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Posted Friday June 24, 2011, About: Leyland managing for his job
Leyland seems to have lost his "love for the game" and his "pet player" management style is really annoying, not to mention detrimental, as he generally falls in love with mediocrity - rarely plays Santiago, who has been a workhorse for years, Raeburn at 2nd is a joke, pulling Porcello for the last inning of a shutout or with 1 out left in the 5th with the lead, etc., etc. It's like watching an elementary gym class.
Posted Friday June 24, 2011, About: MVP blames light eyes for dark daytime splits
Gotta believe he's not the only blue-eyed player in the league, but of course he is the only one with an excuse at the ready for poor performance.
Posted Wednesday January 05, 2011, About: Yankees express interest in Bonderman
Dear God, say it ain't so! As a lifelong Yankee fan and Tiger fan for the past decade or so I can absolutely say this is a case of being better off with nothing. I am hard-put to think of one game the Tigers won with Bonderman pitching that didn't involve the offense overcoming his horrendous pitching. Please, NO!
Posted Thursday December 02, 2010, About: Jeter talks hit another snag?
The Rockies also aren't the Yankees - you're dealing with an entirely different economic structure there. We'll see in 10 years if Tulowitski leaves the same footprint with the Rockies that Jeter has made with the Yankees and throughout baseball, as a matter of fact.
Posted Thursday December 02, 2010, About: Jeter talks hit another snag?
Verducci wrote a great piece about this earlier this week that pretty much mirrored my thoughts and I think the thoughts of a lot of Yankee & Jeter fans. It's really easy to junk him if you never liked him or the Yankees in the first place - which seems to be the case for a lot of the posters on here - but I don't think you can honestly dismiss his contributions to the game or the team. Verducci also points out that Jeter was getting back to his usual form by the end of the season and I, for one, don't for a second believe he is done. If I were him, agreeing that he doesn't NEED the money, I would tell the Yankees to spam off, sign with the Giants or Dodgers and have the best season of my career. I say this as a life-long Yankee fan who will honestly not watch another Yankee game if that happens. Sick to death of watching them screw over their core players and paying out the arse for big-name, no ethics schmucks.
Posted Monday November 22, 2010, About: 'Baffling' approach offending Jeter?
Obviously not a Yankee fan but I can't think you watch much baseball at all if you think Jeter plays 2nd. This process is not unique to baseball. Anywhere you go, people want their pay to be commensurate with those around them doing similar jobs. The Yankees' problem is they gave big contracts to Arod & Tex and now want to start saving on Jeter's contract. Pretty sure Arod was paid based on past performance and he's proven to be injury-prone to boot (as has Tex). They can afford it and it certainly wouldn't be the first time someone got a contract based on factors off the field.
Posted Tuesday October 26, 2010, About: Lee's wife put off by New York fans
Wasn't Roberto Alomar the spitter (among other things...)
Posted Tuesday October 26, 2010, About: Lee's wife put off by New York fans
Gee, 53,000 people packed in a stadium with beer, your team's losing, and some of the fans were offensive. I'm so happy that doesn't happen in Texas (or Philly, or LA, etc., etc., etc.) Grow up. I'm sure the Yankee wives and families were treated beautifully in Arlington where the Fenway-inspired "Yankees Suck" cheer could be heard continually throughout all three games.
Posted Friday October 22, 2010, About: Sabathia could pitch relief
Okey-dokey... I've just been around a little while and watched the Yankees for many years, and hey, "stuff" happens. Now is "the Colbra" (sic) the 12-13 guy??
Posted Friday October 22, 2010, About: Scout: Phil Hughes can bounce back
And this is one of my major complaints with the Yankees and has been all season. I'd like to be more eloquent but basically, Posada sucks.
Posted Friday October 22, 2010, About: Sabathia could pitch relief
Stranger things have happened. Honestly if the friggin' Red Sox can do it to the Yankees I have no doubt the Yankees are capable of doing it to the Rangers. Your Rangers & Jesus don't necessarily follow the "there's no place like home" rule either...
Posted Friday October 22, 2010, About: Jays GM: No decision made on manager
Boy, that didn't take long to degenerate and exactly WHY is the pitching coach holding hands with Adrian Beltre?? Actually more confusing than disturbing. Looks a bit like they're both after the last sale item at Big Lots.
Posted Friday October 22, 2010, About: Sabathia could pitch relief
Yeah, but I know the typewriters had "shift" keys back then too... Perhaps we can get into a discussion on ALL the professions that have changed and evolved since 1930.
Posted Friday October 08, 2010, About: Does Wendelstedt have it out for Gardy?
Geez, man, I'm a transplanted New Yorker and a Yankee fan my whole life but you're a freakin' embarrassment. You're to Yankee fans what "Jersey Shore" is to the poor folk unfortunate enough to live there.
Posted Wednesday October 06, 2010, About: Might St. Louis be Girardi's kind of town?
Well as a transplanted New Yorker who loves baseball and feels some requirement to cheer for the home team, while still sad, cheering for a 500 team beats the **** outta trying to cheer for a 60-102 team. Fortunately I kept my "Yankee" roots.
Posted Wednesday October 06, 2010, About: Might St. Louis be Girardi's kind of town?
I'm betting this means that the Tigers get to go back to those great turn-of-the-century days when no one gave a rip and there was no money to be had. Boy, those were great days...
Posted Wednesday October 06, 2010, About: Might St. Louis be Girardi's kind of town?
I don't know, I think his low-key, conservative approach might fit better with St. Louis or a similar club that has talent but probably needs a new outlook. Watching the Yankees for the last month is giving me horrible flashbacks to the Indy Colts last year and not going for the perfect season to keep everyone healthy for the post-season. Didn't work so well for them and I don't think it's working for the Yankees either. Everyone has looked like they're dogging it for the last few weeks. Hard to get back into fighting mode.
Posted Wednesday September 29, 2010, About: Varitek brought to tears by thought of leaving
What the last several years have changed for me is that homeruns, or specifically # of homeruns, means nothing to me anymore (except for my fantasy team, of course - and fortunately I had Bautista...) They became so commonplace and then the discovery that they were usually bogus - they lost their appeal. I still love a game winning HR in the 9th, but a gw walk has the same effect on me now. I think steroids in the end did more to kill the homerun era than promote it because we don't care anymore. I'd rather see someone run out a bunt. On topic - I love Varitek, which as a Yankee fan is saying alot! But I think his time is done (other than as a back-up).
Posted Monday September 27, 2010, About: Rangers may take Lee out of comfort zone
Well you certainly have the prerequisite "whine" down. Had you watched the entire game you'd know that there was a floating strike zone for both sides. You play nine innings in four hours and you guys decide it comes down to one pitch? BRILLIANT! That's why Red Sox fans are loved world-wide...

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