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Fatherly Advice
2007-01-21 11:14
by Alex Belth

As fate would have it, my good pal Pat Jordan has a piece in today's Sunday Magazine on his father. It's a good one. Check it out.

2007-01-21 18:17:05
1.   OldYanksFan
Wow... shot guy again. Slow day.
"Utley agrees to seven-year, $85M extension"
12$m for an impact player these days is cheap. 7 years... well, for a young position guy, that isn't too bad.

Should Cashman be locking up Cano?

2007-01-21 19:23:20
2.   yankz
Anyone watch that AFC game? Holy...sorry Pete Abraham. I bet watching Tom Brady throw a pick to end the season feels a lot like watching Mo blow a save to end the season (01). And that's the worst sports feeling ever.
2007-01-21 19:43:09
3.   OldYanksFan
I was just reading a little about Gwynn. i knew he was great, but some of his numbers are astounding.

1) Gwynn hit .300 for 19 consecutive seasons
2) During 1993-1997, Gwynn had a five-year BA of .368. Thats sick.
3) Gwynn struck out only 434 times in 20 years. Thats an average of 22 Ks/yr or roughly 1 every 7+ games. Thats sick again.

2007-01-21 20:18:47
4.   pistolpete
2 IMO, that looked every bit like the football version of the 2004 ALCS. Hate to say it, but I'm almost giddy I could see Boston sports fans suffer a little misery today.
2007-01-21 21:01:20
5.   yankz
I don't know, hatred for all Boston teams never really spilled over for me, it's all focused on the Sox. I've always admired Tom Brady because of his similarities to Jeter. Peyton Manning shut a lot of people up today, so good for him.
2007-01-21 23:05:44
6.   Peter
5 My cousin went to school in Boston and was there for one of their Super Bowl wins. He went to the ticker tape parade and said that, even then, people were breaking out the Yankees Suck chants. I don't follow football, but ever since then I've wished failure upon the Patriots.
2007-01-22 06:59:30
7.   Yankee Fan In Boston
6 i worked right on the parade route. the chants started up immediately upon the sidewalks filling. it is as if bostonians know no other method of bonding. i ran a cd shop, so i immediately put on sinatra's "new york new york" and turned the speakers that played music on the street way up. the boos were so satisfying...

on a related note, that morning watching a 14 year old drunk kid puke, have his cap fall into said pile of vomit, and watch his "friends" place that cap back on his head was one of the most simultaneously disgusting and hilarious things i have ever been witness to.

2007-01-22 08:00:48
8.   Chyll Will
Being a Jets fan, I'm absolutely satisfied with the Pats loss, more for the karma that has returned on Bullychik than anything else. I'm not a Pats hater honestly, but I dislike people that are deliberate a$@#%les.
2007-01-22 08:41:28
9.   Schteeve
I was rooting for A-Rod by proxy yesterday, and Manning got it done.
2007-01-22 08:49:32
10.   Yankee Fan In Boston
9 take a peek at the photo over at
2007-01-22 08:52:43
11.   Schteeve
10 I love it. I was thinking before the game that if, Brady = Jeter,
Manning = A-Rod, so I was pulling for the underappreciated vituoso who has been labled a "choker" who can't win when it counts. Needless to say, I was very happy with the 4th quarter of that game.
2007-01-22 08:54:27
12.   Shaun P
7 I watched the parade along the route (near Park Street) but I don't remember hearing any chants then.

But that night, I watched the local news because they showed a replay of the rally at City Hall Plaza. It was a typical celebration rally until, all of a sudden, Ty Law gets on the microphone and leads over a million people in the chant - "Yankees Suck". Few things have ever repulsed me more. There was Wonderboy Brady, Belichick, the Kraft family, Mayor Menino, the entire Boston City Council . . . To celebrate their team's first Super Bowl win ever, they chant "Yankees Suck".

I have never seen better evidence of the Boston area's inferiority complex - and poor sportsmanship. I was embarassed to call myself a resident of Boston that day.

2007-01-22 09:06:09
13.   Schteeve
12 A friend of mine saw Brady in a bar in Manhattan a few months ago, and Brady was wearing a Yankees cap. Some guy was like, "You can't wear a Yankees cap!" And Brady allegedly turned around and said, "I'm Tom Brady, I can do whatever I want."
2007-01-22 09:08:50
14.   Jim Dean
10 12 There's a good chance I'll be moving to Boston, and I still can't stomach the thought.

How long does it take to get used to? Measurable in years, I presume?

2007-01-22 10:30:03
15.   Yankee Fan In Boston
12 shaun p, i was at the corner of winter street for their 1st parade. we were practically side by side.

14 actually, i get a kick out of it, jim dean. i am constantly told that i'm "brave" for wearing my yankees hat/shirt or for having a huge NY wallpaper on my laptop here at school (how having ANYTHING on someone's laptop could ever conceivably constitute bravery is laughable on several levels). whatever. i've found that the bark is far worse than the bite. i've endured a few taunting remarks here or there, but i've never been threatened (outside of "friendly" "family oriented" fenway park, that is). enduring 2004 (and then the 2005 season) was a bit obnoxious, but you've dodged that bullet. a certain week in august this past summer made up for that. it was priceless.

i have a feeling that you'll do just fine.

i'll take this opportunity to offer up an early "welcome to enemy territory, jim dean." you'll have support. we're here for you.

2007-01-22 10:31:02
16.   Shaun P
14 Avoid all local media, including the newspapers, except the local ABC and CBS stations for news - though turn those off when the sports segment comes up. That helps ease the transition.

The sad thing is, apart from the whole Yankees-related inferiority complex (which 2004 did not entirely expunge), it really is a great place to live. Lots of good food, easy to get around, tons of things to do, etc etc etc.

2007-01-22 10:38:41
17.   Yankee Fan In Boston
16 "it really is a great place to live..."

i agree. the little lady and i are shopping for a home. we're planning on sticking around for a while.

shaun p, you dislike the local fox affiliate? i find their sports coverage to be quite unbiased. <----(that is sarcasm)

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