Bill Hall signs with the Yankees

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Utilityman Bill Hall has signed with the Yankees. This was first reported by … Bill Hall:

Hey, guys who backup A-Rod once in a while get a ring if the Yankees win it all too.

Hall is coming off a horrible season, but he has some power and can play multiple positions, so it works.  And it’s not like it’s a big commitment:  minor league deal with a $600,000 base salary if he makes the team and $600,000 more in incentives based on plate appearances.  He can opt out of the deal if he’s not on the major league roster by April 4.

Jenny Cavnar to call Rockies play-by-play on Monday night

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According to former major leaguer and current broadcaster Ryan Spilborghs, Jenny Cavnar will be calling play-by-play of Monday night’s game against the Padres for the Rockies. The broadcast will be on AT&T Sportsnet Rocky Mountain Region.

Cavnar will be at least the third woman to call televised play-by-play for a major league team, joining Gayle Gardner (Rockies, 1993) and Suzyn Waldman (Yankees, mid-1990’s).

Broadcasting remains largely the domain of white men, so it’s always good when women and people of color are able to have a seat in the broadcasting booth.