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She shot a video for that song that takes place in an orphanage for black children, and much of the imagery is startlingly racist. Still, her shocking lyrics from are neither humorous nor ironic in — and the Yankees acted swiftly. And while no final conclusions have been made, we are erring on the side of sensitivity.
Monfort said the two sides avoiding arbitration "sort of put to rest on both sides that we want Nolan and Nolan wants to be with us. But I'm confident that after we met, Nolan wants this to happen as much as we do. According to Martino, people briefed on the Yankees' thinking said that GM Brian Cashman has internally discussed the possibility of trying to trade for Arenado either now or during the season, with Martino suggesting that an obvious fit as a centerpiece to a potential deal would be Miguel Andujar.
The Yankees offered an unequivocal apology, the team official involved issued a categorical denial and Bronx politicians and residents expressed outrage yesterday over a magazine article in which the official reportedly used the terms "monkeys" and "colored boy" in referring to youths in the South Bronx neighborhood around Yankee Stadium. Bronx officials said the remarks, which New York magazine attributed to Richard Kraft, the team's longtime vice president for community relations, suggested that racism was the real reason for the club's undisguised interest in moving to Manhattan or New Jersey. Kraft's remarks reveal to me the reason: bigotry," said Fernando Ferrer, the Bronx Borough President.
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The historic homer, which ties the major league record established by Detroit, is only the light-hitting shortstop's second career home run. The five-minute melee results in no ejections but doesn't quite settle the matter when Reggie Smith is brushed back in the third, and Dick Howser leaves the game in the fifth after being hit the head with a pitch. Today in Baseball History.
Two days after shortstop Anthony Volpe was picked in the first round 30th overall, the Yankees took one of his teammates on Wednesday in the 20th round, right-hander Jack Leiter. But Leiter is a local kid and maybe the lure of the Yankees can be enough for him to turn pro now. Of course, the Yanks probably would have to pay Leiter first-round money to prevent him from attending college.
The New York Times reported that another 25, were turned away and the gates were closed half an hour before the start of the game. New York Governor Al Smith threw out the first ball. Officially, it was called Yankee Stadium. Appropriately enough, it was the Babe who baptized the stadium with its first home run.