February 2005 Posts

Wells Opens Mouth

Boomer sees Red on Yanks.

Let’s take a look here…

… “Brian told me, ‘We’d love to have you, but The Boss is looking in another direction and we’re going to go with youth.’ Then they turned around and signed Randy (Johnson). What part of that I didn’t get, I don’t know.

Cashman answered this well:

Cashman confirmed that he told Wells the Yanks wanted to get younger in their rotation, saying they backed that up by signing Carl Pavano and Jaret Wright as free agents. The Johnson deal was “a separate transaction,” Cashman said.

“He had a chance to be a Yankee last year and he chose to go to San Diego,” Cashman said of Wells.

“I’ve never had a good relationship with Joe, we’ve had a few run-ins, and Mel Stottlemyre, as well,” Wells added. “Mel’s probably the best pitching coach I’ve ever had, but when you have run-ins like that, it just leaves a sour taste. And who needs it? I can understand their point, and hopefully, they can understand mine.

Joe Torre is one of the most respected managers in baseball, I think most will agree. If you have a problem with Joe Torre, chances are you are the problem.

“He got thrown into a pretty good mix over there. He inherited a team just like I think Joe did when he became manager in ’96. They already had a good team there,” Wells said. “Joe’s a good manager, a great manager … and when you have that kind of atmosphere, winning becomes contagious.”

Speaking of that inherited team, Joe has been at it for 9 years. Wells was on the team for 4 of those years. Those teams? 1 WS win, 2 appearances. The other 5 years? 3 WS wins, 4 appearances. Coincidence? Probably, but I’m just saying…

Wells also said he’s “annoyed” that Rodriguez occasionally has referred to the Yankees as “we” when discussing their past championships.

“He was talking like he’d won three or four rings with them, when he hadn’t,” Wells said. “And that kind of disturbed me, because I would never put myself in that situation. … He shouldn’t put himself in that category. You gotta earn it.”

He can say we because he is part of the current “we”.

Wells also intimated he would have no emotional problem “protecting” his new teammates while pitching against his former ones this season, even if that might turn his longtime fans in New York against him.

“Last year, I probably had the best ovation I’ve ever had in my life,” Wells said of his return to New York with San Diego. “To get a two-three minute standing ovation, was awesome. … They don’t forget and that’s what’s so good about New York. They remember, and hopefully just because I’m putting on a Red Sox jersey, they don’t think I’m a traitor of any sort.”

I didn’t really like you when you were a Yankee, but … if you start hitting Yankees, those people who did like you may just start to turn…

Via Alex.

blogging! magazine

My friend Ray has launched blogging! magazine.

Check it out.

Craziness!

What kind of crazy nut job spends 1 1/2 – 2 hours reviewing, fine tuning, changing and organizing contact templates for his communities?

Yes, it is me.

Verducci: “The House that ‘Roids Built”

In a brand new article, SI.com’s Tom Verducci calls Yankee Stadium, “The House that ‘Roids Built”.

I wonder if he meant it as bad as it sounds. As if to chalk up the Yankees success to steroids…

I am a Romantic Realist and 28 Years Old

You Are A Romantic Realist
You are more romantic than 40% of the population.



You tend to be grounded when it comes to romance. Sure, you can fall hard… but only for someone you’ve gotten to know. And once you’re in love, you can be a total romantic goofball… But you’d never admit it to your friends!
You Are 28 Years Old
28
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Via Ray and… Ray.

Winamp.com Video Section

It’s great! I went there yesterday and I found music videos I’ve never seen before (old ones like No Time by Lil’ Kim, featuring PD, obsecure ones like P.E. 2000 (Rock Remix) by PD, featuring Chuck D., etc.) and ones I didn’t know existed, like a 10 minute version of Been Around the World (PD featuring Mase and The Notorious B.I.G.). Great site.

AOL Music also has some good stuff.

Mark Cuban on Political Bloggers

Good entry from Mark Cuban regarding political bloggers, the “new paparazzi”.

Backup Solution: External Hard Drives?

This thread at SitePoint has got me thinking about something I should do more: backup files. I need a real easy way to get it done. An external hard drive seems like a good idea to me! Price is something, but it looks like it might cost me a couple hundred.

Recommendations?

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines, folks. ;)

Players follow the uniform code of the clubhouse by Todd Jones

Good article by MLB reliever Todd Jones.

What is cool is that neither Randy nor Bernie made a big deal out of this. If Randy really wanted 51, I think Bernie would have given it up, but Randy didn’t want to ask because he knows what Bernie means to the Yankee legacy.

Right on.