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News of the Day – 10/31/08

Posted By Diane Firstman On October 31, 2008 @ 9:57 am In Diane Firstman,News of the Day | Comments Disabled

Only 106 days till pitchers and catchers report!

Here is what’s going on:

  • The Post’s George King and Bart Hubbuch [1] state that several “industry sources” have the Yanks making a run at Manny Ramirez to fill the RF spot next season.
  • Yankee free agent filers [2], day 1: Abreu, Moeller, Pudge and Ponson (as per MLB.COM).
  • Take this trade rumor [3] with a large grain of salt …. Ian Kennedy to the Rockies for Willy Taveras (from a site called bleacherreport.com, which doesn’t specify sources of the rumor)
  • MLB.COM [4] has an article on everyone’s favorite ambidextrous pitcher, Pat Venditte. Venditte earned a Minor League Baseball Yearly award for Best Class A Short-Season Reliever.
  • Feel the desire to carve a Yankee pumpkin? Go here [5] for the stencil.
  • Yankee prospect Humberto Sanchez is the lead writer for an MLB.COM blog following the progress of the Baby Bombers in the Arizona Fall League [6].
  • You may not be able to afford seats at the new stadium, but you can at least ogle the latest construction photos [7].
  • Lots of Bomber Birthdays today. Happy 45th birthday to one the Yankees drafted and let get away, the “Crime Dog” … Fred McGriff [8], and to one the Yankees acquired and should have let get away sooner … Matt Nokes [9]. Mike Gallego [10] turns 48 today. The immortal Paul Zuvella [11] (who went 10 for 82 over two seasons with the Bombers) turns 50. The always humorous Mick the Quick (aka Mickey Rivers [12]) hits the big 6-0.
  • On this date in 2001 [13], a two-out, two-run home run by Tino Martinez in the bottom of the ninth ties Game 4 of the World Series, and Derek Jeter hits a home run in the bottom of the 10th, giving the Yanks a 3 – 2 victory over the D’backs.

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URLs in this post:

[1] The Post’s George King and Bart Hubbuch: http://www.nypost.com/seven/10302008/sports/yankees/yankees_may_gun_for_manny_135928.htm

[2] Yankee free agent filers: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081030&content_id=3655957&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

[3] trade rumor: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/75577-colorado-rockies-trade-buzz-willy-taveras-to-ny-yankees-for-ian-kennedy

[4] MLB.COM: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081026&content_id=3646262&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

[5] here: http://yankees.mlb.com/nyy/fan_forum/pumpkins.jsp

[6] Arizona Fall League: http://aflyankees.mlblogs.com/

[7] construction photos: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/photogallery/year_2008/month_10/day_21/cf3634676.html

[8] Fred McGriff: http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcgrifr01.shtml

[9] Matt Nokes: http://www.baseball-reference.com/n/nokesma01.shtml

[10] Mike Gallego: http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gallemi01.shtml

[11] Paul Zuvella: http://www.baseball-reference.com/z/zuvelpa01.shtml

[12] Mickey Rivers: http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/rivermi01.shtml

[13] On this date in 2001: http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA200110310.shtml

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