New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge accepted the Roberto Clemente Award on Monday, which is given annually to the Major League Baseball player that displays the highest character and embarks on true philanthropic efforts. Many around the game consider it baseball's greatest honor.
New York Yankees' general manager Brian Cashman is going to have a busy off-season. Never has the baseball executive's leadership of the storied franchise been more in question. Are the Bronx Bombers stale? Is their organizational strategy antiquated? Does the front office need help fixing this team?
The New York Yankees have angered fans all season long, as the promise of a return to the World Series has turned into the reality of a probable last place finish. It may be the first time in 30 years that the Bronx Bombers have finished with a losing record. Now, the Pinstripes are making their fans pay even more, literally.
For the last 20+ years, there has been an interesting debate amongst coaches, managers and athletic performance professionals. The question is: do athletes respond to more structure and team rules? Or, do they flourish more, only restricted by the rules of the game they are playing? Should coaches let athletes "be themselves" or should athletes "conform" to the team they play for? Believe it or not, this question goes ascends to the major leagues.
When a Major League Baseball general manager fires a support coach, managers get a little nervous. When that specific general manager has never done that before, in his career, and does it, well nervous is most definitely an understatement.
The is little doubt that Aaron Judge is the New York Yankees most valuable player. As actor/comedian Bill Murray described himself to his army troop in the movie "Stripes", Judge is the Yankees' big toe.
Subtle cheating allegations were levied against the New York Yankees, and specifically Aaron Judge by the Toronto Blue Jays' manager and broadcasters on Monday. The Pinstripes captain had a logical response with maybe questionable timing.