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Yankees Are Back

May 11, 2017

The rebuilding project of the New York Yankees was supposed to be completed around the start of the 2018 season. Yankees haters were supposed to have one more summer to enjoy the Yanks toiling in the depths of mediocrity.

Thus far in 2017, mediocre is not a word used to describe the Bronx Bombers. As I write this, the Yankees are 18-9 and have the third best record in the majors. It is safe to say that the rebuilding project came in ahead of schedule.

Aaron Judge

So, who are these new Yankees players that are leading the way? Let’s start with the Aaron’s, Aaron Judge and Aaron Hicks. Add the likes of Luis Severino, Starlin Castro, Michael Pineda, Austin Romine and Ronald Torreyes. Hardly household names.

This is the youngest Yankee squad since 1992. That team won just 76 games. This team looks like it is heading for at least 90 wins. Even if the Yankees cool off in the near future, they should get a boost from 2016 rookie sensation Gary Sanchez, who is scheduled to return soon from injury. And they also have the No. 2 ranked minor league system in terms of talent.

What Will Serena Do?

The world of women’s tennis underwent quite a change this spring when Serena Williams announced that she was pregnant and would not be on the courts for awhile.

If you take a few minutes and think about it, no other athlete (male or female) has dominated a sport in terms of weeks being ranked number-one in the world like Serena has.

Aaron Hicks

Heck, she even won the Australian Open last January when she was two months pregnant. Ask your mother or spouse about the challenges of being pregnant during the first trimester. As it turns out, Williams’ last major victory in Melbourne may go down as one of her most incredible successes. For the record, the title was her 23rd grand slam title.

Now she is a mother-to-be. What does that mean about her future in the game? While we wait to see who will replace Serena as the game’s top players, speculation will continue over the following questions.

Will Williams return to the game this late in her career? If so, will she be able to recapture her skills after delivering a baby? I believe she will relish the challenge and return to the game. Though I am not sure she will dominate again.

ESPN Back In The News

I wrote recently about all the talent ESPN has let go. The network did announce this week that they are bringing Tim Tebow back to be a college football analyst. Tebow got a multi-year contract extension.

Tebow, who is currently on hiatus from his ESPN job while playing in the Mets’ minor league system, joined ESPN in December 2013. Tebow’s new contract will allow him to continue pursuing a professional baseball career. Tebow is currently hitting .242/.330/.363 with two home runs and nine RBI while playing for the Single-A Columbia Fireflies. The Mets signed him following an open tryout last fall despite Tebow not playing organized baseball in more than a decade.



























































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