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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/6/17

Brett Gardner was excited about his dinger yesterday afternoon; Aaron Judge and Joey Gallo hit important, baseball destroying home runs; Castro, Warren, and Chapman return to Wrigley; Justus Sheffield reminded of past times after Adam Jones incident

MLB: New York Yankees at Chicago Cubs
Judge is clearly signaling to the dugout that he has no idea what’s going on behind him.
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Newsday | David Lennon: Towards the end of April, there were a few Yankees that needed to start seeing the ball better. One of those Yankees was Brett Gardner. Seeing the ball better is what Brett has been doing as of late. Yesterday, the W was not flown in Wrigley due to Brett Gardner’s gritty, gutty 3-run dinger. Apparently he was drooling as he rounded the bases and crossed home plate. That’s my boy.

The Ringer | Ben Lindbergh: Speaking of drooling over dingers, Aaron Judge. He hits drool inducing home runs. Joey Gallo of the Texas Rangers does so as well. What’s even more impressive is that both of these players have similar stories regarding coming up and making the necessary adjustments. Those adjustments have been paying off and it is an absolute pleasure to watch. | Bryan Hoch: Starlin Castro and Aroldis Chapman made their returns to Wrigley yesterday afternoon. Oh yeah, and so did Adam Warren. Chapman and Warren received their World Series Championship rings. Castro got a video package. The Cubs also played his old walk-up music and the Cubs fans gave him a standing ovation during his first AB of the game.

New York Post | Mark Sanchez: As we are all aware, a Red Sox fan yelled racially discriminatory remarks at Adam Jones recently. It has not sat well with a good number of fans and players. One such player is Yankees’ prospect Justus Sheffield. Justus thought the a lot of this was put behind him when he moved, but here we are. Here we are indeed. Sigh.

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