It was a sad Saturday in Toronto as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 9-4, but learned shortly after the game that beloved former player and current broadcaster Bobby Murcer passed away after a bout with brain cancer. Check out Bucky Gleason's column in Sunday's paper for all the emotion from the Yankees' clubhouse.
Meanwhile, Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez has the most saves ever at the All-Star break and is well on his way to breaking Bobby Thigpen's all-time record of 57 set 18 years ago. K-Rod is also heading for an all-time payday among closers and you can read what he thinks about the potential for his next contract in Sunday's Inside Baseball column.
I'm off to New York for the All-Star Game and I'm expecting to be at Sunday's Futures Game to try to chat to outfielder Matt LaPorta, the Brewers' phenom who was the centerpiece of last week's trade of CC (no periods) Sabathia from Cleveland. LaPorta is currently at Double-A Akron but will almost certainly be with the Bisons at some point in August if he isn't selected for the U.S. Olympic team. If all goes as planned, you should be able to hear from LaPorta in Monday's editions.
The Bisons, meanwhile, wrap up their ungodly series against Louisville today at 1 and we'll have full coverage of that as well. Nice to see they figured out how to score a run Saturday night after back-to-back shutout losses.
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