Mood Music - Batman (1966) Acknowledgement/Main Title
Good Morning, Pinstripe Alley. What a morning it is. I can't quite put my finger on it, but for some reason the grass seems greener, the air smells fresher, and the water tastes more like the tears of many a New Englander. Delicious. Onto the news & notes.
The Pinstripe Press
The primary news in the merry ol' land of rings still deals with GM Brian Cashman, who has been dealing with an alleged stalker. My first thought was Chad Gaudin. Seriously though, this whole situation is very weird, sad and continues to get more interesting. The latest report is that Cashman may have outfoxed her via texting. but I'm sure there will be more to this story as the week progresses.
In further non-baseball related Brian Cashman news, apparently Cashman might lose a lot of money in the divorce. According to the Daily News article, the divorce proceedings might be influenced by the outcome of everything going on with Cashman's alleged stalker.
In less scandalous, happier Yankee news, this weekend former Yankees Roy White and Mickey Rivers visited Auburn, NY for a charity fundraiser. The fundraiser included autograph signings, as well as some memorabilia for sale and auctions, which all go towards raising money for Everest Park. It's always nice to see former Yankees doing things like this for a good cause.
Other news after the jump...
The Away Teams
The Red Sox avoiding arbitration with former Yankee Alfredo Aceves. Yesterday he agreed to a $1.2 million dollar contract, something I wish I could do one day. It will be interesting to watch if the Red Sox decide to use him as a starter this year or keep him in the bullpen. It could depend on where Roy Oswalt signs. Also, David Ortiz and the Red Sox still have not agreed on anything yet.
If you haven't checked it out yet, River Ave. Blues has an awesome new page dealing with Amateur Signing Bonuses. Some of the amounts may shock you.
Finally, unless you didn't watch the Super Bowl last night, the New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in a thrilling game. I can't speak for anyone else, but seeing a Boston team lose, no matter the sport, always puts a euphoric smile on my face. The ticker tape parade down the Canyon of Heroes is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 11AM. Just a thought, but if you plan on attending, you might want to consider getting there earlier than that.
Only 13 more days till pitchers and catchers report. Lets hope the New York Yankees can join the NY Football Giants down the Canyon of Heroes this year. In fact, with the NY Rangers seemingly doing well on the ice, perhaps we can make 2012 a New York sports year!
Finally, because I think this is funny, see how classic literary types dealt with critics.