Thursday, February 18, 2021

2009 World Champion Yankees open Camp Tamp, and all is groovy

You know the agenda is "HOPE" when your manager says this of last year's Worst Player Ever.

“We believe in him. We feel like he can be a game-changer-type player when he’s right. We’re going to continue to support him and try to get him to be the best version of himself that he can be. Hopefully this is the year when he can kind of put it all together.”

Said player -  won't print his name - hit .147 last year, stuck in mediocrity as if hair-sprayed with Gorilla Glue. But that was 2020, the dark ages. It's 2021, sunny, and today, he's tied for the league lead in homers.

Camp Tamp has opened. It's a whole new ballgame. Why focus on the greenish fuzz atop the clam dip? Winter is over, metaphorically, and the boys of summer - rock-ribbed Olympians all - are emerging from their hibernations, each in "the greatest shape of his life." We savor the tales of their renewal. Ed finally found the right woman and settled down. Marcus fathered a child and has something new to play for. Zeek discovered Christ, Arturo the pills of Dr. Growbig, and Andy just wants a new Dodge Charger. They are ready to play, to reclaim their careers, to rule the game, the city, the Yankees... and whisk away our seventh-grader hearts.

Look, look, LOOK at what springs eternal... 

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are doing yoga - the Yoga Berras! 

Aaron Boone says all he needs this year... is luck. Deal him in.

Domingo German is again tweeting mysteriously on Twitter.  Is he retiring or just inarticulate?

Boone says he hasn't forgotten Miguel Andujar! Who?  

The Yanks have signed 31 year old utility man Derek Dietrich. Our new Derek?

First workout tomorrow. 


JM said...

All this team needs is Mantle and Maris and Yogi to win it all. And Mel and Whitey and Goose. And Reggie.

Today, as always, we do not need Dave Winfield.

Carl J. Weitz said...

Dan Martin must have no other leads or players that care to talk to him. With an ignorant story like this it's no surprise. After meeting with Boone and Cashman and understanding that the past wouldn't be held against him he posted "It's all over". Obviously, he meant the entire situation has been fully resolved. Even though the post was in Spanish, it doesn't take a MENSA member to comprehend what was meant. Typical muckraking post by a crappy writer working for a Murdoch tabloid.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Well, beat the drum and hold the phone
The sun came out today...

Good to see it.

And hey, regarding No. 147? When you're stuck with that as a manager, you have to say what Ma Boone did, no question. Anything's possible!