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Plug Choosin’

Posted By Alex Belth On April 22, 2005 @ 10:38 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

Let me take this opportunity to piggy-back Steve Lombardi’s post [1] today about Ceclia Tan’s [2] new book, “The 50 Greatest Yankee Games.” [3] Tan is an eclectic author [4] who has written extensively about the Yankees for some time now; she was able to interview Yankee greats like Yogi Berra, Jerry Coleman [5], Roy White [6], Reggie Jackson [7] and Don Mattingly [8] and Paul O’Neill [9] for her book (if you want a complete listing of Tan’s interviews, including ones with Elliott Maddux [10] and Jim Kaat [11], click here [12]). This book is choice beach/bathroom/bedtime reading material for the die-hard Yankee fan. Lots of fun. And just to be balanced for you Yankee haters out there, may I suggest “Yankees Suck!” [13] by Jim Gerard [14]. This one should be right up your alley. The title says it all.

Speaking of plugs, be sure to peep Yankee coverage this season on Off the Facade [15] and Pinstripe Alley [16], two more Yankee blogs.

Lastly, while he doesn’t think it’s time to panic just yet, Dayn Perry [17] think there is plenty for Yankee fans to be concerned about:

This team’s substantial flaws have been laid bare in the early days of the season, and since they have exactly one prospect worth mentioning, it’ll be difficult to haul in any superstar solutions at the trade deadline. If the Yankees had been more creative this winter in assembling the bullpen, picked up Jon Lieber’s option, signed Matt Clement and landed Carlos Beltran, they’d be in much better shape. Instead, they spent their money unwisely, and that’s beginning to show.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Steve Lombardi’s post: http://www.waswatching.com/archives/2005/04/book_review_the.html

[2] Ceclia Tan’s: http://www.ceciliatan.com/baseball.html

[3] “The 50 Greatest Yankee Games.”: http://www.ceciliatan.com/50greatest.html

[4] eclectic author: http://www.ceciliatan.com/

[5] Jerry Coleman: http://www.ceciliatan.com/Entry194.html

[6] Roy White: http://50greatest.spellbook.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21

[7] Reggie Jackson: http://50greatest.spellbook.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=22

[8] Don Mattingly: http://www.ceciliatan.com/Entry193.html

[9] Paul O’Neill: http://50greatest.spellbook.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=16

[10] Elliott Maddux: http://50greatest.spellbook.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=11

[11] Jim Kaat: http://50greatest.spellbook.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=13

[12] here: http://50greatest.spellbook.net/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=3935ff649b549f8cb34ad0a99e938eb8

[13] “Yankees Suck!”: http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_1596090421,00.html

[14] Jim Gerard: http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/books?pid=1596090421&ad=FGLBKS

[15] Off the Facade: http://yankees.mostvaluablenetwork.com/

[16] Pinstripe Alley: http://www.pinstripealley.com/

[17] Dayn Perry: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/3550216

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