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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/14/17

Derek Jeter gets his number retired today; Bernie Williams talks about how Jeter hasn’t changed over the years; Judge credits Mom with him being a Yankee; Chance Adams promoted to Triple-A; everyone surprised by how quickly the turnaround has been for the Yankees

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“Wait a minute. This isn’t Disney World. YOU GUYS TRICKED ME!!!” -Derek Jeter
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Around the Empire | Bryan Hoch: It’s finally here. Jeter Day. The Day of Jeter. Today, Derek Jeter joins the other members of the amazing dynasty run homegrown Yankees in Monument Park. Number Two, which should always sound like Numbah Two, will be retired and it will forever reside among the legendary numbers of old. A slew of guests will be attending the festivities tonight, including former teammates, coaches, mentors, scouts, hot dog vendors, shrubbers, and many more. I’d advi2e you not to miss it.

New York Post | Bernie Williams: You read that correctly. Bernie Williams. Yes, THAT Bernie Williams. The one of the “Bern Baby Bern” fame. In this article, written by Bernie Williams, Bernie discusses how Jeter has not changed all the much over the years. Fame and fortune haven’t really affected his personality and his Turn 2 Foundation has impacted a lot of young lives over the years. Yeah Jeets! | Bryan Hoch: In addition to being Jeter Day, it’s also Mother’s Day. A Happy Mother’s Day to all of our followers and readers. One Yankee who is very grateful to his mother is the honorable right fielder Aaron Judge. Judge credits his mom as the reason he’s starting for the Yankees today. Her love and understanding shaped him into the large adult son he is today. Judge plans on sending his mother flowers and a card, in addition to calling her. It’s getting hard for Judge to be more adorable than he already is.

New York Daily News | Seth Walder: In our continuing coverage of the most easily punnable name in the Yankees’ organization, rookie pitcher Chance Adams earned himself a promotion to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Chance has been pitching very well throughout the Yankees’ minor league system. He is currently ranked as the Yankees’ 7th best prospect and most recently he was named the 100th best prospect in the majors. Depending on how well he does on the Railriders, the Yankees might take a chance on him later in the season.

Newsday | David Lennon: The Yankees are doing quite well so far. Yes, it’s only the beginning of May. Yes, there’s still a long way to go. Even with all of that said, a lot of people did not expect the Yankees to be this good this fast. Who knows if they will continue to be that good. Enjoy the ride while it lasts and hope for the best. That’s Derek Jeter’s way.