Yankees stuck at Washington airport overnight due to rain

Rain didn’t want the Yankees to play — or to leave.

They got stuck at overnight at Dulles International Airpoint in Virginia from Wednesday into Thursday.

Below, here’s what retired Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira said about harshening the punishment for those caught using performance-enhancing drugs while on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York radio on Thursday:

I agree that we need to look at longer bans. We need to look at, OK, if you get popped, your contract can be voided. I think we should absolutely look at those things. You look at other walks of life. If you get caught insider trading or if you get caught cheating on your taxes, you go to prison, you’re banned for life from trading. These are the types of things happening to those quote-unquote cheats. In baseball? Eh, half a season. In football? Four games, whatever it may be.

Among the potential storylines for the series’ 13th season are Cleveland bouncing back from its 0-16 season, Hue Jackson’s third year as head coach, John Dorsey’s first full go-around as general manager, the personalities of coordinators Todd Haley and Gregg Williams and of course the quarterback “battle” between Tyrod Taylor and first overall pick Baker Mayfield.

NFL Films has always been exceptional at bringing fans closer to the game and they do an outstanding job with every show they produce, including HBO’s Hard Knocks, Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam said in a statement.

“We have been asked multiple times about being featured on Hard Knocks, and we really felt like it was our turn this year and the timing was right. We want to be great partners in this league, and we also recognize Hard Knocks gives fans a special opportunity to learn more about our team and players.

Organizationally, we are confident about where we are headed, but we have a lot of work to do in order for this franchise to earn the respect of our fans on the field. We understand winning is ultimately most important to our fans. We’re looking forward to partnering with HBO and NFL Films to show how our team is working hard at training camp to prepare for the 2018 season.”

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