Originally written on Lady Loves Pinstripes  |  Last updated 11/18/14
This will be short but not so sweet. Yankees put age before beauty. Upon my daily trolling of the big newspapers sports sections, USA Today reported that the New York Yankees were trying to get Chipper Jones, Derrek Lee and Scott Rolen out of retirement to come play in the Bronx. In utter disbelief instead of reaching for my morning coffee, I knocked it over and it went everywhere. As I cleaned up my mess, I started conversing out loud using words that would not have made my mother very proud. I started rehashing a few statements made by Yankees inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner about focusing on a youth movement that I had read on MLB.com. “In order to achieve that goal (keeping payroll at $189 million), these young players have to step up and get the job done.” “But you’ve got to have a good mix of veterans and young talent.” Of course Hal also believed that he the Yankees were a “championship caliber” team at the start of Spring Training, which doesn’t say much about his judgment....
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