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That should settle things
Here's some news from other key Yankees that's turning the Big Apple on its stem:
Backup catcher Wil Nieves (1-for-27) doesn't think it was very nice that his teammates laughed at him when he was thrown out at second while trying to stretch his only base hit this season into a double.
Pitcher Brian Bruney is mad that Derek Jeter attracts a better class of groupie.
Lefty relief specialist Mike Myers gripes that he's, at best, the third-most famous Mike Myers, and one of the guys he trails is a fictional character.
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One more: Rookie pitcher Matt DeSalvo is unhappy that he will likely be passed over for a start in the upcoming series against the Red Sox, thus depriving him of the opportunity to earn the same nickname as another infamous DeSalvo, i.e., "The Boston Strangler."
I say pay the Rocket for work actually performed, instead of a salary. He wants to perform only some of the duties of a normal pitcher, which include the mundane task of just being there. The Yankees should pay him like a contractor instead of an employee: a set amount per start, or per appearance, or per inning. Then if he gets hurt, or whatever, he doesn't get paid. Flexibility is a two-way street.
It seems hypocritical to lambaste a member of the Mets for not shaving his head, then allowing a Yankee - Clemens - to periodically grace the team with an appearance. If you are on a team, you are on a team. I can see some concessions for all starting pitchers: No cross country travel the night before a start, etc. But this family plan thing is just another example of sports going down the toilet. Simple yardstick: Would Ernie Banks have ever asked for a family plan, in his contract? I don't think so. -Doc
Good for Farny...he's a bit of a character and probably not afraid of Clemens because he has the best double-leg takedown in all of baseball, LOL. Bring it on, Roger! = )
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