Eric Gagne hasn’t pitched in the majors the past eight seasons. New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra once summed up baseball by saying, “it ain’t over, ’til it’s over,” but we’re not sure this is what he meant. Despite not pitching in the majors since 2008, 41-year-old, former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne believes it’s time for a comeback.
TAMPA — Two of the Yankees’ biggest question marks were on display early Monday morning in simulated-game action at George M. Steinbrenner Field. In the scope of a big league season, a simulated game in February played at a time when the dew hasn’t left the grass means very little — unless you are Greg Bird or Aaron Judge. For Bird, the action provided a chance to experience the feel for hitting after shoulder surgery last February cost the sweet-swinging left-handed hitter the season. For Judge, it was more at-bats to get comfortable hitting without the exaggerated leg kick he had used previously. The idea is to cut down on the strikeouts that plagued his brief time in the majors last season.
Derrick Lewis isn’t one to mince words and hold anything back. During his post-fight interview with Brian Stann, Lewis brought up Browne’s past domestic abuse allegations and took a step further when he brought up his opponent’s current girlfriend, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey. “I just knew I had a bigger heart than him,” Lewis said.