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New York Yankees No Match for Esmil Rogers’ Phone on the Subway

August 8th, 2014 at 7:23 PM
By Michael Moraitis

Anyone who has ever been on the subway knows what it's like to not have service on their cell phone. For some, it's like jumping into a black hole never to be heard from again.

Esmil Rogers was a victim of this when the New York Yankees tried to notify him that he was Friday's starter against the Cleveland Indians.

Apparently, Rogers was in the subway when the Yanks went to make the call, and because he had no service and couldn't get the message, manager Joe Girardi and company had to delay the announcement of the decision, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com:

Not even the "Evil Empire," with all of its resources, can withstand the wrath of zero reception.

Can you hear me now? Good, you're the starter.

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Tags: Baseball, Cleveland Indians, esmil rogers, Joe Girardi, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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