Who would have could have guessed that Tiger Woods might be on the infamous steroid list?
Not many because it would be almost impossible, but you never know.
Tiger must realize that maintaining absolute silence, is an open door to presumptions. It makes hiding anything possible.
One would think that Tiger realizes that he needs to illustrate some guilt in person. Rather, he hides out like a wimp and gives no regard to his fans, the game of golf, nor his family.
Many would argue that this is a secluded Woods family affair. It is a valid point that Tiger is a person who over and deserves to be respected like any other citizen.
Well, sorry to bust your bubble Tiger but you are not just any other person.
Other than Michael Jordon, Woods is easily the most well-known living sports figure in the world. I still have yet to meet a living person who does not know his name. That reality is referring to just his first name only, Tiger.
So does this mean that Tiger should have his life on public display or any pro-athletes for that matter?
Yes, it does and it actually kind-of requires it.
When the super-human athletes make mistakes it can slide though public scrutiny if the athlete is genuinely sorry. Tiger’s situation which involves police, unexplained injuries and enough women coming forward to create a private brothel, demands it and the world deserves it.
What is so crazy is that Tiger’s people kept all of his cheating out of the spot-light for years. It boggles me even more that there advice now is to hide, not talk to police and have a report written on your website.
Instead, Tiger should have faced the world in a press conference, apologizing with no need to go into details, and then asking for our respect at this difficult time for his kids, wife etc. Continue reading ‘Tiger Tiger On The Wall’ »
The possibilities of who, where and what it will take to get this stud are endless.
WHO – is in the running? Any GM with a pulse is going to weigh options.
This inevitably becomes Halladay’s decision as he has a no-trade clause. Toronto has limitations in regards to their excitement because if a team is not on Roy’s short list he will play thru his contract thru 2010 and become a free agent for 2011.
Halladay has said whom he won’t be resigning with in 2010; that is the Blue Jays. So, getting players is almost emanating for the team’s future. The Jays know what is possible to expect in return and so it is ideal to get it done.
Everyone knows that Roy wants a ring and a fruitful contract so Phillies, Yankees, Red Sox and Angels are the logical choices.
WHERE – the answer is EVERYWHERE, as all teams are drooling over just the possibility or the dream of Hallady playing in their uniform.
It has been reported that Halladay is a tad jealous of his old teammate’s year-old uniform, blue and white pinstripes. Oh and I am sure AJ Burnett’s World Series ring as a New York Yankee is very appealing.
If not the Yankees, the next best thing would be to shove it in the Bombers face and it has been said that Boston Red Sox made the cut as well. Boston’s GM Theo Epstein is supposedly willing to comply. It’s been heard that December 7th kind-of quickly, as Epstein wants Roy secured in Bean-town before the Winter Meeting that start in a week.Hallady has other “where” possibilities to choose from as both Los Angeles teams are supposedly displaying major interest.
The Angels chances are slim to none on taking John Lackey back, so Halladay would be an above and beyond replacement on the mound.
Joe Torre’s Dodgers need a big time, game winner like Halladay. This was evidently their biggest issue that needs to be addressed after this past post-season.The Dodgers are supposedly scraping together an offer with the hopes the Jays desperation will go into effect, if the big teams offers flop. The Dodgers have some solid prospects, but it will come down to if Chad Billingsly’s included in the mix or not. This makes up for the lack in finances in going up against the endless bank accounts of baseballs richest. Also have to consider if Roy’s idea of playing with Manny will be any kind-of a factor here.
Two other National League teams with big interests are the Mets and Phillies, who are fully joining this hunt too.
The Phillies cannot afford to give any more chances for Cole Hamels because losing the World Series was enough. Pair that with Hamels bad attitude and you can’t rely that he will ever be back to where he was in 2008. With a huge and surprising disappointment now on the team’s shoulders, Halladay would be a perfect solution. Continue reading ‘Oh Roy, Oh Roy Will Be What Team’s Newest Toy’ »
With all the players enjoying well-deserved vacations, loyal fans wait anxiously to see what their team will do this off-season.
Admittedly, this free-agent market is not too powerful. There is no CC or Tex out there, but the Yankees complete silence is starting to sound arrogant.
What is the reluctance with signing Johnny Damon and Hediki Matsui?
Damon for two years because that is the least he should take. Matsui for one more season, with an option for a second would seem to be fair.
Even as strong as Godzilla is, the Yankees will read it year by year with a DH only player. In fact, that is reasonable as the line-up is to complete already.
The even bigger consideration for Matsui is Jorge Posada. He has two years left and can shift to a DH nicely. This is anticipated to expect in regards to Posada’s future that will mold Cervelli, just as Girardi did with him.
Andy Pettitte did eventually register for free agency, but we all know it is the Yankees or bust. It is certainly in Andy’s hands, and I think he will play one more time.
Our Southpaw still has the itch, the fans love him, and the younger guys can learn from him.
With the Angels wasting no time in re-signing Bobby Abreu, you got to wonder what Cashman is doing. Two years, for 19 million, is exactly what Abreu deserved after a superb first season for the Angels.
Where is the love for Damon? The Yankees can not give less then Abreu recieved, and tack on winning the World Series, in addition to being one of the giant stars in it also.
I just do not know why the Yankees would allow him talk to other teams. Trust in the fact that we do not want to face Damon next season wasn’t Abreu enough of a lesson.
Both players are not exceptional defensively in the outfield. As hitters, considered two of the best in baseball, who show super-human patience and continually stage with power.
Damon tied a career high in home-runs with 24, knocked in 82 runs, 36 doubles and has a .365 OBP. He works hard and brings no further drama to a clubhouse that does not need to be ruffled by some new import.
Damon showed his true colors with one of the best plays in World Series history. It took place in the bottom of the ninth, two outs, Yankees down 7-3, and away in Phillie too.
That makes me mentally tired just typing about it and for me it spoke volumes of Damon’s role and his true Yankee mind-set.
The Yanks have something that works, again and finally.
Damon will require more, so he will get more because he shares powerhouse agent Scott Boras with Abreu. Cashman knows the Yanks will have to pay-up.The Cash-man can certainly spend money, so a few more million is not my question; it is the years that I hope both sides can agree too.
Losing Damon would be a terrible thing, as the Jeter-Damon punch is dangerous. It is clearly considered Girardi’s top managerial act thus far. The 1-2 punch, made more of an impact to the group’s success then most realize.
Hopefully, all the three bigs will be back in pinstripes next season. At least Pettitte is either with us but not against us.
Let’s hope Cashman doesn’t let time pass to the point of insulting. Just remember, #27 would not have been without #18 or #55, that I can guarantee you.
Mauer had superman-like stats this season, in addition to leading his team, in grabbing a late post-season spot. The Twins played in one of the most dramatic battles for the wild card in baseball history, and that would not have happened without Joe Mauer.
Rightly so, the best player did win by a landslide capturing 27 of the 28 first place votes.
The one lone vote went to Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers who placed fourth on the list. Before Cabrera, was Mark Teixeira followed by his teammate Derek Jeter to take second and third spot, respectively.
My heart was hoping Jeter might win, but Mauer deserves it. He led the AL with a .365 batting average, .444 on-base percentage, .587 Slugging percentage, 28 home-runs, 96 RBI and only the second catcher to win this honor in 33 years.
My sincerest congratulations to the Minnesota Twins, Joe Mauer for a well deserved MVP award.
OTHER MVP NOTES:
Landing fourteenth on the list was the great one, Mariano Rivera. This by no means any doubt to the ability or deserving-ness of Mo, but not normal for a reliever to even be in the MVP conversations, it has happened only three other times.
As a Yankee fan, I can dream.
With Mo it would not surprise me and I guess it would be difficult to find many who would argue against that. Rivera is the best ever and it would have been easy to give this man any honor, and this past season he definitely had the numbers to prove it.
When the honorable opportunity to wear Yankee pinstripes as a player, it is more than just a career uniform.
It is part of sports history that associates with distinction due to outstanding accomplishments.
On top of that, to represent New York City; a platform that comes with strong expectations. Everyone wants to make it and nobody wants to leave it.
Am I conceited?
Of course, I am a Yankee fan.
So to all the haters out there, I believe I owe you one. You help my Yankees remain in the main stream. As the saying goes, press is press, and you consistently deliver your time to my team.
In NY, the city and the players are immensely proud in pinstripes. Mainly, so are the fans and without that a team is not complete.
Who did our captain thank first?
It is time to dismiss the petty attitudes, which reek of jealousy.
Reality is you are not changing anything that has happened in the past, but you still have the future.
The Yankees work just as hard as any other team. Mr. Steinbrenner would allow the shirt off his back if it could help in any way. The Boss is so proud and noble.
My advice to all Yankee haters:Altogether or separately the energy you spend on the Yankees (press is press) should and could be re-focused positively, on your team.
Obviously every team needs assistance to win their own World Series ring and it starts with the fans. Just look at the Red Sox fans since 1918 or the Cubs fans who show-up despite the outcome.
The anti-Yankee fans cannot give so much airtime and effort to a team they hate.
Try and imagine the only time your home ballpark is packed, is when certain visiting teams come to town. It must be tough to rise-up as a player.
Spirit is a huge pick-up but you have to show-up and thats half the battle won.
To defend the Yankee players, who pitch with the same balls and hit with the same bats, as every other MLB club. If the Yanks baseballs or gloves were made better because of their higher paychecks, then it is a valid argument. In reality, that’s just not the case.
It is teamwork and total focus on the purpose. Winning the World Series takes undeniable output from every direction of an organization and that is a fact.
The anti-yankee fans favorite topic is about how the Yankees buy teams, spend so much more money then everyone and how it’s bad for baseball.
FYI, no one is stopping any other MLB team from spending whatever amount of money for players, stadiums etc. Boycott your owners for not spending the cash or if you are serious, just go look in the mirror.
Why spend when it doesn’t bring more fans; best to just pray your schedule has the Yanks, Red Sox, Mets visiting more each season.
The fans generate the revenue. In turn, money gets made, owners see potential from the rising fan-ship totals. Look, it’s never to late to buy a
few regular season tickets, because it has to start from somewhere.
(this picture is from after the game ended at old stadium’s last week in 2008; Yanks were already out of the playoffs)
Go to a game and help cheer on your ball-club, without seeing who their playing. Thats what fans do because you can’t just jump on the band-wagon last minute.
A true fan is sincere.Terrible or marvelous, the Yankee fans still appear in the Bronx.They might be yelling or booing but they are there each game, no matter what.
Go ahead and blame yourselves for giving the Yankees so much free advertisement. Again, I will refer to the saying, press is press.The ones most affected and who hurt the most, are the teams you pledge loyalty to as fans.
How is that possible?
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It is possible because the Yankees still win. And you anti-fans make the Yanks players are household names across the country, even if it is out of complete hate and anger.
Without the action from you, the haters, the Yanks would not be the most popular team in sports. Popular, of course, but not the headline and Sports Center hogs which you complain about non-stop. You help create the buzz and I thank you.
Finally, just go give your team a shot by bitching about their problems and make them the news. Focus your energy on the team whose hat you had since you were 15 years old. Be the leader and people will follow by example, I promise you that.
Let the Yankee fans deal with their Yankees, and now we are the Champs. So stop trying to take that away from us and please, just leave my Yankees alone.