The Yankees announced today that following the deaths of George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard they will add two patches to their uniforms for the rest of the season.
From the release
The Steinbrenner commemorative patch will be worn above the interlocking NY on the left breast of the Yankees’ home jerseys and above the letters “YORK” on the left breast of the Yankees’ road uniforms. Both locations are over the heart.
The Sheppard commemorative patch will be worn on the left sleeve of the Yankees’ home and road jerseys.
The patches looks like this (h/t NYPost.com):
The Yankees at today’s All-Star Game are wearing simple black armbands, and there’s been a couple tributes already.
I expect more from the booth as the game progresses and there’s been a lot more reaction to the Steinbrenner death – from baseball people eulogizing him to Rush Limbaugh (who honored the Boss by calling him a “cracker” that “made a lot of African-Americans millionaires” while “firing a bunch of white guys”). but I’ve stopped adding to the post below since it was getting unwieldy.
If you have the means, do yourselves a favor and get a copy of the Daily News or Post tomorrow, they should be full of good nuggets.