Der-ek Je-ter (Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap)

Okay, so that hit probably would have been ruled an error on Uribe in any other ballpark and on any other occasion, but I’m so glad it wasn’t. I choked up when Jeet stood on first base, looking down at his shoes with the crowd cheering like crazy. When he finally took off his cap and acknowledged the fans it was vintage Derek. He really doesn’t like to make himself the story but the truth is, his quest to break Gehrig’s record gave the game a playoff type atmosphere it wouldn’t have had otherwise. Mostly, it was just the usual mediocre effort by the Yanks, who looked listless against yet another pitcher that was vulnerable and should have been chased.

Rumor has it that Pettitte has a shoulder problem. If so, why is he out there? Is he injured or is his confidence shot or has he just gone to seed? I love the guy, but I’m wondering if he should hang it up after the season. I’m really hoping he’ll pull it together and grind out a win for the finale at the Stadium on Sunday night. He’s been our big game pitcher for so long. Come on, Andy. Give us a performance we’ll always remember (in a good way).

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It’d be a real kick in the head if Pettitte didn’t retire and went to LA to finish his career pitching for Torre.
http://paullebowitz.mlblogs.com/

I don’t see that happening. Pettitte’s always said it’s the Yankees or nothing. Sure, he played for the Astros but that was about being near his family and hanging out with Clemens. LA is a long way from the ranch. Of course if the Dodgers don’t sign Manny in the off season they could take a look at Abreu. I doubt the Yankees will bring him back.
– Jane

I love the title to this entry. Great minds think alike. You’ve got to love Jeter. If only we had 24 more of him on the team. I’d even take 10 of him. As for Andy, it’s time to part ways. I love him to death but he’s done.

J-Boogie

http://boogiedownbaseball.blogspot.com

$ talks, especially on the ranch. 🙂

Mark
http://mlblogs.mlblogs.com

Hi, Jane …

Isn’t it great, even in this losing 2008 Yankees season, the New York Yankees can make “history” on almost a daily basis !!! … Just saying and reading about all the great “all-time” Yankee players, such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, etc., etc., etc, — their standard of greatness and excellence overshadows all the pennant races and wild card runs that are going on in baseball at the end of this season … What ever happens the rest of the way in 2008, the Yankees and Yankee Stadium are the lead stories this season. It really doesn’t matter who wins the World Series !!! … Keep the faith, as 2009 will truly be the New York Yankees year [again] … Go Yankees !!! … Jimmy [27NYY] …

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Hey, Mark. Yeah, money talks on the ranch. (All those bills to pay!) But Andy going to LA? I’ll make you a bet it doesn’t happen.

Hey, Jimmy. It’s kind of amazing that the Yankees aren’t in the pennant race but still manage to make headlines, thanks to players like Jeter and Mo reaching personal milestones, plus the closing of the Stadium on Sunday night. I’m totally keeping the faith for 2009!

– Jane

If I was a betting man (you know I can’t since I kind of have this job…) then I would have to ask: Do you really think I would bet if I get LAD and you get the field of 29 other teams? Oh that would be a great bet. Let’s up the stakes and say he goes to LA, Pluto gets reinstated as the ninth planet and zillow.com doubles every home’s list value in 2009.

Okay, Mark. I’ll make the stakes fairer. You can put your money (not literally) on Andy going to the LAD and I’ll put mine on him coming back to the Yankees, and the winner will simply get bragging rights!

– Jane

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