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Brian Cashman mourning father

Updated: October 3, 2012, 9:07 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has a lot of reasons to want his team to win its 28th World Series championship this season, including one very personal one.

Cashman sees it as a way of giving one last gift to his father, John, who died Sept. 22 after a long illness.

"He loved the Yankees," Cashman said. "I know he wants us to win. There's a lot of people going through a lot of stuff and they look to the Yankees to provide a positive distraction for them. While ...

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