The Yankees Do Something Nice!
This is from today's NY Daily News. And what a nice gesture...read on. I'll be back for a comment....
"It sometimes seems as if the rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox knows no bounds, but there is always a time for perspective. The Bombers sent a bouquet of flowers to ailing Sox pitcher Jon Lester last week, sending along their best for the young pitcher who is being treated for a rare form of cancer.
The flowers were seen in the Sox clubhouse last night. Lester, 22, isn't expected to rejoin the Sox this season as he undergoes treatment for anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
The Yankees are particularly sensitive to such serious health issues since Joe Torre is a prostate cancer survivor and had to miss part of the 1999 season while being treated."
Peter here. I remember all too well the first game that Joe Torre returned from his health leave of absence. It was at our Fenway, and the crowd rose as one and gave him a standing ovation that brought him to actual tears. Joe Torre is the best manager in baseball, at least in my opinion. And I will never forget the Fenway ovation. You know what? Neither will he.
GOOD JOB YANKEES.