Very eventful week in Yankeeland, let’s just knock this one out bullet-point style
-Really touching piece about Suzyn Waldman recounting stories about the first time she met George, and their relationship throughout the years. I must admit I got teary eyed reading this on more than one occasion. Parts are laugh-out-loud funny, too. Check out this opening line by George the day she first met him-
“I like my women to spend my money and look real pretty,” Steinbrenner bellowed during their first face-to-face meeting in 1988. “I don’t like them to be pilots, policemen or sports reporters.”
-There’s been a zillion stories like this lately, all of them very touching. What I didn’t realize was that George insisted that they tell no one about what he did for them. George always felt that if more than two people knew about it, then it was done for the wrong reason.
-Tim McCarver makes an ass of himself. In other news, water is wet. The timing is also just great, Timmy. Get those shots in before the family gets to bury the man. Classy.
-One thing you could always say about George. Love him or hate him, he had a sense of humor.
-Andrew Marchand says that time is running out for Joba.
-Jeter’s slumping again this month (.178/.275/.200 in 45 ABs) and looks bad at the plate. He missed a fastball right over the middle of the plate in the 9th inning on Friday and a slider that had no bite right in his eyes. Anyone can miss a pitch, but two meatballs in a row makes you raise an eyebrow. Is he hurt? No idea, but as his age and after the bad stretch he had from May 3-19 (12 for 71/.169) you really start to wonder about him.