Archive for August 7th, 2009

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Hot Stove Player of the Week: Johnny Damon

Yankees Rumors & News

The Yankees-Red Sox war resumed last night in the Bronx. Of course, one of the great players in this rivalry was Thurman Munson, who tragically died 30 years ago Sunday, and Jorge Posada paid tribute to the former Yankee captain by wearing a #15 decal on his mask. Besides winning the Rookie of the Year, an MVP award, three Gold Gloves and two World Series, Munson absolutely hated the Red Sox and Carlton Fisk. In a game in 1973, he barreled into Fisk at home plate, and a 10-minute bench-clearing brawl ensued. That’s what Yankees-Red Sox baseball is all about. Even though Munson is dead, he’s still healthier than the Mets, though. Jon Niese, Luis Castillo and Gary Sheffield threw themselves on the Mets’ injury pile this week. A Met official stated: “All our injured players should be back by December, so if we can stay within 20 games of the lead, we should be able to make a run.” Meanwhile, David Ortiz has recently been in …

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