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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/27/16

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A-Rod will not yet commit to being a full time TV broadcaster; Miller talks about Girardi’s bullpen management; Jeter gives Jeterian answers to media

2016 US Open - Day 13
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Around the Empire

Awful Announcing | Ian Casselberry: One of the best things about this postseason has been Alex Rodriguez as an analyst for Fox Sports. During every pre and post game, he shows just how much he knows about the game he loves. Despite all of that, A-Rod says that he’s not yet ready to commit to the booth full time. Being that A-Rod is going to help out the Yankees’ young players next year, this makes sense.

Yahoo Sports | Mike Oz: When his grandma found old baseball cards they had stashed away together, Mike Oz started a series where he would open them with players. His show, “Opening 25 Year-Old Baseball Cards,” had Alex Rodriguez on as a guest. Of course, A-Rod bring his knowledge to this like he does everything.

Today’s Knuckleball | Jon Heyman: Yoenis Cespedes has decided to exercise opt-out clause. That’s not what we’re interested in here. What’s actually interesting is the blurb about Andrew Miller talking about Joe Girardi’s bullpen management. While calling it confusing at times this year, he still praised Joe and Tito for it.

New York Daily News | Staff: One thing Derek Jeter said he was looking forward to after retirement was not having to deal with the media as much. At his Turn 2 Foundation dinner, he was asked which team he thought would win the World Series. Jeter, as always doing it his way, answered them in Jeterian fashion.

Newsday | AP: Sixteen years ago yesterday, the Yankees defeated the Mets in the Subway Series World Series. This article has some pretty awesome photos from the Yankees third straight World Series championship in a row. Still pretty cool.

Fun Questions

  • Out of the ‘98, ‘99, and ‘00 World Series Championship, which one did you enjoy the most?
  • If you could have one player from either Chicago or Cleveland, whom would you choose?

Song of the Day

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? by Chicago

It’s Time Week on Pinstripe Alley. With the Cubbies winning Game 2 of the World Series, plus the series heading back to Chicago, I figured this song was extremely appropriate for today. As always, please link us your song of the day!