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The Wall Street Journal ranks the the greatest Yankees by their stats, economic impact and cultural relevance. No surprise at number one.


1 rbj   ~  Apr 29, 2010 11:14 am

Brett Gardner, right?

2 monkeypants   ~  Apr 29, 2010 11:30 am

It's hard to evaluate where Gardner ranks "all time," since as RIYank pointed out, he transcends our time-space continuum.

3 RagingTartabull   ~  Apr 29, 2010 11:50 am

and yet again, Andy Fox gets no love from the MSM

4 RagingTartabull   ~  Apr 29, 2010 11:51 am

and YET AGAIN Andy Fox is given no credit

5 RIYank   ~  Apr 29, 2010 12:25 pm

[2] Exactly.
Time has no meaning where Brett is concerned.

6 thelarmis   ~  Apr 29, 2010 1:27 pm

i liked the 2nd Reggie bar best. the one from Reggie Jackson Day in the mid-90's. in comparison to the original candy bar from the late 70's, the new/improved one had a red wrapper (as opposed to orange) and peanut butter (as opposed to caramel, which i hate).

man, that 2nd wave of Reggie bars were awesome. i wish they continued to make 'em...

7 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 29, 2010 1:44 pm

[2] [5] Clearly I've been missing out on some very interesting discussions! Details, please. =)

8 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 29, 2010 1:53 pm

[7] We've discovered that Brett's speed has a significantly disruptive kinetic force on the space-time continuum between pitcher/catcher contingencies to the point of near visible vortexes. I wonder if it has anything to do with the Scranton location, as Frankie Brains has a a surprisingly similar, if not equal effect on the base paths. If we can harness that energy... a rejuvenated Jorge would be top priority! NJ would be a bit more useful as well... not to mention clearing up Girardi's indecisiveness, if not his judgment...

9 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 29, 2010 1:54 pm

[6] It's really hard to peg where you stand on food except to say you're nominally against it. Btw, no more hillbillies as of May 1! >;)

10 thelarmis   ~  Apr 29, 2010 2:03 pm

of course, since i was already logged in and posted a comment on this thread, word press had me sign in all over again...

[9] HA! congrats on the horrible neighbors getting gone on Saturday, that rules! i actually had dinner with my neighbor in the duplex last night. that's how much of a difference this move made! : )

11 thelarmis   ~  Apr 29, 2010 2:14 pm

melkowitz just drew a 2-out walk. he's been terrible this young season, but hot the last 3-4 games. even though the surprisingly lowly braves are about to be swept by the Cards, melky has had a good series against the red boids...

12 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 29, 2010 2:51 pm

[10] Actually, we're the ones getting gone, leaving the decrepitude that is this place to their bohemian rhapsody. We're jumping the border a few blocks to the actual suburbs. For me, this is a resting spot for a bigger move in the near future, but at least we finally solved one of the biggest issues to date, and not a day too soon! The market here has been getting really, really, super competitive for apartments in the last couple of weeks and we nearly got pushed out of the region altogether. Now neither of us (my roommate and I) have to give up our jobs, and we get to sleep a little more peaceful-like. Lovely! (and lucky/blessed >;)

13 rbj   ~  Apr 29, 2010 2:53 pm

[8] When I first read "NJ would be a bit more useful as well" I took NJ to be New Jersey. Is there nothing Gritner can't do?

14 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 29, 2010 2:57 pm

Darn you, RI; now when I look at my >;) I also look at him the opposite way; like an old guy with a fu manchu mustache and a cap. Ha!

15 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 29, 2010 2:59 pm

[13] The Gardner State...

16 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 29, 2010 3:03 pm

[15] Named for Brett 'The Doppler Effect" Gardner, whose speed could clear turnpikes and bring rain to thirsty crops in the blink of an eye. Once mistakenly attributed to Nick Johnson, whose plate attempts in the early 2010 MLB season resulted in a palpable odor that clung to the industrialized regions of the state of New Jersey...

17 thelarmis   ~  Apr 29, 2010 3:11 pm

[14] i've always looked at your symbol as an old guy w/ a fu-manchu. seriously. i thought that's what you're going for. it reminds me of Mr. Miyagi. i never made the connection to the cap though and didn't see where RI made a comment about it. but yeah, that's what i figured it was. what's it supposed to be?!

fuck, i think i'm still reading it wrong. that robot marimbist from the last post has me all fekakta (sp?)

[15] nice!

18 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 29, 2010 3:16 pm

[17] It can be whatever you guys want it to be, haha! RI made a comment about it in yesterday's game thread, but I like his and your notion; it is characteristic.

19 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 29, 2010 3:23 pm

"There was no more confounding figure than Joe DiMaggio. His cultural cachet is off the charts. He's been mentioned in songs by Madonna, John Fogerty and Billy Joel"

Umm, yeah, those are the iconic songs that mention Joe DiMaggio.


20 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 29, 2010 3:38 pm

Where have you gone Paul Simon?

21 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 29, 2010 4:00 pm

[20] Someone should be fired for that. I mean, come on.
It's so mystifying an omission as to be, well, mystifying.

22 rbj   ~  Apr 29, 2010 4:12 pm

[15], [16] LOL.

[19] Um, yeah. Mentioning Madonna and not that duo, is just um, [21] yeah, mystifying. And stupefying.

23 Chyll Will   ~  Apr 29, 2010 4:13 pm

[20] I take it that was from the WSJ; since when would we consider that periodical to be a strong reference point for art and culture?

24 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 29, 2010 4:47 pm

[23] Yeah, but still. It's *the* iconic line in the iconic title song of an iconic film featuring an iconic cast

I mean, Billy Joel and Madonna? I don't even know those songs. Or the John Fogerty song, for that matter.

They're just doing it to fuck with us. Or maybe just to fuck with me.


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