Nice video, Chad. Good to see Mo soaking it in, taking shots w/his own phone. Will try to soak in every MO-ment this year, because there will never be another player like him. Skill, grace, humility. Remarkable athlete, too.
I may be off base with this – but the Yankees donated $100k to Westpoint – doesn’t that seem pretty small for the team?
I’ve actually been underwhelmed by a lot of their giving lately – $500k to Sandy relief – it just seems that an organization that has as much money as the Yankees should be making more substantial donations.
I’ve actually been underwhelmed by a lot of their giving lately – $500k to Sandy relief – it just seems that an organization that has as much money as the Yankees should be making more substantial donations.”
George was much more impulsive with his giving– good and bad. The good you often did not hear about. I get the sense that Hal’s giving is much more scripted in a corporate-type way … Still, a gift is a gift and the remain much more generous than a guy like Loria.
Yeah, I can’t knock how much the Yanks give. Still generous giving.
While not true charity, George tended to keep former players on the payroll. I seem to recall an article or two that was written about Hal’s decision to not hand out such freebies or Cush jobs to former players. George would also help out down-on-their-luck players like Gooden and Strawberry … Who knows if Hal does that, too, but it sure does not seem he has the same, close bonds with players that his father did … Perhaps he does, but we do not know that based on what is public knowledge.
Still, Hope Week is a first-rate program, and those gifts seem to have an impact.
I enjoyed the video post, and Chad certainly writes more than enough posts everyday. It was a change of pace to see the players interacting with cadets — a nice little slice of life moment you are not going to find anywhere else.
Yes, but it seems to me as if these are the types of things that an organization like the Yankees – who carry so much weight in the public domain – should be investing in year round, rather than singling out one week in the summer to trumpet their good deeds.
“How do you know they aren’t on some level doing it year round?”
I do not, but you also don’t know if they are. It is called Hope WEEK, after all. Wouldn’t a Yankees Hope Organization, which identifies these nonprofits and assists in giving them capital, be a more useful means and affect a larger group of people? The Yankees do a lot of great work, but they also seem to enjoy hiding behind their PR and marketing teams as well.
“We can report the metrics of a swing that are of great interest to players, coaches and recruiters, such as the bat speed at ball impact, the batter’s reaction time, whether the swing is level or exhibits any upper cut or chop, the entire path of the batter’s hands during the swing, the bat’s swing plane and much more,” Noel Perkins, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan, told Mashable.
Rich “Ruby” you wouldn’t happen to know other trolls of Lohud Past as in Ruby Tuesday or Ruby Wednesday would you?
Obvious give away. Let’s just keep it moving and hopefully after a 3 game sweep this week of the Sux the “Ruby” domain name will move on. I heard Extra Bases could always use a few more comments on their threads.
Unfortunately a some bad news this morning. Bob Turley passed away yesterday.
In 1958 he had a season for the ages. In the World series that year, with the Yanks down 3 games to 1, he pitched a shutout in game 5, saved game 6 and won game 7 (with about six innings of 2 hit ball, if memory serves me correctly.)
I copied his no windup delivery from Little league through college. A real gamer, was “Bullet” Bob Turley.
Why would anybody donate to West Point, except the very generous, like the Yankees? It’s part of the US Army and receives its funding from our taxes. Did you ever hear of anybody donating to the government?
The Yankees are very active in this military related organization and I believe were one of its founders. Steinbrenner is on the board and Cashman broke his ankle in a fund raiser.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides college educations to the surviving children of fallen special operations personnel. The SOWF has seen 219 of its students graduate college, and currently has 140 students enrolled in colleges and universities across the country. There are another 600 children who have yet to reach college age in the foundation’s program.