Wang's season in jeopardy?

Hopefully we’ll have some baseball tonight against the A’s, but in the meantime, I do have some news.

Chien-Ming Wang’s shoulder has not improved, according to Bryan Hoch, and he continues to feel significant discomfort. Hoch also notes that Wang actually believes his 2009 season may be in jeopardy and that surgery could...

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Damon 2010 = Matsui 2009


Prior to the season, I had the following to say about the possibility of bringing back Johnny Damon in 2010:

This begs the question, of course, of whether the Yankees would resign Damon to a fresh contract should he have another year like 2008. If Jason Bay, Matt Holliday, and Manny Ramirez each have...

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Pondering <strike>Halladay</strike> Holliday

She’s the Man move download Rats

Streets of Blood trailer While everyone discusses Roy Halladay, a guy with a similar last name—Matt Holliday

Blood on the Sun move

—has flown under...

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The Mets are embarrassing…OFF the field, too

To recap:

[There were] revelations that a raging Bernazard tore off his shirt and challenged the Double-A Binghamton players to a fight and called one of them a derogatory word referring to the female anatomy.

I’m sorry, but that’s completely unacceptable for a senior member of a pro team’s front office to engage in that sort of behavior. Was it not acted upon because Minaya a) hoped it wouldn’t get out into the news, b) really likes Bernazard and/or c) thought it was just “boys being boys”? What if Bernazard did this in a bar? In a strip club? In the supermarket? Would a change of location make it any more acceptable? No. It’s not the sort of image and leadership one would expect from a 52 year old vice president of a professional team anywhere.

Except it’s not the first run-in Bernazard has had lately:

All-Star closer Frankie Rodriguez confirmed this afternoon that he exchanged words on the team bus last week in Atlanta with Bernazard, the club’s embattled vice president of player development.

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IIATMS Tryouts, Daily Recaps: Adam Winters

7/22/09 The Right Kind

You had the wrong kind? I’ve never had the wrong kind, ever. My worst one was right on the money.

The quote from Woody Allen’s Manhattan came to mind as the Yankees picked up another boring win against the Orioles. But a win it was, and there can be no wrong kind in this division.

it’s hard to tell which was more exciting today: the report of Tony Bernazard, sans shirt and aged all of 52 years, challenging the Binghamton Mets to a round of fisticuffs, the vaunted addition of Adam LaRoche (.247/.329/.441 this season) to the Red Sox, or this ball game. It was a ho-hum affair in the Bronx that offered little in the way of intrigue after the first inning. The Yankees were, quite literally, in rare form as they tagged a “We Haven’t Seen Him Before Hall of Fame”-guy, Jason Berken (1-8, 6.55 ERA), for four runs in the first and held on, supplemented by a Jorge Posada homerun in the third and a Posada RBI double in the eighth, to win 6-4.…

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