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Du Calme

Wayne Coffey had a piece about the struggling Jesus Montero yesterday in the News:

“In a lot of ways it’s good for young players to hit these speed bumps, because this business is full of them, and life is full of them,” says Mark Newman, the Yankees’ senior VP of baseball operations. “He’s one of the better young hitters we’ve had in our system since I’ve been here (22 years). I am confident that he will hit. Our baseball field personnel – the coaches and coordinators – think he’s going to hit. You can’t find anyone in our organization who doesn’t think he’s going to be a really good player.”

…”If he tastes a little failure here, learning how to grind it out can help him get to the big leagues,” [Triple-A hitting coach, Butch] Wynegar says.

Newman said Jeter “is the strongest athlete mentally that I’ve ever been around.” Jeter had to deal with his onslaught of errors. Montero has to deal with his paltry home run total and his .234 average. The Yankees are not worried.

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1 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 1, 2010 9:55 am

That's a good point about seeing the bright side of a slump. They are going to happen. Might as well see what Montero is made of...

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 1, 2010 10:19 am

Dude ... you responded to your own post in the comments? Lammmmmeeee! :-)

OK ... since its your birthday, we'll let it slide! Happy Birthday kiddo!

3 rbj   ~  Jun 1, 2010 10:32 am

Happy Birthday, Alex!

4 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 1, 2010 10:44 am

2) Well, someone had to get it kicked started!



5 seamus   ~  Jun 1, 2010 10:44 am

[1] your birthday? Holy cow. Have a super happy one! Make it special.

6 Yankster   ~  Jun 1, 2010 11:13 am

[1] Happy Birthday! What an auspicious time to celebrate an anniversary, what with summer really just breaking out. Mine was five days ago - five days too early!

7 Ben   ~  Jun 1, 2010 11:15 am

Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure. Happy Boithday Mugsy.

8 Iyasu   ~  Jun 1, 2010 12:57 pm

Hey Alex,
Tanjobi omedetou

literal translation:
[youse] B-day, [it's] felicitous!

tha day you joined us means the world. Salud!

9 ny2ca2dc   ~  Jun 1, 2010 1:07 pm

Happy Birday Belther

10 thelarmis   ~  Jun 1, 2010 1:17 pm

Harpy Birfday, Alex!

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