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Tough Weather for Yanks and Kids But We Still Had Fun

Tough Weather for Yanks and Kids But We Still Had Fun
Gleyber Torres (Photo credit Ray Negron)

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Thursday, 07 March 2019 05:06 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Earlier this week, batting practice was rained out and couple of days before that we had a game rained out. When this happens it gives the players a little extra time to rest, but knowing our Yanks, they would rather be playing.

The thing that really bothers me is that when practice is cancelled and I walk around the ball park I see some very sad faces. I actually saw one kid crying and I asked his dad what was wrong and he said that because batting practice was canceled his son would not see Aaron Judge take batting practice.

At that point, I decided to go to the trunk of my car and get some of my children’s books and give them out to some of these sad kids to try and put a smile on their faces.

With the permission of the Yankees, I even got to take a couple of them around the ball park to meet some of the players and a couple of them read one of the books with Gleyber Torres.

The Yankees explained to the kids that it was important to put as much emphasis on reading as they do on their video games.

Dellin Betances even kidded with little Michael Heller from New York that someday he might throw 100 miles per hour also.

Nick from Ghana was ecstatic when Aroldis Chapman gave him a hug.

Overall it made me feel so proud to be a part of the Yankees and see that the players really do care about the fans and especially the young ones. Gleyber would say it best when I thanked him for taking a few minutes with the sad children that he was able to put a smile on their faces.

He said, “Kids are people too. They are our future.”

That’s coming from the future of the Yankees.

Ray Negron is a sports executive with over 40 years of experience in baseball. His first job came from a chance encounter with George Steinbrenner as a youth. He has become an American film producer, a best-selling author, and a philanthropist. His memoir is entitled, "Yankee Miracles: Life with the Boss and the Bronx Bombers." For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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Earlier this week, batting practice was rained out and couple of days before that we had a game rained out. When this happens it gives the players a little extra time to rest, but knowing our Yanks, they would rather be playing.
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