New York City-based Richard Romano, formerly an NYPD sergeant, is a screenwriter and the author of The Investigation of the Homicide of Jesus Christ. Away from his pursuits in film and writing, Richard Romano, the brother of comedian Ray Romano, enjoys attending baseball games as a season ticket holder of the New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees finished the 2016 season with a record of 84-78, ranking fourth in the eastern division of the American League. During the offseason, the franchise has undergone several roster changes, including the retirement of Mark Teixeira and the trade of Brian McCann to the Astros. In terms of acquisitions, the Yankees have added Matt Holliday from the Cardinals, first baseman Chris Carter from the Brewers, and right-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the Cubs.
Moving into the 2017 season, New York will field a young team, but Aroldis Chapman will add to the core of league veterans such as Jacoby Ellsbury and Chase Headley. In addition to their contributions, Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez are expected to continue their successful trends at the plate from last season.