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Friday, February 15, 2008

"Blemish, Tarnish," George Mitchell Gazette not "moving forward?"....

The NY Times brings up the Yankees' 4 championship years, 1996-2000. In the same sentence they cite 5 Yankee players who contributed to those championships. Only 1 of the 5 has been 'named' in the Radomski/McNamee/Novitsky Report (xeroxed and sent to Red Sox Director George Mitchell) during those 4 years (Clemens). So why would Jack Curry put the 5 names all together with the "Championship Years" leaving the average hurried reader the opportunity to connect things that aren't really connected?

In spite of this lack of clarity, Curry works in 2 prejorative words in hopes people will be left with a certain view of the Yankees: (Jack Curry, NY Times): "Several significant players who contributed to some or all of the Yankees’ four World Series titles from 1996 to 2000, including Pettitte, Roger Clemens, David Justice, Chuck Knoblauch and Mike Stanton, were mentioned in the Mitchell report for their suspected use of performance-enhancing drugs."

Reference, NY Times article by Jack Curry, "Yankees Come and Go, but one Thing Remains," 2/16/08

(Best of luck in your career with ESPN/MLB).

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