Green was the manager of the Phillies when they won the 1980 World Series.
Could Greg Bird’s cat be up to evil? Purr-haps. After all, it’s in his blood. The New York Yankees first baseman recently revealed that his beloved Sphynx cat, Mr. Delicious, is a direct descendant of the feline who played Mr. Bigglesworth in the Austin Powers films, reports The New York Post. Bird welcomed the hairless Delicious, nicknamed Lish, into his home last year. Instead of helping his owner take over the world, Lish helped Bird recover from a shoulder injury with cuddles and plenty of personal attention. Lish’s love has turned the baseball player into a proud cat man, just like Dr. Evil. Those Mr. Bigglesworth genes are irresistible, or perhaps it’s just Lish’s precious face.
CLEARWATER, Fla. — The golden scoreless spring of Masahiro Tanaka continues. And now he’s taking requests. Tanaka pitched a further five and a third scoreless innings Wednesday in a 7-3 Yankees victory over the Phillies on a sunny, breezy afternoon at Spectrum Field. He allowed three hits and struck out three while running his run-free streak to 18 ⅔ innings. Due to start once more before pitching the season opener April 2 against Tampa Bay, Tanaka playfully asked reporters where and when he should make that start. As a gag, several suggested Monday, the last Yankee off day of the spring, at the minor league camp. Without waiting for his interpreter, Tanaka laughed and shook his head. “Larry