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07:21 AM ET 09.12 | In the eyes of many on the Sept. 11 anniversary, Bobby Valentine found a way to wedge a cleat into his mouth. Multiple players from the 2001 Yankees team disputed [Valentine's] claim the Yankees' post-Sept. 11 community involvement was non-existent. "The Yankees did plenty as a team," former reliever Mike Stanton told The Post on Wednesday. "The players did a lot of stuff on an individual basis. That's how we elected to go about it.The Yankee organization and the Yankee players, we did just as much as anyone else. We had a meeting. We talked about it as players and decided to do it on the down-low." Mariano Rivera also disputed Valentine's comments. "That's not true," he said. "We know what we did." Earlier in the day, Valentine said on WFAN the Yankees were absent in the 9/11 aftermath.

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September 12, 2013  07:28 AM ET

Bobby Valentine is a stupid jerk............




THAT IS ALL

September 12, 2013  07:46 AM ET

Please...shut up and go away!

September 12, 2013  08:26 AM ET

He didn't know the Yankees were helping out since they were all wearing sunglasses and fake mustaches.

September 12, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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He didn't know the Yankees were helping out since they were all wearing sunglasses and fake mustaches.

nice!

September 12, 2013  08:31 AM ET

Given the article - Technically - he is correct - according to the article.

"The players did a lot of stuff on an individual basis. That's how we elected to go about it. The Yankee organization and the Yankee players, we did just as much as anyone else. We had a meeting. We talked about it as players and decided to do it on the down-low."

An organized effort did not come out. It was left to individual effort..... so while it is "technically" correct, it is "morally" incorrect.......

Organizations can NEVER seem to get a break.... they do something, and it's a publicity stunt, they don't do something, they jerks....

I don't like the Yankees, but it sounds like in this instance, they handled it the way it should have been, as the players, and team personnel felt it should be done - according to one's own conscience. So Mr. Valentine, zip it.

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September 12, 2013  08:45 AM ET

Besides, a day of remembrance, not a day for putrefied vitriolic bloviating......

September 12, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Sorry effort to get some media attention during a day of National Mourning.
Way to go Mr. Ego!

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September 12, 2013  09:12 AM ET

I heard his comments on the radio this morning and all I could come up with was WTF???

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September 12, 2013  09:48 AM ET

Dude wil never manage again. Ever.

September 12, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Bobby: You know that saying where they say "No press is bad press"? It isn't true. Shut your pie hole.

September 12, 2013  09:50 AM ET
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I'm not sure the East Coast is a place he wants to be for the foreseeable future. I'm sure that if I saw him on the street back home, I'd offer him 40 bucks for his cab to the airport right after I accidentally tripped him and put my knee to his neck.

although I am not a fan of elder abuse, this I like

September 12, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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although I am not a fan of elder abuse, this I like

What's wrong with elder abuse?

September 12, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Tuggin' on Superman's cape...

September 12, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Dude wil never manage again. Ever.

He certainly didn't manage while he was in Boston.

 
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