Yankee Stadium becomes COVID-19 vaccination site
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Yankee Stadium becomes COVID-19 vaccination site

The biggest shot that will occur at Yankee Stadium during the winter months won't have anything to do with a baseball sailing over a short right-field porch. 

As noted by the Associated Press (h/t ESPN), the home of the New York Yankees officially opened as a COVID-19 vaccination site on Friday: 

"This is about protecting people who need the most protection because the Bronx is one of the places that bore the brunt of this crisis of the coronavirus," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a media event. "The Bronx has suffered." 

De Blasio is a noted Boston Red Sox fan but wore a Yankees hat while speaking with reporters: 

The AP added that it's hoped medical personnel will complete 15,000 appointments at the site within the first week. 

Reports emerged earlier in the day that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell recently offered all of the league's stadiums as vaccination sites in a letter written to President Joe Biden. Seven NFL venues are already in the rotation, but the others are expected to join the list at some point following Super Bowl LV. 

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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