The Yankees are off today, so this is a good time to pass along this NY Times story about Edwin Tavarez and Bryan Jimenez, a pair of Bronx high school students who also work as bat boys for the Yankees. When the team announced plans to build the New Stadium, they reached out to the community and its schools to fill future bat boy positions. Before you had to know a guy who knew a guy, stuff like that. It’s a fun and interesting read, plus the link includes a video that basically takes you through their day-to-day tasks. Make sure you check it out. (h/t BTF)
Once you’ve done that, use this as your open thread. The Mets are playing the Phillies tonight with a primo pitching matchup, R.A. Dickey vs. Cole Hamels. The Giants and Nationals (Cain vs. Detwiler) will be on MLB Network as well. You folks know what to do by now, so have at it.