Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen, May I Have Your Attention Please...

Contrary to previous reports, Bob Sheppard will return to the booth this season as Yankee PA announcer. He is currently recovering from pneumonia, and just signed a two-year extension with the Yankees, taking him through age 99, and will return to the booth roughly two months into the season. This is a relief for all Yankees fans, as Sheppard should be able to do the PA in the new stadium.

As a side note, Derek Jeter said that he would have no problem with a blood testing policy for MLB, saying, "You can test for whatever you want to test for. We get pricked by needles anyway in spring training, so we have a lot of blood work to begin with."