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Today on Pinstripe Alley - 7/14/21

An off-day before the second half begins.

91st MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard Photo by Matt Dirksen/Colorado Rockies/Getty Images

The off-day after the All-Star Game always feels quiet, and this year, it seems even more eerily calm than others. That’s because both the All-Star festivities and the 2021 MLB Draft came to a close on the same day. We went from tons of news to almost nothing at all, especially since it’s not like there’s a Manny Machado trade in the works à la 2018 to spice up the news cycle on an otherwise-sleepy Wednesday. Enjoy the calm while you can. Beginning tomorrow night, the Yankees have serious work to do.

On the site today, Jon will reminisce about attending the 1977 All-Star Game at the original-but-renovated Yankee Stadium, and John will review Joey Gallo as a highly-enticing trade target. Later on, Andrés will write about Jasson Dominguez’s promotion to Low-A Tampa as his first big challenge, and Josh will argue why Yankees fans should dare feel optimistic entering the second half. (There’s good reason to! We promise.)

Today’s Matchup


Fun Questions:

1. Who ended up being your favorite Yankees pick of the 2021 MLB Draft?

2. What was your favorite part of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game?