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The Red Sox and Yankees may have a long history of being bitter rivals, but for at least one night, they will come together as one to honor victims of an unspeakable tragedy. The two teams announced that on Opening Day they will honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. A pregame ceremony will honor those who were lost in the shooting, as their names will be shown on the center field scoreboard. The two clubs will also wear a ribbon on their uniforms in honor of the victims. “On Opening Day, we will reflect upon more important things and the play the game to honor the community of Newtown,” Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said in a statement. “Since the day of the tragedy, our hearts and thoughts have been with those who were affected.” Red Sox owner John Henry also released a statement speaking to the unity between the two ball clubs when it comes to dealing with this tragedy. “Months have passed, yet we are still trying to come to grips with t...

Jeter Scratched From Today's Lineup With Stiff Ankle

From Chad Jennings:Derek Jeter has been scratched from the Yankees lineup because of stiffness in his left ankle. Joe Girardi said that Jeter was flexing the ankle a lot during batting practice. Jeter eventually went to trainer Steve Donohue, who then told Girardi, who made the lineup change. Girardi is not sure what this means long term. Could be just a day. Could be a sign of...

Yankees Spring Training Game 26: David Phelps struggles in 4th inning

Minnesota Twins 6 — New York Yankees 1   David Phelps couldn’t finish the 4th inning in tonight’s 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.   The Yankees offense was non-existent in tonight’s game. The World Baseball Classic MVP from the Dominican Republic, Robinson Cano, returned to the lineup tonight and got the only hit for the Yankees. Cano would score on a flyball to left field...

Yankees GM: Jeter could miss opener

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says he doesn't know if injured captain Derek Jeter will be available to play for New York on Opening Day. The shortstop received an anti-inflammatory injection in his surgically repaired left ankle and missed his second straight spring game on Wednesday. ''At this stage, I just don't know, so all I can do is acknowledge it...

Cashman won't rule out Jeter starting season on DL

Derek Jeter was out of the New York Yankees lineup for the second consecutive day Wednesday because of inflammation in his surgically-repaired left ankle. The shortstop received a shot of cortisone Wednesday morning after he reported stiffness a day earlier and will be sitting out a few more days. While Jeter tries to rebound from the broken ankle in time for Opening Day, general...

Red Sox and Yankees will honor Newtown victims on Opening Day

It seems like just yesterday the entire nation was in mourning as result of the horrific events that occured in Newtown, CT. Here we are a few months later and the events that occurred in December are still fresh in the public's mind. In a league wide effort to help support those who were affected by the shooting, MLB commissioner Bud Selig has decided that all 30 teams will...

Jimmy Fund Patients Make Annual Visit to Red Sox Spring Training (Video)

It’s one of the Boston Red Sox’ most-cherished traditions. Each year, the Sox welcome a group of Jimmy Fund patients to escape New England’s late-winter chill and head down to sunny Florida to join the team at JetBlue Park. This isn’t just some meet and greet, either, as the kids get to show off their hitting and fielding skills with the players while spending quality time...

5 Ridiculous but very likely predictions for the Red Sox season

The Boston Red Sox season opener is just 12 days away and with the game against the New York Yankees quickly approaching I thought it could be fun to come up with 5 predictions about the season that are absolutely ridiculous, but in all reality have solid logic behind the thoughts. Now remember these are supposed to be absolutely ridiculous and are just predictions, if they come...

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 165: The Worst Team to Work For/Baseball Without Outfield Fences/When to Give Up on Top Draft Picks/Would Mariano Rivera Make an All-Time Team? by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam answer listener emails about the worst team to work for, what baseball would look like without outfield fences, when it`s okay to give up on high draft picks, and how Mariano Rivera compares to top starting pitchers.

Hooters ball girl commits two errors at Yankees/Phillies spring training game, gets booed (Video)

Since Major League Baseball is still in the phase of spring training, most of the highlights that we come across here on Outside the Boxscore are usually interesting or bizarre. Earlier today during the New York Yankees/Philadelphia Phillies game in Clearwater, Florida, one Hooters ball girl didn't have the greatest of days. In the bottom of the third inning, she made not...

O's lack ace, but rotation is strong

Red Sox veteran Jonny Gomes drilled a 2-0 fastball to center for a hard out. But after facing Orioles phenom Kevin Gausman for a second time this spring, Gomes wasn't any less impressed. "A young guy like that who throws 98 and can throw his off-speed stuff for strikes ... forget about it," Gomes said. Well, Jonny, scouts say that while Gausman's changeup is nasty...
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