Earlier today, I was wondering how the Yankees would handle the memorial patches for George Steinbrenner and Bob Sheppard. I figured they’d use the All Star break to figure out some sort of dual treatment.
Nope they’ve already unveiled two patches. Here’s the press release they just issued:
To commemorate the lives and recognize the passings of former Principal Owner / Chairperson George M. Steinbrenner III and longtime Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard, the Yankees will don uniform patches for the remainder of the season, beginning with Friday’s game vs. Tampa Bay at Yankee Stadium.
cheap nfl jerseys The Steinbrenner commemorative patch will be worn above the interlocking NY on the left breast of the Yankees’ home jerseys and above the letters “YORK” on the left breast of the Yankees’ road uniforms. Both locations are over the heart.
The Sheppard commemorative patch will be worn on the left sleeve of the Yankees’ home and road jerseys.
At tonight’s Major League Baseball All Star Game in Anaheim, Calif., Manager Joe Girardi, Yankees players and Yankees coaches will wear black armbands on their left sleeves in honor of Mr. Steinbrenner’s passing.
Pretty nice patches, especially for Sheppard. As for the Steinbrenner design, this might be the first time a memorial patch has featured someone’s name and initials. That’s the Boss for ya larger than life, even in death.