The Yankees will begin the Old Timers’ Day ceremonies in a few moments, which you can follow on YES. It’ll be the standard introductions: John Sterling and Michael Kay heap praise on former Yankee greats — and of course some not-so-greats — while the fans remember what it was like back in the day.
The Yanks announced some new attendees recently, including Doc Gooden, Mel Stottlemyre, Don Zimmer, and Mike Mussina. Boy, wouldn’t it be nice to have him on the team this year. They’ll be joined by other Old Timers’ rookies Chad Curtis, Mike Easler, Charlie Hayes, Lindy McDaniel, and Jerry Narron. Then there will be the mainstays: Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Reggie Jackson and Goose Gossage, plus the widows of Elston Howard, Catfish Hunter, Bobby Murcer, and Thurman Munson.
Also attending: Luis Arroyo, Jesse Barfield, Ron Blomberg, Dr. Bobby Brown, Homer Bush, Rick Cerone, Horace Clarke, Jim Coates, David Cone, Bucky Dent, Al Downing, Dave Eiland, Oscar Gamble, Joe Girardi, Ken Griffey, Sr., Ron Guidry, Reggie Jackson, Pat Kelly, Don Larsen, Hector Lopez, Lee Mazzilli, Gene Michael, Meredith Murray (B.P. Pitcher), Jeff Nelson, Graig Nettles, Joe Pepitone, Bobby Richardson, Mickey Rivers, Bill “Moose” Skowron, Aaron Small, Bob Turley, and Roy White.
So kick back, and enjoy watching former Yankees enjoy their day in the sun. Feel free to talk up the former players in this thread for now. Looks like Mike Mussina is starting, but I haven’t seen any other lineups.