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Postcards from Peter

Posted By Hank Waddles On March 7, 2011 @ 10:41 am In Baseball,Hank Waddles,Newspapermen,Sportswriting,Spring Training | Comments Disabled

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Say what you will about Peter Gammons, but I love him. There was a time, when Gammons was a regular on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight, when I encouraged my children to refer to him as Uncle Peter. (My wife, incidentally, was not a fan of this.) Sure, his Boston Globe columns could be long-winded–perhaps even elitist, if a baseball writer can aspire to elitism–and there were the nagging questions about the accuracy of some of his reporting, but it never really mattered that much to me. I’m not a journalist, after all, I’m just a baseball fan, and Gammons always gave me exactly what I wanted. Heck, I even liked his guitar-nerd habit of dropping in bits about the Moody Blues or Third Eye Blind.

Anyway, like him or not, he’s got an interesting column about the Yankees [2] over at MLB.com. In a nutshell, Jeter’s working hard, Ruben Rivera was a bust, Jesus Montero is the real deal, and Joba (gasp!) looks like the old Joba. Enjoy.

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[2] interesting column about the Yankees: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110305&content_id=16835908&vkey=perspectives&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

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