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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

TSL: Gamble: Old-School Yankees Mystique Is Certified Stale

Not as stale-minded as the Happy Land reference…

The new, more fiscally responsible Yankee approach is sure to hit Yankee fans like the fire at Happy Land, when it sinks in on Opening Day and everyone’s scrambling to find information on the less-than-stellar names littering the Yankees lineup card.

The fans aren’t the only disgruntled party heading into this Yankee season. A source close to the Yankees told the Shadow League that the Yankees are tiring of Granderson’s feast-or-famine hitting and would trade him for the right deal. Also, if Robinson Cano is truly the Yankees’ future, the source says, then the Steinbrenners aren’t doing a good job with making him feel wanted. And unless the Yankees offer him some mega-deal before he hits free agency at season’s end, there is a possibility that Cano could bounce to a younger, fresher team like the Washington Nationals—a legit rumor confirmed by ESPN’s Buster Olney.

This year is critical for the Yankees and the future of the franchise. It’s been a great run for the old legendary gang of Jeter, Rivera, Pettitte (and Posada who retired before last season), but the changing face of baseball is turning towards new MLB ambassadors like Price.

You can’t stay fresh forever, but this much is clear: the old school, old-timer Yankees need to get their cool back.

Repoz Posted: February 27, 2013 at 06:30 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Flynn Posted: February 27, 2013 at 06:49 AM (#4376848)
The new, more fiscally responsible Yankee approach is sure to hit Yankee fans like the fire at Happy Land,


Dude, really?
   2. JE (Jason) Posted: February 27, 2013 at 07:06 AM (#4376853)
Dude, really?

That sentence blew me away too. It hit me like the explosion of the atomic bomb in the center of Hiroshima.
   3. DLew On Roids Posted: February 27, 2013 at 07:51 AM (#4376863)
I enjoyed how the "legit rumor confirmed" by Buster Olney was a tweet from Olney that Olney himself said was total speculation on his part--in the body of the tweet.
   4. The District Attorney Posted: February 27, 2013 at 08:17 AM (#4376875)
The new, more fiscally responsible Yankee approach is sure to hit Yankee fans like the fire at Happy Land
Didn't even know Seth Macfarlane followed sports.
   5. The Piehole of David Wells Posted: February 27, 2013 at 09:21 AM (#4376905)
With the recent disaster to Granderson, the Yankees will have to change the entire philosophy of team.


That's some good writing there. What or how is a "disaster to" someone? The whole article is a train wreck.
   6. Howie Menckel Posted: February 27, 2013 at 09:36 AM (#4376914)

might deserve its own thread: Ichiro might hit 25 HR this year if he feels like it:

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/Klapisch_Could_the_Yanks_get_more_power_from_Ichiro_Suzuki.html

   7. Dale Sams Posted: February 27, 2013 at 10:16 AM (#4376936)
Most. Hated. 95 win team. Ever
   8. Tom Nawrocki Posted: February 27, 2013 at 10:21 AM (#4376940)
If this isn't by Oscar Gamble, I'm not interested.
   9. SoSH U at work Posted: February 27, 2013 at 10:35 AM (#4376949)
If this isn't by Oscar Gamble, I'm not interested.


Sports Extra: Yankees Take Gamble on Oscar
   10. The District Attorney Posted: February 27, 2013 at 10:37 AM (#4376953)
They Don't Think Mystique Be Like It Is, But It Do
   11. valuearbitrageur Posted: February 27, 2013 at 11:29 AM (#4376988)
Mystique may be getting stale, but Aura always has something fresh she brings to her stage performances.

Her lap dances not so much.
   12. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 27, 2013 at 12:43 PM (#4377039)
The whole article is a train wreck.

The Happy Land fire analogy works perfectly, but your thoughtless comment is a bitter insult to the memory of those we lost in the 1906 Halifax embankment crash.

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