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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/8/18

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Commemorating 50th anniversary of Stonewall Riots; Tarpons throw no-hitter and lose; Honoring the ‘98 champs; Judge not swinging yet; Ellsbury’s season over

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SNY | Andy Martino: A little while ago a report came out that the Yankees were the only MLB team that didn’t host or plan to host an LGBTQ Pride Night. While it’s still not a LGBTQ Pride Night, the Yankees are at least doing something now. According to reports, the Yankees are apparently planning an event next year to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The rumors are that there will be events inside and outside the stadium.

New York Post | Noah Bressner: On Monday, Single-A Tampa pitcher Deivi Garcia pitched seven perfect innings. The game was only seven innings because of a scheduled double-header. In the eighth inning, Garcia was replaced by Christian Morris, who continued the no-hitter but ended up giving up the first and only run of the game. All of this is thanks to the “fun” rule in the minors that extra innings will start with a runner on second. Garcia is only 19 and is known for the spin he puts on his fastballs. They end up sneaking past hitters.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: On the weekend of August 18th, the Yankees are going to honor the 20th anniversary of the 1998 World Series championship team. Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Bernie Williams, and Joe Torre are just some of the players that will highlight the list of players that will be coming to town. Derek Jeter won’t be there but he will send in a RE2PECTful video message. Former manager Joe Girardi is one of the notable absentees, but maybe he’ll be enjoying some gazpacho with Ricky Ledee.

MLB.com | Max Gelman: Aaron Judge still hasn’t started to swing a bat as he works his way back from a fracture in his wrist. He won’t do so until he feels completely pain-free, but Aaron Boone said once the pain is gone it should be a fast process. While the team is clearly hurting without Judge, they’re playing it smart with him and I can’t be upset with the decision to be careful with their star. Also, J.A. Happ is still on target to make his start on Thursday as he feels good after recovering from hand-foot-and-mouth disease.

MLB.com | Max Gelman:

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