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Life in the Minors: Chapter 1 - First Impressions, High Expectations

by Anthony Pucik

Bob Ahrens : WFUV Sports 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This week,  Brendan Bowers and Christian Goewey talk about the expecations these young ballplayers have to live up to and how important it is to make a good first impression.

Joe Girardi, Derek Jeter React to Passing of Late Don Zimmer

by Kenny Ducey

Desmond Jennings/Twitter

During the Yankees' 7-4 loss to the A's at Yankee Stadium, it was announced former Yankees Bench Coach Don Zimmer had passed away at 83. Two players who he had special relationships with, Joe Girardi and Derek Jeter, spoke after the game on what he meant to them personally, and Girardi shared some touching stories from Zimmer's life.

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian Joins One on One

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

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Tim Kurkjian, ESPN baseball analyst, joined the show and immediately addressed Terry Collin’s decision-making in Fridaynight’s Mets game. He also discussed some Yankees worries concerning CC Sabathia’s early struggles, Pineda’s pine tar incident, and the lack of stadium attendance in April. Kurkjian added some unique anecdotes and personal thoughts about the influx of Tommy John Surgery amongst younger pitchers in today’s game, too. 

David Ortiz in Awe of Solarte's Hot Start

by Kenny Ducey

Kenny Ducey/WFUV Sports

Yangervis Solarte has taken the league by storm in just eight big league games - and David Ortiz has taken notice.

"I watched a game he had in Houston. To be honest with you, it got me goosebumps," Ortiz said ahead of Boston's Thursday showdown with the Yankees. "I mean, this guy has so much intensity...God, man."