Lou Gehrig never got that many in a row.
It's a great diet program.
"We have a young and talented team one we expect to be in playoff contention for several more years," said Rangers team president Nolan Ryan. "And the Yankees are a perennial playoff team that we will likely face again. So it makes sense to keep Alex Rodriguez on our side."
Rodriguez broke through last year with a great postseason performance as the Yankees won the World Series, but Ryan is happy to see he remembers who is paying his salary.
"People criticize Alex a lot," said Ryan. "But this series he has showed he is a man of honor and integrity. For the amount of money we're paying him, it's only right that he's doing absolutely nothing to help the Yankees beat us. He's a good man."
October 19, 2010 Column
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CC Sabathia to Eat on Just 3 Minutes Rest
"It's the playoffs. My team needs me to have my strength up. So eating again it is," said Sabathia at a cafeteria-style restaurant near Times Square. "That dessert cart was calling my name anyway."
Sabathia said he would have been willing to pitch on just three days rest had manager Joe Girardi asked him, but the Yankees skipper never asked.
"I wanted to ask him, but he was eating," said Girardi. "I know not to disturb him when he's eating. I learned that the hard way already when he bit one of my fingers off."
If the Yankees make it to the World Series, Sabathia said he would happily eat on just two minutes rest.
"I'd eat constantly if I didn't have to go out to the mound to make my food money," he said.
Not just a schlumpy guy with good hand-eye coordination. No, sir.
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Derek Jeter has long been accused of being all of those. And after 16 years in the majors, his failings as a baseball player are apparent to everyone even the most diehard Yankee fans and Derek Jeter fanboys.