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HOPE Week honors the GlamourGals

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 28, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

HOPE Week continues this morning with the GlamourGals organization, which recently landed in the Bronx. Here are the details from the Yankees…

The New York Yankees are proud to continue HOPE Week 2012 (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) on Thursday by celebrating GlamourGals. Yankees players Nick Swisher, David Robertson, Brett Gardner and Cody Eppley­ will honor GlamourGals by surprising the group for one of their events at the East Haven Nursing and Senior Rehab Center in the Bronx, and participating in the makeovers of the senior citizen residents. The volunteers and GlamourGals founder Rachel Doyle will then be the Yankees’ special guests for their 7:05 p.m. game vs. the Chicago White Sox. They will watch batting practice from the field and be part of pregame on-field ceremonies.

THE STORY OF GLAMOURGALS
http://www.glamourgals.org/

Rachel Doyle was a sophomore in high school when her grandmother passed away in a Nevada nursing home. To honor her memory and create a bridge between the generations, Doyle, then 17, created the first chapter of GlamourGals in 2000. The organization is comprised of male and female high school and college-age volunteers who give manicures and makeovers to the elderly at senior homes. The organization’s goal is to foster self-esteem and mutual respect while building meaningful relationships. Additionally, many seniors in nursing homes do not receive frequent visitors, and GlamourGals helps to fill that void.

More than a decade after her first makeover, Doyle serves as CEO. Her vision and dedication has seen the organization grow to approximately 1,300 volunteers in more than 62 chapters spanning 13 states, along with a chapter in St. Andrews, Scotland. The organization just expanded to the Bronx in April 2012.

 
 

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70 Responses to “HOPE Week honors the GlamourGals”

  1. blake June 28th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Sounds like a cool organization …..

  2. CountryClub June 28th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Jon Heyman ?@JonHeymanCBS
    Yasiel Puig is considered a 5-tool player. #dodgers winning bid of $42M for 7 yrs apparently wasnt even his highest offer.

  3. Villa Nova-Ya June 28th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Love this!!! What a great service an organization like this does.

    Plus, the idea of some of the pinstriped crew doing manicures puts a smile on my face.

  4. blake June 28th, 2012 at 11:21 am

    keithlaw @keithlaw 50m No. Seems like it’s not close. “@jasonsbaseball: @keithlaw was Puig considered a better prospect than Soler?”

  5. blake June 28th, 2012 at 11:22 am

    So if Puig is pretty much roundly considered a worse prospect than Soler…..why did he get more money?

  6. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Is it just me or would the Yankees truly benefit from an off day today?
    After suffering 2 injuries to their starter’s yesterday, if there was an off day today, I think
    the entire team could benefit from turning off the batteries for a day

  7. blake June 28th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Have said if Puig got a major league deal?

  8. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    So if Puig is pretty much roundly considered a worse prospect than Soler…..why did he get more money?

    Igawa syndrome.

  9. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 11:25 am

    Have said if Puig got a major league deal?

    Its over 10 million, of course it is a major league deal.

    7 / 42

  10. blake June 28th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    “Its over 10 million, of course it is a major league deal.”

    Thats a lot huh…….

  11. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Has fem been around today?

    Darren Dreger ?@DarrenDreger

    Expect the Penguins to announce Sidney Crosby’s contract extension on Sunday. Over $100 million dollars with an AAV of close to $9 mil per.

    ————

    Still surprised by the Dodgers.. they’ve tied up a lot of money. I wonder if they can even afford Hamels. Maybe they aren’t worried about the $189 lol.

  12. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I know mick hates Twitter, but where else can you see stuff like this?:

    “Many Americans who were upset at the Supreme Court decision took to Twitter to voice their anger. Weirdly enough, many Americans tweeted about ‘moving to Canada’ to escape socialized medicine.

    “I’m moving to Canada, the United States is entirely too socialist,” tweets @wallyweldon.

    “The supreme court upheld Obama Care. That’s it. I’m moving to Canada!,” tweets @lucasdargis.”

  13. Chip June 28th, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Still surprised by the Dodgers.. they’ve tied up a lot of money. I wonder if they can even afford Hamels. Maybe they aren’t worried about the $189 lol.
    —————–

    New ownership trying to make an impact and bolster the fan base – makes sense.

  14. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Chip – No doubt it makes sense, but what’s their payroll looking like for 2014? I’d really like to see at least one team not let the rules affect their spending in that specific year. I could see the Dodgers being a team that could be willing to go there..

  15. Chip June 28th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Chip – No doubt it makes sense, but what’s their payroll looking like for 2014? I’d really like to see at least one team not let the rules affect their spending in that specific year. I could see the Dodgers being a team that could be willing to go there..
    ————–

    I’m not sure they have to worry about it – I think the reason the Yankees are concerned is that the penalties for being a repeat offender of going over the $189M level get very severe.

  16. DONNYBROOK June 28th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Fan base does Not even know who Puig is. Satisfying the fan base starts with a trade deadline deal of immediate impact.

  17. LGY June 28th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Athletes should probably refrain from tweeting about politics :lol:

    @spencerhawes00: Ronald Reagan is spinning in his grave. We might as well be Russia in 1983. #americancommunists

  18. DONNYBROOK June 28th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I’m No Obama guy, but gimme a Real choice. Mitt’s a non-starter in that regard.

  19. Chip June 28th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    LGY June 28th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Athletes should probably refrain from tweeting about politics
    ———————————

    I don’t have a problem with athletes (or celebrities) commenting on things outside their purview. My problem is with the people who think that because someone is famous it means they know what the blazes they’re talking about.

  20. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    They have 56 million on the books for 2014 (not AAV, just salary) so I don’t think anyone is going to blow by the 189 mark. Teams across baseball will spend more, but it takes certain kinds of commitments to end up in the Yankees range.

    Puig will only cost 6 against the cap anyways, so its not like its a race to the marker with him.

    Puig gets ~10 million more than Soler,but 2 less years, so his cap hit is TWICE what Soler’s is. AAV at work.

  21. Chip June 28th, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I don’t have a problem with the legislation – I just have a problem with the nonsense that surrounded it. This all could have been avoided if they had just called it a tax in the first place, but they were so adamant about not calling it a tax and getting hammered by the other side for putting in a tax that they called it something else. It was a tax then, it’s a tax now. That’s fine.

    Healthcare for everyone is a good thing and Romney knows that he would make just as many enemies repealing it if he got elected as Obama made pushing it through.

  22. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 11:55 am

    And that AAV calc shows you that mindlessly bashing the length of a contract is silly, because Puigs is 2 years shorter but more more harmful in a budgetary sense.

  23. DONNYBROOK June 28th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Mitt = Richard Gere in “Pretty Woman”, suit included.

  24. Chip June 28th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    quite frankly – the more important news of the day coming out of DC is that there might be an agreement on how to hold down student loan interest rates.

  25. blake June 28th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    “I’m moving to Canada, the United States is entirely too socialist,” tweets @wallyweldon.

    Thats really funny….

  26. blake June 28th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Peraonally i think all student loans should be forgiven…..would make my life easier

  27. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Chip June 28th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    LGY June 28th, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Athletes should probably refrain from tweeting about politics
    ———————————

    I don’t have a problem with athletes (or celebrities) commenting on things outside their purview. My problem is with the people who think that because someone is famous it means they know what the blazes they’re talking about.

    —————–

    Lol, very true! In fairness to athletes and famous people in general, they usually end up so at a young age and don’t actually have a lot of education. People forget that all the time, especially with athletes.

    I get that the tax for repeat offenders is worse.. but does that mean that in 2014 the Dodgers can go over and be hit with less of a tax than if the Yanks went over in that same year?

  28. RadioKev June 28th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Wonder what the deal is with this guy Tzu-Wei Lin. Were the Yankees in on him?

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....i-lin.html

  29. blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Virtually no way the Yanks could have signed Puig for that money unless they believed hed be in their outfield by 2014 if not by next year….

  30. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Chip June 28th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    quite frankly – the more important news of the day coming out of DC is that there might be an agreement on how to hold down student loan interest rates.

    ————
    They really need to get some cap/legislation in place asap. But it’s just another political football :(
    ————

    blake June 28th, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Peraonally i think all student loans should be forgiven…..would make my life easier
    ————

    Here here!! I’m currently paying a mortgage…

  31. blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    June 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm Wonder what the deal is with this guy Tzu-Wei Lin. Were the Yankees in on him?”

    There was one report I saw I think where Yankes scouts were ordered to sign him….then they let Boston sign him.

  32. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Virtually no way the Yanks could have signed Puig for that money unless they believed hed be in their outfield by 2014 if not by next year….

    —————

    If he really isn’t even as good as Soler.. I’m very surprised at the deal. It wouldnt have made any sense for the Yanks at that price.

    Any news on Gardner lately?

    How soon could either of the Almonte’s be knocking on the door? Could either be a 4th OF option for next season or is that pushing it?

  33. 86w183 June 28th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Actually very few teams are letting the $ 189 M figure affect their way of doing business.

    Only four teams — Yanks, Sawx, Phillies and Angels — are within $ 50 M of that figure.

  34. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    The Yankees agreed to a $350,000 deal with Lin when he was 16 in 2010, but that deal was never consummated. Though the Yankees followed the proper protocol and MLB had named him a free agent, the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association issued a statement threatening to ban Lin from playing or coaching in Taiwan if he signed before graduating from high school, and the deal moved forward.

  35. blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Kevin Goldstein @Kevin_Gol… 15m Not for me, no. RT @RimTask: @Kevin_Goldstein Is Puig a better prospect than Soler?

  36. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I get that the tax for repeat offenders is worse.. but does that mean that in 2014 the Dodgers can go over and be hit with less of a tax than if the Yanks went over in that same year?

    If the Dodgers go over in 2014 and the Yankees also go over, then the Dodgers will have like a third of the tax the Yankees do. They will be hit with ‘level 1′, Yankees with ‘level 3′

  37. 86w183 June 28th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Haven’t seen the Almontes play, but neither is exactly tearing it up in Trenton so it’s hard to project them into the MLB roster any time soon.

  38. blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Actually very few teams are letting the $ 189 M figure affect their way of doing business.”

    Right…….the new CBA is basically a Yankee stopping attempt

  39. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I get that the tax for repeat offenders is worse.. but does that mean that in 2014 the Dodgers can go over and be hit with less of a tax than if the Yanks went over in that same year?

    If the Dodgers go over in 2014 and the Yankees also go over, then the Dodgers will have like a third of the tax the Yankees do. They will be hit with ‘level 1?, Yankees with ‘level 3?

    —————-

    Gotcha. It’s what I figured. Makes sense, but I hate that they didn’t make it a blanket tax for the first year it would take effect. I guess they figure you have 2 seasons to figure it out before it hits..

    Purely academic but: What if we went crazy and cut our budget so we didn’t go over in 2013? Could we go over in 2014 and only be hit with a level 1 charge? Or does the ‘repeat offender’ qualifier not specify that it has to happen in the year prior?

  40. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    86 – Thanks..I just want to believe help is on the way lol. But we’re likely gonna have to stop gap the OF or make a trade.

  41. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Shame,

    Its based on preceding year (even now) so they would get a level 1 charge:

    (a) For a Club that has an Actual Club Payroll above the Tax
    Threshold in the 2012 Contract Year, the applicable Competitive
    Balance Tax rate shall be:
    (i) 20% if the Club did not exceed the Tax Threshold in the
    2011 Contract Year;
    (ii) 30% if the Club’s Competitive Balance Tax rate in the
    2011 Contract Year was 22.5%;
    (iii) 40% if the Club’s Competitive Balance Tax rate in the
    2011 Contract Year was 30%; and
    (iv) 42.5% if the Club’s Competitive Balance Tax rate in
    the 2011 Contract Year was 40%.
    (b) For a Club that has an Actual Club Payroll above the Tax
    Threshold in the 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2016 Contract Year, the
    applicable Competitive Balance Tax rate shall be:
    (i) 17.5% if the Club did not exceed the Tax Threshold in
    the preceding Contract Year;
    (ii) 30% if the Club’s Competitive Balance Tax rate in the
    preceding Contract Year was 17.5% or 20%;
    (iii) 40% if the Club’s Competitive Balance Tax rate in the
    preceding Contract Year was 30%; and
    (iv) 50% if the Club’s Competitive Balance Tax rate in the
    preceding Contract Year was 40, 42.5%, or 50%.

  42. Shame Spencer June 28th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Gotcha, thanks for the info JF.

    Like I said, it’s academic because I know it’s impossible.

    I still can’t believe the player’s union agreed to this. How do you take out the biggest spender in the game and pat yourself on the back if you’re the union? The entire structure is designed to keep the Yankees in check and allow other teams to dip the toes in the water of what it’s like to be the Evil Empire lol..

  43. 86w183 June 28th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Here’s an interesting fact I got from some research @ Cot’s

    The Angels ($ 95), Red Sawx ($ 94 M), Tigers ($ 78 M) have more committed in 2014 than the Yankees ($ 75 M) and Phillies ($ 74).

    All of them have tricky decisions ahead.

  44. blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Kevin Goldstein @Kevin_Gol… 14m My guess is Vin Scully has seven Yasel Puig stories, and knew five of them before the Dodgers signed him.

  45. Yank 97 June 28th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    PeteAbe
    Starting pitchers for the #RedSox and #Yankees presently include Franklin Morales, Aaron Cook, Adam Warren and Freddy Garcia

  46. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Pete-C’mon, is that the best you can do?
    Worry about the Red Sox starting staff and not the Yankees please!

  47. DONNYBROOK June 28th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Lotta yapping about the New CBA\$189 Mill, but again, Hal voted to approve it.

  48. 86w183 June 28th, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I suspect Hal would have wanted a higher number, but you vote for the total CBA and this obviously wasn’t a deal breaker in his mind.

    Again, $ 189 M is a LOT of money.

  49. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Has anyone heard or read about the Yanks having interest in Jeff Francoeur ???? They have a scout checking him out for the past week or so…..

  50. blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    “Again, $ 189 M is a LOT of money.”

    It is….but its not as much when you have over half that tied up in a few players…..

  51. blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    “Has anyone heard or read about the Yanks having interest in Jeff Francoeur ???? They have a scout checking him out for the past week or so…”

    Just speculation …..i wouldnt have much interest there unless Gardner cant come back.

  52. blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Although Gardner, Grandy, and Frenchy in the outfield with Swisher at DH is probably an upgrade over their current lineup.

  53. Warning Track Power June 28th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Although Gardner, Grandy, and Frenchy in the outfield with Swisher at DH is probably an upgrade over their current lineup.
    —————————————————————————————————————–
    If that trade were made, which current Yankees OF would be traded away, demoted or released to make room for Francoeur???

  54. RadioKev June 28th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    blake June 28th, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    “Has anyone heard or read about the Yanks having interest in Jeff Francoeur ???? They have a scout checking him out for the past week or so…”

    Just speculation …..i wouldnt have much interest there unless Gardner cant come back.
    —————

    I’ve had Francoeur on my fantasy team all season…I wouldn’t want him on the Yankees. 4th outfielder type.

  55. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    but again, Hal voted to approve it.

    Of course he did. Hal doesn’t want to win at all costs, he wants to make money. What is surprising is that the PLAYERS let it go. They got rail roaded big time on this CBA, when normally it is they who are driving the locomotive. Ownership are simply the guys approving the budgets, its the GMs/players/managers/scouts that are trying to win the games. Owners saw a chance to curb international spending, draft spending, and free agent spending and took it.

  56. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Francouer is trash. Not completely, he’d give us better defense in LF and he still has the arm. His plate approach is the polar opposite of what the Yankees like though, and he is like 50th out of 60 qualified OFers in OPS.

    If it cost nothing and there was literally no other move to make, I could see the Yankees doing it just to get IBanez and Jones out of the OF, but thats it.

  57. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    blake……I think there’s some real concern about Brett Gardner for the remainder of this season…..

  58. DONNYBROOK June 28th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Frenchy is signed thru 2013, so if Swish walks, the Yanks would have a RF’er. You guys are looking at it as just a 2012 move. It would be cheap insurance for 2012 and 2013.

  59. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I think there’s some real concern about Brett Gardner for the remainder of this season…..

    There has to be! He has an injury that isn’t a tear but which is not healing and the Yankees don’t know to do so they put his arm in a time capsule so that HAL can dig it up in 2525 when the Yankee finally have the technology to diagnose and repair it.

  60. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Frenchy is signed thru 2013, so if Swish walks, the Yanks would have a RF’er. You guys are looking at it as just a 2012 move. It would be cheap insurance for 2012 and 2013.

    Its not cheap insurance, he makes 7.5 mil in 2013 and he is a bad player.

  61. Joe from Long Island June 28th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Pat M. – hi, hope you’re well.

    i think there has to be concern over gardner’s status. there’s a very real chance he might not come back, or have lingering problems. they have to prepare for that contingency, hence, they’re scouting every of who might potentially be available.

    while francouer would be a defensive uprgrade, and give ibanez a break, he really does not give the yanks what gardner does – speed, and a slap-hitter type approach to complement the sluggers in the lineup.

    of the outfielders who seem to be in play, i think denard span fits the gardner-type description best. and, the twins are desperate for pitching. so, if warren impresses, maybe he or phelps could get it done, +/- some others.

    ultimately, i think cash has to be looking about getting an upton into the of at the stadium – either by trade with kevin towers, or signing bj. just my guess.

  62. 86w183 June 28th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    “Again, $ 189 M is a LOT of money.”

    It is….but its not as much when you have over half that tied up in a few players…..

    *******************************************************************

    Quite true. It’s why I think there will be fewer $ 20 M players in 5 years than there are right now.

    Francouer has some power and plays a good RF with a great arm. IF Gardner can’t come back he might make some sense and shouldn’t cost much in terms of prospects.

  63. DONNYBROOK June 28th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Just how much\$$$ do you think a RF’er is gonna get??? Remember your lookin’ at $189 comin’ up Very quickly. That kinda $$$ for a RF’er is Cheap. Your appraisal of Francoeur as a player is another matter entirely.

  64. 86w183 June 28th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Span IS Gardner, but problem is he has guaranteed $$$ for 2013 & 2014. Doesn’t make sense to me.

    gotta run….later!

  65. Pat M. June 28th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Face….You’re saying that Frenchy is a bad ballplayer ???? Really !!! He’s not having a great season but his career doesn’t tell me he’s a bad player……..Was Swisher a bad player when he arrived here in 09, or was he just coming off a bad season ????? You view the game with a far too analytical eye, it’s not how baseball operates

  66. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Just how much\$$$ do you think a RF’er is gonna get??? Remember your lookin’ at $189 comin’ up Very quickly. That kinda $$$ for a RF’er is Cheap. Your appraisal of Francoeur as a player is another matter entirely.

    Considering they are paying a third of what frenchy is making to Andruw Jones, and a 6th of it for Ibanez, and both are out OPSing him, its not cheap.

    He is a bad player. .700 OPS, no plate discipline, little power, and moderate defense. You would be throwing away 7 million on that. They could get similar production for much cheaper.

    That is the same price they could have had Josh Willingham for.

  67. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Face….You’re saying that Frenchy is a bad ballplayer ???? Really !!! He’s not having a great season but his career doesn’t tell me he’s a bad player……..Was Swisher a bad player when he arrived here in 09, or was he just coming off a bad season ????? You view the game with a far too analytical eye, it’s not how baseball operates

    Swisher was far superior to Frenchy and has better skills, that is not even an appropriate analogy. Swisher was coming off a year where everything was the same as usual EXCEPT for his batting average, and the Yankees saw that bad luck and pounced.

    Francouer on the other hand has zero plate discipline, he is a free swinger and he doesn’t have much power. For his career he has a .743 OPS. As a RFer thats terrible. Outside of his stupendously lucky initial foray into baseball, he has been no good.

    .742
    .782
    .653
    .732
    .683
    .805
    .702

    Pat, which of these seems out of place?

    He doesn’t walk, he strikes out a lot, he has no power. He is not worth the 7 million dollar risk.

  68. DONNYBROOK June 28th, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Jones and Ibanez can NOT play everyday in RF. Your comparison falls short in the Apples and Oranges category.

  69. Jerkface June 28th, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Jones and a 4th outfielder for 2.1 mil > Francouer for 7 mil.

  70. ron June 28th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Salaries will be driven down,and the 189 cap is going to mean that players will get less money,while the yankees will still outspend every team in baseball.

    What’s the difference if the average salary before the 189 is,let’s say 10 million,and now it is 5 million,while the yankees can still spend 189 million,a number that every other team still won’t approach.
    189 million is not that much lower than the most the yankees have ever spent on a yearly payroll,and a lot of that was just because they could spend.

    Also,i don’t see the competition wars for players as intense,allowing the yankees to spend less.
    Foe example,with the 189 cap does anybody see a war of competition for a player like tex that happened when the yankees got him?
    The rs,tigers,angels,etc…,are maxed out.


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