Billy Traber, once a first-round pick of the Mets,is plugging along trying to make the Yankees. His career numbers against left-handers are certainly eye-catching.
A-Rod and Jorge Posada have the same minor injury. This notebook also had word on a dominating performance by Mariano Rivera, a video review by Chien–Ming Wang, a happy day for Andy Pettitte and a big race today for the Steinbrenners.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated is on a USO tour of military bases in Afganistan with NFL players Tommie Harris, Mike Rucker and Luis Castillo. Whether you’re a fan of the NFL of not, I’d urge you to read his dispatches to get a sense of what sports means to the men and women serving overseas.
This blog gets e-mails from servicemen and women every few weeks thanking me for updating them about the Yankees. Thanking me? It’s us who need to thank you guys.
So if you’re in the military and reading this blog, thanks for giving the rest of the freedom to concern ourselves with something as silly as baseball. Jeter, A-Rod and the rest aren’t heroes, you are.