There was some good this week:
The Yankees held media events to officially announce the additions of Andy Pettitte and Kei Igawa. Brian Cashman continued to add young pitchers when the Randy Johnson trade was finalized. Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
There was also some very bad:
Bobby Murcer learned that a brain tumor removed last month was malignant. I can’t find the right words to properly express my support for a truly kind and honest man so I will defer to George Steinbrenner, who said it perfectly. "Bobby Murcer represents the spirit of the Yankees... He has true grit, is a fighter and our entire Yankee organization offers our prayers to him and his family for a big win in this battle."