Signs of once familiar Grim Reaper: The Yankees Close and Late
- "... the Yankees won the (opening Toronto) series despite going 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position." (Ed Price, Star-Ledger, 4/3/08).
- "Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons recognized the script being written and simply hoped there might be a surprise ending against the New York Yankees.
- Close late games, especially at home, have a way of working out for New York and that was the case Thursday night as the Yankees won 3-2"....(Jeremy Sandler, National Post, 4/3/08)
- Then you have Jeff Wilken from the Schenectady Daily Gazette who criticizes Yankee arrogance. He cites Joba with his showboating and somehow thnks Mariano Rivera is just as bad. (I have no idea how he connects these 2 players but he does):
- That famous Yankee arrogance is the biggest reason.
- Alex Rodriguez,
- Mariano Rivera and
- the new kid pitcher, “Joba” Chamberlain, have arrogance a-plenty.
- But I’ve always appreciated Derek Jeter. He plays hard, always says the right things and, while wicked competitive, never comes across as a dolt on or off the field. The Yankee shortstop’s stock rose in my book this week, when he requested a tape of ailing announcer Bob Sheppard’s voice be used to introduce him at bat during the Yanks’ first two games."
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