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Morning Coffee! Yes, Jorge Posada Likes Catching

Jorge Posada of the New York Yankees celebrated his return to catching Sunday by making some history,. Posada hit a grand slam home run for the second straight game as the Yankees defeated the Houston Astros, 9-5.

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Here is exactly how rare that feat is.

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He’s the first Yankee to hit a grand slam in back-to-back games since Bill Dickey in 1937. According to Elias, the only other Yankee to do it was Babe Ruth in 1927 and 1929. The grand slam also broke a tie with Graig Nettles for sole possession of seventh place on the Yankees career home runs list.

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The New York Mets finished off a sweep of the AAA Baltimore Orioles, 11-4. The Mets are now 24-10 at Citi Field.

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The big New Jersey Nets Summit Meeting at the NBA Finals took place Sunday night between new owner Mikhail Prokhorov and new coach Avery Johnson. Prokhorov called it "a match made in heaven."

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I don't know about that. I do have a feeling, though, that the Nets are going to be hard to ignore with their new billionaire owner at the helm.

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A little attention for the New York Red Bulls of the MLS? Why not, with the World Cup going on? England's Daily Star reports that superstar Thierry Henry seems likely to join the Red Bulls later this summer. Soccer fans have speculating about that for a while. By the way, England goalkeeper Rob Green is being called "Calamity Keeper" for his miscue Saturday against the U.S.

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Both the Giants and Jets are holding mini-camps this week. The Giants will have a free, open practice at the New Meadowlands Stadium on Tuesday. The Jets will follow suit by inviting fans to watch Wednesday's practice at the stadium. By the way, it's a little arrogant of the Jets to be calling the new building they share with the Giants 'New Jets Stadium,' don't you think.

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