Brian Cashman wasn’t the only guy making a few extra bucks promoting video games yesterday. Derek Jeter was in Orlando with his pal Tiger Woods playing Facebreaker, some video boxing game.
â€œWe were just playing a game which I beat him in a few times,â€ Jeter said. â€œWeâ€™ve got video, photos, all the proof.â€
The two Gillette spokesmen are working with EA Sports on some sort of contest where the winners gets to play them in February. You can learn more about it here.
Jeter said he hasn’t been watching the playoffs. â€œI see highlights of them. If Iâ€™m not playing in it, I donâ€™t really want to sit around and watch, but Iâ€™d be lying to you if I said Iâ€™m not interested in whatâ€™s going to happen,” he said. â€œIâ€™m not rooting for anybody.â€
On the Rays: â€œThey have a young team and Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™re going to be good for many years, and that unfortunately makes that division that much tougher.”
On the Yankees: â€œWe need to play consistent baseball. Iâ€™ve said time and time again, the best teams make (the playoffs) and the hottest team wins. This year, we werenâ€™t either one.â€
On possible Yankee moves: “Thereâ€™s so many rumors in New York. I learned a long time ago not to even comment on potential teammates.â€
LHP Jeremy Bleich pitched seven innings in Hawaii last week, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out eight. He is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA in five starts. Austin Jackson is up to .288 in Arizona, having recovered from a slow start.
Bob, one of our readers, attended the annual ALS Association New York chapter awards dinner in Manhattan on Monday. Honorees included Sandy Koufax, Chris Chamblis and John McEnroe. Attendees included Tommy John, Howard Cross, Rod Gilbert, Ralph Branca and Graig Nettles. The event raised over $750,000.
The ratings for the World Series are down 24 percent from last year. This Series will likely end up the lowest-rated ever. They want the Yankees in the playoffs, they need the Yankees in the playoffs.
This is supposedly A-Rod’s apartment that is up for sale.