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Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News

Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News

Jack Curry broke the story via Twitter:

The Yankees have signed Andy Pettitte to a 1-year minor league deal worth $2.5 million. The team is thrilled to have 240-game winner back.

Who saw this coming? I can’t say I did, although when I first heard he was retiring I thought he would have an itch to come back. The man is only 39 years old, and that’s not so “out there” considering how many pitchers play into their 40’s these days.

The Yankees rotation looks like this as of now: Sabathia-Kuroda-Nova-Pineda-Hughes-Garcia. When, and IF Pettitte makes it up to the major leagues, someone is going to have to bepushed out of the rotation. Obviously, we can’t predict the future (injuries, trades, etc.), so there might even be a spot available depending on how the season plays out. It’s going to take some time for him to get in playing shape, so he won’t be joining the team anytime soon.

Yankees Universe has a really great love and admiration for Andy. The outpouring from fans in response to this news clearly shows how happy we all are to have #46 back. The man came to spring training this year as an instructor, and he clearly got that itch to put the pinstripes on again. Welcome Back, Andy.

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This from Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News: (Via Twitter)

“Cashman drops a bomb: Dave Eiland will not return as pitching coach.”

“Cashman on Eiland: “He’s not being blamed for what took place. … I hope you believe me on that.”

and Jack Curry:

“Cashman told reporters his reasoning for decision were private.”

I wonder who the replacement will be. Any thoughts?

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NEW YORK- AUGUST 04: Alex Rodriguez

On a 2-0 pitch, Alex Rodriguez launched a 2-run home run (off a 85mph fastball from Shuan Marcum) in the bottom of the 1st inning to put the team up 2-0 over the Blue Jays. It was the highly anticipated home run that everyone has been waiting for. It took him 46 at-bats, but he’s finally in the 600HR club, joining Bonds, Aaron, Ruth, Mays, Griffey and Sosa. Alex is now the youngest player to ever hit 600HR’s, just 8 days past his 35th birthday. He actually hit in on the same day (August 4, 2007) that he hit HR #500.

Funny enough, the ball landed in Monument Park and a Yankee Stadium security guard picked up the ball.  I guess that belongs to the Yankees now, and it will go directly to Alex Rodriguez. The Yankees organization was prepared to give the fan a autographed baseball, jersey, hat and bat from Rodriguez. If that wasn’t enough, they were going to offer the person lunch with A-Rod and Cameron Diaz. (Via Jack Curry: Michael Kay passed this along during the YES Network broadcast).

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During the bottom of the 7th inning in yesterday’s game, a foul ball sailed into the YES Network booth. And who caught it? The “boring” John Flaherty…

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Whether it’s Sterling, Flatherty, Waldman, Kay, or any of the other YES Network and WCBS 880 broadcast members, the fans always have something to complain about. It could be the crazy home run calls by Sterling, Kay’s big head, or the boring Flatherty (I don’t think he is). You even hear people make rude comments about the lovely Kim Jones. I just don’t get it.

Every person has their own quirks, and if you don’t like them for any reason..why don’t you just mute the tv? Nobody is forcing you to listen to these games. You can say the same thing for Buck and McCarver. If you hate them so damn much, just turn off your television. People don’t realize how hard and grueling these jobs really are. Let’s remember that these guys call and report from a 162-game season.

I was actually waiting outside the press gate the other day, after that grueling loss to the Tribe and I had the chance to meet Michael Kay and John Sterling. I could see they were both in a rush to leave the ballpark, but they took the time to shake my hand and sign a baseball for me. Even Suzyn Waldman waved hello.

I’m just sick and tired of all the complaints and rude comments these people have to hear. It’s unnecessary.

 

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