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On the Mend

Posted By Alex Belth On March 24, 2005 @ 5:29 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

There are puff pieces [1] in the local papers [2] this morning on Alex Rodriguez [3] and Tony Womack [4]. Meanwhile, Derek Jeter is scheduled to take batting practice today, but Bernie Williams [5] is still aching. Unfortunately, this is something we are all too familiar with. It can’t be much fun for ol’ Bernie [6] either:

“It seems to be a pattern with me, I guess,” Williams said. “I figure there’s nothing I can do about it. It just seems funny that every year something happens that throws my normal spring training pattern off.”

…”Bernie works hard. It’s just been tough,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “He has had some problems in spring training, but I think since he had the problems with the shoulders where he had the surgery, I think he’s gotten into a mode where he’s doing what he has to do in the off-season, and he did that again this off-season.” (Newark Star-Ledger [7])

Traditionally, it takes Bernie a few months to settle into a good groove. But considering his advanced age, you’ve got to wonder when his body will turn on him for good.

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URLs in this post:

[1] puff pieces: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyanks244188805mar24,0,739430.story?coll=ny-yankees-bigpix

[2] local papers: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spchuck244188808mar24,0,6328373.column?coll=ny-yankees-print

[3] Alex Rodriguez: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/24/sports/baseball/24yanks.html

[4] Tony Womack: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/292933p-250758c.html

[5] Bernie Williams: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/292991p-250803c.html

[6] Bernie: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spynotes244188795mar24,0,3786312.story?coll=ny-yankees-print

[7] Newark Star-Ledger: http://www.nj.com/yankees/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-2/1111643433249840.xml

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