New York Yankees Bomber Buzz, 9/12/17: Honoring the Fallen
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Aaron Hicks #31 and Greg Bird #33 of the New York Yankees warm up prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Citi Field on September 11, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The two teams were scheduled to play in St. Petersburg, but due to the weather emergency caused by Hurricane Irma, the game was moved to New York, but with Tampa Bay remaining the "home" team. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

In their home city but not on their home turf, the New York Yankees gave the city the respect it truly deserves.

In a peculiar twist of events, the New York Yankees found themselves facing the Tampa Bay Rays in a stadium that was quite unfamiliar to them both.

Their night at Citi Field started with the Yankees honoring those who lost their lives during the tragedy of 9/11 16 years ago.


In addition to their powerful moment of silence in the city that was most directly affected, the Yankees also sported new caps with a flag detail on the side.

Prior to last night’s game, the Yankees also reinstated OF Clint Frazier, who was last seen struggling with Double-A Trenton.

But before you look at the stats, just remember that the Yankees called up Matt Holliday, who was 6-for-25 in Single-A Tampa during his rehab stint.

Last night we also celebrated a special occasion for one New York Yankees player. Jacoby Ellsbury turned 34 years old and celebrated his birthday by breaking a record!

Congratulations to the Chief! He is now a record-holder not just with the Yankees but with the entirety of Major League Baseball.

We’ll pick up again tomorrow when the Yankees go back to Citi Field to take on a non-New York team again. Confusing? Yes. But it’s all a part of the game!

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