Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Injury & Roster Updates

Brett Gardner is expected to take some dry swings while nursing his sore elbow when the Yankees are down in Tampa playing the Rays. Girardi stands by the late July time table for Gardner and rules out any chance of us seeing Brett before the All Star Break in a little over two weeks.

Speaking of Brett Gardner the Yankees moved him to the 60 day DL today to make room on the 40 man roster for Danny Farquhar. The Yankees claimed him off waiver from the Oakland Athletics today in a real head scratcher. He looks like he will be headed to AA Trenton and only has 2 IP of major league experience. With the plethora of minor league arms and options I do not see the point in going out of the organization for a guy that we need to guarantee a 40 man roster spot on. Not to mention that him being a Yankee is a waste of a good 'stache.

Russell Martin left the game Sunday with a stiff back and is expected to take batting practice today and if everything goes well will be back in the game as early as tomorrow. He would be welcomed back with open arms, not that Chris Stewart has done a bad job.

Pedro Feliciano threw 25 pitches, his first pitches thrown since his rotator cuff surgery, in the bullpen today. This was his first full mound throwing session since the surgery although he still has a very long way to go. I do not think anyone has any hopes of him helping the Yankees out this season.

Indians @ Yankees 6/26/12


Happy 38th Birthday Derek Sanderson Jeter

Yankees win 6-4

Tonight is game 2 of a three game set between the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees. The Yankees look to remain red hot in June with another victory last night over the Indians. Tonight Phil Hughes will be on the mound for the Yanks and faces former Red Sox prospect Justin Masterson. The game will be televised at 7:05 pm ET on MY9.


Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Dewayne Wise LF
Chris Stewart C

Go Yankees!!

Old Timers Day July 1st 2012

This Sunday, July 1st, the Yankees will host their annual "Old Timers Day" at the Stadium. Here is a list of those scheduled to attend. 

It will be interesting to see guys like Yogi Berra(as always), David Cone, Cecil Fielder, Gene Monahan making his first appearance, Paul O'Niell etc.

I am quite confused by why guys like Sterling Hitchcock and Tanyon Sturtz were invited but hey, it is not my party... 

List of those scheduled to attend
*Denotes first-time Old-Timer
Luis Arroyo
Jesse Barfield
Yogi Berra
Ron Blomberg
Dr. Bobby Brown
Homer Bush
Jerry Coleman
David Cone
Bucky Dent
Al Downing
Brian Doyle
Cecil Fielder
Whitey Ford
Oscar Gamble
Jake Gibbs
Joe Girardi
Rich “Goose” Gossage
Ron Guidry
Charlie Hayes
Rickey Henderson
Sterling Hitchcock*
Arlene Howard
Helen Hunter
Reggie Jackson
Tommy John
Pat Kelly
Don Larsen
Graeme Lloyd
Hector Lopez
Jill Martin
Tino Martinez
Lee Mazzilli
Stump Merrill*
Gene Monahan*
Diana Munson
Kay Murcer
Matt Nokes*
Paul O’Neill
Joe Pepitone
Lou Piniella
Willie Randolph
Bobby Richardson
Mickey Rivers
Aaron Small
Mel Stottlemyre
Darryl Strawberry
Tanyon Sturtze*
Ralph Terry
Joe Torre
Bob Turley
Roy White
Bernie Williams

HOPE Week Day 2 : Jorge Munoz

Borrowed from Lohud

Here is a little information about Jorge Munoz.

Known as the “Angel in Queens,” Jorge Munoz, 48, emigrated from his native Colombia in the 1980s with his mother and sister, and spent his subsequent years working in retail stores and as a school bus driver. In 2004, he drove past a group of mostly Latino day laborers who were standing underneath the elevated subway tracks on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 73rd Street in Jackson Heights, Queens. They told him that on days they cannot find work, they go hungry.
Identifying with their plight, he began bringing them food. That first night it was eight brown bag sandwiches. Now, eight years later, he is responsible for feeding as many as 140 individuals a night with meals ranging from chicken with rice, to beef with pasta, to pork with beans. While some neighborhood businesses contribute supplies, the majority of cooking is done by Munoz, his sister and an assistant cook in the tiny Queens home he shares with his mother, his sister and her son.
Since beginning his work with the hungry in 2004, he has established his own nonprofit and served over 70,000 meals to New Yorkers who otherwise could not afford to routinely enjoy a hot meal. Jorge has missed serving food just one night over the last seven years due to an impassable snowstorm. He continues despite being laid off from his job in December.