Thursday, December 29, 2005

NYC Jobs

Chad Bradford was signed by the Mets. So both of our submariners have gone to New York City.

Speaking of getting a job in New York City, I now have my first. I haven't yet decided if I'll be mentioning exactly what I do here on this public diary. It is the type of job that's going to provide a lot of stories, so that makes me lean toward telling you all. We'll see what happens. Maybe I'll just pull a Theo and tell the stories, and from there you can figure out what type of job it is.

In the meantime, we're now up to May 25th, 1983 on My Anything Journal.

Comments:
Jere's stance that Johnny Damon will get little respect in New York because of his Sox background was the exact subject of 2 letters to the editer here in Hartford. Here they are, Jere, and my scores (yeah right) of other readers...."As a lifelong Yankee fan and Connecticut resident, I disagree with the Dec. 22 Courant editorial that claims the Johnny Damon trade caused scarcely a ripple here in this New York/Boston-divided state.

When I read of the trade, my heart sank as I envisioned this "self-proclaimed `idiot'" in the same pinstripes worn by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. The thought of Damon patrolling the centerfield graced by Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle and Bernie Williams makes my hair stand on end.
Dismayed? Yes. Surprised? No.
Just as priests yearn to be bishop and politicians dream of the White House, so do Major League Baseball players long to don the pinstripes and call Yankee Stadium home.
Johnny Damon will have to do much more than clean up his appearance to earn the respect of Yankee fans. Love them or hate them, the New York Yankees represent to the world the best of the sport. Just consult the record books."

Noël K. Higgins
Durham
******and*********
"For all his talk about hometown discounts or never playing for the Yankees, Johnny Damon committed the sports equivalent of treason.
Make no mistake about it. This is disloyalty. And why? Because Johnny Damon is interested in only one thing - promoting Johnny Damon.
This is why he left Oakland and the media basement of playing on the West Coast. This is why he came to Boston; to be a part of one of the elite franchises in baseball. And this is why he is a Yankee now, and in so doing, turned down a five-year deal so that he can become a free agent again at age 36 instead of 37. He's probably already thinking of the next cap he will wear in 2010.
Except that now, Damon will never match the idol status he cherished in Boston because even if he could grow hair down to his wallet, he will always be third fiddle behind Derek Jeter and A-Rod. As big as Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz are with the Red Sox, neither matched the cult-figure persona of Damon.
Damon will get endorsements in New York, but not like the kind he would have received in Boston. Who would you rather hear promote a product, Manny or Damon? As a promoter, who would you rather hire for an ad, Derek or Johnny? How many cups of coffee or books do you think Johnny will sell in New York?
No matter how the media in New York or Boston portray this, the bottom line is that Damon left the Red Sox for the enemy because the enemy offered more money. He will be booed upon each return he makes to Fenway, just as he is booed in Kansas City and Oakland, and deservedly so."

James M. Conderino
Manchester
**** This is me again, dear readers. I'd love to hear your co0mments. And have a Happy New Year, although i shall be back before then.
 
editor
 
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Just as priests yearn to be bishop and politicians dream of the White House, so do Major League Baseball players long to don the pinstripes and call Yankee Stadium home.
Johnny Damon will have to do much more than clean up his appearance to earn the respect of Yankee fans. Love them or hate them, the New York Yankees represent to the world the best of the sport. Just consult the record books.
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This is one of the most onerous examples of Yankeefan-ism I've ever read, and I'm more than convinced that a large, undeniably percentage of them think this way.

God, what a fucking bunch of jagholes.
 
Ha. The only thing worse would've been if they'd said "the best of sport" instead of "the best of the sport."
 
I'm soooo glad you didn't kill the messenger. I'm quite fond of him...........
 
I've been thinkin', Jere. (I know that's always dangerous, but anyway...) Whenever I go to yankee stadium there are always a zillion Red Sox fans there. (Your lower case exceptions are catching on with me.) Even when the Red Sox aren't playing, there are a lot of Sox fans present merrily booing the yankees. Now how 'bout we hit them in the pocketbook: start a movement to have Sox fans boycott yankee games. Will it negatively affect our players to have no fans there to cheer them on? I'll bet not. Because part of the plan is to have the boycotting Sox fans out on the streets and in the parking lots cheering loud enough for our guys to hear. What d'ya think?
Mom
 
That is a tough one... showing up yankee fans by outnumbering them in their own place, or keeping our money away from George.

Well, actually, we're only paying money to them for 9 or 10 games per year, and those games would sell out anyway. So they're not getting any extra dough from us by being there.

Therefore, we should all go to yankee Stadium (Mom, note, I always do capitalize the Stadium part, just not yankee or yankees) for Red Sox games only (or maybe in a game where the yanks have a chance to get knocked out of the playoffs against any other team) and NOT BUY FOOD. Eat and drink beforehand. And if you're in a Nielson home, lock out Yes Network.
 
Let's make the YES network the NO network.
 

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