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Around the Empire: Yankees news 4/11/16

Fans upset with YES and Comcast; Girardi's insistence on giving nicknames; Sabathia's biggest supporters and more.

Starsky and Dutch / Batman and Robin
Starsky and Dutch / Batman and Robin
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports | Brendan Kuty: Yankees fans voiced their displeasure for the riff between Comcast and the YES Network after yesterday's game was rained out. This game would've been the first game many fans would've been able to watch on TV.

ESPN New York | Andrew Marchand: After checking himself into a rehab facility for alcohol addiction, CC Sabathia credits his mom Margie and wife Amber for supporting him every step of the way. Adding that while the team from the GM to his teammates have been great, those two women have been his "rock" in recovery. | Brendan Kuty: While Joe Girardi believes the MLB schedule makers should consider scheduling more games in southern cities, the extra day off does at least help the bullpen get rest for the series against the Blue Jays.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: Signing Nick Swisher could dramatically alter the Yankees' depth chart. If he performs well, not only is he likely to jump ahead of Chris Parmelee on the first base depth chart, but he could even challenge Dustin Ackley's job too if he struggles. | Ryan Hatch: Joe Girardi loves giving his players nicknames, especially focusing on adding a "Y" to the end of a player's name. This has been a recurring theme over the skipper's nine-year career and now he's made his way to Starlin Castro aka "Starsky," inspiring the nickname Starsky and Dutch for the Yankees young middle infielders.