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     I shared my thoughts on the state of the Yankees over the last five years over at WasWatching.com. This is what I had to say:

From those who were 19 years old or younger when the Yankees last won a ring in 2000:

From Kevin of Zell’s Pinstripe Blog answering the question “How would you describe the state of the Yankees over the the last five years?” –

Over the last five years the New York Yankees have gone after the wrong players. It’s not bad to go after big name players, but you need to go after the right guys. Sheffield over Guerrero? Big Unit over Beltran? The Yankees won in the 1990’s with clutch players who were hungry to win. They weren’t all about the big bucks. The idea over the last five years was to buy everyone they could. I don’t blame the organization for trying to get the Yankees back on top, but spend the money wisely. Don’t just get a player just for the sake of bringing in a big name. Get a player who will help benefit the team and is devoted to winning a World Series ring. Some other mistakes they made…Kevin Brown, Jaret Wright, Javier Vazquez, Raul Mondesi, Kei Igawa, Clemens. (in ‘07) These moves just didn’t make sense. The Yankees finally made the right moves this off-season. They brought in the two best pitchers out on the free agent market. (Sabathia, Burnett) They obtained Mark Teixeira to play first base, which is a big upgrade over Jason Giambi. They finally have a legitimate top of the line rotation, and have depth in the minor leagues. They haven’t had that for a long time now. They improved their defense as well. They have a gold glove winning player at first base, and they will have either Gardy/Melky playing in CF over Damon. If this isn’t the year they win it all, then I don’t know when it will come…

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 Here are a bunch of headlines swirling around Yankees Universe today:

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Here is a nice Yankee Stadium Moment from the movie, City Slickers:

Phil: Alright. What is the best day of your life?

Mitch: You mean ever?

Phil: Yeah, best day ever in your whole life. And you can’t do it when your kids were born. That’s too easy.

Mitch: “I got one. I’m seven years old, and my dad takes me to Yankee Stadium. My first game. We’re going in this long dark tunnel underneath the stands, and I’m holding his hand, and we come up out of the tunnel into the light. It was huge..how green the grass was.. brown dirt, and that great green copper roof, remember? And we had a black and white TV, so this was the first game I ever saw in color. Sat through the whole game next to my dad, taught me how to keep score, Mickey hit one out.”

Phil: Goody day.

Mitch: And I still have the program.

and here is the clip:

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