Via Ed Price -
The new stadium opens in a year. But the Yankees’ new era begins today.
Owner George Steinbrenner has ceded control of the team to his two sons. Joe Girardi takes over as manager after Joe Torre guided the team to the playoffs 12 straight years. And there is a commitment to young players — such as Phil Hughes, who was 9 years old the last time someone other than Torre managed a Yankees game.
Think about that for a minute. When Jim Leyritz hit that homer in the rain, Phil Hughes was almost 9 years and 4 months old.
Makes you wonder what 9-year olds out there now will be in the Yankees starting rotation in the year 2020?