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News of the Day – 6/29/09
Posted By Diane Firstman On June 29, 2009 @ 9:30 am In Diane Firstman,News of the Day | Comments Disabled
[My take: But what would the Yanks be able to get from the Phils, even if they wanted to deal Wang?]
At 22 years old, Jackson is among the International League leaders in hits, batting average and on-base percentage, but his season seems to have created as many doubters as believers.
His detractors say Jackson hasn’t hit for enough power, has struck out too often and has a batting average on balls in play that is too high, a statistic that suggests he’s been lucky as much as good. . . .
. . . The backup catcher, who strained his left quad on May 7, ran the bases before Sunday’s game against the Mets and said afterward he felt no pain. He will try to run the bases again on Tuesday and could be behind the plate for New York within a couple of weeks.
“I could play today,” Molina said. “I don’t know how it would be, but I feel like I could play.” . . .
Because of inclement weather expected in Florida this week, Molina will remain with the Yankees in New York for a few more days. If things go well on Tuesday when he again tries to run, there is a good chance he will begin playing Minor League rehab games later in the week. From there, it is only a matter of time before he is activated off the DL.
[My take: But . . . but . . . we like Cervelli!]
The biography describes Munson’s love-starved family life in Canton with a difficult, sometimes cruel father, Darrell, and Thurman’s eager embrace by his teenage years of the family of his childhood sweetheart and future wife, Diana.
Munson only hinted in the memoir about the turmoil at home that helped form his grumpy adult persona. But Appel’s interviews with Munson’s brother, Duane, and sister Darla describe the dysfunctional family life that turned him so inward.
“I didn’t fully appreciate what was out there until I connected with his brother and sister,” Appel said. “They were the key to the book. They were the missing family.”
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URLs in this post:
 Chien-Ming Wang: http://www.philly.com/inquirer/sports/20090628_On_Baseball__Who_will_be_buying_and_selling_.html?page=1&c=y
 Jon Heyman: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/jon_heyman/06/28/Heyman.scoop/index.html?eref=writers
 Austin Jackson: http://www.scrantontimes.com/sports/yankees_say_jackson_having_a_strong_season_despite_criticism_to_contrary
 Jose Molina: http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090628&content_id=5587416&vkey=news_nyy&fext=.jsp&c_id=nyy
 Marty Appel: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/sports/baseball/29sandomir.html?_r=1&ref=baseball
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