Originally written November 13, 2012 on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
Last month, the CW - that's conventional wisdom for you outsiders - seemed to be that Hiroki Kuroda and Russell Martin loved bagels, cherished subway rides, enjoyed homeless people and totally grokked New York City, so all we had to do was send them the contract, and they would sign it. Now, well, maybe they're not so sure. The subways do sometimes have a pungent aroma, and the sidewalks can be an obstacle course. Now, maybe Boston or Texas are worth a weekend jaunt. Maybe the CW - (remember, not country-western, conventional wisdom) - was always crapola.  Maybe it never existed. Or maybe something changed in that death round of the playoffs.Nick Swisher was probably always gone. Money is money. But who could have expected such a popular guy to leave on a chorus of boos? And Eric Chavez - will he still think New York is the only place to play? When your last memory is of screamed hatred and empty blue seats - can you really conclude NY is the baseball's Promised Land?Rig...
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