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The Ol’ Goat Gets Bullish

Posted By Alex Belth On February 14, 2005 @ 9:22 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

Yankees come [1] and Yankees go [2], but one thing remains the same: Bernie Williams [3] is still the teams’ centerfielder. Now, if you look at his defensive statistics over the past four seasons, or if you’ve simply watched the games, it’s clear that he isn’t a defensive asset any longer. Regardless, he’s still my favorite Yankee (Mariano Rivera [4] is number two). And Bernie, bless him, isn’t ready to conceed to old age just yet. According to a bit in the Daily News [5]:

The Yankees’ center fielder bristled at talk of retirement at a clinic for young players in Venezuela, saying his experience will help carry him through despite a decline in some of his physical talents.

“I’m still not thinking about retirement,” the 36-year-old told The Associated Press. “I’m going to play as long as my physical abilities allow me to. I still feel very good physically.”

Or as George King [6] notes in a mini-Yankee preview:

Extremely prideful, Williams is bent on proving he can still play at a high level.

You go, you old goat, you.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Yankees come: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/12/sports/baseball/12chass.html?oref=login

[2] Yankees go: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/team/player.jsp?player_id=134320

[3] Bernie Williams: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/13/sports/baseball/13williams.html

[4] Mariano Rivera: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=5400

[5] Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/280727p-240596c.html

[6] George King: http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/40459.htm

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