Tag: New York Yankees

MLB to Give Draft Picks Signed Copy of ‘Bull Durham’ in Lieu of Signing Bonus

by Alex Poletti
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Looking to cut costs amid the coronavirus epidemic, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have agreed to give all draft picks in the upcoming shortened 2020 draft a signed copy of the 1988 hit romantic comedy sports film “Bull Durham” instead of a signing bonus. Continue reading “MLB to Give Draft Picks Signed Copy of ‘Bull Durham’ in Lieu of Signing Bonus”

MLB Hypothesizes It Could Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines by Holding All Games at Marlins Park with Standard Attendance

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Steve Mitchell / USA Today Sports

Looking for a way to start the season as soon as possible, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred disclosed that the league has considered holding all games at Marlins Park in Miami with no restrictions on fan attendance, as the number of fans generally going to Marlins games would adhere to all social distancing guidelines. Continue reading “MLB Hypothesizes It Could Adhere to Social Distancing Guidelines by Holding All Games at Marlins Park with Standard Attendance”

Derek Jeter Forgoes $5 Million Salary So He Doesn’t Have to Appear on Marlins Payroll

by Alex Poletti
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, some industry leaders are doing what they can to help their business and employees stay afloat during these uncertain times. Hall of Fame shortstop and Marlins CEO Derek Jeter has joined that list, forgoing his salary of $5 million; however, Jeter tells The Second String that this was only to avoid the embarrassment of being listed on the Marlins’ payroll. Continue reading “Derek Jeter Forgoes $5 Million Salary So He Doesn’t Have to Appear on Marlins Payroll”

Luis Severino Out for Year Tommy John Surgery, Still Projected as No. 2 Starter for Yankees

by Alex Poletti
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The New York Yankees are faced with a serious setback in their quest for a 28th World Series championship, as starting pitcher Luis Severino will undergo Tommy John surgery, which will sideline the fireballer for the entirety of the 2020 season. Despite being unable to pitch at all, the Yankees still project that Severino will be the team’s second best starter after free-agent signing Gerrit Cole. Continue reading “Luis Severino Out for Year Tommy John Surgery, Still Projected as No. 2 Starter for Yankees”

Gerrit Cole Gifted Small Country of His Choice in New Yankees Contract

by Alex Poletti

New perks are being released about starting pitcher Gerrit Cole’s record-breaking nine-year contract with the New York Yankees, including a full no-trade clause and full sovereignty of a small country of his choice, The Second String reports.

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Short Guy Makes NYC Subway Ride Home a Living Hell

by Alex Poletti

Some annoying short guy completely ruined the commute back home from Yankee Stadium on the subway after fans watched game five of the ALCS on the stadium’s Jumbotron, sources for The Second String report at the scene. Despite not being physically present, this 5’6 prick messed up the vibe of every New Yorker on the crowded train.

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Aroldis Chapman Smiles After Giving Up Home Run, Finally Doing Something Nice for Another Person

by Alex Poletti

Ending the Yankees’ season with a poorly thrown slider in the middle of the zone, Aroldis Chapman let out a smile after serving up a walk-off home run to Astros second baseman Jose Altuve. Chapman’s expression was explained through an exclusive interview with The Second String, in which the fireballer admitted that he was just happy to do something nice for another person for the first time in his life.

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