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ESPN’s E:60 Profiles Yankees’ Nick Swisher:ESPN’s award-winning primetime newsmagazine E:60 will feature an exclusive interview with Nick Swisher of the New York Yankees and profile what he has brought to the team in the episode airing Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. ET.”

Psychic brought in to find Bambino’s piano: Lee Swanson, curator of the Sudbury Historical Society, said the piano was pushed onto the frozen pond by Ruth himself in 1918 so he could sing and dance with his neighbors. When the ice melted in the spring, it sunk to the bottom of the pond.” Talk about weird..

Strawberry’s Sports Grill: Darryl’s new restaurant in Queens opens this Thursday. He plans to have a very active role in the business. “I might surprise people sometimes – come out and be the waiter,” he said yesterday while leading the Daily News on an exclusive tour of the eatery. 

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Joe Niekro’s Knuckleball Lives On: A great story that aired on E: 60 about a girl, Chelsea Baker, who is the best little league pitcher in the country. She was taught how to throw a knuckleball by former Yankee, Joe Niekro.

Montero: “All my dreams are with this team.”: Jesus Montero spoke out about the possibility of being traded not too long ago. “I just want to focus and do my job,” he said.  “True, I can be in the big leagues. But all my dreams are with this team. Whatever they do, I’m going to have to live with it. But I want to stay here. I love the Yankees.”

The Boss and his turtlenecks:  Heather Zeller over at A Glam Slam talks about Steinbrenner’s fashion sense. “The NY Yankees will forever be synonymous with the classic navy and white pinstripes, just as George will forever be associated with his trademark navy blazer and white turtleneck combo. His favorite accessory, other than a pompous grin, was of course his aviators. Not to mention those 7 World Series rings.  And while we don’t often look at turtlenecks as an overly masculine article of clothing, somehow George made them appear powerful and even a bit scary.”

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ESPN E:60 is airing a piece on Mariano Rivera in this week’s show. He goes back to Panama and talks about his upbringing. He also talks about the most dominant pitch in the history of baseball…”The Kotter” (as Mariano pronounces it).

From Andy Hall (ESPN Communications):

ESPN E:60 Presents: Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera Revealed

Mariano Rivera, considered one of the greatest closers in Major League Baseball history, has seldom opened up about his private life. On Tuesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. ET, ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning, primetime newsmagazine E:60 will air an in-depth profile of the New York Yankees ace. E:60’s Tom Rinaldi, with unprecedented access, traveled into his world, including visiting Rivera’s home, favorite restaurant and his birthplace in Puerto Caimito, Panama.

“The vast majority of baseball fans, despite his long established fame and greatness, have never even seen him outside of uniform. It struck us that despite the fact that he may be the greatest relief pitcher of all time, and the only man in history to close and win the World Series five times, there was an air of mystery about him. He is remarkably without air or entitlement of any kind. He’s one of the most respectful and polite people – let alone athletes I had the pleasure to meet. When asked to describe his job, he said that it’s like working for a town and everyone in the township giving you their earnings. You’re either going to invest their savings and give them a return or blow it.” – Tom Rinaldi

Rivera on the difference in getting a final out and a final out in the World Series…

“Getting the final out is great, the final out in the World Series is ‘wow, we’re champions!'” We did it.”

On his success…

“Amazing. Unbelievable. I still don’t understand how it happened. Yes, I have abilities, but there were far better players than me.

“My confidence never changed because I know who I trust and I know who I am. When you have that kind of attitude and mentality it doesn’t matter the outcomes. Sometimes you’re going to lose, a lot of times you’re going to win.”

On the imprint he hopes to leave…

“That imprint has to be that I did everything within my power to help others, to do the right thing for the NY Yankees, for my teammates, my family and that alone, I’ll be happy with that.”

A preview clip ESPN E:60 feature here.

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