Posts Tagged ‘New York Yankees’
When all is said and done, baseball is a business. There are some unenviable tasks that are necessary in order to keep the product, in this case the Detroit Tigers, moving forward. The general manager, Dave Dombrowski, stated that trading Curtis Granderson was one of the more difficult moves he has had to make because of Granderson’s contributions off the field. While he was in Detroit, Granderson established the Grand Kids Foundation to help the education of the children of Detroit. The foundation will probably continue, but will become more difficult with the complications of Granderson now playing in New York. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091209&content_id=7790584&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees has recently been awarded the 2009 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. It is hard to believe that after all the Yankee greats, Jeter is the first Yankee to win the award. It would also be difficult for someone to argue for someone to else to be awarded after the accolade-filled year that Jeter has had coupled with the World Series victory.
Before the start of Game 2 of the World Series last night, Derek Jeter was presented with the Roberto Clemente Award for his leadership in his Turn 2 Foundation which creates and supports signature programs and activities that motivate young people to turn away from drugs and alcohol. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20091029&content_id=7573566&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
Yankee Captain Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, which encourages kids to stay away from unhealthy habits and rewards those who achieve, may win the Roberto Clemente award, an award that is given to the baseball player in his role in the community:
Hate them or love them, the New York Yankees did a major thing by helping out Camp sundown, a camp for kids who are affected drastically by the sunlight. http://www.athlebrities.com/2009/08/17/camp-sundown-at-yankee-stadium/