Q&A with Derek Jeter, Bon Jovi to play NYC

Sports Illustrated has a Q&A with Derek Jeter that goes a little bit beyond the playing field — well, as far as the Captain will allow it to go. A nice quick read, and you get to see him in … shaving cream.

Bon Jovi is playing a free concert in Central Park next week as part of All-Star Week, July 12 at 8 p.m. ET, on the Great Lawn. If I’m available, I’ll be one of the 60,000 people there, for sure. I saw Bon Jovi play the last day of his Giants Stadium schedule in ’06 and he brought the Meadowlands down. He’s also a big Yankees fan and popped up one day last year to watch batting practice and do the celebrity thing with Jeter, A-Rod and Joe Torre.

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I’m not the one that said “Tard”, idiot. Obviously you need to go back and read the posts again. I don’t even know what the hell that means. The **** that said that is the 23 yr old virgin, parrothead/redsux, from the west coast. I guess those are the kinds of insults they teach over there.

So, get your facts straight, “ACE”. And what kind of insult is “ASSHAT”, anyway. Where the hell did you learn an insult like that.

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Way to give the Captain a day off in the middle of a losing streak. Girardi is an idiot. Woulda, coulda, shoulda, but Jeter would have had that 9th inning RBI single up the middle. Betemit’s fatass barely missed it, Jeter would have managed to get in front of the ball, call his mom, make a sammich, do his taxes, then field it and throw to first.

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Swahili, Bill Hall started as a shortstop, and has been bounced around from position to position since he came up. Granted, he can swing it, has speed, and versatility, but exactly what do you think The Brewers would ask in trade for him? I’ll guaranty that your’re not getting him for free. Besides, the Brewers are not going to fix what isn’t broken (their offense is balls). They need pitching to get them over the hump, and we don’t have anyone they would even want. Next.

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BTW, Most of us, when we make an argument about a certain player, team, baseball note, whatever, at least throw out a stat or 2. Amire, when you come in here, spout off a bunch of meaningless insults (like calling someone a “‘tard” – what is that? are you 5?), and then don’t even make a case for why YOU are so smart, makes you seem like an ASSHAT. Don’t be like that, Scooter! You are not allowed to call someone a “tard” until AFTER you actually say something that is NOT retarded. Keep that in mind, Ace.

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For Christ’s sake, how much more evidence needs to come out before you get off of Bonds’ nutsack, Swahili? Besides, even if he never used roids (which is the most absurd thing I have ever typed), he is nothing but a cancer in the clubhouse. But why am I getting so riled up? Bonds will NEVER, EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVER suit up and play in New York. So keep tossing yourself off to your Bonds poster, while the rest of us hold to reality. Just make sure to get that sock over it before you blow it, so that you don’t make a mess.
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Travers, I respectfully disagree with you about Santana being a proven ace for several reasons.
1. His playoff record is horrible at 1-3.
2. His numbers have been on a steady decline the last few years.
3. His dominance in his career so far has been due partly (not completly) in his playing in a notoriously weak-hitting division. (AL Central)
4. His career record against our opponents in the East Division is 13-11. Is a record just over .500 worth 200 million dollars and 2 prospects? C’mon, Travers, you know it isn’t.
5. Johan owns a 6.89 ERA and a 1-3 record at Fenway park. What exactly says Yankee ace in THAT?

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pathetic pinstrippers, pushing people parties poopers playing pumpkin pansies, pitchers, power-players prepare posting position players parting pinstripes. peers punish pitchers, posting poor “pack” playing poo-pooo piggie,,,,,,pathetic pinstrippers

i still blame cano…..
MO is not my fav any more
its Moose,

remember:
i am one of those “what have you done for me lately” type of guys. true new yorker’

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should have traded for santana, he has more wins than hughes & IPK, 7/8 more, (thats how many games were out of first)
secondly, cano cabrerra need a hotel room
arod will not hit hr’s if damon is on third, he only hits hr’s when damon is not on third (say that fast 3 times)

7 of the last 11, losses, just 10 days ago we were on a 7 game winning spree.

somebody please give JG(1B) his dose for july.
more to come from my keyboard……….

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Who cares if Bonds is 44 years old…or 80 years old…as long as he is a productive power hitter…enough with the steriods inuendo…nobody knows…this is nothing but an unsubtantiated smear job by the press to suck in gullible fans…fans who should be on the congress about $ 4.00 a gallon gas that is cheating america out of national income and lowering everyones living standards. The fact remains that the Yankees do not have any high impact, power hitting, players in the minors who are ready to contribute at the big league level….Surely you cannot believe that a light hitting, punch-and-judy, slap hitter like Brett Gardner, who will not be able to handle big league pitching, will snap the Yanks out of there hitting doldrums…Gardner has to get on base first to be able to steal…he is not going to able to “walk” his way on base. Gardner is just the reincarnation of Bubba Crosby. There are only two legitimate power hitters in the minors…Austin Jackson and Tabata…neither are ready to come to the bigs…there are few power hitters available in the majors to resolve the Bombers hitting woes and those few will not be traded to the Yanks…Yanks should trade some of their so-called, highly ranked pitching (including Phil Hughes and especially Ian Kennedy to Milwaulkee and get Bill Hall, A slick fielder (see last nites highlights between the Brewers and Diamond backs) who has launched thirty plus homers last year and Barry Bonds. Bonds will upgrade the DH position and Hall plays third base and all outfield positions.

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Bunt Melky bunt! What happened to Girardi’s NL roots? Melky couldn’t hit a beach ball lately and if he can’t bunt that’s on him! Melky, Robinson and a few prospects to Cleveland for CC. I like the presence of the new kid in left. He is aggressive. We would be losing Melky’s arm though. Definitely not his bat. The CF for the Yankees needs to bat better than .241!!!

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Sorry Chaz can’t agree with you on the Santana trade. Santana is not the Kevin Brown, Javier Vacquez or Carl Pavano pitcher. He was and is a proven ace. Neither Hughes or Kennedy is anywhere near Santana and until either one starts proving himself than I will reconsider my position. Again it does not appear well that in both of his first two seasons Hughes has gone out with injuries. 21 or not was he worth not trading for Santana? As far a Kennedy is concerned I will be shocked to see him back with the Yankees anytime soon. Fact is I think the front office will probably try and package him somewhere. I like Melky but .240 is not a good average for a starting centerfielder. The intention of my criticism is aimed specifically at the GM of this team who I believe is the root of the problem with this franchise. Crashman has made mistake after mistake and this franchise continues to be nowhere near a 27th championship. Time for a change in the GM’s office. Maybe George Costanza is available.

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Hey parrothead this is for you, don’t you think Girardi should change this lineup around and stop giving players dayoffs.

And seriously, thank god the redsox keep losing, b/c I still believe that this team is capable of making the wildcard, if not the division.

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The only excuse I’d accept is that they’re holding it all in for Boston. That better be it.

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I’m not surprised, the freak of nature parrothead is back. Where is rocketman, your other aliases. Parrothead, your not going to gang on anyone. It’s one on one. Parrothead/rocketman/redsuxblow/bookerT, are all the same person. You just use a different email to agree w/ you right when I embarass your ***.

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Travers, IF we had Santana, who is 7-7, how would THAT be any better? How is more pitching (if Johan could even succeed in the East division) going to help us score? The Santana trade would have made things even worse. Give Phil a chance to succeed. He’s f-ing 21 for God’s sake. This team is officially DEAD. It won’t matter what kind of moves we make to improve our pitching when Wilson Betemit is the biggest run producer for us. This is just sad. Go ahead and sign Bonds for all I care. We are the MLB’s 25 man JOKE, anyway. Get Roid-ger back in here too. I’m done.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 1, 2008

Buffalo (Indians) 3
Scranton/WB 5
W: J. Cox (3-2, 1.59); L: J. Rincon (0-1, 16.20); SV: S. Strickland (2)
HR: SWB: J. Christian (5), J. Closser (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_01_bufaaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Portland (Red Sox) 4
Trenton 1
W: K. Johnson (7-3, 3.09); L: G. Kontos (3-8, 3.39); SV: B. Vaughan (10)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_01_prtaax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Tampa 0
Fort Myers (Twins) 4
W: D. Guerra (8-4, 4.32); L: G. Duff (1-5, 3.27)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_01_tbyafa_ftmafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Savannah (Mets) 7
Charleston 0
W: J. Stinson (2-4, 2.96); L: L. Pendleton (6-4, 2.64); SV: N. Abel (1)
HR: SAV: C. Guzman (4), G. Veloz (4).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_01_savafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Aberdeen (Orioles) 4
Staten Island 9
W: A. Shive (1-2, 3.09); L: A. Odom (1-2, 3.24)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_01_abeasx_staasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
GCLYankees 2
GCL Indians 6
W: T. McFarland (1-1, 3.14); L: R. Martinez (0-1, 5.14)
HR: IND: A. Abreu (2), A. Rodriguez (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_01_yanrok_indrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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Girardi did sacrifice in the 1st inning got Damon to 3rd with one out and neither Abreu or A-Rod delivered a rbi. Doesn’t seem to make a difference what Girardi does with this sorry team nothing seems to work. I am NOT going to fault Girardi for this team’s makeup. The culprit is Crashman, he put this team together and he bares responsibility for its sorry record.

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I still can’t believe we let Joe go for this supposed manager.
Lead off runner walks in the 9th, down 1. No steal, no bunt. And no clue. Willy Randolph needs a job, and we need a real manager. Seems like a no brainer. Kinda like our current manager.

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Again I will point out to this blog that the three guys that Crashman refused to let go of for Johan Santana are having ROTTEN years. Melky is batting a ******** .240, Hughes is on the DL with ZERO wins and Kennedy is the biggest bust of them all. I am not saying that Johan would have been the saviour of this miserable year BUT the three guys the Yankees held onto are NOT doing the job.

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I said it last night I will say it again this team STINKS!!!

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Well 3-2 now in the 9th. Another two runs from this potent offense. I am NOT sold on this Gardner kid, can he get a hit? Beginning to believe this season is over and the off season should bring an enema to the ones responsible for this.

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Getting back to the ball game, the important issues, if The Yankees can get out of this game a big pat on the back has to go to geise and the baby faced Dave Robertson especially Robertso, thirty pitches to get out of in the seventh with a runner on second a big performance from a very young kid. Who de we credit that to perhaps Cashman and management and trust in the system within.

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You’ll have to read this, except for you redsoxblow. You would probably not even understand it.

10 Reasons to hat the red sox
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/baseball/rays/article652611.ece

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And if I was keyswahili, I would have insulted you myself, moron. I don’t even know who the hell keyswihili is. plus, I would never get a 44 yr. old steroid freak on this team anyway. This team is already old enough.

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“Tard” what kind of insult is that. What are you, an elementary student. Are those the insults they teach you on the west coast. Wow, you must be the most unintelligent 23 yr. old i have i ever met.

My mistake, moron, Ponson pitched a shutout against the Mets. Even better. And I don’t give a crap what his stats were w/ other teams from previous years. All that matters is that he gave us more than what we have asked of him.

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Abreu is just terrible in the 3 hole. first inning guy on 3rd and he poops up in the infield. You have to deliver something better than that Booby. They are getting pitching but absolutely NO hitting with runners in scoring position.

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Same problem runners in scoring positions with less than two outs. Again no hits, twice Abreau has had runners one at third with one out-no hit, runner at second with one out again no hit. The result very poor so far.

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redsuxblow, ponson is not garbage until he pitches for us garbage. As far as i know, he has pitched a shutout against the pirates. What you need to do is get you head out of Matt’s *** and say something intelligent yourself. Since you came on this blog, all you have been doing is agree w/ what other bloggers say.

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Yanks problem is not their pitching…When u you only score 1 to 3 runs most nights you are placing a tremendous amount of pressure on your staff. The reality is that the Yanks 3,4,5,6 hitters are ineffective in the clutch. The Rays and Redsox 3 thru 6 hitters consistently get the two out rbi h. AL pitchers would rather face Abreu, A-Rod, Giambi, and Posada than Ortiz, Remariz, Lowell and J.D. Drew. This problem is highlighted with the absence of Matsui, if surgery is required, will be out for the remainder of the season. The Yanks current line up does not have enough thunder to match up with Either Sox teams, Tigers, Rays. The answer is residing in San Francisco…Sign Barry Bonds today ! Bonds is patient at the plate, can handle left handed pitching on a consistent basis (unlike Abreu and Giambi) and this feeble line up will respond. We worry to much about getting another starter…C.C. Sabathia could not have pitched any better than Mike Mussina did last nite…He still would have been the loosing pitcher. Mesa answers part of the problem of getting the ball to Rivera. Hawkins will be released and some of the young talent in AAA will be able to handle the middle innings if needed. Again, the AL pitchers Know that the only consistent threat of the long ball is Rodriguez…but he can’t do it alone, eventually they’ll start pitching around him knowing that Giambi is either all (homer) or roll over to second base for the out.

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Let’s go Joba!!!

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I will challenge Olney and say we get Sabathia and Fuentes.

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Nice list Matt, but I would want to see Chaz’s VORP analysis before declaring any interest!

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I never saw Bon Jovi in concert and I’m a big fan of his. I like all his songs in the 80’s.

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Yo whats this with Giambi saying if selected to ASG he won’t play? Is he feeling disrespected in the voting? I want him in the game and the derby, he’s our best offensive slugger so far.

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yeah, why the hell did he play Molina 9th in the lineup? So, when Gardner gets on base he has no bases to steal. It was his first game and all everyone could talk about was his running capabilities on the bases. That made no sense to me at all last night. I figured he’d switch Melky to 9th and have Gardner leadoff.

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Well we haven’t tried a lineup of names pulled out of a hat yet!

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Girardi gets the award for the most ****** up lineups ever. His lineups annoy me.

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Chaz,
Continuing on the Sabremetrics thing, you noticed that the quote I used was after game 75, so 6 or 7 games old. I’m not surprised that Veras has taken over second place.

Since we both like Marte, can you compare his VORP to everyone already mentioned, and maybe Fuentes, Linebrink, Riske, and Mahay?

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It better not be the same old story tonight. Great pitching performance by the starter but we don’t score…we make the opposing pitcher look like a serious contender for a CY young award and we make an average team look like they have a lineup of murderer’s row. You might be older Chaz but that automatically means you’re wiser.

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This is a repeat, the Yanks won’t be any good until 2010 or 2011! Stop getting your hopes up!

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 1, 2008

Buffalo (Indians) 7p
Scranton/WB

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Portland (Red Sox) 7:05p
Trenton

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Tampa
Fort Myers (Twins) 7:05p
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Savannah (Mets) 6:35p
Charleston

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Aberdeen (Orioles) 7p
Staten Island

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GCLYankees
GCL Indians 12p
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You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD June 30, 2008

Buffalo (Indians) 4
Scranton/WB 5
W: K. Igawa (8-4, 3.64); L: J. Stevens (0-1, 5.40)
HR: SWB: J. Lane (14), J. Closser (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_06_30_bufaaa_swbaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Portland (Red Sox) 1
Trenton 6
W: E. Hacker (3-1, 1.85); L: D. Gassner (0-4, 6.75)
HR: TRE: A. Jackson (8), R. Corona (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_06_30_prtaax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Tampa 3
Palm Beach (Cardinals) 4
W: T. Norrick (1-1, 8.53); L: M. Dunn (3-4, 4.24); SV: F. Samuel (16)
HR: PBC: L. Gorsett (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_06_30_tbyafa_pbcafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Savannah (Mets) 3
Charleston 5
W: J. Heredia (3-2, 2.96); L: B. Rustich (1-4, 5.33)
HR: SAV: J. Jimenez (8). CHA: B. Laird (8), A. Romine (2).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_06_30_savafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Aberdeen (Orioles) 3
Staten Island 5
W: J. Gonell (2-1, 3.38); L: H. Williamson (0-1, 5.79); SV: P. Venditte (3)
HR: STA: M. Mesa (2), W. Ibarra (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_06_29_abeasx_staasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
GCL Braves 10
GCLYankees 3
W: E. Spruill (1-0, 2.57); L: D. Betances (0-1, 8.53)
HR: BRA: R. Brooks (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_06_30_brarok_yanrok_1&t=g_box&did=milb
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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Kevin Millwood is far better than that loser that schooled us last night.

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I see that no one has commented on my movie quote. Evie, Bon Jovi was big when acid-washed jeans were big, not bell-bottoms. Don’t make me feel older than I already am.

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24? Isn’t Gardener like 25 and Christian 28? Cano has some years ahead of him to learn. It’s just that he played so well two years ago when he was two years younger.

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Some people need to be pushed and Cano might be that type of person. He is only 24 by the way.

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That’s actually a good point Jeterstar/Michael Kay. We all want Cano to shape up—does Cano want to get better himself?

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The Yanks should be able to score some runs against Millwood, he sucks. If the Yanks can’t tee off on him, that would be sad. I agree with FJR, relying on the homer all the time is crazy, I like a team that can hit bombs or manufacture runs. And manufacturing runs should be done by the whole freakin’ team, from top to bottom, Jeter can’t hit every night for Christ’s sake. I heard something interesting on the Michael Kay show about Cano, Michael said that in previous years A-Rod, Melkly and Cano used to be the first ones on the field before games, working out, warming up, taking extra BP etc., and Michael noticed this year Cano hasn’t been putting in the extra work, maybe that contract has something to do with that? And I also heard Larry Bowa used to be down Cano’s throat, pushing him to get better, now that Bowa’s not there Cano has taken a nosedive.

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I don’t expect a one run game as a Yankee fan. I wouldn’t even take that if I were a Marlins fan. Usually when a pitcher give up no more than three runs in the past three games I expect the results to be a win. It’s almost pathetic—no wait…it IS pathetic. If they don’t score more than two runs tonight I’m sneaking into the stadium tomorrow and I’m switching their bats for steel ones. I need some runs! Everyone keeps telling me baseball is boring and stupid to watch…judging by the past couple of games, I agree. I have better things to do than watch idiots keep getting ground out after ground out. I want hits. I’m not complaining about anything else. The pitching is shaping up and so is the bullpen (knock on wood) but the hitters and the hitting on this team is scary. I’m not too worried about though because hitting can always come around but it better come around tonight because I hate being bored.
My parents were at his concert a couple of months ago. * My Parents*. He’s cool and stuff but I want someone who wasn’t in his prime when bell-bottoms were still in. My favorite of that era would have to be the Ramones but clearly they can’t make it. Was this Bud Selig’s choice?
Jeter, I used to dig those star bucks cappuccinos’ until I found out that they were 210 calories per cup. That’s gross.

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I too agree it’s time to get down to business, they’ve screwed around to long now.. IT”S TIME FOR ACTION!!
I have to disagree with Brian, Giambi job is to drive in runs or get your teammates into position to score. I think that the mentality is HR or nothing is sick. The way we’re scoring runs we need the ABs to mean something. We have to put the ball in play, making contact, the attempts to drive it out of the park, is costing us ballgames. Make every AB count!!
“GO YANKEES!”

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Calm down chaz! But I feel you. The core players can’t substain consistency. The young players like Cano and Cabera are too cocky. When they shine they are all smiles, when they screw-up, they sulk. Baseball is and will always be Pitching (defense), speed and timely hitting. Were do you rank the yankees in those three catergorys. They need to get young in three spots. Leftfield, Firstbase, and Rightfield. Catching they can get by. I think the pitching has been spotty at best, but not really that bad. No offense, no spark, lead-off erractic at best.

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So, you guys like to tell jokes, huh? Gigglin’ and laughin’ like a bunch of young broads sittin’ in a schoolyard. Well, let me tell a joke. Five guys, sittin’ in a bullpen, in Scraton Wilkes-Barre. All wondering how the **** they got there. What should we have done, what didn’t we do, who’s fault is it, is it my fault, your fault, his fault, all that bullshit. Then one of them says, hey. Wait a minute. When we were planning this caper, all we did was sit around tellin’*******’ jokes! Get the message? Boys, I don’t mean to holler at ya. When this caper’s over – and I’m sure it’ll be a successful one – we’ll get down to the Hawaiian Islands, hell, I’ll roll and laugh with all of ya. You’ll find me a different character down there. Right now, it’s a matter of business.
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Now’s not the time, Jeter! I gives no crap that you like American Idol, shaving with Gillette razors, or Drinking snobby coffee at Starbucks. Start leading this team! Get on YOUR players, tell them to get it done! I’m sick of watching you pukes mail it in EVERY night.

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Thanks for the link Bryan, good interview with Jeet, “I don’t really go to clubs anymore.”…..Yeah right, Jeet! I was watching the game last night and I noticed one of his intro songs was the “Humpty Dance”, thats so funny cause I just downloaded that song onto my ipod the other day, great minds think alike!

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