How Yankees could get better, per Boone
The Yankees and Orioles were postponed after a two-hour delay Thursday. They’ll make that game up as part of a single-admission doubleheader July 9.
The Yankees are set to play a doubleheader Monday in Detroit.
The Yankees beat the Orioles, 4-1, on Friday. Sonny Gray went six innings, giving up a run. Aaron Judge slammed a solo homer.
Via SportsBusiness Daily, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in an annual state of the league press conference that there’s no reason to change the state of the league’s rule that players must stand for the anthem. The NFL is in a very different situation than the NBA,Silver said. Twenty-five percent of our league is comprised of players who aren’t American. So it’s hard to say in the case of the NBA it’s about patriotism, when a quarter of our players aren’t even American. But we’ve collectively viewed it as a moment of unity in our arenas.
Pretty much everyone on the internet had some sort of reaction to Smith’s mistake, and the NFL world was included in that group. One strong reactor was former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell, who heard LeBron come to his teammate’s defense after the game and decided to dredge up an old beef with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb.
In case you’re wondering what Mitchell is referring to here, well, Mitchell made it known a couple years back that he found out McNabb hated him… because Philadelphia-area strippers used to ask him about it. It’s funny. I was sitting up in the strip club at Delilah’s. I had strippers coming up to me and ask, ‘Why does he hate you?’,Mitchell said at the time. I’m like, damn. I’m trying to have me a nice gentleman’s drink, and they say, ‘Why does he hate you so much?’ I’m like what, ‘What are you talking about?’ Everybody knew it but me, and that’s what the problem was. When the strippers know there’s a problem, it’s time to move on to different things.
It appears that Mitchell is still not over it. And I’ve got to say, if the beef was so well-known that even the strippers were talking about it years later, I can’t exactly blame him for still being salty.