Archive for August 28th, 2009

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Hot Stove Player of the Week: Hideki Matsui

Yankees Rumors & News

It was Boston vs. New York all week long. On the field, the Yankees took care of business, winning their series with the Red Sox, which included a 20-8 stomping. Off the field, new Hall-of-Famer Jim Rice called out Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter for “setting a bad example for the young guys.” Sure, what he said makes sense about Manny and A-Rod. Is Manny a steroid-riddled clown? You bet. Is A-Rod a steroid-filled, marketing-obsessed automaton? Of course. But Jeter? Isn’t he everything that’s good and wholesome about baseball? In fact, isn’t he everything that’s good about our country? Isn’t Rice then condemning all of American society? I, for one, am not going to stand here and listen to Jim Rice bad mouth the United States of America. And in another NY/Boston war, the bashful, thoughtful duo of Crazy Jon Papelbon and Billy Wagner reenacted the Lincoln-Douglas debates this week. New York got the last laugh, though, by foisting Wagner on the city of Boston. …

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