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Let’s Get This Party Started Right
Posted By Alex Belth On February 17, 2004 @ 9:16 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled
Alex Rodriguez  will be announced as the newest member of the Yankees today  at a noon press conference in the Bronx. It is a sweet moment for Yankee fans, a glorious day for Washington Heights , and a sickening affair for Red Sox , and Mets  fans. There are some baseball fans who are even more upset by the fact that Rodriguez–who is widely considered to be the second greatest shortstop in baseball history–will move positions and not Derek Jeter. But for now, like it or not, Jeter will remain the Yankees’ shortstop . (I don’t think sabermetricians necessarily hate Jeter personally–although some might, of course–they just hate the perception many fans and mainstream media types have of Jeter’s defense.) Jeter needs to stay healthy though. One trip to the DL and he could be the modern-day Wally Pipp.
Jeter and Torre will be in New York for the A Rod press conference today, while pitchers and catchers report to camp in Tampa. (Gary Sheffield and Bernie Williams have already reported).
I’ll be back later this afternoon with more. The schmaltz should be pretty thick today. But before I forget, make a point to check out George Vecsey’s  nice piece in The Times today on Lawrence Ritter , the baseball historian who passed away on Sunday in his Upper West Side apartment.
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URLs in this post:
 Alex Rodriguez: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/165159p-144652c.html
 the newest member of the Yankees today: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/165173p-144665c.html
 Washington Heights: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/165168p-144664c.html
 Red Sox: http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/15744.htm
 Mets: http://www.nypost.com/sports/mets/15739.htm
 Jeter will remain the Yankees’ shortstop: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/17/sports/baseball/17YANK.html
 George Vecsey’s: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/17/sports/baseball/17VECS.html
 Lawrence Ritter: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/17/sports/baseball/17RITT.html
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