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Head on over to the New York Times where David Waldstein takes a look at Rob Refsnyder:

At some point this year, whether in spring training, on opening day or later in the regular season, Refsnyder is likely to be introduced to Yankees fans for the first time, and some of them may look at him with the same bemused expression that the players and coaches at those California showcases wore.

Amy Mihyang Ginther with her birth mother, Park Jeong-hee, at Park’s home in Gimcheon, South Korea.Why a Generation of Adoptees Is Returning to South KoreaJAN. 14, 2015
Refsnyder is a top Yankees prospect, a gifted hitter who has been invited to his first major league spring training this month and hopes to soon become the team’s starting second baseman. He was adopted from South Korea by parents with German and Irish backgrounds, as was his older sister, Elizabeth, who was a talented softball player in college.

While you’re at it, check out Mike Axisa’s recent appreciation of Willie Randolph. 

[Photo Credit: Dan Farrell/N.Y. Daily News]


1 Shaun P.   ~  Feb 6, 2015 12:18 pm

I'm really looking forward to seeing what Refsnyder can do, and I hope we get to see him play second for the Yanks for a while. Heck of a story, and hell of a hitter!

Mike Axisa's story about Willie brought tremendous joy to my heart - I think it is an excellent basis for a Hall of Fame Veterans Committee campaign for him. Though, in fairness, if we are talking about Hall of Fame-quality second basemen who ought to be considered by the VC, or whatever it is called these days, Lou Whitaker and Bobby Grich must be on the list as well.

2 MSM35   ~  Feb 6, 2015 5:20 pm

Thank you the story on RR. Looking forward to watching him play.

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 6, 2015 7:01 pm

Great stuff. Loved Willie, good to see him getting some appreciation.

4 RIYank   ~  Feb 7, 2015 5:32 pm

A bit off topic, but: some day, I too hope to retire.

5 thelarmis   ~  Feb 8, 2015 10:27 am

I don't see how that's off-topic. What a cover!

6 RIYank   ~  Feb 8, 2015 5:06 pm

RIP Dean Smith :-(

7 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Feb 8, 2015 6:06 pm

[6] Never knew he was so committed to social causes as well as hoops, especially ending the death penalty and fighting racism in the South..

8 RIYank   ~  Feb 8, 2015 6:53 pm

[7] He was the real deal. And sooooo many college hoops coaches are dirtbags.

I can't fucking wait until Kentucky loses.

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