New York: It’s always something

February 25, 2021
This Week from the Yankees, Nets, Knicks, and Rangers
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New York: It’s always something
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⚾️Yankees: Yesterday, pitcher Domingo Germán publicly addressed his domestic violence-related suspension for the first time. He read from a prepared statement which focused on apologizing to his teammates and the Yankees organization, and also lamented "mistakes of which I'm not proud of.”

  • Although it was odd that he never addressed his girlfriend or the actual charges which led to his suspension in his statement, it appears as if that’s all Germán plans to say on the subject.
  • As for the Yankees organization? Seems like they’re too desperate for relief on the mound to make any moves in the clubhouse. Frustrating, we know.

🏀NBA: On Tuesday, for the first time since the pandemic began, the Nets and Knicks welcomed fans to their arenas. The Barclays Center only hosted about 300 fans for the Nets’ 127–118 win over the Sacramento Kings, while Madison Square Garden held around 2,000 for the Knicks’ 114–106 loss to the Golden State Warriors. Damn, live sports feel good.

  • If you can’t wait to see our teams play in person again, plan accordingly. Fans in attendance have to produce recent negative COVID-19 tests at both venues. Happy nose swabbing!

🏒Rangers: Even with a hat trick from winger Chris Kreider, the Blueshirts came up short, losing 4–3 to the Philadelphia Flyers last night. The Rangers were still without star winger Artemi Panarin, who took a leave of absence following assault allegations by his former Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) coach.

  • Panarin and the KHL deny these allegations, and it’s thought that his former coach created the rumor because of Panarin’s outspokenness against Russian president Vladimir Putin.

This situation is v. complicated, so literally sip your tea and read this deep dive for details on the alleged conspiracy.