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Around the Empire: Yankees news 5/9/16

How the Yankees got to Price; Betances reflects on Mother's Day; Yankee players don't mind Ortiz; Wondering if Romine can help the team; Everyone loves Bartolo Colon

My Ortiz at-bat face
My Ortiz at-bat face
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Around the Empire | Randy Miller: Taking a look back and seeing how the Yankees' "weak" lineup got to David Price now two starts in a row. Price says that even though their numbers aren't good, hitters like Didi Gregorius and Chase Headley are still major league players and that pitchers shouldn't underestimate them. | Bryan Hoch: It was Mother's Day yesterday, so Yankees star reliever Dellin Betances took some time to reflect on his Washington Heights upbringing. He credits his mother for pushing him to succeed and be the man that he is today.

ESPN | Andrew Marchand: While his career numbers vs. the Yankees and on-field shenanigans tend to irk Yankees fans, the players themselves really don't have a problem with David Ortiz. From Andrew Miller to Alex Rodriguez, the majority of the Yankees have nothing but respect and admiration for his career.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Can Austin Romine be this year's under-the-radar hero who helps the Yankees make the playoffs? After failing to make the team previously, he finally has a chance this year to show he can be a contributor in a limited role and stick around with the team. | Randy Miller: The Yankees, like most of the baseball world, were either watching or made sure to see replays of Bartolo Colon's home run from Saturday. After resurrecting his career with the Yankees in 2011, Colon has become a fan favorite for almost all baseball fans, if for nothing else, for his at-bats.

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It's Waffles Week on Pinstripe Alley. This entire week, and especially today, we will be celebrating the birthday of our Khaleesi with her favorite songs. Happy Birthday, Tanya! Have a blast. And to the Yankees, make sure to win for her or fear being called rude by us. You don't want that, do you?