Yanks Jekyll & Hyde Act Stuck on Hyde

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We’d like to think the Yankees are better than this, and certainly better than the Royals, but we have a sneaking suspicion that such on-and-off play might be a congenital defect for a team that’s playing two second baseman who can’t hit, a couple of pitchers who don’t strike anyone out, and a defense that doesn’t get to a lot of balls (and thows away too many of those it does reach). All the meetings in the world aren’t going to solve those problems.

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  • How about we try to post something nice about the Yankees when things look so bad. A good leader always lifts when his people are down and keeps them grounded when they are flying high. Here’s a nice article on espn.com, a site usually filled with yankee haters:
    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=kurkjian_tim&id=2073780
    As for the SoSH crowd, stop hating, if Jeter were on the Sox he would be respected as the greatest Sox player sice Ted Williams, not for his stats but for his class, heart(competitiveness), and overall leadership. You think Varitek would have a problem playing with Jeter?

    Battingly June 3, 2005, 9:57 am
  • Ah, yes, we all think Jeter is a classless incompetent. You nailed us, Bats. Right on the money. Get serious.
    And ESPN “filled with Yankee haters”?! Like Buster Olney? And Peter Gammons, who, despite his Boston pedigree and allegiance, absolutely adores the Yankee organization and most of the current roster? Please.

    SF June 3, 2005, 10:07 am
  • Yeah we wouldn’t want to mention Bill Simmons, Jim Caple, Rob Neyer, these guys are famous for their Yankee objectivity.
    As for Gammons he once stated that “Thurman Munson was jealous of the good looking Carlton Fisk.” How am I supposed to take him seriously?

    Battingly June 3, 2005, 10:17 am
  • The Daily News used A-Rod as their back-page whipping boy? Ooooh kaaaay…

    Clay June 3, 2005, 10:45 am
  • Bats, you can’t isolate one comment about Fisk and Munson, (from how long ago?), to vilify Gammons for his Yankeehaterness. His history is one of a journalist who has constantly expressed his admiration for the class and focus of the Yankees’ organization. Whether I agree with his sentiment (and he knows well more than I do about the subject) is another story, but your accusation is silly. As for ESPN, so they publish a handful of guys who like the Yankees, and a handful of guys who don’t. What the hell do you want? Universal Yankee-on-Yankee love across the board? You can watch YES for that, if that’s what you desire.

    SF June 3, 2005, 10:59 am
  • I don’t want universal Yankee-on-Yankee love, that sounds sick. Why are you getting so riled up? And yes its my opinion that espn.com publishes to much Yankee hate stuff. That’s my opinion yours is what yours is. You’re just wrong that’s all ;)

    Battingly June 3, 2005, 12:54 pm
  • Bats: maybe you could start a sports media watchdog group, monitoring positive and negative Yankee press?
    I am guessing that ESPN would fare a lot better than the New York tabs…

    SF June 3, 2005, 12:59 pm
  • You know, those NYC sportswriters are a hard crowd. I mean, if you do well in NY as an athlete, they’ll deify you, but heaven help you if you fail. Feast or famine.

    Sam June 3, 2005, 7:52 pm
  • On the subject of the YES network, heres a nice acronym for the network:
    Yankee
    Entertainment
    Sucks
    ;)

    JCacho June 4, 2005, 1:35 am

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