Hey Jetes: Paul McCartney to play Yankee Stadium

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The Yankees announced Wednesday that Paul McCartney would play his first show at Yankee Stadium on July 15, with tickets going on sale Monday.

McCartney previously played three shows at Citi Field in its inaugural year of 2009 and at Fenway Park the same year.  With The Beatles, he played at Shea Stadium to open a North American tour in 1965.

The Yankees are on the road from July 11-21, so July 15 is pretty much the perfect time for a concert.  The grounds crew will several days afterwards to get the field back into shape.

According to the Sun-Times, McCartney is also expected to play Wrigley Field as part of his “On the Run” tour this summer.

Ronald Acuña batting sixth, playing left field in his Braves debut

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The Braves have made it official, announcing that they have called up top prospect Ronald Acuña. He’ll bat sixth in tonight’s game against the Reds and will start in left field.

Acuña will be wearing number 13, no doubt to honor past Braves luminaries like Adonis Garcia, Nate McLouth, Ozzie Guillen, Juan Eichelberger and Jerry Royster, all of whom have worn the fabled 1 and 3. Feel like he stands a pretty good chance of besting their exploits.

The 20-year-old Acuña was 11-for-his-last-33 with a homer, a double, four walks, and three stolen bases at Triple-A Gwinnett following a slow start. He tore it up in spring training, however, and hit .325/.374/.522 with 21 home runs, 82 RBI, 44 stolen bases, and 88 runs scored in 139 games last season across three levels of the Braves’ minor league system.

The future was delayed a bit, but it’s here now for the Atlanta Braves’ phenom.