Wednesday, September 06, 2006

The Yankees Do Something Nice!

This is from today's NY Daily News. And what a nice 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.


At 9/06/2006 10:14 AM, Blogger Amy said...

I have never thought the Yankees to be particularly mean, per se, just that they went about their business of baseball by throwing money at it (cause they can) and that made me mad (cause we can't). But you are indeed correct by pointing out what a nice gesture this is. Well done.

At 9/06/2006 11:17 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I remember the real "HATE THE YANKEES" 1978. The days of Thurman and Carlton, a catcher's duel. And Thurman's death, so sudden and unneeded. These are days different. And the flowers were a class move. If only Jon's recovery could be so easy. We all hope, and pray. Thanks for your comments. You're the best.

At 9/06/2006 11:32 PM, Blogger Katiee said...

saw that earlier it really is pretty awesome I know officially hate the white sox more well for now well not all the white sox just most of them

At 9/07/2006 11:04 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Thanks for reading Katiee. And we go on with this ninth month, September.


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