Yankees without Steinbrenner?

Just finished reading this article, which talks a bit about what the Yankees will be doing after Mr. Steinbrenner leaves/passes on.

It’ll be tough – impossible? – to get an owner who does more or cares more than him. He’s made mistakes, as anyone does, but he is one of the greatest owners in the history of professional sports. He goes all out and he spends money, because his team makes it – because the fans give it to him and he puts it back into the team. Novel concept. If we had a league full of George Steinbrenners, we’d have a league far better off.

Me, I’m just going to enjoy the rest of his tenure (doesn’t mean I won’t criticize).

I am Washington, DC

“You’re rotten to the core. You’re deeply agressive; street-level violence and big-time politics.”

How wrong that is aside… how the heck am I supposed to answer number 3?

3.) You can have anything to drink right now, what would it be?
Double Espresso
Shot of whiskey
Shot of tequila
Draft Beer
Any mixed drink
Glass of Wine
Some Coke with my Crack
Anything with alcohol, NOW! And keep it flowing.

Ok, I don’t drink alcohol. So, there goes 2-8 and 10. I don’t drink coffee. There goes 1. I don’t do drugs… there goes 9. So, I’ve got nothing. I do drink soda, so I choose the 9th one, but even that isn’t close…

A. Polselli goes photo blogging…

Adam has made a change. His blog is now a photo blog. I am not sure if it is more interesting to me personally, but as long as that’s what he wants to do, that’s what matters. He is really into photography and design and certainly has recognizable talent in both.

In and Out

Yeah, I know I just got started. But, I am not too sure how much I will be able to blog from the 2nd through the 9th, so I wanted to post a note.

I might get a few entries in in that time, however.

We’re just a tad premature…

Looking back at this entry… the only way that the Yankees could not finish with a winning record was for them to lose just one of the three games they had left in April.

Guess what?

They didn’t lose. And they finished 12-11 in April. Still 4 games back of Boston, but better than nothing.

New Design for Jeremy’s Blog

Just a quick note to recognize Jeremy’s new design. I have mixed feelings and I see a few bugs, but I am sure he’ll get them all worked out. Either way, a fresh look usually can’t hurt.

Yankees sweep A’s – bats come alive against Hudson, Mulder and Zito


The Yankee bats… those Yankee bats… they came alive. After getting swept by the Red Sox, the Yankees didn’t seem to be getting any breaks, having to face the dominant threesome from Oakland. Zito, Hudson and Mulder (I actually have Zito and Mulder’s autograph – along with Billy Koch, on the same ball). But, they did it. They got 4 ER out of Hudson in 7 innings, 4 out of Mulder in 6 and 6 out of Zito in 6.

Also of note, Jeter broke out of his (0 for 32) slump tonight by taking the first pitch from Zito into the stands. Bernie also hit his first homer.

Let Ogunleye Walk

After reading this article and watching an interview on ESPN today, I have went from really liking Dolphins defensive end Adewale Ogunleye to now thinking that they should just let him walk, if he doesn’t adjust his attitude.

I am seeing a guy who is not giving the end on the other side, Jason Taylor, enough credit. Taylor is one of the reasons that he can command so much money and act in such a way. The Dolphins offered him a 1.8+ million dollar, 1 year contract and he says he won’t sign it. He’s willing to sit out ten games and then “make himself available” for the last six. If he does that, that is when I tell him to jump in a lake.

I am pretty sure that when the Dolphins signed him and he spent 2000 rehabilitating his knee, that still paid him (correct me if I am wrong). It’s like anything else. You have a great year and you want to be paid. But, what if they give you this contract and you finish with 5 sacks instead of 18? Can they, then, cut your contract by 75%?

About the Yankees having a losing record…

I just got an IM from someone I kind of know:

“Last time the Yankees had a sub-.500 April and still made the postseason: 1952, when they went 5-6. Last time the Yankees were more than one game under .500 in April and still made the postseason: Never.”

Now, putting aside the fact that I very rarely brag about the Yankees or put down other teams for that matter… and assuming it is true… let’s just hope we make some history this year.

I am Root Beer

The questions are a bit… odd, but I am Root Beer.