Yankees manager Aaron Boone says constructing his lineups is like putting together a new puzzle every day.
Some are easier to solve, others not so much.
What can make the process tricky is his belief in splitting up his right-handed and left-handed hitters to create balance, especially late in games to prevent situational relievers from facing a group of righties or lefties consecutively.
And then we kind of get the 10 players – the nine players and the DH – that we’re going to put out there, and then I just kind of piece it together from there. Most days, (the lineup) is pretty obvious. But I guess I get people’s thoughts casually all the time, and that probably goes into my decision-making process.
This is it! Duvernay-Tardif tweeted in excitement. Today I become a doctor!
The Chiefs selected Duvernay-Tardif in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft with a full understanding he was in a third year of medical school.
And with the full backing of the Chiefs ‘ organization over the years, he mastered the art of multitasking the demands of football and returning to Canada during the offseason months to continue his medical studies.
While Duvernay-Tardif excelled on the football field and signed a five-year, $41 million contract extension with the Chiefs in 2017, medicine remained one of his passions.
Eight years after beginning the journey in medical school, the 27-year-old now has life after football secured as a medical doctor.
That’s scary, and that’s life after bashing into defenses 2,542 times for 10,607 yards and 58 touchdowns. Lewis was a human sledgehammer, one of seven backs ever to eclipse 2,000 yards in a season. He won a Super Bowl. An NCAA championship at Tennessee. His 295-yard day against the Browns ranks No. 2 of all time.