Good morning Yankee fans, and thanks for joining us for another morning of blogging. But before we break into pitch counts, previews and predictions, here are the morning links:

Anthony Rieber writes about yesterday's pre-game ring ceremony.

Hideki Matsui wasn't the only former Yankee returning yesterday, as Jerry Hairston Jr, made the trip as well.

George Steinbrenner got his ring too, in a more private setting.

The new Yankees found the ceremony motivating.

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Erik Boland has the game story.

Rieber has the sidebar on Andy Pettitte's shutout six innings yesterday.

Ken Davidoff writes that the Yanks are still all business.

Boland has the info on the return of trainer Gene Monahan.

And......Godzilla returns to the stadium. Still no signs of Mothra.