TAMPA — “Look out!” Who screamed these words Thursday at George M. Steinbrenner Field? A) Joe Girardi, when an errant throw by Gleyber Torres entered the Yankees’ dugout. B) Yankees assistant general manager Michael Fishman, as a bat-wielding Goose Gossage approached a computer. C) Dellin Betances, upon seeing Randy Levine’s phone number on his caller ID. D) A construction worker in left field, when an Aaron Judge home run headed his way. The correct answer is D, and you’d think that folks would know better than to put themselves in harm’s way when Judge gets his turn to hit. “It’s not every day you see guys hitting balls like that,” Girardi said of the man who hopes to be his right fielder.
PGA Tour winner Pat Perez is not a man who holds back on sharing his thoughts. Perez, who won the OHL Classic last November for his second PGA Tour win, unleashed on Tiger Woods and his future. “He knows it,” Perez said this week on his SiriusXM show “Out of Bounds.” “The guy shot 77 [in the first round in Dubai].
The Indiana Pacers entered Thursday intent on “gauging the trade market” around the league for superstar swingman Paul George. Indiana has passed on trade offers for Paul George and All-Star forward will remain with the Pacers, league sources tell @TheVertical.