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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/11/15

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Today we remember all those who lost their lives 14 years ago in the September 11th attacks in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. Our hearts go out to all those who lost friends, family members, and loved ones on that day.

Sports Illustrated | Joe Delessio: A long profile on John Sterling becoming the voice of the Yankees, his process for coming up with home run calls for new players, and how he responds to the critics who don't enjoy his broadcasting.

ESPN | Andrew Marchand: Mark Teixeira is still unable to walk without pain and is headed for more tests, including an MRI. Teixeira seemed confident that he would be able to return this season, but his comments certainly sound like that hope is fading. He now mentions hoping the Yankees will make a run deep enough into the playoffs that he can come back. | Ed Lucas: The Yankees honoring Alex Rodriguez's 3000th hit shows a thawing in the relationship between organization and player, but even fans hesitant to embrace him will also have to admit at some point that Rodriguez belongs among the greats of Yankee baseball.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Recent Yankee issues, such as the fragility of outfielders Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury, the fielding woes of Chase Headley, and the workload of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, are issues that could haunt them well beyond 2015. Of note in this article, Sherman says a team passed on Headley this offseason because they believed he had developed the yips. Welp. | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees' long-term plan with Luis Severino has helped them avoid the kind of drama the Mets are facing with Matt Harvey and his innings limit.