Masahiro Tanaka gets extra rest, and the Kansas City Royals get to stay on schedule. The game between the Royals and New York Yankees was postponed by rain Thursday, with the announcement coming on a wet morning in New York City about five hours before the teams were supposed to play the finale of a four-game series. The local forecast called for inclement weather much of the day. Instead, the game will be made up at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 25, previously an off day for both teams. A start time had not been determined. Tanaka was initially lined up to pitch Thursday for New York. The ace right-hander has given up 14 runs and seven homers over 4 2/3 innings in his last two outings. He is 5-3 with
Today's game between the Yankees and the Royals has been postponed due to the weather.
In March 1976, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and manager Billy Martin instituted a rule forbidding players from having beards, mustaches or long hair. When outfielder Lou “Sweet Lou” Piniella arrived with hair almost to his shoulders, he was told he wouldn’t be given a uniform until it was cut. As he shares in his new memoir, “Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball,” written with sportswriter Bill Madden, Piniella protested the rule to Boss George. “I don’t understand, Mr. Steinbrenner, what long hair has to do with your ability to play baseball,” Piniella said. “I’m a Christian. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ had hair down to the middle