sox have decided to institute a digital ticketing process for select games, including contests against the Yankees.

Can you name all 28 pitchers who pitched for the Yankees last season? IIATMS recently took a look at some of the not so prominent members of last year’s pitching staff.