Here’s some Sunday morning links while we wait for Yankees-Orioles followed by Pats-Jets (my pick: Pats 27, Jets 13).
In light of the recent news that Joe Torre is stepping down as Dodgers manager, Chad Finn at the Boston Globe takes a look back at the 1998 Yankees. Finn takes shots at the Yankees from time to time but it’s all in good fun and he’s one of the Boston writers who I can actually read when it comes to baseball. He gets a shot in at Joe Morgan and calls Tim Raines a Hall of Famer, so he’s good in my book.
Within a piece at AOL Fanhouse Andrew Johnson has an interesting take on the Jeter situation comparing him to the Dave Matthews Band. Once you read it, it does make some sense. The best line of the whole piece however, is this “I’m a sportswriter, not an ethicist.” If only more people that write or talk about sports for a living understood that.
Carl Crawford was upset for the criticism he took after getting thrown out at third base to end Tuesday nights game. Personally I’m not buying that the Yankees will be all in on Crawford in the offseason, but if he got upset by this and he ends up in pinstripes, he’ll have quite an adjustment to the New York media. It’s also interesting that the writer notes Crawford seemed pretty stung by the criticism coming from the Yankees.
Ken Burns is back in the baseball business as his new documentary “The Tenth Inning” is set to air on PBS on September 28th and 29th. “The Tenth Inning” is a sequel to Burns’ 1994 “Baseball”, and will cover new things that have happened in baseball since the last film. For many of the readers here the past 15 years or so covers a lot of the time we’ve been avidly following the game, so it is sure to be a very interesting watch.