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Perspective from the Moose and Jeter

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 14, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Much will be made about Hank Steinbrenner calling the Yankees out then Joe Girardi having a team meeting.

It all sounds nice. But it’s a lot of eye wash, as the players call it. You can’t pitch, hit, catch or throw very well if you’re thinking about what the owner or the manager said. A random poll of seven players at 10 p.m. revealed that only one had any idea of what Steinbrenner said.

“The season is so long,” Mike Mussina said. “There are so many things that happen. There are ups and downs. You’re certainly not going to go a whole year playing for the Yankees without somebody up top talking about you because that happens all the time.

“You’re certainly not going to go without having meetings. You’ve got to have meetings just to have meetings sometimes. It looked good today because we played well with stuff being said about us and having a meeting. We didn’t pound out 10 runs, but we played a clean, good ballgame.”

Said Derek Jeter: “We won, so it looked like we had a lot of energy. What if they scored a few runs in that (seventh inning), would that mean we didn’t?”

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