Today's papers have all the proof you need.
That's right, the best player ever Derek Jeter couldn't be happier to be shaking hands with the Great Satan himself- Dick Cheney.
My favorite part of the article- "During the singing of 'God Bless America' in the seventh inning, an image of Cheney was shown on the scoreboard. It was greeted with booing, so the Yankees quickly removed the image."
And could the Yankees TV announcers (don't get me started on John Sterling on the radio) be any worse? Last night, Michael Kay credited Billy Beane with inventing the strategy of being patient at the plate. I'm surprised he didn't give Paul O'Neill credit for that. Later, Kay stated that it was telling that nobody picked up Manny Ramirez last year when he was put on waivers. He postulated that Manny wasn't claimed because of his ridiculous contract (you think?) but then went on to say that if Derek Jeter had been placed on waivers, he would have been claimed by many teams. Really? Who wants to pay a bad defensive shortstop who hasn't had a great season since 2001 close to twenty million dollars? Give me a break. Maybe Suzyn Waldman would have claimed him for her love slave but that is about it.
In better baseball news, the Mets won yesterday and Cliff Floyd jacked two homeruns. But the best part were his comments after the game, "Today, I was just happy to help out my boys. They pay me a lot of money to be out here and be productive. It's not like I'm Joe Schmo, in there, just chilling. I've got to get it done" Not only was Floyd the man last night, but he also gave a shout out to Spike TV. Nice. And would shout out be shout out, shoutout or shout-out? I need to brush up on my 1994 slang a little more.
Talk to the hand.
Phillies 9 Mets 4
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