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Jeter: “I wasn’t even looking over there”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jun 26, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankkes Dodgers BaseballWhether you liked it or not, it was inevitable that last night’s game would be all about the reunion of Joe Torre and the Yankees. There were a hundred story angles — and an off day when there was little else to write about — and every angle was covered a hundred ways. At some point, though, last night’s game was about baseball.

“Pretty much the novelty wore out,” Derek Jeter said. “I wasn’t even looking over there.”

For the most part, that’s the way it will be today and Sunday (except for the obvious Andy Pettitte stories in the finale). Joe Girardi said last night’s game began feeling like any other game as soon as batting practice ended.

The only exception was the exchanging of lineup cards. Girardi rarely goes to the plate to swap lineups, but he went last night, a decision orchestrated by Torre.

“He made a funny comment that I don’t care to share,” Girardi said. “But it got a chuckle out of me.”

From that moment on, it was about the game. It was about CC Sabathia and Alex Rodriguez and Mariano Rivera, with Torre being little more than a background character.

“You have to think about the game,” Jorge Posada said. “Try to think about how you’re going to get the guys out. I didn’t want to look over there.”

Associated Press photo of Girardi and Torre exchanging lineup cards.

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80 Responses to “Jeter: “I wasn’t even looking over there””

  1. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Repost:

    “The odds are too great. ”

    Hughes, Cano, and Joba already have one. They will probably have more.

    Again, they may not get 5, but I think it’s likely that we (or at least some of us because no one knows how long they will live) will be talking about a Core Something in 15 years.

  2. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2010 at 11:11 am

    He made a funny comment that I don’t care to share,” Girardi said. “But it got a chuckle out of me.”
    __

    Then don’t bring it up!

  3. stuckey June 26th, 2010 at 11:13 am

    You will NEVER replace Rivera.

    But then, you might not have to for a while. He’s having his best season ever.

    Let that sink in. He’s having his best season EVER.

    He’s throwing HARDER than he has in 2-3 years.

    Yes at his age it could theoretically go at any time. But I wouldn’t bet against him. It’s now not out of the realm of possibility he could do this for 3-5 more years.

    And he hasn’t broken out the change-up yet… :-)

    As to Jeter, give him to the end of the year before charting his “decline”.

    And ALL the while, bear in mind. Even at his level, he’s STILL one of the best options at SS in the game.

    The relevant question isn’t how good is he compared to himself, it’s how good is he compared to everyone else.

  4. SJ44 June 26th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Bret,

    They aren’t replacing Manny’s money. They are making a 5 year monatary commitment to Lee.

    That’s five guaranteed years of money on their books. They don’t have the credit to take it on.

    Santana was an off-season trade to a place he wanted to play, in a non-recession era of baseball. Completely different situation.

    Rich,

    We are not just talking about championships. We are talking about 4 players, two guaranteed Hall of Famers and two guys in the HOF conversation.

    Hughes, Cano and Joba aren’t even in the discussion at this time.

    The odds of it happening again are almost Powerball-like

    Blake,

    I would think Ramos because he’s closest to being ready to play in the majors.

  5. tampayank June 26th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Here’s to Jeter having a big game on his Bday.

    Go USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  6. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2010 at 11:17 am

    I don’t think Jeter is declining, but on the bright side, a down year could save the Yankees money, so there’s a silver lining.

  7. Everyone sucks except SJ and CB and Doreen June 26th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    Can we please find the person who came up with the term “Core 4″ and throw them off a cliff? My god, yeah, it’s cool they’ve been together for so long and I’m thankful, but every time I hear “Core 4″ i want to scream. it’s such an annoying phrase. Core 4. The Core 4. I even see t-shirts that say Core 4!

    Stupid 2009 post season. As great as it was it gave us “Core 4″ and I will forever have a smidge of anger towards it.

  8. stuckey June 26th, 2010 at 11:18 am

    As to a future “core 4″, you might find some guys that will be a part of multiple championships, but baseball is NEVER seeing this again… EVER.

    - A lock 3000 hit SS (first ever), who could get into the Top 5 in all-time hits.

    - The eventual all-time saves leader and the guy who people commonly refer to as “the Greatest relief pitcher of all time”

    - A lefthanded starter that will win 250-300 games and probably finish his career with an all-time(ish) winning %.

    - One of the best offensive catchers of all-time

    And they ALL played in the minors together and came up within a year of one another?

    NEVER. HAPPEN. AGAIN.

    EVER.

  9. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2010 at 11:19 am

    SJ

    I am making a projection. I’m not carving it in stone or anything.

  10. Erin June 26th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    RiverAveBlues The Yanks have the second largest division lead around baseball right now.

  11. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Cano can get 3000 hit.

    Hughes can win > 200 games.

    Don’t be so literal.

  12. Bret the Hitman June 26th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    SJ44,

    You said the Dodgers, given their financial structure, can’t add payroll.

    You also stated that their payroll is lower than the Twins payroll as a result.

    Are you now saying that the Dodgers need to further slash payroll by 20 million dollars and not add another player in place of Manny’s salary after he leaves?

    I can understand if the Dodgers can’t add payroll short term or long term.

    But I can’t understand if the Dodgers have to further slash payroll by 20 million dollars.

  13. Everyone sucks except SJ and CB and Doreen June 26th, 2010 at 11:20 am

    And if you bring in Cliff lee now, when there really is no need, who do you replace? Lee would be an improvement over Burnett, but that’s it. (Yes, I know he’s better, but when you think about it, if you take Lee and get rid of someone like Javy, then you still have burnett. So the only one worth replacing is Burnett.) And you can’t rid yourself of Burnett, so instead of giving up the prospects, the Yanks are smart to wait till the offseason and sign him then.

    Cliff Lee is not a necessity at this point.

  14. Everyone sucks except SJ and CB and Doreen June 26th, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Hitman, do you even know what’s going on with the Dodgers ownership at this point? SJ is trying to tell you that they are in such a mess that they need to cut as much as possible. They may even be sold in the near future. They are not in a position to tie up in long term, expensive contracts.

  15. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2010 at 11:23 am

    We can get Lee to pitch the 8th.

  16. Melkman is in Hotlanta June 26th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    It looks like Trevor Hoffman is finally hitting the end of the line so Mo can start catching up on that all time saves honor. You know that sob HOffman is doing everything he can to keep that honor even though a lot of people say it’s a meaningless honor. Mo deserves the honor for all that he is done and I hope he can hang in there to take the crown.

  17. Bret the Hitman June 26th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Everyone sucks except SJ and CB and Doreen June 26th, 2010 at 11:20 am
    And if you bring in Cliff lee now, when there really is no need, who do you replace? Lee would be an improvement over Burnett, but that’s it. (Yes, I know he’s better, but when you think about it, if you take Lee and get rid of someone like Javy, then you still have burnett. So the only one worth replacing is Burnett.)
    *********************

    I agree with this and I have a problem with it both short and long term.

    Since the Yankees are possibly stuck with Burnett’s contract and can’t move him to an NL team then it seems absurd that they will potentially lock up 60 million per year in the top 3 spots in the rotation with CC, Lee and Burnett.

    I can’t see Lee and Burnett in the same rotation for the next 3 years.

    There’s gotta be a market for Burnett in the NL.

    Heck, the AL East is so brutal, the Sox pounded on Bob Gibson errrrr Ubaldo Jimenez.

    Burnett would thrash the NL.

  18. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Great work by Joel Sherman of all people:

    “It is easy to forget after all the success what a horrible mess the Yankees of the early 1990s were. The 1990 team had the worst winning percentage for the Yankees in 77 years. Showalter came in and – from Day 1 – a sign all but went up that the nonsense was over. In concert with then GM Stick Michael, Showalter began evicting the players he knew were not just a drain on the talent of the roster, but the psyche, as well.

    He established a way the Yankees would play and what kind of player would be part of that effort, and if you were there in 1992 – and I was as the Post’s Yankees beat guy – you saw a team finish 10 games under .500 (76-86) and yet play in a way so much different than the recent past. That team – Showalter’s first – lost because of a talent gap not because of indifference or lack of hustle or lack of preparation. That offseason the Yanks signed Jimmy Key, Paul O’Neill and Wade Boggs, mixed them into what was now a better foundation and the organization has not had a losing season since.

    Showalter was not around for the championship years with the Yanks and was fired before the Diamondbacks won in 2001. But he was the quarterback who got those organizations into the red zone. Again, it did not end pretty for him in New York, Arizona or Texas. Has Showalter learned anything about tempering his Type-A persona, his belief – a belief Valentine has, too, by the way – that he knows best? I don’t know. What I do know is that Showalter and Valentine often did know best.”

  19. SJ44 June 26th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    200 wins, 3000 hits? Would be nice if it happens but, that’s being VERY optimistic, given what can happen to players over the years from an injury perspective.

    Bret,

    I’m saying the Dodgers can’t take on an 80-100 million dollar commitment to ANY player, let alone Cliff Lee, given the way the team is currently financed.

    They don’t have the room.

    Manny’s contract means nothing. Its now down to a half year commitment. Its the overall long term commitment on their books they can’t take on.

    Add to it the divorce issues, and its a situation that isn’t going to be cleared up anytime soon.

    Which is why a guy like Lee would never make any commitment to the Dodgers aside from being a rental player.

    Guys like Lee that are this close to free agency play it out. No reason not to at this point.

  20. Bret the Hitman June 26th, 2010 at 11:29 am

    I like Buck Showalter. He’s no yes man though. That’s his problem. But I consider him a brilliant baseball mind.

  21. Melkman is in Hotlanta June 26th, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Joe Torre got away from the NYY wrote a tell all book for the money (oh no it’s not about the money lol) and went to a loser’s destination. He thought he would be “Hollywood Joe” and soak up the limelight while winning with Manny. What a tool. He could have swallowed his pride and let his huge ego take a breather and taken the very fair offer Hal offered. The fact is that Torre was losing it. Would he have won with CC, Tex, AJ in 2009? Who knows.

  22. Rich in NJ June 26th, 2010 at 11:32 am

    “200 wins, 3000 hits? Would be nice if it happens but, that’s being VERY optimistic, given what can happen to players over the years from an injury perspective.”

    I am an optimist.

  23. Melkman is in Hotlanta June 26th, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Besides Showalter fixing the team, we have to remember George was out of the game for a few years. This was the perfect storm to correct what had been a team of sour mercenaries. Remember Mel Hall, The Bull, etc etc?

  24. Bret the Hitman June 26th, 2010 at 11:45 am

    I’m heading out for the day.

    Adios Amigos.

    ;)

    -Bret

  25. Januz June 26th, 2010 at 11:49 am

    The comment that Rivera can’t be replaced is inaccurate (They replaced Babe Ruth and still won Championships). But what we saw the past two games with Mariano is why he is a first ballot Hall Of Famer as well as a solid professional (I am sure even Met and Red Sox can’t hate him, bacause he never shows up the opposition like K-Rod and Papelbon do).

  26. Melkman is in Hotlanta June 26th, 2010 at 11:52 am

    To truly say thanks to Mo, go to his restaurant in New Rochelle. The grub is good even though I had to pay exorbitant NYC prices. How do you cats survive in that overtaxed, overpriced environment? Are you all rich?

  27. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 26th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    SJ, I disagree about no player signing an extension with the Yankees in play. Roy Halladay did just that, just last year (or was it this year, I forget, lol). I think Lee is different, but still – it’s not impossible.

    The Mets think they can get Lee without giving up Mejia – they are looking at him as a rental. Therefore, they won’t give him up. It’s an interesting debate, though – it’s the same thing the Yankees had to ponder (or Sox) with regards to Santana. I hope he doesn’t go there – I despise the Mets nearly as much as I despise the Sox.

    As to the future core of the team, you can’t try and groom another core 4 because the odds of one team having 2 automatic HOFers and two near HOFers (at least) in one sort of rookie crop are astronomical. Also, it’s not fair to put that type of pressure on them. They can become a new core, though, and Cano and Phil are at the center of that. I’d love to see Cano become the kind of veteran who takes youngsters under his wing – like Alex has done with him. Phil’s a pitcher so it’s harder to lead, but hopefullly he is here for the rest of his career and can become like an Andy.

  28. Melkman is in Hotlanta June 26th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Betsy, I don’t see how Cano can become that kind of player that takes a rookie under his wing because Arod is going to be with the team for an eternity. He sure knew what he was doing signing that 100 year contract. Unfortunately, he may outlast Jeter and make the team Arod’s team. That’s scary.

  29. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 26th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Phil and co. don’t have to win 200 games or get 3000 hits in order to form the new core of the team. It doesn’t matter, it really doesn’t. If, say, both of them have tremendous careers, regardless of specific #s, then who cares if they compare to the original core 4? The Yankees appear to be in good hands with both of them…………..Melkman, you can have more than 1 player take kids under their wings. Cano, I think, would want to do for other kids what Alex did for him. Phil might be a lead by example guy, but he’s learning from the best and I’d like to think he’d want to pass on what he learned from the veterans to other kids. They only know from the professionalism of the core four – plus CC, Tex, AJ, etc………… so, they will emulate them, even if subconsiously, when they become the veterans.

  30. RMS June 26th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    “Joe Torre got away from the NYY wrote a tell all book for the money (oh no it’s not about the money lol) and went to a loser’s destination. He thought he would be “Hollywood Joe” and soak up the limelight while winning with Manny. What a tool. He could have swallowed his pride and let his huge ego take a breather and taken the very fair offer Hal offered. The fact is that Torre was losing it. Would he have won with CC, Tex, AJ in 2009? Who knows.”

    Please, enough with Torre. It’s over with.

  31. Apple byte June 26th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    The Dodgers are about to be in a financial pickle with Frank McCourt about to be stripped in divorce court proceedings. He’s in no postion to make long term commitments as SJ has mentioned.
    This is Torre’s final year and he probably has no idea what his future holds as the Dodger manager.
    A muti-year deal for Cliff Lee is completely out of the question.

  32. Jaba tips his Cap June 26th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    as long as they can win, I don’t see what’s bad if it becomes A-Rod’s team.

  33. Jaba tips his Cap June 26th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    “Would he have won with CC, Tex, AJ in 2009?”

    no.

  34. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 26th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Rich, can you provide a link to that article? I see nothing on the Post’s website from Sherman at all.

    Thanks

  35. pat June 26th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Good morning!

    My rant for the day!

    Lots of BS in the paper this morning (Media needs to realize Alex wasn’t part of the Torre lovefest when he was in NY so why be part of it in LA-let it go!)but this tidbit jumped out at me.

    The Yankees got an extra West Coast swing added to their schedule this year because FOX wanted Manny’s Fenway reunion for a Saturday game?

    Dodger/Yankees was originally scheduled for the Bronx but Fox wanted Manny in Fenway and the Dodger’s couldn’t play 2 interleague weekends on the east coast so they switched the Yankee game to LA and the Sox game to Boston.

    Selig whining about length of games but having 3 minute national broadcast commercials and 8:30 playoff starts is one thing but letting the networks dictate inseason schedules shows Bud may pays lip service to integrity but it always comes back to $$$.

  36. MTU (aka GBURL) June 26th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    According to MLBTR the Sox may be looking for some OF help.

    Word is they may be considering DeJesus among others.

    They really have been snakebit with injuries this season.

    The elf is gonna be out a minimum of 3 days maybe more. :)

  37. MTU (aka GBURL) June 26th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    For those of you looking for something to do.

    The Rays are playing the D’backs @ 4:05 ET and our old friend Ian Kennedy will take the hill against Laptop.

  38. blake June 26th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    If Pedroia is out for an significant amount of time I think that will make it very tough on the Sox when combined with their other injuries.

  39. upstate kate June 26th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Betsy
    I think Robbie has already started to help out the young guys. There was a game recently (sorry can’t remember which one)where Robbie had gotten a hit. Then they showed him in the dug out w/ his arm around Nino. Later on in the inning, Nino got a hit and rbi.
    It seems as tho the Yankees have a tradition of that (maybe most teams do as well). You can also see shots of the dug out w/ Po talking things over w/ Cisco…and of course Mo and Andy helping out the younger guys.

  40. MTU (aka GBURL) June 26th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Blake-

    When a guy is walking around on crutches and a protective boot it can’t be too good.

    And yes, if they loose pee wee for a significant amount of time it’s nighty night Sox.

    We can hope. :)

  41. MTU (aka GBURL) June 26th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Blake-

    I am hearing a lot of buzz around this guy Norton in our Minors.

    Know anything about him ?

  42. blake June 26th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    MTU,

    not much…I’m not as informed on the minors as I’d like to be. I read and watch as much as I can but barely find the time to keep up with the big club…..they have a lot of buzzworthy guys on the farm though which is great.

  43. upstate kate June 26th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I think Alex has handled things perfectly…let his bat do the talking, and don’t buy into the hype. His post game comments were perfect, words to the effect of “it is just another win”
    and I absolutely loved CC’s handling of Padilla

  44. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 26th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Kate, then Robbie is off to a good start in that regard. Everyone talks about how the O’s have a culture of losing and that that is a big part of why, despite their talent, they continue to suck for years on end. The Yankees have a culture of winning now; they don’t just have terrific ballplayers, they have all around good guys who are true professionals. This is whom Robby, Phil, etc… are learning from so if the Yankees can continue to develop talented players, I think the future is going to be bright.

  45. m June 26th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    pat,

    I don’t think I’ve seen u go off like that!
    Someone mentioned the weird quirk in the schedule re: the Dodgers that has yet to be explained by MLB. But there you go. Good job,Sherlock.

  46. MTU (aka GBURL) June 26th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Blake-

    I have heard that he is guy who had shoulder surgery and has made a pretty good comeback.

    Big guy. Around 6’4″ or so. I think he is a reliever and is @ AA right now.

    What I have heard is that he may be able to help the parent club in the BP.

  47. New York, New York!! June 26th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Yankees will NEVER be A-Rod’s team, he plays for the Yankees, he’ll never be one!

    He just plaIys on the team he’s a fraud.

  48. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 26th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    LOL I’m not going to like when the Yankees skip Phil again – I miss seeing him pitch!

  49. Chris W June 26th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    “That would be a dumb trade for the Dodgers. You are giving up a young CF, who still has upside, for a half year rental of Cliff Lee.

    Those are the deals fantasy baseball freaks and members of the media make. They aren’t deals competent GM’s make.”

    Ned Colletti is *not* a competent GM. We’re talking about the guy who traded Carlos Santana for a good utility player.

  50. MTU (aka GBURL) June 26th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Kate-

    The only thing that would have been better with CC and Padilla is if he went up the ladder a bit more. ;)

  51. MTU (aka GBURL) June 26th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Betsy-

    I don’t think they’ll need to skip Phil again for a while.

    His battery is gonna be recharged and I wouldn’t want to be the team that has to face him next. :)

  52. m June 26th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    This will not be arods team. It’ll be Jeter, then Tex, then Cano. As has been decreed on LoHud, the next Yankee captain isn’t on the roster yet.

  53. SJ44 June 26th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Chip,

    Ned Colletti didn’t make that trade. His owner did. He just takes the hit for it.

  54. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 26th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I have no problem if it is Alex’s team……we’ll just have to see how it plays out.

    MTU, they’re going to have to skip him at least once or twice in the 2nd half. I think it’s the right thing, but it is going to throw him off. The next team he faces will be the Ms’, lol – I expect his command will be off, more so than in the Angels game. I’ve seen some bloggers worry that this will throw Phil off mentally because he was on such a roll, but I do think that’s nonsense. It might hurth is numbers because he’s going to be out of routine, but he knows they are doing this for his own good. I can’t wait until there are no innings limits, lol

  55. MTU (aka GBURL) June 26th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Betsy-

    YMH usually manhandles the M’s. At least I have been given a one week haitus from having to pay tribute. The kid was helping to wear me out. :)

  56. m June 26th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I don’t think anyone will have a problem with it. I just don’t see it happening.

    I, too, am none too happy about not watching Phil. LOL

    Good thing CC pitched so well. Padilla was a tough opponent.

  57. Joba Tips his Cap June 26th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Tex’s team? LOL :)

    with all due respect, that’s even less possible than Jeter actually driving a Ford.

  58. New York, New York!! June 26th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    No juicer like A-rod will be the captain of the Yankees, simply because he doesn’t represents anything the Yankees legacy is based on, and everything that it’s not, manufactured .

  59. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 26th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    MTU, lol – yep, you needed to rest your sore muscles. If he makes it to 20 wins, you’re in trouble! I don’t even know if he’s ever faced the Mariners, actually.

  60. mick June 26th, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    # Joba Farnsworth June 26th, 2010 at 1:14 am

    Torre arguing strikes with Rivera on the mound, lol.
    ==============================================
    Hypocrite!

  61. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) June 26th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    M, it’s just like forever between starts……..He’s got to be climbing the walls by this point. I almost wish they had started him a month later instead of going through this, but on the other hand, I think the rest is good for him.

  62. m June 26th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Yes. Tex. He has the requisite leadership skills. And fire. I love it when Tex gets mad. :)

    I think that’s actually an illegal substance in Padilla’s hair. I mean, how else is be going to slow that curve down to that speed?

  63. mick June 26th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I like PHIL ON THE 4TH OF jULY!

  64. pat June 26th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    m

    Selig does have a way of annoying me. I often feel he makes decisions based on how they would look written on his HOF plaque someday. :wink:

    I have a family member who is an acquaintance of 2 MLB executives and when I hear some of the stories my respect for how MLB is run diminishes.

  65. Joba Tips his Cap June 26th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    for starters, if Yanks need the ‘integrity’ of the game, they should not have signed a-rod after all.
    btw, Andy also took it.

  66. MTU (aka GBURL) June 26th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Betsy-

    He faced them 3 times in relief last season, and also as a starter in 2007.

    He did quite well against them. They are not exactly a strong hitting team. Only real danger is having to face King Felix or Lee. Those would be great matchups though. :)

  67. Joba Tips his Cap June 26th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    go Yanks, go USA!

  68. m June 26th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    LOL. You think they knew he was a juicer? If so, canseco & the Yankees were the only ones.

    pat,

    I guess he’s as stupid as he looks. 2012. 2012!

  69. Shame Spencer June 26th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I hate that this is a west coast afternoon game that still starts at 7 over here.. i miss my afternoon baseball.

  70. New York, New York!! June 26th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Hgh isn’t a steroid!

  71. rj June 26th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    stuckey June 26th, 2010 at 11:10 am
    You will NEVER replace Rivera.

    But then, you might not have to for a while. He’s having his best season ever.

    Let that sink in. He’s having his best season EVER.

    He’s throwing HARDER than he has in 2-3 years.

    Yes at his age it could theoretically go at any time. But I wouldn’t bet against him. It’s now not out of the realm of possibility he could do this for 3-5 more years.

    And he hasn’t broken out the change-up yet…

    ==========================================================

    Forget about the changeup, Mo has (only half?) joked the past few years about learning a knuckler in his old age. I wouldn’t bet against him doing that and succeeding, if he chooses to do that…

  72. Neal June 26th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    New York, New York!! June 26th, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    Yankees will NEVER be A-Rod’s team, he plays for the Yankees, he’ll never be one!

    He just plaIys on the team he’s a fraud.

    ___________________

    That’s odd. A-Rod has always said good things about you.

  73. pat June 26th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    By the time Jeter retires, Tex will be in his mid-30′s. Hard to make a team yours when the best of your skills are in the rear view mirror.

    Who best personifies the Yankees? Derek or Alex?

    The answer might depend on how strong the magnification of your mirror is and how long you’ve been a fan.

  74. Jim The VT Yankeefan June 26th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Jeter is closing in on some guy named Ruth for career hits.

    39. Babe Ruth+ 2873
    40. Harold Baines 2866
    41. Jesse Burkett+ 2850
    42. Brooks Robinson+ 2848
    43. Charlie Gehringer+ 2839
    44. Derek Jeter (36) 2834

    He is currently on pace to pass him on August 2. That’s the first game of a homestand.

  75. m June 26th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    This chair ump is giving Nadal all kinds of grief about his Uncle Tony.

  76. Rick June 26th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    pat -

    Selig’s plaque will be loaded with fodder about his keeping integrity in the game and leading the effort to make the game financially secure. No mention of how he was the former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers to show an ulterior motive.

  77. pat June 26th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    :arrow:

  78. m June 26th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Don’t forget how he saved baseball after the strike and how he shepherded the game through that horrible steroid-plagued era. :roll:

  79. teddy June 26th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    johan getting rocked by the twinkes!!!!!!!!

  80. Tim Lincecum June 27th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Tim lincec

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