***Breaking News***

AP reports Yankee outfielder Gary Sheffield has been named winner of the 2005 George W. Bush International Cooperation Award. Paul Wolfowitz will present the prize during the seventh inning stretch at tonight’s MLB All Star Game.

Congratulations Sheff!

13 comments… add one
  • A-Rod will also receive the coveted “Hits Like An MVP, Runs Like A Girl” award.

    mattymatty July 12, 2005, 6:36 pm
  • and mattymatty gets the most unfunny and lame blog comment ever.

    Al.Bundy July 12, 2005, 7:12 pm
  • mattymatty:
    He HITS like a girl. He runs and bats pretty good, though.

    SF July 12, 2005, 8:10 pm
  • I do, in fact, hit like a girl, which is why I’m posting on this blog and not hanging out with Big Papi, Johnny D, Manny and Clement in Detroit.
    Al.Bundy: is A-Rod your brother or something? chill out…

    mattymatty July 12, 2005, 10:01 pm
  • Funny how Sheff ranks right up there with George Bush as people I wish would jump off a bridge an rest of us and save the rest of us he unbridaled stupidity. Together, they both really deserve each other.

    Brad-SF July 12, 2005, 10:14 pm
  • Let’s not get crazy, Brad. Clearly. George Bush already has a best friend who plays baseball. And he’s now the closer of the Sox.
    anyone else watching the love fest between A-Rod and Sox players? I see Big Papi and Boston Public Enemy #1 giving each other pounds, and Johnny Caveman and him talking it up in the dugout. Could it be the supposed hate between Sox and A-Rod is all media hype and fiction?

    Nick July 12, 2005, 10:22 pm
  • mattymatty, you’re not at the all-star game because the fans don’t know what they’re doing.

    Nick July 12, 2005, 10:29 pm
  • Caveman is setting himself up to be the next overpaid, aging CF for the Yanks. Johnny’s not stupid – he knows Boston is not going to give him another six years in contract, and he hoping that by involving the Yankees, even if he doesn’t get the time, he’ll get the money. Probably pretty smart on his behalf – but if JD is set on getting another six years, I say goodbye Johnny.
    Could not agree more with the Schilling thing Nick, and that, above all else, pains me to know about Curt. It really is too bad that it was an injury in his ankle and not his voicebox.

    Brad-SF July 12, 2005, 11:39 pm
  • Steinbrenner and Cash don’t like Boras. They did the right thing with Beltran (who’s not worth half what the Mets gave him), and they’ll do the right thing with Damon. If he gets too expensive, they’ll look elsewhere, including at Melky.
    Two: Bernie and Lofton. The Yanks won 101 games with Lofton and Bernie, and traded him the next year. When was the last time the Sox won 101 games? When you look at the options, Lofton was money well-spent. Bernie could not have made it through the season by himself.
    Bernie has been a great Yankee. Yankee fans love him: although he’s clearly declined, he’s getting lots of standing ovations this year, and has passed several Yankee career milestones. I think he’s also the all-time major-league leader in post-season hits, although that might be Derek.
    Bernie had a 7 year, expensive contract because Dan Duquette bid for him and doubled the price anyone else, including the Yankees, had offered. At the same time, they had to go to 2 extra years. No Yankee fan begrudges Bernie his contract. We’ve already bought tickets for what might be his last regular season home game.
    In retrospect, the Johnson and Pavano signings don’t look very good, but Theo would have taken both if he could have. He tried hard with Pavano and expressed strong interest in Johnson, even though everyone said Johnson wouldn’t go to Boston. Wright’s injured, obviously, but so are Foulke, Mattei and Schilling, and Wells and Miller haven’t done much.
    If Johnson puts the Yanks in the postseason or stifles the Red Sox in the postseason, everything will be forgiven. If he wins two in the World Series and the Yanks win another ring, they will look at his salary as money well spent. If Schilling never wins another game, he was still money well spent.

    john yf July 13, 2005, 4:34 pm
  • PS: But don’t put it past Cash to be part of a bidding war that gets Damon out of Boston. What goes around comes around.

    john yf July 13, 2005, 4:35 pm
  • Well, I wouldn’t put it past Cashman, except for the fact that he’s not going to be there to do any type of bidding whatsoever for the Yankees come hot-stove.

    Brad-SF July 13, 2005, 8:16 pm
  • Would you like to put some cash on that Brad? $10 to be paid into a PayPal account when the Yankees renew Cashman or hire someone else.

    john yf July 14, 2005, 8:13 am
  • Absolutely

    Brad-SF July 20, 2005, 6:34 am

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