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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/24/16

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Blog-Rod debuts and talks Cubs; Cashman & Antonetti talk Miller trade; Miller vs. Chapman in World Series; Remembering Leyritz’s iconic home run

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Fox Sports | Alex Rodriguez: Yep, you read that author correctly. Adding to his list of post-playing careers, Alex Rodriguez makes his “blogitorial” debut in which he talks about Theo Epstein and Tom Ricketts brought hope to the Cubs. Next stop: A-Rod joins the PSA staff!

MLB Trade Rumors | Connor Byrne: Revisiting the Andrew Miller trade from the perspective of Chris Antonetti and Brian Cashman, the two teams GMs. Antonetti talks about how Miller was worth the very steep price and Cashman discusses the knot he had in his stomach when it was time to call Miller and let him know. And now I’m crying again.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: In addition to celebrating their teams and front offices, fans of Cleveland and Chicago should also celebrate Brian Cashman. The Yankees trade deadline war room unknowingly set the stage for this year’s World Series as Andrew Miller and Cleveland is set to face Aroldis Chapman and Chicago.

CBS | Sweeny Murti: On its 20th anniversary, Jim Leyritz and Mark Wohlers talk about the game-tying home run from the 1996 World Series that jump-started a dynasty. Leyritz talks about how it seemed inevitable the Braves would win the series and how players were taking solace in the fact that they wouldn’t have been swept. But then how one swing of his bat gave the team hope and their plan was just to get the series back to New York.

Fun Questions

  • Baseball player turned TV analyst turned writer, what do you think is next for A-Rod?
  • Who do you think will be the World Series MVP?

Song of the Day

Times Like These by Foo Fighters

It’s Time Week on Pinstripe Alley. Celebrating that the two teams in the World Series have not won in a long time, we’re going to be looking at time-relevant songs this week. It’s times like these that Chicago fans and Cleveland fans will learn to live again. It’s times like these they’ll learn to love again. As always, please link us your song of the day.