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Posted By Alex Belth On July 1, 2005 @ 5:01 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

Just a couple of tidbits as the Yankees get set for a weekend series with the Tigers in the Motor City:

1. Gary Sheffield [1] received a two-game suspension for losing his cool last Sunday night against the Mets:

“I think the decision by Bob Watson was absolutely wrong,” Yankees president Randy Levine said. “The entire incident was precipitated by what we know today to be a completely incorrect call and an overreaction by the umpire in ejecting Sheff from the game prematurely.”
(N.Y. Daily News [2])

Sheffield [3] will appeal the suspension.

2. Mike Stanton and Paul Quantrill [4] are officially [5] out. Wayne Franklin [6], a left-handed reliever [7] who was released by the Giants in March, has been called up, as has Bubba Crosby.

3. George Steinbrenner [8] turns 75 [9] on Monday. Murray Chass [10] and Mike Lupica [11] both have articles today about why George just ain’t the same anymore.

4. Mike Mussina [12] was scheduled to pitch Wednesday. Battling a stomach virus [13], he’ll give way to the Big Unit tonight, and pitch tomorrow instead.

5. Big shout out to our pal Steven Goldman [14] and his wife Stephanie on the birth of their second child, a baby boy named Clemens (named after Samuel, not Roger).

Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend. Cliff and I will be in and around the tri-state area watcing the Yanks, so fall through if you like, we’ll be here.

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[1] Gary Sheffield: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/01/sports/baseball/01sheffield.html

[2] N.Y. Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/324251p-277175c.html

[3] Sheffield: http://weblogthatderekbuilt.blogspot.com/2005/06/deckchairs-titanic.html

[4] Paul Quantrill: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyanks014326617jul01,0,3496539.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[5] officially: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/01/sports/baseball/01yanks.html?

[6] Wayne Franklin: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/324244p-277153c.html

[7] left-handed reliever: http://www.waswatching.com/archives/2005/06/wayne_franklin.html

[8] George Steinbrenner: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/01/sports/baseball/01george.html

[9] 75: http://yanksfansoxfan.typepad.com/ysfs/2005/06/by_george_big_s.html

[10] Murray Chass: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/01/sports/baseball/01chass.html

[11] Mike Lupica: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/324255p-277180c.html

[12] Mike Mussina: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spynotes304325328jun30,0,4249657.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[13] a stomach virus: http://www.nj.com/yankees/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1120108653245840.xml&coll=1

[14] Steven Goldman: http://www.yesnetwork.com/yankees/pinstripedblog.asp

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