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Teixeira’s #25

When Mark Teixeira signed on with the Yankees, he wanted to wear #23 but it’s Don Mattingly’s retired number. So, he settled for #25. Here’s a look at players that have worn #25 in the Yankees organization.

  • Hank Bauer 1948-51
  • Joe Pepitone 1962-69
  • Bobby Bonds 1975
  • Willie Randolph 1976
  • Tommy John 1979-82, 1986-89
  • Don Baylor 1983-85
  • Jim Abbott 1993-94
  • Ruben Sierra 1005-96
  • Joe Girardi 1996-99
  • Jason Giambi 2002-08

Until then see ya at the park!

Around the League & Antarctica

Finally,
the weather seems to be getting nicer, the sun is shining and Spring
Training is in full swing. This is what baseball fans wait for each
season, the start of summer. All the hoopla surrounding A-Rod, should fade away if he just tells the truth. But, who knows what A-Rod has up his sleeve? Do you believe A-Rod?

Johnny Damon and Xavier Nady
are in a financial pinch, after seeing their assets frozen by
investigators who are investigating the Robert Allen Stanford Company.
Anybody have a few bucks to offer?

Tom Glavine signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Atlanta Braves on Friday. Looking on the West Coast, second-baseman Orlando Hudson signed a $3.4 million, one-year contract with the Dodgers. He’s expected to fill the void Jeff Kent left announcing his retirement this past winter. Also, David Ortiz is still complaining about soreness in his left shoulder and sat out of the Red Sox workout session.

For all you Mets fans, take a look at Flushing9.com, brought to you by scribe John Strubel. Similar to what the Sporting News offers, Strubel has a Mets digital magazine. Interesting stuff.

The Coolest Race

All interested runners, take a look at John Hanc’s new book: “The Coolest Race on Earth: Mud, Madmen, Glaciers and Grannies at the Antarctica Marathon.” I’ve
known John for the last 20-years from the New York Institute of
Technology and writing. A great scribe, who authored seven previous
books, John’s byline can be seen in Newsday, The New York Times, Runner’s World, etc. By the way, he did complete 24 marathons.

Until then, see ya in Antarctica!

Back to Business

I’m pretty much done on the whole A-Rod saga and probably won’t mention anymore here or at my other writing space “The Journal News” (Lohud.com). Too much and then Miguel Tejada pleading guilty that he lied to Congress. What’s next?

Anyway, here’s a look at recent signings by team:

Angels — Bobby Abreu
Nationals — Adam Dunn
Orioles — Signed INF Ty Wigginton to a two-year contract.
Royals — Signed OF Eric Shortell and LHP Dan Cevette to Minor League contracts.
Rangers — Signed OF Andruw Jones and RHP Brendan Donnelly to Minor League contracts.
Blue Jays — Acquired RHP Matt Brush from the Padres.
Astros — Signed OF Michael Bourn, RHP Sammy Gervacio, LHP Polin Trinidad and LHP Wesley Wright to one-year contracts.
Padres — Named John Vander Wal professional scout.

Until then, see ya at Spring Training!

The Texas Connection

The A-Rod soap opera continues in today’s Sunday Edition newspapers. Like wildfire, the media outlets are going crazy. Long Island Newsday has an interesting story on the Texas Rangers link to steroids. You can read it at Newsday.com.

Heres a list of names from the Rangers that have been linked to steroids:

1. Ken Caminiti
2. Juan Gonzalez
3. Mike Judd
4. Rafael Palmeiro
5. Herbert Perry
6. John Rocker
7. Ivan Rodriguez
8. Ismael Valdez
9. Randy Velarde
10. Steve Woodard.

I would say that a P.R. firm would help about now.

Until then, see ya at the park!

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