Ken Griffey Jr. said he wanted to be traded earlier this week. The going-nowhere Reds might as well deal him. There are going to be other players out there, too. Many of the usual suspects (Kevin Millar, Xavier Nady) but maybe some new names will pop up.
Would you want the Yankees to obtain a veteran player and plug him into the lineup to aid the cause? Alex Rodriguez will be back soon but Jorge Posada remains a month away. Jason Giambi looked better today, but it was one day.
Or do you stay the course, suffer the growing pains and battle through it?
Obviously some trades would make great sense, others not. But the Yankees made a significant move at this time last season when they added Clemens.
It’s not everyday you can do a good thing for only $7.50, but here’s your chance.
There’s a Yankees fan up in Connecticut named Steve. He’s a great guy, a former sports writer who got out of the business and now teaches social studies and coaches high school basketball in a little town. He got married in 2002 to the nice girl he met in college, Lyndsay.
Short version of the story: They would very much like to a baby but Lyndsay has a heart condition and doctors advise against it. Her heart, while plenty strong for everyday life, might not support a pregnancy.
They’ve decided to either adopt a baby or to have a surrogate mother carry their baby. The problem is the cost, which is astronomical and the insurance company isn’t helping out.
Lyndsay’s mother is an artist who is selling magnets of her work and donating the proceeds to help the cause. For $7.50, you get three magnets of some classy artwork. Shipping and handling included. Go to this site if you’re interested.
If you want to read a better version of their story, check out this column by Mike DiMauro, a sports columnist in Connecticut.
Full disclosure: I used to work with Steve. He took over coverage of the Double-A team the Yankees once had in Connecticut after I left for The Journal News. He e-mails me regularly, usually distraught after the Yankees lose.
He’ll probably complain that I’m doing this, but when I heard their story I wanted to share it. If two people deserve to be parents, it’s Steve and Lyndsay. And I can tell you this much: the little tyke will be a Yankees fan.
Thanks for considering it.
I know we have a lot of Springsteen fans on his blog. In case you missed it, check out Backstreets.com for a report on last night’s charity benefit show at the Count Basie Theater in New Jersey.
Bruce and the band did the entire Darkness On The Edge Of the Town and Born To Run albums in order for the first time. It must have been great to see.
The best part? There were 37 wounded veterans who came down from the Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington for the show.