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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 7/20/19

Former teammate Blackmon praises LeMahieu; Hal approves of Boone’s tirade; Anecdotes on the Hall of Fame class; Maybin faces live pitching in recovery

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NY Daily News | Kristie Ackert: DJ LeMahieu’s old team came into town, and they had high praise for their former teammate. And why not? He’s had an amazing first year in the Bronx. Charlie Blackmon was surprised, however, that so many people just started paying attention him. Still, he reiterated that he was happy for LeMahieu, and the second baseman deserved the success and attention that he’s been garnering this year.

NY Post | Joel Sherman: Aaron Boone’s rant on Thursday has been relayed across all sorts of media, and it’s been a hit with the fanbase and players. It also left an impression on owner Hal Steinbrenner, who complimented Boone’s leadership among the players despite the one-game suspension it also drew. No doubt that his father, The Boss, would have approved too.

ESPN | David Schoenfield: The Hall of Fame ceremony is nearly upon us, and the Yankees have two great representatives about to be enshrined in Cooperstown. Schoenfield takes the time to go over each of the inductees’ memorable careers, highlighting the uniqueness in each of their games. | Sarah Lang: Cameron Maybin continues to progress during his IL stint, taking live batting practice before Friday’s game against the Rockies. Maybin has been out nearly a month with a strained left calf but is close to a rehab stint, and hopefully a Didi Gregorius emoji representative when he returns to the lineup.