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Pos-itive: Step Up Front

Congrats to Joe Posnaski to landing a senior writer gig at Sports Illustrated. And props to SI for nabbing Pos:

Dan Jenkins, when he was offered his job at Sports Illustrated, went to his friends at the newspaper in Texas and basically said (I wish I had my copy of my friend Michael’s book The Franchise with me so I could quote this properly): “I’d like to stay with y’all but … the New York Yankees just called.” I never wanted to play for the Yankees, of course, but I feel the sentiment. I had one of the best jobs in the world. I was offered the best.

So, sure, I took the job. It’s like Arthur says at the end of the movie: “I kept the money, I’m not crazy.”

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1 thelarmis   ~  Aug 5, 2009 3:46 pm

Congrats to Pos - he's awesome! i hope he keeps up on his blog, it's pretty ruling!

Alex, Cliff & Pos = all with SI. pretty cool! all most deserving! : )

2 thelarmis   ~  Aug 5, 2009 3:56 pm

No Mats. No Po. Alex DH...

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez DH
Swisher RF
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Hairston 3B
Molina C

3 thelarmis   ~  Aug 5, 2009 4:01 pm

Ransom DFA'ed!!!!

REJOICE!!! : )

4 Rich   ~  Aug 5, 2009 4:12 pm

Our long regional nightmare is over. ;)

5 Albany-Carolina Yankee   ~  Aug 5, 2009 4:58 pm

Poor kid. At least he has a cooler name than me, can jump higher than me, and can tell his kids he played for the Yankees the year they won the world series.

6 lordbyron   ~  Aug 5, 2009 5:17 pm

Alex - I know you're a fan of Pat Jordan and he has a nice article on aging in the September issue of Men's Journal magazine - enjoy.

7 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 5, 2009 10:14 pm

6) Thanks, I've read it and really enjoyed it. The last line is a killer. Too bad they didn't put it on-line.

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