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Yankees making a difference for Va Tech

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 17, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

If you can, make time to watch the Yankees play Virginia Tech tomorrow on YES. It’s going to be something you’ll want to see.

Your team is doing a very good thing tomorrow. It was only 11 months ago that a madman killed 32 people on campus and wounded 23 others. The school has yet to complete its memorial to the victims and the Yankees are coming to town to play a game.

Jeter, A-Rod, Posada, Damon, the whole bunch of them. They’re going to wear the Va Tech logo on their hats, signs hundreds of autographs and allow a community to forget, even if just for a day, what happened.

I happen to know one of the coaches on the staff there and the team and the school are overwhelmed by the genorosity the Yankees have shown them.

The Yankees are as corporate as corporate can be most of the time. It’s good to see them extending themselves like this.

“This is something that the organization felt was important. I think it’s important for our guys to see,” Joe Girardi said this afternoon. “Most of us have kids, some of us have been on college campuses. I get emotional when I think about it. … I just think it’s important that we do this.”

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