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Morning Coffee! Embarrassment All Around

It seems Staten Island Yankees pitching coach Patrick Daneker can teach his young charges about more than throwing a changeup. He has turned himself into a walking lesson on how not to behave off the field.

The pitching coach for the Staten Island Yankees reportedly had his 2009 World Series ring and two cellphones stolen after he cavorted with two prostitutes in a Tampa motel room.

Patrick Daneker, 34, was boozing it up with fellow Yankee minor league instructor Carlos Chantres on Sunday at the Blue Martini Bar — where Tiger Woods has been known to prowl — when they met up with two young ladies of the night that Chantres allegedly knew, CBS/Channel 10 of Tampa reported yesterday.

Daneker left the watering hole and got into a cab with the two women — described by the motel clerk as wearing "short mini-skirts" — and headed back to his room at the Holiday Inn Express at around 3 a.m., the station said.

When they arrived, Daneker, who is married, was seen getting cash from an ATM in the motel, according to a police report.

About 15 minutes later, the two women left the motel and Daneker stayed in his room, the clerk told police.

The hotel employee said the women were "5 feet 9 inches, with thin builds and small features," the station reported.

Around 4 a.m., Daneker told the clerk he had been robbed.

'Embarrassing' is about the only clean word I can use to describe that.

Speaking of embarrassing, how about New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his 'C'mon Lebron' campaign.

Doesn't the mayor have anything else to worry about?

Here is a quick look around at what is happening on your New York sports scene this weekend.

  • The New York Yankees face the surprisingly not awful Toronto Blue Jays for the first time this season. Pinstripe Alley
  • The scuffling New York Mets face the streaking Florida Marlins. Amazin' Avenue
  • Boxing returns to Yankee Stadium Saturday. We will have coverage for you.
  • The Belmont Stakes, final leg of the Triple Crown, will be run Saturday. We will also have coverage of that.