Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., e-mailed today to say that Joba Chamberlain and Jon Lester will be speaking on campus on Jan. 27. Tickets ($20) are on sale now and kids are half-price. It certainly would be interesting to see those two guys talk.
I can’t speak for Lester, but Joba is very entertaining in those settings.
Go to Sacred Heart’s site for more information.
Meanwhile, this is shocking. But the report from a Dominican newspaper that Manny Ramirez is about to sign with the Yankees is not true according to Brian Cashman.
People need to wrap their heads around the idea that just because the Yankees have $80 million coming off the books doesn’t mean they’re going to spend every dime of it. Once a team gets to a certain payroll threshold, they don’t have to stay there.
Think Andy Pettitte and maybe a bat in January when the market starts to fall apart. But Manny for three years? Joe Girardi might as well quit now and save time if they do that.
Bob Klapisch, as he often does, explains it well.