Archive for January 24th, 2007

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Bern, baby, Bern

Yankees Rumors & News

Last night before the Baseball Assistance Team dinner at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada spoke with reporters. The topic on everyone’s tongue? Bernie Williams. The local papers are slanting Posada’s comments on Bernie in various ways this morning. The Times is running with the angle that Bernie is “not willing to give up his pinstripes,” and the Bergen Record states, “it’s Bronx or bust for Bernie.” These headlines are a tad misleading, however, as Posada states that it would be “tough” to see Bernie in another uniform, not that he doesn’t think it’s a possibility.

In fact, Posada says that Bernie wants to play one more season and won’t retire this offseason. The Yankee hero doesn’t wish to play for anyone but the Yankees, but unfortunately for Bernie, Jorge, and Yankees fans, the decision isn’t likely up to him. The Yanks have no room for him in their crowded outfield and can likely offer …

Jets leave door open for Tuna

Giants Rumors & NewsJets Rumors & News

Yesterday, on the heels of Bill Parcells’s retirement (from Dallas at least), the New York Post opined that you can fugghedabout Big Bill coming to Big Blue, while the Newark Star Ledger wouldn’t rule out a Tuna reunion with Gang Green, citing the Hall-of-Fame coach’s close ties with Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Eric Mangini.

Today the prospect of Parcells returning to New York has picked up steam, as most of the local papers are discussing the idea of Parcells joining the Jets in some sort of advising capacity. Newsday reports that team sources have indicated that the team would welcome Parcells as a consultant, though there have been no conversations to that effect at this time. Contrarily, the Post reports that the Jets are “Not Tuna Fishing,” and have no plans to speak to the retired coach. Likewise, the Daily News thinks a Tuna reunion is unlikely.

Parcells coached the Jets from 1997 to 1999, and served in the …

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