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Defending Rodriguez

Posted By Alex Belth On February 23, 2005 @ 8:11 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

Here’s a little blurb from Sam Borden [1] that appears in today’s Daily News:

[Bernie] Williams offered the first strong defense of A-Rod [2] yesterday when asked for his reaction to the procession of Red Sox players [3] who have bashed Rodriguez over the past week, calling him a “clown” and saying he wasn’t a “Yankee type.” Several Sox implied A-Rod wasn’t a true Yankee because he hadn’t been part of the championship teams of the late ’90s, but Williams said that was a silly sentiment.

“You have probably one of the greatest Yankees that ever wore this uniform, and that’s Cap (Don Mattingly), and who would argue that he’s not a true Yankee?” Williams said. “Still, he didn’t win a World Series here. I just don’t think that’s an accurate statement.”

Could this be Bernie’s last year [4] with the Yanks? [5] Will he possibly hang em up for good at the end of the year? According to Newsday [6]:

“Some days I feel like I want to retire right at that moment, and some days I feel like I want to play another 10 years,” Williams said.

I’ve always imagined that Bernie is the kind of guy who will walk away from the game. I don’t think of him as someone who will be a coach or a broadcaster. But who knows? Maybe he wouldn’t mind playing for three or four more years as a part-time player. I don’t see it, but stranger things have happened.


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URLs in this post:

[1] Sam Borden: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/283609p-243011c.html

[2] A-Rod: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/283614p-243015c.html

[3] Red Sox players: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2005/02/23/glee_club/

[4] Bernie’s last year: http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/40320.htm

[5] the Yanks?: http://www.nypost.com/sports/yankees/40329.htm

[6] Newsday: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyside234154886feb23,0,5729341.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

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