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AUG. 16 At the groundbreaking ceremony for the new ballpark, the Boss says, "It's a pleasure to give this to you people." He forgets that "you people" are actually giving the stadium to him. Nearly one third of the $1.2 billion tab will be covered by public funds.
AUG. 16 Yankee Nation isn't just that stadium in the Bronx, you know. In Macon, Ga., retired Yankees pitcher Kevin Brown allegedly pulls a gun on a neighbor during a dispute over grass clippings that were dumped on Brown's estate. Says the neighbor, "It was sort of an awkward evening."
AUG. 28 Pitcher Carl Pavano, who has missed the season with a bruised buttocks, tells the team he broke two ribs in an accident involving a garbage truck while rehabbing in Florida--but waited two weeks to say so. The new injury shelves him for the rest of the year. An "embarrassing situation," Cashman says.
SEPT. 15 After 28 years, the Yankees dump their Triple A affiliate, the Columbus Clippers, for a better deal with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. The move leaves the Clippers in the lurch: They have only two weeks before the deadline to sign on with a big league team for next season. They end up with the Washington Nationals.
SEPT. 17 Eager to defend boyfriend Pavano and advance her career as a part-time model, Gia Allemand, the woman who was in his Porsche when he collided with the garbage truck, talks to the New York Daily News. When, in another report, Allemand's grandmother objects to the News calling Gia "a hottie," Gia's grandfather shouts, "She is a hottie!"
OCT. 4 About 55,000 beer-and-hot-dog-buying fans are trapped in Yankee Stadium for two hours as not-so-heavy rain delays Game 2 of the ALDS. The game is finally called at 10 p.m.--but someone forgets to tell the Tigers, who think the game will begin at 10 and send pitcher Justin Verlander to warm up. Meanwhile Yankees starter Mike Mussina remains cozy in the clubhouse. "They definitely had information that I didn't have," says Verlander.
OCT. 7 The Tigers crush the Yankees 8-3 to win the ALDS in four games.
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