Tuesday, April 12, 2005

I Promised Not to Care about the Yankees and Red Sox...

...but the discussion on 790 this morning was about how the Yankees shouldn't have been on the top step of the dugout paying homage to the Red Sox when they got their rings and how that evidences a "loser mentality." Two thoughts:

1. What do you think you get when you have a team full of mercenaries? When they Yankees sign players for huge money like Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield, A-Rod, Randy Johnson, Carl Pavano, Mike Mussina, and Jaret Wright, then their fans shouldn't expect them to bleed pinstripes. (Is that the right metaphor?) How can the players possibly care that much when they are in New York because the Yankees offered more money than anyone else?

2. Aside from the fact that it's classy to applaud and is certainly the "big brother" move, if I'm Joe Torre, I want my players to have to sit through the whole thing so they are more motivated to never have to go through that misery again.

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