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Wells: “This isn’t even a Yankees story”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 17, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Alex RodriguezHere’s the question I get a lot: What’s it like in the Yankees clubhouse with all of this Alex Rodriguez drama going on?

Well, Vernon Wells managed to sum it up in his own way yesterday.

“I’ve always taken the stance that he has nothing to explain to me,” Wells said. “This isn’t my story. This isn’t even a Yankees story. This is an Alex Rodriguez story. If he feels he has to address the team, then great. We’re going to continue to move on and go play baseball.”

That’s the reality of the Yankees clubhouse.

Rodriguez wears the uniform, and he’s in the room, but when it comes to this particular issue, he’s essentially on his own. Curtis Granderson can speak about Players’ Association issues, and Joe Girardi can talk about just wanting to win, and Andy Pettitte can pledge his support while making it clear that cheaters should be punished, but that’s pretty much the extent of it. The Yankees involvement in this thing only goes so far, and there’s only so much they can say or do.

The Yankees clubhouse is too experienced and too savvy to create an in-house battle by venting frustration, but look around the league at some of the comments coming from other players. You think there aren’t Yankees feeling the same way?

“It’s easy to say when you’re not in the same clubhouse as a guy and you don’t want him out there beating you,” Wells said. “I think that’s pretty safe to say. It’s been said about certain other guys on other teams when we had to play against them. Guys talk. I’m sure you’re going to say some stuff, (but) you probably won’t say it around guys that are in your clubhouse. There’s a process, and that’s the biggest thing. He decided to use the rules that are in place and fight what he feels is right.”

Granderson said he trusts Rodriguez when Rodriguez says the 60 Minutes story isn’t true, but Granderson was immediately asked how Rodriguez earned that sort of trust.

“That’s baseball,” Granderson said. “In baseball you’ve got a lot of guys that you get along with more than others, that you may not get along with as much, but at the end of the day when it comes time to play, we’re all going out there playing for the same thing. That’s the trust that I give to him and everyone else on this team.”

In the Yankees clubhouse, there’s baseball, and there’s the Rodriguez saga. Rodriguez is a part of the baseball. His teammates aren’t necessarily a part of the saga.

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180 Responses to “Wells: “This isn’t even a Yankees story””

  1. MG August 17th, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Just a WAG but Chad isn’t buying into the Randy story line either…

  2. Russell Munson August 17th, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Wells seems like a good dude. I just wish he was a better player.

  3. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 9:03 am

    A-Rod should let his bat do all the talking from here on out and his teammates should listen for the crack of the bat as all A-rod needs to say.

  4. Mike Ri August 17th, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Forget Arod for a minute . .We are in a wild card hunt !! .. We HAVE to keep winning !!!

  5. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    A-rod hit the ball on the nose at least 4 times last night.

    That’s what I’m interested in.

  6. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    If I had had one of those contracts, I’d have my own clubhouse: sorry, bit of a germaphobe here.I’d be sitting alone until the game stated, then I’d do my own thing. No way I’d be risking obtaining streptococus.

  7. MG August 17th, 2013 at 9:07 am

    MTU August 17th, 2013 at 9:03 am
    A-Rod should let his bat do all the talking from here on out and his teammates should listen for the crack of the bat as all A-rod needs to say.
    —————-
    it would be easier if he would just keep his mouth shut, that’s something that seems to be a problem for him.

    Reporter: Alex, what about the 60 minutes allegations?

    Alex: I’m not talking about this or anything else regarding my appeal until it is over, do you have any baseball questions?

    The End

    Instead, he makes comments like he did yesterday and it just creates more headlines.

  8. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I had a patient one time ( an ex hockey player ) who used to cup his hands and eat tainted snow off the ice for fluids. Back then it was considered ill to hydrate players at the bench. Can you believe it?! Licking the ice when you’re thirsty after everybody’s been spitting and bleeding on it. I want my own water bottle with my name on it, death to anyone who touches it.

  9. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Today’s lineup :

    GGBG
    Ichiro
    Cano
    Hot Rod
    GrandyMan
    Sizzlin’ Soriano
    Overbay
    Stewart
    Nunez

  10. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Staph infections, they can be nasty, just ask Alex Rios. Poor bugger got it in the dome’s house.

  11. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:19 am

    I like the term, ” Hot Rod ” – put him in an F1 car ( if he fits ), let’s see what happens. I don’t think Senna is worried.

  12. blake August 17th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Lackey is the new Beckett …..can’t stand that guy

  13. Yankee Trader August 17th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Good morning-

    Sizzlin’ Soriano is the first player in history with at least 12 hits and 18 RBI’s in a four-game span [SB Nation]

    First Yankee with four consecutive three-hit games since Johnny Damon did it in 2006.

    Alfonso-You’re the MAN!

  14. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 9:24 am

    YT-

    Good morning.

    For as long as I can remember Sori has had that smile on his face.

    The way he’s playing now it just keeps getting bigger.

    His inner Yankee is showing right now.

    I’m hoping it’s Granderson’s turn to shine today.

    :)

  15. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Wow, and to think Soriano goes way back when my life was ever so different. I think Oliver Reed might have been alive in Gladiator still.

  16. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    A-Rod says, “I talked with Cervelli this morning. We had a positive conversation…… He’s like my Brother”. So just who refers to their Brother by his last name? Lies on top of lies with A-Rod.
    The story last night was Reynolds. Keeping Overbay out of the lineup vs lefties, is crucial to constructing a productive Yankee offense. And thanks again everyone for the congrats.

  17. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Blake-

    Wouldn’t you be pissed if you looked like Lackey and had to see that face every morning in the mirror ?

    :)

  18. randy l. August 17th, 2013 at 9:28 am

    “Lol. Ultimately, I want the team to win. That’s the side I’m on.”

    doreen-

    yes, when a winner starts to emerge from the battle between rebel and government forces you and blake and mtu will jump on the side of good, the rebel forces, ad be the tipping point.

    our job in the rebel camp is to convince you who the good guys are :)

  19. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Imagine John, Ty Cobb and Alex in the same room together.

  20. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    If I was Commish for a day, I would make a scoring rule change. “On a double steal, the runner advancing to the base that the catcher does Not throw to, does Not get credit for a SB”. This is “defensive indifference”, directed at that runner. The defense has done absolutely Nothing to get that runner out.

  21. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Randy-

    With respect to Levine and Newman I’m already there.

    Hal is hanging on by his fingertips.

    Cashman should be re-assigned to work more suited to him.

    Development and talent evaluation are not his strong suits.

  22. Yankee Trader August 17th, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I’m watching some of the highlights from last night. Pretty impressive double steal in the 9th from Soriano to 3rd and ARod to 2nd. Another 1st, from two older players?

  23. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    After all this, put Rose in the hall for what he did on the field. Put him in despite himself. Cobb and Pete belong together.

  24. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I have said all along that I think it would be preferable if Young Stein sold to someone who has a real passion for what they are doing.

    A baseball Team is not the same as a Hotel chain.

    He likes spreadsheets. He should pursue that.

  25. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:37 am

    If Alex hadn’t done what he doned :), he’d have a nice career with 511 like Banks and Eddie Mathews, but oh no, he went for something grand in a time that encouraged it.

  26. Yankee Trader August 17th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Wouldn’t you be pissed if you looked like Lackey and had to see that face every morning in the mirror ?
    ——————————-
    That’s why he and many of the other Red Sox players don’t own mirrors.

  27. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Rose freely signed that lifetime ban. And then he proceeded to call everyone in MLB “liars” for Better than 20 yrs. Charlie Hustle dug his own hole.

  28. Chip August 17th, 2013 at 9:39 am

    what is up with all those shaggy chin strap beards – are they paying homage to the Amish?

  29. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 9:41 am

    I like the way Kay went after Lackey by way of Ortiz last night. Even Singleton jumped on Kay’s bandwagon. Not bad for a couple of milk toasts.

  30. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    The Red Sox look like Pickett’s charge.

    A pack of ratty looking beards if there ever was one.

  31. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I see those ball beards and think, ” there must be bits of Farley Mowat stuck in there “.

  32. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 9:44 am

    They look an episode of Duck Dynasty

  33. Yankee Trader August 17th, 2013 at 9:46 am

    What’s next on the Yankees waiver wire shopping list?

    A LOOGY- or will it be Huff who had to come in and bail out Joba?

    Who goes when Jeter is back?

  34. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    As far as those beards and getting away with it, nice work if you can get it, right Rhapsody? Nobody looked like that in Dinah Washington’s band. The Queen would have made short work of such sights.

  35. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    In that picture above, I believe that Sosa is holding up the A-Roid sign, and that’s Uecker on our left.

  36. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Now if you’re deep in the NHL playoffs and you’ve had your brain hammered by Dave a few times, I can quasi understand letting your face go like that.

  37. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 9:52 am

    YT-

    A power-hitting lefty DH.

    And a Catching upgrade.

  38. pkyankfan69 August 17th, 2013 at 9:53 am

    I like Vernon, seems like a cool level headed guy… It’s too bad he sucks now.

  39. comnsnse August 17th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Randy, who are the rebels and what attitude are you ascribing to the Arod apologists?

    Selective memory, rationalizing ,fence sitting , those who decide based on wind direction,or all of the above?

    For an excellent “take” on the Arod situation check out Dave Dallesandro’s column in today’s Star Ledger.

    One of the best writers in the Metro area.

  40. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 9:54 am

    MTU, that’s what I need. Hands off!

  41. Yankee Trader August 17th, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Bringing back Soriano to the Bronx: Does it make sense?
    February 25, 2013 by Egon Spengler

    “As soon as Curtis Granderson went down on Sunday, the rumor mill fired up and images of Alfonso Soriano started dancing in the heads of beat reporters. There are reasons that Soriano makes sense: The Cubs are willing to listen to offers, he would add some insurance in case another outfielder goes down later in the year, and he would bring right-handed power to the lineup.”

    http://nomaas.org/2013/02/brin.....ake-sense/

    Had they signed Soriano after Grandy was out, probably no Vernon Wells who was signed late March. Would the Yankees then be looking at 4 good months of Soriano vs. one decent month from Wells?

  42. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Mills-

    Let’s fight for it.

    Tomahawks and knives, or lances on horseback ?

    You pick.

  43. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:01 am

    YT-

    Soriano is very streaky. Always has been.

    This is the manic part of the streak.

  44. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:04 am

    MTU, I keep an axe under the bed, so we’ll go for that.

  45. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Mills-

    How bout a plant exchange instead ?

    A cactus for a succulent.

    Much less messy.

    :)

  46. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:06 am

    comnsnse

    Excellent column, than you. Arod as Fredo I like it.

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....amily.html

  47. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Maybe Soriano is mono polar in a good way.

  48. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    By the way Mills.

    Are long guns allowed in Canada ?

    Hunting rifles, shotguns and the like.

  49. bc August 17th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    MG says:
    August 16, 2013 at 10:40 pm
    Can anyone give me a reason why Chamberlain should ever pitch another game for the Yankees?

    ++

    Already explained this. Cashman will not DFA him and admit failure. Thus, he remains on the roster, he may as well be used for a couple outs here and there to save the arms of more important relievers (essentially, any reliever besides Joooba).

  50. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Sorry I meant to type “thank you”.

    Sausage fingers.

  51. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:09 am

    All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti, right Euphorbia? Who came up with this Western classification stuff?

  52. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Mills-

    I need a clarification on Canada’s gun laws please.

    Long guns allowed or not ?

    thanks.

    P.S. too lazy to look it up

    :)

  53. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    MTU, there’s a gun store just over from me. You have to press a buzzer and then I guess they look at you and make a decision. I got in and stood around looking at everything. So yes, you can buy lots of that stuff here, I just don’t know enough about particulars.

  54. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    We’re still 6 games back from the second WC… we need to string together wins.

    Tonight we all know KURODA will give us a shot at another. Let’s capitalize.

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 10:14 am

    TotAlly saw that “leak” landing right in frOnt of this 3-game set against Boston. Attempt to divide the team and undo our
    Mojo.

    Fail :)
    We
    Mean business.

    Tonight, there will be another Hiro in pinstripes to frustrate the pink hats.

  56. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Greeting RIB.

    How are you today ?

  57. Yankee Trader August 17th, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Just finished reading the D’Alessandro article. Thank you.

    “Ask yourself this: Has A-Rod ever done anything before Friday morning that demonstrated that he cared about his reputation or his integrity or the private concerns of the men he works with?”

    Have to go. Everyone have a great day.

  58. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Good
    Morning jmills
    :)

  59. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Morning Mr. MTU I am doing delightful today.

    Another good one from AP is just what the Doctor ordered:-)

  60. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Thanks Mills.

    Kind of figured it was hard to kill most game animals with bare hands even in Canada.

    :)

  61. JobaTipsHisCap August 17th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    When did wells become acting captain?

  62. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Sad case about the ex hockey player, Stan Jonathan. He was hunting on his aboriginal land ( Caledonia ) and made the mistake of shooting at something moving in the bush before he knew what it was. Killed another hunter. Serious charge.

  63. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Maybe today if we’re really lucky Hiroki-san will climb to an even higher plane of existence by defeating the Sux.

    It would be hard fro stature to be much greater though.

    :)

  64. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Vernon Wells like every other Yankee is entitled to an opinion.

  65. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Hi, Alfred, best strength to you my friend.

  66. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    That is sAd. Jonathan -
    Another ex-bruin I never cared for.

  67. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:21 am

    The Sox rotation is in shambles, they are hoping for a return of laptop to stop the bleeding.

  68. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Mills-

    This is why all hunters should be wearing day-glo vests, and why the beer should be reserved for AFTER the hunt.

    But there is still no cure for stupid or careless.

    What a shame. Happens way too often I’m afraid.

    :(

  69. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Joba tip – I agree
    Wells
    Needs
    To zip it.

  70. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Yeah like a fart in the elevator better to ignore it.

  71. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    You listen to Wells and it sounds like Jeet. Lotta verbiage, NO substance.

  72. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    We are
    Going to catch Boston if the RHB stay on the field and if Jete makes it back. As I said last night, Boston dOes not have the Rms tO hold us off and color me unimpressed with the pickup of
    Peavy, a
    Guy who wanted no
    Part of
    Any AL East war a few years
    Ago.

  73. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    What Wells said was harmless.

  74. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Does not have the arms

  75. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    The trip to SF then onto LA will continue to dismantle the sox house of cards.

  76. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Listening to Wells is like biting into a rice cake.

  77. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:28 am

    MTU, agreed. Same for driving, drinking is only to be done after with legs crossed on an area rug.

  78. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I believe the R\Sox will do well vs S\F. The defending Champ is DOA.

  79. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Thanks jmills. I’m tryin :)

    MTU – Hiro gonna prepare some blowfish for Papi and
    Friends :)

  80. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:32 am

    MTU, while we’re on the topic of safety, I never saw Gilles Villeneuve grabbing for a phone whilst driving, I encourage present loogans to follow like practice.

  81. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:34 am

    DONNYBROOK

    I don’t disagree that the Sox could have a bit of success in SF.

    But they are coming off losing 3 of 4 to KC and 2 of 3 to Toronto, and do have a few pitching issues to boot.

    I wonder how they felt about sending Iggy with the Tigers watching Drew last evening.

  82. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:35 am

    P.S. Artistic liberty, I know damn well they didn’t have mobile phones back in Gilles’ day. As always, its the story that matters :)

  83. bc August 17th, 2013 at 10:37 am

    “I wonder how they felt about sending Iggy with the Tigers watching Drew last evening.”

    What does this mean?

  84. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:38 am

    If I had my choice, I would go with Drew over Iggy short and long-term. Iggy just ain’t got the stick. I like Drew’s swing.

  85. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:40 am

    JAP-

    Kuroda has been performing at such a high level for so long now.

    It’s scary. In a good way of course.

    Hopefully he’ll have some offense to back him up this time round.

    :)

  86. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Lotta good Chuckers are starting to knocked around MLB. The innings and Dog Days are taking a big bit outta these guys.

  87. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I’m going with, Ozzy over Iggy. The Black Sabbath concert in Toronto the other night got rave reviews. Unbelievable!

  88. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:43 am

    That’s nothing but noise.

  89. G. Love August 17th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Ha. I just found out the actor who is starring in this musical I’ve written and I’m directing that we’re in rehearsals on is singing the National Anthem at Fenway today.

  90. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    G. Love-

    Remove him immediately.

  91. bc August 17th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    G. Love, can you fire him?

  92. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    What? You got Neil Diamond?

  93. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Granted, there was no Milt Hinton on standup, but apparenty Sabbath held up. They must have some kind of magic vitamins.

  94. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:47 am

    My point is Iglesias would have made the play that Drew did not. Yankees did ok with Bucky Dent and Tony Kubeck.

    Get your hits somewhere else, you need a good glove at SS, some teams have been blessed with both.

  95. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I believe Drew is more than adequate defensively. Hell, defensively he’s better than Jeet.

  96. G. Love August 17th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    He’s a three time Tony nominee. I’m keeping him, lol.

    Just win today Yanks so I can rub it in during rehearsals next week.

  97. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I like Neil Diamond and always thought he was Andy Kim and did, ” Rock Me Gently “.

  98. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 10:49 am

    That’s an interesting irony GLove – does he/she pull for
    The bad guys?
    ///
    MTU – It’s Lackey – we’ll have our way with him :)

  99. blake August 17th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I still think it’s unlikely but it would be something if this team did make the playoffs.

    That road trip prior to this winnin streak hurt….. Consider where they’d be if they had taken care of business against the Padres and White Sox

  100. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    The Yankees must win at least 1 of the next 2.

    Failure is not an option.

  101. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I like Neil Diamond too. “Solitary Man” my favorite of his.

  102. RhapsodyInBlue August 17th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I was impressed with Iglesias glove, besides he can play 2nd or 3rd just as well he just needs to stay above the Mendoza line.

  103. bc August 17th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Sorry, Rhapsody. At first, I couldnt figure out who Iggy was. I kept thinking Miggy. And then Drew just meant JD Drew to me. I was like WTF. Then I realized you were talking about that scumball Iglesias.

  104. bc August 17th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I always liked Solitary Man, one of my favorites, until I learned he was a Red Sox fan. Scumbag.

  105. G. Love August 17th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Pruf,

    He pulls for the bad guys. We hadn’t talked baseball until I found this out.

  106. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Blake-

    Excellent point but now water under the tri-borough bridge.

    JAP-

    I won’t be able to watch as I am attending a special native American Pow Wow today but I sure hope you’re right.

    ;)

  107. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    - Ladies and Gentlemen, The Waffle House Is Open -

    You already declared the Yankees dead Blake. Stop taking backwater.

  108. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Not sure why what Wells said is a big deal.

    D’Alessandro’s article is pretty simple: Even if Arod isn’t guilty of this he’s still guilty. Well awesome, thank you for clearing that up for us. How these guys call themselves journalists with a straight face is unreal. I don’t think anyone that plays baseball is a god.. you learn to play baseball when your in kindergarten. That’s about the same age you learn to write, so….

  109. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I thought Diamond did very well at the All Star Game, just before MO entered.

  110. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:55 am

    And then there’s Charlie Chaplin writing, ” Smile “.

  111. bc August 17th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    It was the biggest sham and disgrace to have Diamond doing that perverted song prior to Mariano’s final ASG appearance. His final ASG appearance will always be tainted with the stink of Diamond

  112. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Shame-

    Perfect Humans only exist in the imagination, places like “Tron”, and in the Mind of God.

    ;)

  113. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 10:57 am

    DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:53 am

    - Ladies and Gentlemen, The Waffle House Is Open -

    ————————–

    It’s too early to mention this, now I want a waffle… or a chocolate chip waffle…. or chicken and waffles…. with chocolate chips….

  114. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Diamond and Streisand doing “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” is absolutely one of the Best duets of All-Time.

  115. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Shame-

    With blueberries and real Vermont maple syrup.

    And a dollop of Mint chip on top.

    :)

  116. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 10:59 am

    MTU, the Canadian government ( being a government )screwed the aboriginals up, and now everybody ( natives and all ) is paying for it forever.

  117. bc August 17th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Con Te Partiro Sarah Brightman and the great Andrea Bocelli.

  118. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    MTU – In fairness to D’Alessandro he also points to MLB as running a dirty game – but it’s still a throwaway article with no real news or new take on the news.

  119. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Yes, ” you don’t bring me flowers ” is crushing, I put it in the same category as, ” The Rose “.

  120. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Sarah is amazing, I recommend, Ute Lemper.

  121. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    ?@Deadspin Report: Ryan Braun will soon admit PED use, guilt. http://deadsp.in/sDPBEep

  122. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    “Crushing” is an excellent way of expressing how they convey the message of that song.

  123. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Mills-

    In this World which has learned so little in over 2,000 yrs. of recorded history there only seems to be the “conquered”, or the “conqueror”.

    Living together in peace seems to be a foreign concept to the fool who calls himself “Homo Sapiens”.

    Really ?

    What’s “wise” about him ?

    Can’t even figure that one out in 2 millennium.

    ;)

  124. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 11:05 am

    MTU – that is cool – enjoy!

    GLove – poor
    Fellow
    Is
    In
    For
    Big-time
    Disappointment. I can
    Feel it! :)

    Bon chance On the show!

  125. DONNYBROOK August 17th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Midler I can take or leave. Some of her stuff is Very good, other…. Also, her association with Barry Mannilow weighs in her favor. He’s smaltzy, but does write catchy tunes. “Copa Cabana is an absolute mess.

  126. J. Alfred Prufrock August 17th, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Bc – they do a nice
    Job as
    A
    Duet but personally I prefer Bocelli solo on COn Te…

  127. MG August 17th, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I’m not particularly a fan of Neil Diamond but he’s a life long Dodgers fan who grew up in Brooklyn and went to Lincoln HS.

    Except for team loyalties we share common roots, that’s fine with me…

  128. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 11:10 am

    MG-

    James Madison for me.

    :)

  129. randy l. August 17th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    “Just a WAG but Chad isn’t buying into the Randy story line either…”

    i like chad, but he’s a boy scout from missouri who was a cardinal fan.

    he has no clue about real yankee stuff.

    i’m sure he knows a cardinal when he see one :)

    real yankee stuff is rebel stuff.

    chad’s too nice a guy to get it

    of course that might be a good thing :)

  130. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Everybody in the State of CA. is suing everybody else.

    It’s a state requirement that you do so at least once.

    That’s why they are in such great shape.

    It’s lawyer heaven.

    Oh, you just pissed on my shoe. I’m suing.

    Too funny. Skin is paper thin. Must be from all that Sun.

    :)

  131. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    MTU, when will it ever end? :( Quite the homocentric thing saying, ” homo sapiens “.

  132. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Mills-

    I doubt it will.

    Perhaps when the Aliens come down to enforce it like in “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

    Or when God grows weary again and decides he needs another new model.

    :(

  133. randy l. August 17th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    also

    no player will ever open up to chad.

    he’s a reporter who is always looking for a story.

    as he should be

    so everything that’s told to him is under the knowledge it could end up in with the whole world knowing.

    players do not trust reporters nor should they.

    chad does not socialize with players. he has no idea what they say when they are together . the moment he comes in the room the conversation changes.

    again, not a slight against chad. kind of a lion hyaena thing. they are different parts of the food chain.

    so whether chad buys my story is irrelevant. he’s outside the loop.

  134. MG August 17th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    MTU August 17th, 2013 at 11:10 am
    MG-

    James Madison for me.
    ————–
    I think I remember that-I was in the Wingate district but went to Stuyvesant

  135. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    MG-

    No wonder you’re such a smart cookie.

    ;)

  136. comnsnse August 17th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Shame, D’Alessandro’s article is about perspective on both this present situation,his career and baseball’s (Not Selig per se) involvement).

    Maybe you know of another metro writer who consistently tells it like it is as consistently as him?

    JMills, a hockey buff, a blues aficionado, an axe wielder, what exactly do you “practice”? ;)

  137. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Additional musical suggestion – Janis Joplin on the Dick Cavett show. The guy was class and she was class; better than Letterman except when Oliver Reed pulled Dave over.

  138. MG August 17th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    MTU August 17th, 2013 at 11:22 am
    MG-

    No wonder you’re such a smart cookie.
    ——————–
    I’m not so sure of that-I commuted an hour and 15 minutes each way (walk to bus, bus to Eastern Parkway and Utica, Lex Exp to 14th Street, walk to 1st avenue) every day for 3 years when I could have walked 6 blocks to Wingate in less than 15 minutes.

    Stuyvesant is a great school but still not sure it was worth it, there are plenty of kids from my neighborhood who grew up to have well educated, successful lives…

  139. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Comnsne, I used to practice dentistry, but I felt like I was going to fall through a big hole in the sidewalk, so I left.

  140. randy l. August 17th, 2013 at 11:31 am

    “I still think it’s unlikely but it would be something if this team did make the playoffs.”

    blake -

    as sweep pf the red sos opens up all kinds of possibilities.

    hey, 14 games back in august in 78.

    it can happen

  141. comnsnse August 17th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Randy, I agree with most of your points about modern reporters but I believe that Chad is to be applauded for his “disclosure” about Cashman’s role in the Yankee decision process.

    Which would lead one to believe that he does have entrée’ with the GM,no?

    This is why I love Dave D’s work because access is not necessary to write in the style he does.

    A good analogy would be when Cosell was doing the same thing. Aside from his regular massaging of Ali, comments like calling the baseball color announcers a “jockocracy” and his “tell it like it is” were right on for their candor!

  142. randy l. August 17th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    “The Yankees must win at least 1 of the next 2.”

    mtu-

    nope

    rebel forces need a sweep

    take no prisoners

  143. bc August 17th, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Premier League Extra Time isnt available in my market for Xfinity, and I dont have the base package with Directv to get it, and my friend with VerizonFIOS doesnt get it either. LOL

    Oh well.

  144. bc August 17th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Diamond is a Red Sox fan.

  145. comnsnse August 17th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Millsy, you could have made a fortune with my wife and I, or at least fronted a Benz!

    A very lucrative practice but your to be commended for following the “road less traveled”! ;)

    I take it you are a Canadien’s fan? I have followed the Rangers( in terminal misery) since Doug Harvey was the best D in hockey!

  146. MG August 17th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    randy l. August 17th, 2013 at 11:31 am
    “I still think it’s unlikely but it would be something if this team did make the playoffs.”

    blake -

    as sweep pf the red sos opens up all kinds of possibilities.

    hey, 14 games back in august in 78.

    it can happen
    ————–
    randy, this is something we can agree 100% on.

    I’ve mentioned this a couple of days ago, they were 9 down in mid-August and made it all up by September 10th, punctuated by the Boston Massacre-the scores were 15-3, 10-2, 7-0 and 7-4.

    The thing that most people forget is that the Sox were down by 3 1/2 games a week later and fought back to tie it up on the last day of the season-the Yankees went 9-6 in the last 15 games so the Sox had to win almost every game.

    Of course, it led to Bucky Freaking Dent’s home run for the ages…

  147. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    I don’t follow boxing, but I could listen to Bert Randolph Sugar all day long. On the radio, in the car, what a great way to slowly wind home after a long week. R.I.P. Bert!

  148. comnsnse August 17th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Double D is obviously doubly “consistent”!

  149. austinmac August 17th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I would take Morneau down the stretch and use him as left handed DH.

  150. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Um, Comnsne,…..I’m stuck in Leaf land and the fact we let Bernie Parent go.

  151. UpState August 17th, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Chip August 17th, 2013 at 9:39 am
    what is up with all those shaggy chin strap beards – are they paying homage to the Amish?
    =================================

    “…paying homage to the Amish…”

    Great line !

    Best of the morning !

  152. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I hear ya’ Randy.

    Hope that’s the way it goes.

    Yankees backs are to the wall.

    They’ve been there before.

    ;)

  153. El Yanki August 17th, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Just play ball and beat the red sucks today..1 game at a time!! Go Yankees,OUR TEAM in good times and bad times

  154. MTU August 17th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Well. Enjoy the game today folks.

    Sorry I have to miss it.

    I hope it turns out well.

    I’ll ask one of the “Rainmakers” to make it rain on the Sux parade.

    :)

  155. comnsnse August 17th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Mills, did you manage to lay aside any of those laughing gas canisters or other “numbing” agents?

    And would you consider making them available to certain posters who get unnecessarily agitated when a little humorous bantering is introduced on the “shrine”? ;)

  156. Jesus Bustero August 17th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    If the Yankees sweep then the team will be 5.5 games behind Boston.

    The shocker is the deficit would be only 4 games in the loss column.

    To think how terrible this team has looked for much of the year, to be only 4 losses behind a team that has been in 1st place most of the season is truly amazing.

    And what do we need for the sweep?

    Kuroda and CC to come up big.

    We need Granderson and Cano to come up big against Lackey and Dempster. Both have been hitting lately.

  157. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    MTU, enjoy your trip, though I certainly know, you are experienced! :) Have a good one, and that goes for the rest of you, unless a Flyers jersey resides in your closet.

  158. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Comnsne, I’m not sure about freely didtributing nitrous. Although it commonly holds a calming influence, in some persons, the devil comes out and arms and legs are madly racing for the ceiling. Do we want to risk it?

  159. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Crap – ” distributing ” No perfect ten for me like, Nadia.

  160. comnsnse August 17th, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Mills, broad spectrum sense of humor, how refreshing!

    Honestly, how are those “substances” any different than scrips and over the counter stuff that are available everywhere?

    America is the most drug addicted country on the planet! ;)

  161. G. Love August 17th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Bret,

    What kills me were all the games prior to the Detroit series against the White Sox/Padres.

    If we miss the post season, the team playing like garbage for that series will be the turning point.

  162. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Agreed, we are a culture in search of the new drug, Hewey; the silver bullet is always just on the horizon. I know the mayor of N.Y. wanted smaller pop containers and encouraged everybody to walk a few stairs. I heard one poor soul interviewed on the radio, and the way he was going on, you’d think they were removing all the elevators.

  163. bc August 17th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....inors.html

    How sad for Chad Curtis. I love you Chad.

  164. Jesus Bustero August 17th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    G. Love,

    I agree.

    But 4 games back in the loss column in mid-August would be truly shocking. And Boston’s pitching is crumbling while the Yankees bats are coming alive. And we get Jeter back. Imagine if we add Morneau at some point.

  165. bc August 17th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I hope the Steinbrothers are loyal enough to bring back Chad for OTD when he (hopefully) eventually gets released.

  166. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Unfortunately, paedophiles do very little time up here. That hockey coach who abused all those kids out west ( Theo Flurry and Sheldon Kennedy included ) only got a few years; ditto for the employee at Maple Leaf Gardens who abused countless kids throughout the seventies. Theo Flurry is a remarkable activist up here for kids’ rights.

  167. bc August 17th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Who knows if Chad actually did those things. Could be the anti-Yankee bias in play.

  168. joeman August 17th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Oh, why you look so sad? The tears are in your eyes
    Come on and come to me now
    But don’t be ashamed to cry, let me see you through
    ‘Cause I’ve seen the dark side too

  169. Chad Jennings August 17th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    randy l. August 17th, 2013 at 11:11 am e

    “Just a WAG but Chad isn’t buying into the Randy story line either…”

    i like chad, but he’s a boy scout from missouri who was a cardinal fan.

    he has no clue about real yankee stuff.

    i’m sure he knows a cardinal when he see one :)

    real yankee stuff is rebel stuff.

    chad’s too nice a guy to get it

    of course that might be a good thing :)

    —-

    I was actually never a Boy Scout. Even if I were, not sure why that would change my ability to have a clue about “real yankee stuff,” but apparently it matters a great deal.

  170. yankinvegas August 17th, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    How much will we regret going 1 and 9 against SD, CWS and NYM?
    Even if it was 5 and 5, we’d be right there.
    But hey, if the Dodgers can do it, why not us?

  171. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    R.A. and Theo deserve a lot of credit for being able to come forth publicly and act; I don’t know if I could be that strong.

  172. mick August 17th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Chad,
    That’s just Randy being Randy…

  173. GregD August 17th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Chad====doesnt matter to me…… :)

  174. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Guys, what should I order for game time? Pizza? Sandwich? Both?

  175. exiledintampa August 17th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Alex looks like the Alex from last year before he got hit by Felix, Less power but still bat on the ball. He isn’t where we should expect much power from. Extra base hits mixed with walks and singles is still a vast inprovement at 3rd. Lots of his at bats he’s shown warning track power where he used to hit bombs.

  176. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Ah Chad, don’t worry about randy. Just randy being randy.

    I think you’re lying about not being a boy scout, though… you seem like the type that would help elderly women cross the street (incidentally, if any of those elderly women are related to blog members, you might want to be careful – I hear they really know how to swing a bat).

  177. Shame Spencer August 17th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    :arrow:

  178. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Joe, there’s a certain song about a father and his daughter who is getting married – just can’t remember who by at the moment. Its somewhere in the mud that is my brain. Will try and get it for you.

  179. blake August 17th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    “If we miss the post season, the team playing like garbage for that series will be the turning point”

    Yup….that road trip was brutal. They have kinda made up for it a little by playing well against Detroit and beating LA but its still an uphill ride.

    The rest of the schedule isn’t easy ….but it’s not terrible either and they play the teams ahead of them a lot….plus they finish up with Houston….so gotta just win games starting tonight

  180. jmills August 17th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    The Yanks finish up with, Houston?

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