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#1025727 --- 05/17/09 08:23 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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A Rod - Tex, the next coming of Manny - Ortiz !!

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#1025728 --- 05/17/09 08:25 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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Originally Posted By: Highlander
A Rod - Tex, the next coming of Manny - Ortiz !!

That isn't funny.
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#1025937 --- 05/18/09 08:21 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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In other excting news....

Brett Gardner 2

Big Pop Up 0
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#1026082 --- 05/18/09 01:43 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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A-ROD is BACK!!

Ummm...think thats the BEST Yankee fans are gonna get from him this season. It's a nasty injury.


GO RED SOX!
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#1026218 --- 05/18/09 06:52 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Coach64]
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Originally Posted By: Coach64
In other excting news....

Brett Gardner 2

Big Pop Up 0

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#1027380 --- 05/20/09 05:16 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Very cool story. Tonight's game!


Candor Teacher to be Yankees honorary Bat Girl

Story Updated: May 20, 2009 at 2:25 PM EDT

Candor throws a championship celebration for a teacher fighting breast cancer.

Hundreds of students, teachers and community members rallied together outside the Candor Elementary School.

First grade teacher Polly Tompkins was recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Tonight, she will serve as the honorary bat girl for the New York Yankees, her favorite team.

Another teacher at the school submitted a letter to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer foundation nominating Tompkins for the opportunity.

The community cheered her on, and led a procession from the school as she left for the game.

"I am very blessed with the amount of love and support I have received since my recent diagnosis. And I'm very overwhelmed but so, so grateful I have all of these people behind me," said Polly Tomkins, a Candor Elementary School teacher who is fighting breast cancer.

WBNG is following Polly's story.

We'll have more starting this evening on Action News at 5

Community helps Candor teacher win contest to be Yankees bat girlBy Valerie Zehl Gannett News Service vzehl@gannett.com May 20, 2009

Her sky-blue eyes are bright as ever, her smile is sunny. Her heart beats strong for friends and family, for her first-graders and for her beloved New York Yankees.

Were it not for the pink turban covering her bare scalp, Polly Tompkins of Candor would be a picture of robust health.

But rather than taking her annual vacation to watch the Yankees practice in Florida this spring, the 38-year-old teacher had to start chemotherapy again.

She thought she had left breast cancer behind two years ago. Instead, renegade cells proliferated in her liver and bones.

Fellow Candor elementary teacher Kate Handy felt powerless and overwhelmed by the bad news, she says. That is, until she noticed a little pink button on the Major League Baseball Web site.

For the fifth year, Major League Baseball, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Louisville Slugger offered a chance for a woman with a connection to breast cancer to win the distinction of being Honorary Bat Girl for a home game though a contest called "Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer."

Kate worked late into the night, tears fogging her vision as she wrote an essay to win that precious place for her friend.

Her words about Polly were posted, along with hundreds of other essays. A panel would judge them based on connectedness to breast cancer, originality, quality and public appeal, as shown by the number of votes cast online.

Friends and family told everybody they knew, spread the word via Facebook and contacted other teachers she knew around the country - who in turn contacted people in China, England, Hawaii and elsewhere. Kate's computer lab set the Web site as a home page so every student could vote for Miss Tompkins.

Pretty soon it seemed that every corner of the community got involved.

The Candor market posted a sign: "Come on in and vote for Polly." Kate took her daughter to Iron Kettle Farm to see the baby goats - and there was a laptop accessible on the counter.

At week's end, after some 2.2 million votes had been cast, Polly won the contest.

If the weather cooperates today, at least two buses full of fans will head for the Big Apple, where they'll cheer for their hometown girl in an evening game against the Baltimore Orioles.



Edited by ~livinontheedge~ (05/20/09 05:21 PM)
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#1027421 --- 05/20/09 06:27 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: LOTE]
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That's awesome! They showed Jete giving her a kiss on the cheek!
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#1027428 --- 05/20/09 06:34 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Crap, I missed it by minutes!

Had some company pull in the driveway...

Will they be showing this game again, you think?
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#1027429 --- 05/20/09 06:35 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: LOTE]
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Sometimes they replay it on the YES channel. Or, try going to NY Yankees website later and they may have video or a photo.
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#1027439 --- 05/20/09 06:50 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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It seems Ms. Polly is a good luck charm so far tonight !!!
Back to back to back...
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#1027440 --- 05/20/09 06:52 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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They just showed it again between innings!
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#1027447 --- 05/20/09 06:55 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Highlander]
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UGH, I can't believe I missed it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Polly has a very long road ahead of her. I'm willing to bet this whole thing puts a smile on her face every time she thinks about it. They had a big parade at school for her today, with all the kids carrying big signs supporting her, before she left---with the 100+ people that were going with her.

Kudos to Candor Elementary for all of their support.
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#1027449 --- 05/20/09 06:56 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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Originally Posted By: nymmamma
They just showed it again between innings!


Sure they did. While I'm sitting in my office complaining that I missed it....for crissakes...
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#1027594 --- 05/20/09 09:40 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: LOTE]
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#1027671 --- 05/21/09 05:20 AM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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I thought News Channel 9 might have shown it this morning with the highlights of the game, but ohhh nooooo....

THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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#1028113 --- 05/21/09 09:13 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: LOTE]
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9 wins in a row for the Yanks!
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#1033613 --- 06/04/09 07:37 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: nymmamma]
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http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/news/arti...t=.jsp&c_id=nyy

Are you kidding me? Padilla HITS...as in makes contact with...Teixeria not once, but twice. Burnett throws a pitch a foot over the batter's head to say "knock it off" and six game suspension?
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#1041307 --- 06/21/09 07:17 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Daisy Duke]
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Good job Jete...hit the ball right up the middle instead of pulling it, strand Gardner on 3rd, and lose in the 9th. \:\(
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#1042230 --- 06/23/09 07:43 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: Daisy Duke]
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Yanks still sucking, eh?????????? LOL!

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#1042245 --- 06/23/09 08:25 PM Re: NY Yankees 2009 [Re: wedggie]
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