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Posted By Alex Belth On July 29, 2003 @ 7:50 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

POOR LITTLE RICH TEAM

The Yankees had Monday off as they flew out west to start a three-game series against the World Champs. That gave them a day to stew in the juices of two difficult weekend losses in Boston. Maybe the team isn’t stewing at all, but that didn’t prevent Boss George from issuing a brief statement. “This will not stand, man. This aggression will not stand,” a stoned Dude once said. The New York Times has an article [1] today about the Yankees’ troublesome bullpen, while Joel Sherman [2] assigns some blame to the Bombers offense, who have been lousy in clutch situations.

Meanwhile, Rob Neyer [3] has a piece comparing Yankee Stadium with Fenway Park. As much as I want to disagree with him, Neyer makes some good points, especially about how loud, and noisy Yankee Stadium is. Almost every time I’m there, I wish they could turn down the volume on the nonsense, and replace it with a simple organist. (For what it’s worth, Neyer does think the Yanks are better than the Sox.)

If you haven’t been to Larry Mahnken’s Replacement Level Yankees Weblog [4] yet, you are missing out. Mahnken delivers the goods; he has made so many sharp observations during the past week, I don’t know where to start (OK, today’s post is about “The Curse of Jeff Nelson”). Do yourself a favor and make his page a part of your daily Yankee fix. You won’t be sorry.


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[1] article: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/29/sports/baseball/29yankees.html

[2] Joel Sherman: http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/38292.htm

[3] Rob Neyer: http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1586073.html

[4] Larry Mahnken’s Replacement Level Yankees Weblog: http://yankeefan.blogspot.com/

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