New York Yankees Hideki Matsui
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While the New York Yankees are currently in Houston, battling it out with the defending World Series champion Astros, their minor leaguers are getting top-notch coaching from a Yankees legend.

Today is the first day of May and the New York Yankees currently have the third best record in the sport. Overall, I think that’s pretty darn good.

What has played a huge role in that transition from a “meh” team to a heavy hitting squad is the emergence of their young players. Luckily, in the minor leagues it seems like the Yankees have a slew of coaches who have great history with the Bombers.

Hideki Matsui spent some time with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Monday afternoon and even decided to take some cuts next to the batting cage.

I mean, look at that swing. The guys so clearly still wants to play! Although the Yankees have a plethora of outfielders, I’m sure they would find a space for him. After all, he was the 2009 World Series MVP.

In his Yankees career, the 43-year-old hit .292 with the Bombers, smacking 140 home runs. Thinking about an outfield featuring Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and Hideki Matsui? It would be mind-blowing.

It seems that wherever the Yankees go, someone famous is always watching. Well, that’s what happens when you are wearing the pinstripes day after day. Down in Houston, James Harden took in some baseball in between his own playoff series.

Harden, coming off a 41-point performance on Sunday night, was discovered in the stands eating ice cream by himself.

Yup, that’s the kind of stuff you can do when you are literally in line to win the MVP for the season. Carry your team and you get a night on the town. I guess with all the cameras following him, he deserves some quiet time to himself.

Plus, he’s taking in one of the most anticipated series of the season so far. A rematch of the 2017 ALCS, he likely is hoping for another Houston victory. While we disagree on that, we can both agree that ice cream is the perfect baseball stadium treat.

The Yankees continue their four-game set in Houston against Justin Verlander on Tuesday while sending Jordan Montgomery to the mound.

Allison is just a girl with an enormous passion for the game of baseball and the written word. Based in Upstate New York, her life-long relationship with the New York Yankees is something that she developed through close relationships with her mother and grandfather. An aspiring sports writer, she graduated with a journalism degree and is finding places to share her excitement about the sporting world and how it affects us all.