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HOPE Week: New Beginning Animal Rescue

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 10, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

First, a reminder that I’ll be hosting a chat today at noon. Second, the details of today’s HOPE Week event as explained by the Yankees…

The New York Yankees are proud to hold the third day of HOPE Week 2013 (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) on Wednesday, July 10, by celebrating the New Beginning Animal Rescue (NBAR), located in the Bronx. Yankees players Ichiro Suzuki, Brett Gardner and Shawn Kelley will surprise NBAR founder Pedro Rosario and his staff, which includes local youth who are getting the chance to gain valuable animal-care skills at a young age. The players will take a tour of the facility and assist with daily chores. Later in the evening when gates at Yankee Stadium open to ticketholders at 5:00 p.m., NBAR will host an information booth at Gate 4, where fans can talk to Rosario about NBAR and see photos of some of the animals in NBAR’s care. The information booth will remain open through the fifth inning.

THE STORY OF NEW BEGINNING ANIMAL RESCUE

image003Dating back to his days growing up in the Dominican Republic, Pedro Rosario has always taken care of animals. It was only natural that his love of animals extended into his professional life, and in 1996, he began a career at New York City Animal Care and Control, rising through the ranks during the course of 16 successful years.

While his work was always intensely rewarding, it was too often filled with heartbreak. New Yorkers brought in a never-ending stream of cats and dogs, but there were never enough adoptive homes to keep up with supply. The time came in 2012 when Rosario thought he could do more good on his own, and he created the not-for-profit New Beginning Animal Rescue (NBAR) in an industrial part of the Castle Hill section of the East Bronx.

Rosario operates NBAR on a shoestring budget, trying to care for up to 80 dogs and 60 cats at any given time. His organization relies solely on donations and adoption fees, and it is almost impossible to cover all of the group’s costs.

NBAR is dedicated to pet adoption. The organization takes in unwanted, abandoned, abused or stray pets and attempts to find suitable homes for each of them. The group is run by volunteers, who take care of the animals at a kennel in the Bronx and foster them in their own homes. Some of the volunteers are local high school students who gain a sense of pride and purpose in caring for the animals.

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32 Responses to “HOPE Week: New Beginning Animal Rescue”

  1. Chip July 10th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    pat July 10th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    “The writer clearly has more of an agenda than a familiarity with the law. ”

    Seems pretty familiar with the law to me. What did he say that was not accurate?
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    His comments about illegally or unethically obtained evidence stemming from what he calls frivolous suits.

    First of all – MLB can file suit about anything they want, but there’s a window between the time when the suit is filed and when it is first heard in which it can be dropped for any reasons up to and including receiving cooperation from the other party against a third party.

    If Bosch wanted to play this out then yes, the case would be kicked out because MLB doesn’t have standing to bring it, but if he’s willing to cooperate rather than take that chance then more power to MLB for exploiting him for their own ends. We might not like the way MLB gets the evidence from Bosch against Alex and the others, but as long as MLB can prove its authenticity then they’re under no obligation to play fair. Only to follow what the league and union agreed to in the CBA.

  2. blake July 10th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Ian O’Connor ?@Ian_OConnor 5m
    From last night: All these years later, the Yankees need Jeter like never before http://espn.go.com/new-york/ml.....-more-ever

  3. Chip July 10th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Wave Your Hat July 10th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    “In theory they were trying to do that by bringing in Granderson, Sabathia and Tex to mesh with Cano but it hasn’t worked out.”

    I don’t think so. I really didn’t have an issue with any of those deals at the time (although I did have a bit of an issue with the Sabathia extension), but two of those deals were big buck deals to extend the dynasty a bit longer and the third (Granderson) was trading prospects and young players for an established player. All three were old guard deals.
    —————-

    Yeah but based on the ages involved they were clearly brought in with the intention of transitioning from players entering their late 30s at the time (Alex, Jeter, Posada, Andy) to players entering their primes (Granderson, Cano, Tex, Sabathia)

  4. Wave Your Hat July 10th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    “Yeah but based on the ages involved they were clearly brought in with the intention of transitioning from players entering their late 30s at the time (Alex, Jeter, Posada, Andy) to players entering their primes (Granderson, Cano, Tex, Sabathia)”

    Well I never expected them to only sign or trade for old players. That strategy is a recent development.

  5. Against All Odds July 10th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    blake July 10th, 2013 at 10:37 am
    “(1) Signing Kevin Youkilis to play everyday third-base given his history of back problems. It was a gamble that failed to pay off.”

    I thought the signing was a waste of money from day 1 but to be fair….who else could they have gotten? There was nobody available any good…..

    Triple Short of a Cycle July 10th, 2013 at 10:37 am
    We haven’t produced any studs yet, but we’ve at least had some people who were supposed to be good (Hughes, IPK, Joba, AJax, Montero, and a few others)

    ———————————————

    So now we are crediting Cash for guys who were supposed to be good but aren’t?

    ——————————————-

    Yea that’s what I find funny at times. When ppl try to give Cashman credit and list players that are either not here or haven’t lived up to expectations.

  6. Frankg July 10th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I think they’ll keep Betances as a replacement for Joba, Logan or Clairborne.

  7. bruceb July 10th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    No one player, not even the mythical and legendary Derek Jeter, can turn this offense around. Even if – and it’s a massive if – the captain comes back in decent shape and can get on base, who’s going to drive him home?

  8. john smith July 10th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    I think they’ll keep Betances as a replacement for Joba, Logan or Clairborne.

    He’s not a replacement for anyone with the way he walks batters ..

  9. luis July 10th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Repost

    luis July 10th, 2013 at 11:25 am
    Good morning still,

    1) Martin played like a BUC for us… I don’t miss him one bit… They should have gone after AJP… I still have nightmares of his “Hero swings” that looked like “helicopter blades”… Or his usual season long quest to get over the Mendoza line… MLB starter?… Maybe on a team like the Pirates, but not on the Yankees… The fact that we are playing an even lesser player, doesn’t make him a starter… Sorry.

    2) Sure, you can blame a lot on the ownership ( from keeping him instead of getting new blood, to the Arod extension )… But he is responsible as well of the way this franchise has been run to the ground… Bad talent evaluations, bad trades, bad FA’s…

  10. Chip July 10th, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Wave Your Hat July 10th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    “Yeah but based on the ages involved they were clearly brought in with the intention of transitioning from players entering their late 30s at the time (Alex, Jeter, Posada, Andy) to players entering their primes (Granderson, Cano, Tex, Sabathia)”

    Well I never expected them to only sign or trade for old players. That strategy is a recent development.
    —————-

    That’s because they’re tired of being burned by long term deals.

    It’s really strange: Brian gets burned in Cuba by Contreras – so the Yankees now stay away from high profile Cuban players. He gets burned in Japan by Igawa so now he stays away from high profile Japanese players. He gets burned by long term deals with Alex and Tex and so now he’s terrified of signing good players.

  11. bruceb July 10th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Luis, I agree with you on Martin. Someone said in an earlier post that he worked the count but all I can remember is him swinging for the fences. The fact that many fans are pining for a player hitting .242 with 8 HR and 32 RBI is more a reflection of the output we are getting from Stewart and Romine rather than a ringing endorsement of Martin’s performance so far this season.

  12. Triple Short of a Cycle July 10th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    That’s because they’re tired of being burned by long term deals.

    It’s really strange: Brian gets burned in Cuba by Contreras – so the Yankees now stay away from high profile Cuban players. He gets burned in Japan by Igawa so now he stays away from high profile Japanese players. He gets burned by long term deals with Alex and Tex and so now he’s terrified of signing good players.

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    and don’t forget being burned from signing NL pitchers

  13. austinmac July 10th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Luis,

    Martin has his faults but his patience and power would be better than what they have. Plus, the problem is this move was not done for baseball reasons but for financial ones. It is absurd for the wealthiest team to weaken the team by not paying a mid-range salary.

  14. Wave Your Hat July 10th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    “That’s because they’re tired of being burned by long term deals. ”

    Long term deals are going to burn you eventually more often than not. You have to think, OK, for the first three or four years we’ll get a $40M season for $25M, then take our lumps at the back end. The problem is the Yanks now have too many back ends.

  15. Chip July 10th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Wave Your Hat July 10th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    “That’s because they’re tired of being burned by long term deals. ”

    Long term deals are going to burn you eventually more often than not. You have to think, OK, for the first three or four years we’ll get a $40M season for $25M, then take our lumps at the back end. The problem is the Yanks now have too many back ends.
    —————-

    Correct, and they also haven’t seen as much return on the front ends as they would have liked with some of their recent deals.

  16. Warning Track Power July 10th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Regarding ARod and his possible suspension, the situation is a legal fiasco.
    How can ARod be suspended if he did not fail a drug test?
    Where does MLB get the nerve to believe a convicted drug dealer? So because this man
    says ARod is guilty, MLB is going to believe him and punish ARod?
    These are all good questions to ask.

  17. DONNYBROOK July 10th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Anybody watched Pujols recently? That guy is proof positive that the Yanks should say “NO to Cano”. And Pujols is Locked in till 2021.

  18. Wave Your Hat July 10th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    ” It is absurd for the wealthiest team to weaken the team by not paying a mid-range salary.”

    They gave his salary to Ichiro. How’s that working out?

  19. Shame Spencer July 10th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Hassey July 10th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I know this isn’t exactly constructive insight, but I won’t be around later, so could someone please pass this along from me at the appropriate times tonight?

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    ————–

    I’m on it.

  20. Shame Spencer July 10th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    pat July 10th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Sounds like the appeals process might not be the last resort for players……

    http://sports-law.blogspot.com…..-mlbs.html …

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    Wow. Nice post pat, as usual!

  21. austinmac July 10th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Chip,

    I think you have we’ll explained the Yankees damaged psyche. They fear mistakes. I strongly expect Hal has told them no more risky moves or else. Instead, they do one year deals with no upside but less long term investment.

  22. Shame Spencer July 10th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    They fear mistakes.

    ————-

    Really..? It’s hard to tell..

    I guess they just fear long term mistakes instead of short term mistakes, because nothing they did this off season could be categorized as anything other than mistake after mistake after mistake.

  23. Chip July 10th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Warning Track Power July 10th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Regarding ARod and his possible suspension, the situation is a legal fiasco.
    How can ARod be suspended if he did not fail a drug test?
    Where does MLB get the nerve to believe a convicted drug dealer? So because this man
    says ARod is guilty, MLB is going to believe him and punish ARod?
    These are all good questions to ask.
    ——————–

    The Drug Prevention language in the CBA doesn’t require a player to fail a drug test to be suspended for the use of illegal drugs. The fact that a player bought banned substances is enough to warrant the suspension.

    If Bosch has records to back up what he says and those records are authentic then yes, MLB will take his word over Alex’s and, most likely, so will an appeals board.

    They are good questions to ask but remember that the Union agreed to these regulations, it’s not like MLB is making this up on the fly. They are using what Alex’s representatives in the Union collectively bargained for.

  24. Kelvin July 10th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Apparently Yankees are pushing trades for Joba and Phil to National League. Joba trade might happen sooner rather than later according to mlbtraderumors.

    Hopefully a bat is on its way! Or something more then a fringe prospect lol.

  25. luis July 10th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    austinmac July 10th, 2013 at 11:33 am
    Luis,

    Martin has his faults but his patience and power would be better than what they have. Plus, the problem is this move was not done for baseball reasons but for financial ones. It is absurd for the wealthiest team to weaken the team by not paying a mid-range salary.

    ==========================

    Sure, he is better than what we have, that doesn’t make him a regular on a typical Yankee lineup, sorry… Aside from one torrid April, his average was BUC level… He wasn’t worth the money he was asking, I would have gone after AJP… I don’t mind the Yankees putting the financial house in order…What I mind is that they are doing it in a very dumb way

  26. Wave Your Hat July 10th, 2013 at 11:47 am

    “They fear mistakes. I strongly expect Hal has told them no more risky moves or else. ”

    I think fear of mistakes drove their decision making for quite a while, starting around 2001 or so, and it wasn’t a disaster. The Yanks won two World Series, could have won several more and made the playoffs every year. I believe they could have done even better had they rolled the dice a little more, but I can’t really complain about the results.

    These days, I think it isn’t a fear of mistakes, it’s that they just don’t want to spend the money, for whatever reason.

  27. Chip July 10th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Shame Spencer July 10th, 2013 at 11:45 am

    They fear mistakes.

    ————-

    Really..? It’s hard to tell..

    I guess they just fear long term mistakes instead of short term mistakes, because nothing they did this off season could be categorized as anything other than mistake after mistake after mistake.
    ——————-

    That’s 100% correct. 15 years ago when Cashman made a long term mistake (Pavano) he had no problem covering that up by spending more money. That’s not an option for him any more and so he is gun shy. When you have a GM who is this immobilized and only willing to tinker around the edges rather than take a risk that could dramatically reshape the team then it is time to move him out.

  28. Warning Track Power July 10th, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Chip July 10th, 2013 at 11:45 am
    Warning Track Power July 10th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Regarding ARod and his possible suspension, the situation is a legal fiasco.
    How can ARod be suspended if he did not fail a drug test?
    Where does MLB get the nerve to believe a convicted drug dealer? So because this man
    says ARod is guilty, MLB is going to believe him and punish ARod?
    These are all good questions to ask.
    ——————–

    The Drug Prevention language in the CBA doesn’t require a player to fail a drug test to be suspended for the use of illegal drugs. The fact that a player bought banned substances is enough to warrant the suspension.

    If Bosch has records to back up what he says and those records are authentic then yes, MLB will take his word over Alex’s and, most likely, so will an appeals board.

    They are good questions to ask but remember that the Union agreed to these regulations, it’s not like MLB is making this up on the fly. They are using what Alex’s representatives in the Union collectively bargained for.
    ————————————————————————-
    Thanks for the info and for the knowledge. I feel like I was just given a lesson!!!
    I guess the key is “if” Bosch has the records to back up his claims. I’m sure ARod and the Union’s lawyers will argue the records are bogus.
    Like I said earlier, regardless of he said vs he said, the entire situation is a legal fiasco
    that will more than likely include a lot of appeals and players playing MLB games even though
    they were technically suspended.

  29. luis July 10th, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Chip July 10th, 2013 at 11:36 am
    Wave Your Hat July 10th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    “That’s because they’re tired of being burned by long term deals. ”

    Long term deals are going to burn you eventually more often than not. You have to think, OK, for the first three or four years we’ll get a $40M season for $25M, then take our lumps at the back end. The problem is the Yanks now have too many back ends.
    —————-

    Correct, and they also haven’t seen as much return on the front ends as they would have liked with some of their recent deals.

    ////

    Because they were given to a 33 year old 3B and to a 28/29 1B with an uppercut swing that wouldn’t age well… Bad talent evaluation….Also, LT deals should be reserved for mid 20′s guys

  30. pat July 10th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    “They are using what Alex’s representatives in the Union collectively bargained for.”

    and then some.

  31. austinmac July 10th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    How is Ichiro working out? About like I expected–decent average, low OBP and very little power. That doesn’t sound like a prototypical corner outfielder. He is in a lower tier of corner outfielders.

    I would rather have spent the money elsewhere, especially for next year’s fiasco.

  32. champ809 July 10th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    john smith July 10th, 2013 at 11:26 am
    I think they’ll keep Betances as a replacement for Joba, Logan or Clairborne.

    He’s not a replacement for anyone with the way he walks batters ..
    —————————————————————–

    Actually John Smith

    In 17 relief appearances Dellin’s #’s are stellar….
    31.1 innings/2.30era/3saves/41Ks/11 BBs/ .164 baa

    In his last 10 appearances even better…
    17innings/2-1, 2 saves/.053era/25 Ks/ 5 walks/5 hits

    He’s seemed to settle in very nicely and is sitting 97-98….those are Joba Rules type #’s

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