The New York Yankees, trying to add offense at third base, acquired third baseman Chase Headley yesterday from the San Diego Padres for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula. The move paid immediate dividends when Headley drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 14th inning of the Yankees' 2-1 victory over Texas last night. Derek Jeter hit his 535th double breaking Lou Gehrig's franchise record and the Yankees won an unlikely pitching duel after both rookie starters entered with a 5.10 ERA.
The United Federation of Teachers wants to become a defendant in a New York lawsuit challenging teacher job protections.
The UFT filed a motion Tuesday seeking to intervene in the lawsuit that claims teacher tenure rules violate children's right to a good education. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month on Staten Island by leaders of the New York City Parents Union. It names city and state education officials as defendants.
If the UFT motion is granted, the union will become an additional party to the case.