I predicted the monster year in Feb. I predicted he’d hit over 50 HRs in March. I am predicting big things for Alex in the postseason, including a walk off HR where he circles the bases with both middle fingers in the air…okay that’s just my wish.
Since his arrival in the Bronx, it has always been about Alex. Personally, I find it a little bit embarrassing that he HAS to be the story line day-in-and-day-out, but the guy is a lightning rod no matter what he does and you can’t really fault the media for hopping on the bandwagon.
I hope he has the same legacy as the luminaries that you listed. I think that the Reggie comparison is the most apt, so let’s hope for a reprise of the postseason of my birth year (1977). The irony, considering ESPN’s Bronx is Burning (still not better then the book), would be fabulous. I cannot wait to see how this plays out.
davetherave: the Nike contract was with Alex Rodriguez, not with the Yankees. They would have had to get permission from the Yankees to show the NY on his hat. Though I think we’d all like to have seen it.
Your comment about stopping in the middle of the sidewalk during rush hour made me crack up! My husband works in midtown and I can’t tell you how many times he’s come home complaining about the stupid tourists who can’t seem to figure out that people actually work in the City!
Doreen: I lived in Chinatown for a while. I swear the tourists down there are worse than they are in Times Square. At first, I’d try to be nice and walk around people taking pictures and stuff, but after a while, I said f it and I’m probably walking through people’s photos, scowling. I’ve come so close to pushing people down the stairs. THey think it’s ok to just stop in the middle of the stairs because they dont’ know where they’re going.
Knowing your way around translates though. Not only have I had someone ask me how to get somewhere in London, but I think I had someone ask me for directions in Paris. I don’t even speak French! Even if you don’t actually belong there, don’t be stupid. Be respectful of other people. Stand off to the side! argh!
Meanwhile Ihave Yankees Classic (Reggie World Series Mr October game)
Question for anyone out there what year did the bleacher roll call start there was not one at this game so just curious. The funny thing about these Yankee Classic games even though you know the outcome of the game (the Yankees seem to always win lol) they still are great watching
I don’t know the answer to your question, but like you said, it’s great to watch (Yankee Classics) even though you know the outcome. The interesting thing to me is how many details you forget over time, and those are always a nice little surprise. Even to the point of something like, “Oh, I forgot so-and-so was ever on the Yankees.” Things you think you’d never forget.
I believe and I may be wrong on this that MLB or it may be the Yankees who have a license with Addidas thus they would have to get permission or pay a very large licensing fee to both the Yankees and the manufacturer (addidas) to use uniform and logo.
It’s not necesarily an Adidas thing. Anyone who wants to do something with a player has to get special permission to get their team logo involved. If you look at those ads with Jeter and Ford, he’s wearing a navy shirt and pinstripe pants, but no NY anywhere on his person. You can tell he’s a Yankee, but there’s nothing signifying it.
It’s a legal thing. If the Nike ad used the NY, they’d have to have a contract with the Yankees as well. They don’t use it, so the contract is only with Alex Rodriguez.
gayle: I thought about it, and I don’t think MLB has an Adidas contract. When you buy a jersey, they’re Majestic, usually. I’ve got an A-Rod jersey that’s Nike. I’ve got Reebok sneakers with the interlocking NY (leave me alone they were for a halloween costume!) I think Yankee Stadium just happens to have a contact with Nike to have the crazy logo all over the place.
Ranting guy, I’m sure the Yankees do, but that has nothing to do with outside entities and their contracts with players. Jeter endorses products all the time–and he is wearing a “uniform” that has no interlocking NY on it.
If you go way back in the day when Wheaties first started putting players on the boxes, and you look closely, I think Michael Jordon was one of the first. They originally had him on the box in a Bulls uniform, but since the contract was with Jordan and not the Bulls, the Bulls wanted their uniform off the box. all subsequent boxes had Michael Jordan in a Red uniform that looked like a Bulls uniform but didnt’ say Bulls or Chicago on it.
It’s really not that important. I was just trying to explain so no one thought A-Rod was snubbing the Yankees
Doreen how about the ones with the suitcases and they just stop!! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost fallen over one of them.
I know tourists bring alot of money into the city, but they can be so damn annoying. I’m right near Penn, and Herald Square and they are everywhere. There is no such thing as running out to get lunch if you have to walk by Macys!
“Personally, I find it a little bit embarrassing that he HAS to be the story line day-in-and-day-out, but the guy is a lightning rod no matter what he does and you canâ€™t really fault the media for hopping on the bandwagon.”
if only i could ever catch a glimpse of Jeter in the media once in a while. maybe just 1 commercial or a lousy billboard or two. it would be really cool if he hosted Saturday Night Live.
Bx is burning: I’m not a lawyer, but everyone in my family is, so I have eto hear this crap at every family function. it’s pretty much why I’m NOT a lawyer.
Jennifer: if it’s the box with the bulls jersey, I’d bet it’s worth money because they instantly stopped making it. My dad works at 5 Penn Plaza. I think. It’s the one that’s right next to the post office.
The broadcast team is Steve Stone and Red Sox broadcaster Don Orsillo (best know for calling all of David Ortiz’s walk offs by screaming like a mad man; my favorite was when Ortiz hit his 2nd walk off in two days and he yelled “How man times can you go to the well? DAVID ORTIZ!!!!!!” I guess he didnt realize when you are on HGH you can go to the well as often as you can get an injection.)
Anybody that hates the Patriots has my respect. I am not sure I can bear watching Belichick get rewarded for cheating even more.
Bx is burning: I’m sure law talk is fun for lawyers, but my sister takes it too far. She thinks I care, and I just do not. She emails me crap from law journals. I just don’t care. Just because I retain the information and she thinks I’d be good at it doesn’t mean I’d want to do it.
I completely agree. I was thinking about it when several Red Sox fans and Mets fans were saying that it wasnt even the greatest collapse in the city. I decided that not only can any team lose 4 straight but when you think about it, we lost 4 straight to the team that eventually won the World Series and was probably one of the two or three best teams in the league that year (the other being the Yanks and Angels and maybe St. Louis). The Mets lost 8 of 13 the two worst teams in their own division and two of the worst teams in all of baseball. Not to mention the fact that those teams had nothing to play for while we lost to a Red Sox team fighting for their playoff lives in every single game.
I truly believe our “collapse” wasnt even really a collapse so much as a a confluence of bad luck, bad umpiring, a rainout and Kevin Brown/Javier Vazquez.
gayle: from what i’ve heard, the roll call was started in the 80′s. people in the bleachers would start calling for Dave Winfield in right until he responded somehow. Eventually they moved on and started calling everyone’s name out…
_I refer to an Ortiz walk off homer as a waddle off._
i wanted the padres to win last night. but once they went ahead in the 13th i thought how great a Hoffman blown save would be and i hoped the Rockies would tie it back up again and go to the 14th.