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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/21/19

Gary Sanchez is amazing and you need to know that; Sir Didi Gregorius is recovering well; Giancarlo Stanton hits a dinger during his rehab; Delta is doing the Yankees no favors

MLB: Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees
It turns out Gary Sanchez is actually good at baseball
Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports | Bryan Hoch: Okay, this isn’t really news, as odds are you just watched it happen. I don’t care. I want you to click this link. I want you to watch the video of Gary Sanchez hitting that go-ahead dinger. Look at where the ball is right before the Kraken socks it into the left field seats. I want you to appreciate the talent it takes to hit that ball as hard as Gary did. I want you to enjoy Ken Singleton’s call. I want you to understand that the Orioles missed an easy pop-up catch which led to this three-run dong. Savor it. That’s baseball. Thank you for indulging my fluff. Now, onto the news. | Bryan Hoch: Didi Gregorius is the world’s best human. I’ve missed seeing him in pinstripes. Sir Didi stated that he would be back in June, even when the Yankees’ initial assessment was around August or so. Thus far, it looks like our beloved knight might be correct. Sir Didi took significant steps in his recover yesterday, including fielding some play at SS and getting a couple of hits. He did have a throwing error, but I think he’s allowed that while healing. Get well soon, Sir Didi. | Dawn Klemish: Giancarlo Stanton is also on the mend. To be fair, most of the Yankees are. There’s still no official timetable for Giancarlo’s return to the Bronx, but he did hit a dinger while rehabbing with the Tampa Tarpons. That’s encouraging. Stanton is eager to rejoin the Yankees and help the team continue with their winning ways.

Newsday | Erik Boland: You know, maybe the Yankees should just own their own airline company. Delta has been doing the Yankees no favors lately, as they’ve had charter plane issues with them. They had to take a bus, the plane of the road, down to Baltimore. A bus. Do they have charter trains? They should. Next time, just fly Air Steinbrenner.

I still love this image so much.

Pinstripe Alley | Greg Kirkland: On a personal note, this will be my last link dump. If you click on that link, it will take you to YouTube and a song will play for you. It’s a classic nod to the old Song of the Day things we used to do. Since it’s my last one, I thought I’d bring it back for one last time. Next week, I will write my last article at Pinstripe Alley. I have no idea what it will be, but knowing myself like I do, it will most likely be a sanctimonious rant. It’s what I do.