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A survival guide to life in high-stakes Yankees bullpen

The first rule of the Yankees' bullpen is: You check your ego at the door. The second rule of the Yankees bullpen is: See rule number 1.

The New York Yankees are known for having one of the powerhouse bullpens in the majors, with names that read like the stuff of hitters' nightmares: Chad Green, Zack Britton, Adam Ottavino, Tommy Kahnle and Aroldis Chapman.

And now that veteran starters CC Sabathia and J.A. Happ will likely join their ranks ahead of the playoffs, they will experience first-hand the extreme level of focus that it requires to .