Long Ball: Yankees’ New Hitting Coach Has A-Rod and Team Back in Top Form – WSJ.com


Allan Barra profiles Mike Long, the Yankees hitting coach. And he does a great job, as usual, of telling the story. Except for those pretentious WSJ style issues. [thanks to sportsfrog.com].

Rickey’s back … again

It’s hard to argue with the enthusiasm. Welcome back, Rickey! I’m rooting for you.

Does this set up a rivalry with Don Mattingly across town? Probably not, but it would be fun and unseemly if it did.