Archive for August 6th, 2008

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Yankees Dodge Bullet | Joba To DL With Tendinitis

Yankees Rumors & News

Since his transition from the bullpen to the mound Joba Chamberlain has helped to bring the Yankees back from mediocrity into playoff contention. Now he must watch the team from the bench.

A day after Joba went to see the infamous Dr James Andrews the Yankees have put their 22-year-old power pitcher on the 15-day disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis according to Newsday.
The Yankees expect Joba to rest at least one week before being reevaluated. At that point if everything goes well he will begin a short rehab before returning to the mound. He is not expected to need surgery and will likely be back this season.
This comes as great news to Yankee fans as there likely will not be long-term damage associated with this and the team still has a chance to make the playoffs this season.
If the Yankees had to finish the stretch run with a rotation of Andy Pettitte, Mike Mussina, Sidney Ponson, Ian Kennedy, and Dan Giese they …

Nets arena delayed again

Nets Rumors & News

Forest City Ratner Company, the organization responsible for building the New Jersey Nets new arena said Monday, that the team’s new home in Brooklyn, may not be ready for the 2010-2011 season. It has been delayed several times, as recently as January. The arena will no longer feature a green roof, and the intial design will be very different.
Bruce Ratner owns the commercial real estate agency building the arena, and is also the principal owner of the Nets. He has owned the team for four seasons and plans to move the franchise to Brooklyn, which has not had a pro team since the Dodgers left in 1957. The Nets have been playing their home games at the Izod Center in the Meadowlands sports complex since 1981. The Nets drew an average of 15,656 fans per game which ranked 21st in the NBA last season. By moving to Brooklyn, Ratner hopes to draw more fans from NYC …

Hot Stove New York Uniform Numbers Quiz Answers

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Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.
1. The Yankees were the first team to wear uniform numbers, and started in 1929.
2. Bobby Valentine wore # 2 as a tribute to Tommy Lasorda.
3. Besides # 7, Mickey Mantle also wore # 6 during his rookie year.
4. Felix Millan wore # 16 and # 17 in ’73, and # 17 until the end of his career in ’77.
5. Babe Ruth wore # 3 and Lou Gehrig # 4 because that’s where they hit in the batting order.
6. Joe Torre wore # 9 while he played and managed the Mets.
7. Bobby Murcer wore # 17 (’65, …

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