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Posted by: Jack Curry on Dec 7, 2010 at 11:42:50 AM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – General manager Brian Cashman fired a football to Billy Eppler, his assistant, in the Yankees’ hotel suite on Monday. Eppler whipped it back as the two men shattered the rules about playing indoors with a ball and acted like kids for a few minutes. It was a brief respite from their serious offseason pursuit of a specific left-handed thrower.

A few feet from where Cashman and Eppler imitated Drew Brees, the Yankees had laptops and piles of paper resting on a long table. Somewhere in that mix, there was undoubtedly information about Cliff Lee, not that the Yankees needed any updated information on a superb pitcher they are chasing.

The Yankees have really been chasing Lee since July, when they thought they had acquired him from the Seattle Mariners. Now

Posted by: Jack Curry on Jun 1, 2010 at 11:15:46 AM

The Stephen Strasburg Era is scheduled to begin at the Major League level on June 8 when he finally pitches for the Washington Nationals. The Nationals will surely have a sellout crowd against the Pirates because their restless fans want to see how great Strasburg is. Not how good, but how great.

On that same night, Rene Rivera of the Scranton-Wilkes Barre Yankees is scheduled to play in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Unlike Strasburg, Rivera probably isn’t thinking that far ahead. Two weeks ago, Rivera was still with the Camden Riversharks, an independent Minor League team in the Atlantic League. The Yankees signed him on May 21. Rivera takes his career day-by-day.

The two disparate players, an intimidating pitcher and a journeyman catcher, will forever be connected because of what happened