Posted on: May 6, 2009 2:43 pm
Edited on: May 6, 2009 2:54 pm
It's not rocket science, and it doesn't need to be discussed ad nausea. What's wrong with the Yankees is simple and clear. If you've watched even a minute of a game at the "new" stadium, you know what is painfully clear, the Yankees as you know (or ever thought you knew them) are done. The divide (both physical and symbolic) between the empty "legend" seats and the plebes says it all. What's wrong with the Yankees? Well I'll tell you.......
What's wrong with the Yankees is that they've embraced corporate greed to the point where the on-field play is irrelevant. They have unnecessarily built a new stadium in order to maximize profits at the expense of tradition, home-field advantage, and their true fans. It's a disgrace and they are reaping exactly what they deserve.
Posted on: January 27, 2009 10:32 am
Edited on: May 1, 2010 4:22 pm
Enough already with Joe Torre. Yes he won multiple titles….we get it, he's sooooo great. Don't forget that he "managed" one of the greatest collections of talent in the history of the sport, and didn't win anything when he had average talent and actually had to make something happen. Nobody can deny the rings, but to consider him one of the greatest managers of all time based on his complete track record and the talent on the Yankees at the time is laughable. Yet he acts as if he is one of the greatest managers of all time. Running his mouth about A-Rod and continuing this “woe-is-me” act with the Yankees is seriously pathetic. Joe Torre needs to get over himself and shut his mouth. Be thankful you were in the Bronx when you were Joe, because you were the Ringo Starr of the Yankees.
Posted on: January 27, 2009 10:19 am
Edited on: January 27, 2009 10:29 am
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Posted on: July 11, 2008 10:59 am
Edited on: July 11, 2008 11:06 am
This is in response to Scott Miller's article when he discussed when Latroy Hawkins originally wore #21 this season for the Yankees and was pressured to change it by the fans because that was the number that Paul O'Neill wore (among other points about players he hates). He stated:
"....he has a high enough opinion of himself to give it a whirl. The most asinine occurrence of the year came in April, when Yankees fans were giving it to reliever LaTroy Hawkins because he was wearing O'Neill's old No. 21. Nobody had worn it since Paulie, but because Hawkins' first choice was one of a zillion numbers the Yankees had retired, he had to pick another. So he attempted to honor Roberto Clemente ... and Yankees fans reacted as if he had dumped manure during the Pope's visit.
O'Neill, of course, had the perfect venue to make life easier for a new Yankee: the airwaves. He could have stepped up and urged fans to welcome Hawkins. Instead, O'Neill said he found it sort of surprising that someone was wearing his number. Strange to see his old number warming up in the bullpen, O'Neill said. As Steve Martin once said, let's get small, Paul. "
I agree with him on some points, but when he starts going off on Paul O'Neill he looks so dumb it just erases any point he made. It's a pathetic attempt to stir the pot and get people talking (which ironically I am blatantly falling into his trap. Oh Scott Miller you crafty devil you!!). So, I agree with him that the San Diego catchers are horrendous, Jose Reyes is a glorified circus freak, and Andruw Jones and Eric Gagne are blatant steroid casulties. Fine, no arguments there. And of course he has to throw in the obligatory 'A-Rod is rich and a hall of fame legend and banging supermodels and I secretly wish I was him and I hate him' schpeel. I won't even argue with him there, because these people just can't grasp the reality that A-Rod is a legend of the sport.
That said, calling out Paul O'Neill because the Yankee fans want #21 retired?!? PLEASE. LaTroy Hawkins is a complete nobody. Paul O'Neill is a Yankee legend. That should be the end of the discussion right there. He has every right to act the part of Yankee legend. Scott Miller has a problem because O'Neill didn't give the typical PC neutered answer of 'awe shucks, I just wake up every day and say how lucky I am just to be here and done what I've done, etc.' F that. Paul O'Neill was the epitomy of what a Yankee is, was, and will always be. The fact that he sided with the fans proves that you moron.