Horse sense in the Yankees clubhouse

May, 5, 2012
5/05/12
6:36
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A lot of the players showed a keen interest in today's running of the Kentucky Derby, but at least one of them showed a rather shaky understanding of the sport. I'm not going to tell you who it was, but here was his question: "Do the horses have to make weight? Or just the jockeys?''
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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