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Shedding

Posted By Alex Belth On February 26, 2004 @ 1:06 pm In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

While the Yankees officially parted ways with Aaron Boone [1] this afternoon, Joe Torre [2] could be leaning towards a contract extension. Tom Verducci [3] has a piece on the Yankee manager over at SI.com. One of the things they discuss is the Yankee line-up. Like Joel Sherman [4] also suggests in a sabermetric-friendly article in The Post, Bernie Williams could be a fine leadoff man.

Speaking of leadoff hitters, have you seen Johnny Damon [5], Boston’s answer to Captain Caveman [6]? (Damon also looks a bit like the little kid with the deadly boomerang in “The Road Warrior.”) Most modern athletes are accused of being dull and guarded, but Damon is a flake with some real chutzpah. The anti-Yankee is sure to keep things lively in Boston this year (as if they needed any help [7] in that department [8]).

Finally, Jay Jaffe [9], and my label-mate Jon Weisman [10] have posts up today about Michael Lewis’ Sports Illustrated article. Both are well-worth checking out.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Aaron Boone: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/baseball/mlb/02/26/bc.bba.yankees.boone.ap/index.html

[2] Joe Torre: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/168029p-146855c.html

[3] Tom Verducci: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2004/writers/tom_verducci/02/24/insider/index.html

[4] Joel Sherman: http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/19002.htm

[5] Johnny Damon: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/02/26/hairs_johnny_damon_shocks/

[6] Captain Caveman: http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040225/i/r3976167190.jpg

[7] any help: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/02/26/drama_intrigue_in_ramirezs_show/

[8] that department: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/02/26/situation_no_comedy/

[9] Jay Jaffe: http://www.futilityinfielder.com/archives/2004_02_22_futility_archive.shtml#107781456515344554

[10] Jon Weisman: http://dodgerthoughts.baseballtoaster.com/archives/012079.html

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