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I scream, you scream, Moose screams for ice cream in the clubhouse

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 31, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

mandms.jpgI can’t tell you whether the Yankees will be better on the field this season. But they will be healthier.

Much to the chagrin of some players who shall go unnamed (OK, Mike Mussina), Joe Girardi had the ice cream freezer taken out of the players lounge.

The candy has been banished as well. The only snacks left are healthy. It’s like these guys are finely tuned athletes or something.

Mussina jokingly said he planned to find the wayward freezer and install it in the empty locker next to his. “The candy will go on the top shelf,” he said. “I can’t play without some candy.”

Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy, being children, also were distressed.

The good new for the beat writers is that whenever we need a scoop, we can bribe the players with M&Ms.

 
 

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44 Responses to “I scream, you scream, Moose screams for ice cream in the clubhouse”

  1. Bronx March 31st, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Mussina’s favorite flavor has got to be “Moose Tracks”.

  2. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 31st, 2008 at 11:36 am

    If anyone could get away with that, it would be Moose. :)

    Why do I see Melky pouting over the prospect of no candy? Maybe it’s the dimples. ;)

  3. murphydog March 31st, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Sure, legal stuff like ice cream and candy are banned by fiat, but steroids and HGH?

  4. Roy Hobbs March 31st, 2008 at 11:39 am

    How about a scoop of ice cream for a scoop of insider news?

    Wonder what you could get for a Reggie Bar?

    Hold off rain. We need some baseball!

  5. Stormrider6 March 31st, 2008 at 11:40 am

    What about sunflower seeds? I can’t imagine a dugout without seeds all over the floor…

  6. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 11:40 am

    THEY TOOOOOOOK ‘da BAR!!!

    THE WHOLE FRIGGN BAR!!!

    Girardi = Dean Wormer

  7. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Girardi don’t play B)

  8. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I could see it now Robi what was Alex tell Jetes in the 3rd inning, I have a Snickers :D

  9. Yanksrule57 March 31st, 2008 at 11:41 am

    First they ban greenies, now ice Cream!
    What is baseball coming to?

  10. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 11:42 am

    I hope green tea is banned too! Just sayin…

    Anyway, where is Moose with his high tech self installed laptop weather tracking system right now? lol.

  11. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Yanksrule57-

    before you know it, Selig will ban Gentleman’s Clubs!!

  12. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 11:42 am

    oh, and as long as sunflower seeds are still allowed so Melky can rock the empty boxes as hats, life is good.

  13. Guiseppe Franco March 31st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I remember when the most dangerous place in the world was to be between an ice cream bar and Alfonso Soriano.

    I don’t recall where I read it (Buster Olney’s book?) but there’s an old story about Soriano eating 6-7 ice cream bars before a game and did so in 2 minutes flat.

    Or something like that.

  14. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 11:44 am

    next is the soda machine do it Joe :twisted:

  15. Gyrokiller March 31st, 2008 at 11:45 am

    http://tinyurl.com/3bgnes

    el bleacher creatures are no happy about tearing down the old stadium

  16. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 11:46 am

    “I don’t recall where I read it (Buster Olney’s book?) but there’s an old story about Soriano eating 6-7 ice cream bars before a game and did so in 2 minutes flat.”

    I remember that, they said it could have been a reason for Sori’s laziness at times also he would play the infield w/ upset stomach at times.

  17. Fran March 31st, 2008 at 11:47 am

    I hope that not having ice cream in the player’s lounge does not upset Mussina too much. We know what a creature of habit he is. Don’t want it to upset his routine.

  18. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 31st, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Oh man. I’d die without candy.

  19. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 31st, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Give Mike a moose bar. They have his sig on them and are pretty good.

  20. Say it ain't so March 31st, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Someone is going to be sneaking bootleg candy in there and making a fortune. My bet is on either Moose or Kennedy.

  21. Jake March 31st, 2008 at 11:50 am

    That is pretty funny…the Mussina part that is.

    Kind of lame that Girardi took away the ice cream though…I mean, these guys should be in good shape, but if they aren’t, can’t Girardi just make them run wind sprints?

    Seems like this is a bit dictatorial.

  22. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Say it ain’t so, I would have to put my money on LaTroy for that one!

  23. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 11:52 am

    would the bleacher creatures rather risk a beam falling on their head ? you can refurbish a stadium only so much, plus no offense I love the bleacher creatures but what type of fans turn on thier own players, I remember them booin’ Alex and Jetes when he was in a slump for few days, don’t get me started on them.

  24. The J Train- Save The Drama For Yo Mama March 31st, 2008 at 11:52 am

    I didnt know Mussina was an ice cream fan as well as a whine connoisseur

  25. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 11:54 am

    I hope that not having ice cream in the player’s lounge does not upset Mussina too much. We know what a creature of habit he is. Don’t want it to upset his routine.”

    what’s he going to do throw the ball harder :)

  26. V March 31st, 2008 at 11:56 am

    “I didnt know Mussina was an ice cream fan as well as a whine connoisseur”

    Oh, I see what you did there. Wine sounds like whine, and you substituted. Bravo!

  27. pat March 31st, 2008 at 11:56 am

    The only one who will be in better shape with the candy/ ice cream ban are the clubhouse kids who will be running around the stadium tracking down what the players want.

  28. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 11:56 am

    Kind of a somber note, but I remember Cory Lidle’s first NYY outting…

    Six strong innings, followed by a teammate leaving six ice cream bars in front of Lidle’s locker. I guess Lidle also had the Ice Cream Jonesing.

    Pete, do us a favor here and tell Moose that if he can win 14 games and keep his ERA under 5 this season, the entire Lohud Yankees Blog Community (Kinda sounds like a sub-division in Jersey somewhere, doesn’t it?) will all chip in and buy Moose stock in Ben and Jerrys, Friendly’s and Dairy Queen.

    The man will never have to pay for a cone again!

  29. Phil Hughes is Saved and will be fine! Goodness.. March 31st, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Find some candy for the kids..
    :)

  30. jonathan c. March 31st, 2008 at 11:59 am

    I remember the Lidle thing was because one of his teammates on the Phillies (Arthur Rhodes, maybe?) accused him of being lazy and eating ice cream after he got knocked out of games, or something like that.

  31. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 31st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    http://sweetshoppe.wolfgangcan.....tegoryID=2

    Moose bars UMMM

  32. ManBear March 31st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    That article about Soriano was by Jeff Pearlman, then of SI. You can find it in the new vault feature at SI.com.

  33. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 31st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    bronxbomber–I think that was Abreu. The ice cream giver, that is.

  34. Jake March 31st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Wow, it is OPENING DAY!

    This is great…what I wait for every year. Its like Christmas Day.

    We have one hell of a rollercoaster year ahead of us, hope you’re all ready for it.

  35. Yanksrule57 March 31st, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    J-Train,

    “I didnt know Mussina was an ice cream fan as well as a whine connoisseur”

    Some Mussina lovers might not have agreed, but I thought it was funny FWIW. 8)

  36. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    I was actually remembering Lidle’s affinity for ice cream as well while reading this post. I specifically remember Rhodes saying he was lazy and ate too much ice cream. I *definitely* wouldn’t be talking about anyone else’s problems if I was Arthur Rhodes, lord knows he has enough of his own issues on the mound.

    RIP Lidle…may he be enjoying an ice cream bar in heaven right now.

  37. V March 31st, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    “Some Mussina lovers might not have agreed, but I thought it was funny FWIW.”

    I’m not much of a fan of Mussina (I wanted him sent to the bullpen last August). The joke wasn’t all that funny. Perhaps our tastes vary.

  38. Rich March 31st, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    LOL. Thank you~ Some humor in writing-my-research-paper-is-boring land~

  39. Dave March 31st, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Bobby “EL COME DULCE” Abreu

    Will not be happy.

  40. Jack H. March 31st, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I hate this sort of crap in any workplace. They’re grown men, let them have candy around if they want candy. They came in last year out of shape and then got into shape, so obviously they can control themselves.

    C’mon, Joe, this is lame.

  41. timdogg March 31st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Yankee game rained out. To be made up tommorow night at 7:00 pm.

    Per the NY post.

  42. Betsy March 31st, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    This is a very good move by Joe. It has nothing to do with Girardi trying to be controlling and everything to do with trying to get his team in the best position to win a game. Sugar is not very nutritious and the calories it provides are not very substantive. Anyone (player or not) that reaches for something sugary for a quick fix will get that……….and then not long after they will need more. It just doesn’t provide much. Healthy foods will provide more energy to the players during the game than sugary snacks will – frankly, it’s common sense. If the players want to get snacks afterwards, that’s their business, but I really like this move.

  43. brian April 1st, 2008 at 10:38 am

    I like this move by Girardi, not only is he showing his power but he is improving the health of the team.

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