Breaking Down the New York Yankees’ 2017 Schedule

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An expert at managing and protecting clients’ assets, Joseph Sordi is the managing director of Strategic Security Corp. Outside of work, Joseph Sordi is active in coaching youth sports and is a fan of the New York Yankees.

The 2017 Major League Baseball schedule was released in September and, at least at first glance, it appears to be a favorable schedule for the Yankees. The pinstripes open the season on Sunday, April 2 in Tampa Bay where they’ll stay for a three-game series. From there, the Yankees will travel to Baltimore for three games before embarking on a nine-game home stand against Tampa Bay, St. Louis, and the Chicago White Sox.

Grueling road trips are nonexistent in the first half of the season, but New York will endure three stretches of eight or more consecutive away games in the second half. The worst stretch of road games comes in the final month of the season when the Yankees play three in Baltimore, three in Texas, and then three in Tampa Bay. As is often the case, divisional play highlights September, as the Yankees are slated to play 23 of their final 29 games against division rivals. The team’s final game of the season is Sunday, October 1 at Yankee Stadium against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Wounded Warrior Project Sets Benefits Milestone

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An experienced law enforcement and security professional, Joseph Sordi serves as managing director of the risk management firm Strategic Security Corp. in New York City. In addition to his professional pursuits, Joseph Sordi supports several nonprofit groups including Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) recently celebrated a significant milestone, surpassing more than $250 million in lifetime benefits secured for wounded veterans since the launch of its Benefits Service Program–an organizational record. The program was launched as a means of helping these veterans secure the financial and medical assistance they need to help them with their long-term recovery by providing assistance in dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, and other veterans service organizations.

One of the main drivers in helping these veterans is WWP’s Benefits Claim Day, where a concerted effort to encourage veterans to sit down in face-to-face interviews with WWP personnel who can help them with their individual cases. In total, the WWP received higher than a 90 percent approval rating for its work helping veterans claim their benefits.

Three Important Games on Jets 2016 Schedule

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Joseph Sordi currently serves as managing director of Strategic Security Corp., a security guard and risk management firm based in New York City. His firm is a leading provider of security guard, intelligence, consulting and investigative services. Outside of his professional life, Joseph Sordi is an avid New York Jets fan.

Coming off a 10-6 season that saw them miss the playoffs on a tiebreaker, the New York Jets hope for even better results in the 2016-2017 season. Below are three of the most interesting games that second-year head coach Todd Bowles and his team will participate in this year.

Buffalo Bills – Sept. 15

The Jets find themselves at Buffalo in Week 2 for an early divisional game as well as a date with their former head coach, Rex Ryan. Buffalo started hot last season but fizzled down the stretch. The Jets defense ranked second overall against the run last year, and they look to continue that trend by shutting down LeSean McCoy, who is the lynchpin of the Bills offense.

Seattle Seahawks – Oct. 2

Week 4 brings the first out-of-conference game for the Jets. A Seattle team looking to re-assert its dominance in the NFC will come to MetLife Stadium, hoping to beat the Jets at their own game. With the retirement of Marshawn Lynch and a batch of relative unproven at running back, the Jets have a golden opportunity to show down the team’s rushing attack.

New England Patriots – Nov. 27

This is the game that’s circled on every Jets fan’s calendar each year. The Patriots come to town in Week 12 for the first of two dates with the Jets – this one in prime time. Todd Bowles and his crew have an extra week to prepare for Tom Brady and the New England offense, and they will look to build momentum from last season’s home victory against their hated rival. A win would make it two in a row over Coach Belichick and company.