August 2004 Posts

One game, do or die, which Yankee would you want?

Interesting piece over at RLYW.

I can’t really argue with Duque. Out of this year’s guys, I’d probably go with him. Brown might be a close second, as odd as that may sound.

I like these guys

I have been meaning to write an entry like Alex’s for a while now. I agree with what he says. They play the game well, they carry themselves (essentially) well. Really, I like the 2004 Yankees. I mean, I always like the Yankees, yes. But, this team – these players – they are a good group and they are fun to watch.

A-Rod Drops Appeal

It is a shame, but A-Rod dropped his appeal on the suspension. I heard he had the flu, so maybe he needs some recovery time, anyway. But, still… I believe him when he says that what came from under the mask was worse – that is what I thought happened – and as such, he was not deserving of a suspension of that magnitude. But, oh well, its over… life goes on.

Brandon on

Brandon is on the front page over at SitePoint.


Singing the Praises of El Duque; Other Yankees Tidbits

Alex, Steve Bonner and Derek Jacques are all rightfully singing the praises of El Duque, one of my favorite pitchers.

Also, read about Tom Gordon’s historic season and the top 10 Torre Era Yankees home runs.

The Yankees Next Year?

An interesting piece over at RLYW.

Bernie’s Blessing?

Apparently, Beltran’s got it. So, I say… go get Beltran.

Bernie’s been so awesome about the whole Lofton thing and now Beltran. Great example of a Yankees ballplayer.

Keep on charging the enemy so long as there is life.

That’s what the message in my fortune cookie said last night.

Great Eights

Yankees starting pitchers have gone 8 innings pitched in each of the last 4 games. During this stretch, neither Flash nor Mo has had to enter a game – giving them some much needed rest.

Kevin Brown went 8 innings on Thursday, allowing 4 hits and 0 runs while walking 2 and striking out 7.

Javier Vazquez went 8 innings on Friday, allowing 6 hits and 3 runs while walking 0 and striking out 3.

Orlando Hernandez went 8 innings on Satuday, allowing 5 hits and 0 runs while walking 2 and striking out 7.

Jon Leiber went 8 innings today, allowing 4 hits and 2 runs while walking 1 and striking out 5.

During this stretch, the Yankees have outscored opponents 30 to 7.

Mrs. Cashman Meets the Press

Seems like Mrs. Brian Cashman got a bit of a lesson in dealing with the press.

“That would be any man’s dream, to go up there and become the god of Boston. But I don’t think that will happen.”