Two releases from the Yankees:
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, General Manager Brian Cashman and right-hander Brian Bruney will kick off Summer Reading 2009 at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building – ground floor at 5th Avenue and 42nd Street. Kids will be able to sign up for their summer reading lists with the first 150 readers receiving a free pair of tickets to an upcoming Yankees game. There will also be face painting, break dancing demonstrations and games on-site.
The Yankees have donated $50,000 for the purchase of 2,500 books for the kids. They also recently donated $75,000 to assist with renovating the Grand Concourse branch to better serve the residents of the Bronx.
Kind of strange this is during a game. But nice of C-Money and Brian to take the time.
The second release:
One hour after the conclusion of the 1:05 p.m. Rays-Yankees game on Saturday, Alex Rodriguez will join actor Richard Gere for an All-Star Little League game with players from the Dominican Federation in Manhattan (coached by Gere) playing against players from the United Youth Baseball League in the Bronx (coached by Rodriguez) at Franz Siegel Park— 153rd Street and Grand Concourse. After the three-inning game, Yankees scouts and personnel will be on hand for a special-skills clinic with all of the kids.
A-Rod and Richard Gere coaching a baseball game? Now there is something you don’t see every day. There’s a joke in there somewhere. But in the interest of common decency, I’ll pass.