An instance where the Yankees should imitate the Mets

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This doesn’t happen often, but I think that the Yankees should play copycat to a recently-enacted Mets policy. The other New York team no longer allows the Post or the Daily News in the clubhouse. In reporting this news, the Post 1) plays the typical bully role, doing a chicken dance to mock the Mets, and 2) refer to the Daily News as “the other New York tabloid” (how petty). Nevermind that players can just as easily access stories about them on this newfangled Internet thing. Yet, why should players give a crap what the media writes about them? If some writer prints something which might help the player, the coaching staff will surely pick up on it. Otherwise it’s nothing but a bunch of noise that players should probably avoid anyway (and yes, this includes RAB).

h/t Shyster

The two sides of Pat Venditte
Are the Yankees abusing the disabled list?
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

    I’m sort of amused by this development. The Mets are enacting this ban because they don’t want the players to see how the papers think the team sucks.

    • jsbrendog

      yeah. but hey at least now they have a 12 million dollar reliever to blow it before they get to k rod instead of sean greene

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Otherwise it’s nothing but a bunch of noise that players should probably avoid anyway (and yes, this includes RAB).

    Do we have a Self Demotion tag?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      IETC

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      +1

    • Drew

      Lol, when I read the headline I was wondering if this was a “Not Better Than the Mets” tag. Blasphemy.

  • Chris

    Wait, people still read newspapers?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      IETC.

  • Bo

    This story is embarrassing for the Mets. Showing their players are sensitive guys who can’t handle the criticism.
    Why in the world would you want the Yankees to emulate that??? They should emulate the Mets ticket prices. not their sophomoric policy towards newspapers.

  • STEVE B BALL

    Doesn’t really matter most newspapers will go the way of the typewriter and the polaroid camera in the next few years, unless they can reinvent themselves

    • Chris C.

      “This doesn’t happen often, but I think that the Yankees should play copycat to a recently-enacted Mets policy.”

      Let’s not get full of ourselves now. Another policy that should be copied is the one where the Mets allow fans to get up close to the field and watch batting practice, whereas the Yankees kick these fans out of the section……even if it’s half an hour before gametime.

    • jsbrendog

      RIP polaroid camera

  • Rich

    I don’t think denying access to George King would matter because most of what he writes is made up.

  • Sam P.

    I don’t think it’s bad – I mean, what do the Post or Daily News *EVER* have to say that is positive about the Yanks anyway? Get ’em out of there as they’ll write negative pieces no matter what.

    If that meant I’d never have to see Mike Lupica write “Mo Rivera” in one of his printed articles it would be 100% worth it from my perspective.

    • Chris C.

      “I don’t think it’s bad – I mean, what do the Post or Daily News *EVER* have to say that is positive about the Yanks anyway? Get ‘em out of there as they’ll write negative pieces no matter what.”

      So despite the fact that there have been tons of negatives to write about regarding the Yankees play so far, you feel that only positive bullshitters should gain access?
      You’d like the Yankees to control the media? That’s insane.

  • A.D.

    Have they altered access to reporters? Its just the physical paper for players to read?