Rock’em Sock’em Robots Yankees

Serial commenter mattymatty leads us in the comments on the previous thread to this juicy story, about a possible dust-up between the Yanks’ golden boys, A-Rod and Jeets.  Is it fantasy?  Truth in reporting?  As YF likes to say, who cares – the image of A-Rod and Captain Perfect in a slapfight is enough to keep us smiling for the better part of the afternoon.

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  • according to Steve Lombardi at Was Watching, he spoke with someone in the know, who confirms the story. The troubling thing is not the fight, it’s the fact that there is an apparent split in the lockeroom between a Jeter-led faction and an A-Rod-led faction.
    YF, it’s time we trade A-Rod for prospects. No one questions our captain.

    Nick June 30, 2005, 12:42 pm
  • Except me!

    SF June 30, 2005, 12:50 pm
  • Sounds more to us like Maer Roshan needs a circulation bump.

    YF June 30, 2005, 12:52 pm
  • My favorite part (OK, second favorite part) of the story is that someone somewhere apparently cares which side Tony Womack takes. Thats comedy gold right there, gentlemen!

    mattymatty June 30, 2005, 1:13 pm
  • Wow. This website looks more credible to me about sports than the Wall Street Journal does about finance. I have to hand it to SF for enlightening us on the facts from such a reliable, trustworthy and convincing website.

    Al.Bundy June 30, 2005, 1:38 pm
  • //It’s time we trade A-Rod for prospects.//
    You say that as if trading A-Rod would be a simple thing. What team other than the Yankees can afford his ridiculous salary?
    Even if this story is true (which I doubt), it shouldn’t matter. Ballplayers are supposed to do their job, regardless of who they work with.

    Sox Fan in VT June 30, 2005, 1:55 pm
  • Plenty of great teams have had bad clubhouse chemisty. Heck, plenty of great Yankee teams have had bad clubhouse chemistry. Plenty of craptacular teams have had great chemistry, too. Chemistry doesn’t win a thing.
    All I care about is what goes on between the lines.

    Clay June 30, 2005, 2:23 pm
  • “What team other than the Yankees can afford his ridiculous salary?”
    Golly, I seem to remember the Red Sox coming pretty damned close to getting him last year.
    Anyway, the Rangers are paying a healthy portion of his salary right now.
    Man, Tom Hicks is an idiot.

    Clay June 30, 2005, 2:35 pm
  • “What team other than the Yankees can afford his ridiculous salary”?
    Every goddamned one of them can. That’s the joke.

    SF June 30, 2005, 2:41 pm
  • If the story is true, you can pretty easily imagine who’s on whose side:
    Jeets: Bernie, Tino, Jorgie, Mo, Joe, Hideki, Moose, Sturtze, Giambi, Sierra, Sheff (he’s made concessions to side with DJ), Cano, Wang, Pavano, Sanchez, Bubba, Karsay, Stanton and Quantrill (for as long as they’re around), Flash, Mel, Donny Baseball, the batboys, and the guys who refresh the towels in the locker room.
    ARod: Womack.
    Who knows about Unit, and who cares about Wright.
    But as much I’d relish Jeets telling ARod to go fuck himself, I can’t believe that ARod would say something to Jeets re an error given that he has more errors and a much worse fielding percentage than Derek this season.

    Spidey June 30, 2005, 2:55 pm
  • By the way, to clarify: I was joking about trading A-Rod for prospects.

    Nick June 30, 2005, 3:37 pm
  • Maybe we can trade A-rod to the Sox for Schilling. Hell I say we throw in the rest of A-rod’s salary that Hicks isn’t paying. I am serious. This is not a joke. I would make this deal if I was running the Yankees. In a heartbeat. Maybe I’d ask for a lifetime supply of duct tape to put over Schilling’s mouth, but that’s for the negotiating table. What say you SF, A-Rod free for Schilling?

    Battingly July 1, 2005, 10:16 am

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