Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Daily Yankeeland - 3/31

The last day of March is here, which means opening day is less than a week away. The Yankees are in Sarasota today to play the Cincinnati Reds at 1:05 pm. Joba Chamberlain will be starting for the Yankees. We'll try to Twitter as much of today's game as we can.

Believe it or not, Joba's arraignment on DUI charges has been postponed for a 4th time. In this case it's only for a day though, so Joba can pitch this afternoon.

Beginning May 4, the Yankees will offer tours of the new Yankee Stadium to anyone willing to fork over $20. The money will be going to charity.

1998 Superman Shane Spencer is now a minor league hitting coach for the San Diego Padres.

Former Yankees pitcher Ross Ohlendorf, included in the Xavier Nady/Damaso Marte trade, has made the Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation. He's allowed just 2 earned runs in 20.2 spring innings.

The Yankees Single-A affiliate, Charleston River Dogs, are working in conjunction with "Teacher’s Supply Closet" to help educators in the area. The Teachers Supply Closet assists educators in getting school supplies to children who can't afford them. The River Dogs are running a program to exchange $1 seats for anyone donating school supplies at their games.

The YES Network grabbed 13 Emmy Awards in ceremonies held Sunday night. It included 5 awards for the Yankeeography series.

Here's some info on Yankee Stadium catering (we weren't awake enough to read it).


  1. I remember 1998 my dad described Spencer as Mickey Mantle-like. Obvously that didn't last, but that season was so special for him. I was sad what happened to him after that. It's good to see he's back in baseball.

    I thought he might have gotten blackballed because he was a scab. I guess the teams got over that. He never got a WS share from playing with the Yankees ever. Coney wouldn't let him.

  2. I wasn't aware he hadn't gotten a share.