It’s the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and it’s been a predictably slow day for baseball. Aside from the Mets finally settling on a manager, there hasn’t been a whole lot going on. That’s not a bad thing every once in a while.
Last night was the Army vs. Notre Dame football game at Yankee Stadium. Here’s an official statement on the game from Hal Steinbrenner, followed by a few Sunday night links.
A night like tonight reinforces our goal of continuously bringing memorable, meaningful events to Yankee Stadium and the Bronx throughout the years to come. We want to thank and commend Notre Dame and Army for their dedication and desire in bringing a historic night of football to Yankee Stadium. We can think of no two finer educational institutions to christen our new home with the great game of football. Their impact on the landscape of our nation — scholastically, athletically and through service — cannot be overstated enough.
• Great stuff from Ben Shpigel looking back at the 2000 Derek Jeter contract negotiations.
• Apparently Casey Close has been surprised by this year’s negotiations between Jeter and the Yankees.
• Nick Cafardo has heard the Yankees are in the $115 million-$120 million range for five years in their pursuit of Cliff Lee.
• The Athletics have cutoff their negotiations with Japanese starter Hisashi Iwakuma. He was looking for big-time money.
• The Frames played a great show at Terminal 5 last night. If you don’t know that band, I highly recommend them.