Pettitte will be the second Core Four member to have his number retired, with Mariano Rivera’s No. 42 already on the shelf.
BY ANTHONY MCCARRON NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, February 15, 2015, 5:50 PM
Updated: Monday, February 16, 2015, 6:55 AM
|Lou Gehrig November 9, 1929 working the stockbrokers' office of Appensellar, Allen and Hill considering a career there after retirement. by Wide World Photos via Wikimedia Commons|
The monuments are for Miller Huggins, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio listed chronologically. The recent Yankee ceremony mania has gotten so bad that even many Yankee fans do not distinguish between a monument and a plaque. I don't think that Andy Pettitte deserves to have his number retired and certainly does not deserve a plaque, although he would not be the least worthy.
The Steinbrenner Kids are running the Yankees into the ground and trying to hide their ineptitude with increasingly silly ceremonies that ironically only serve to emphasize how incompetent the Steinbrenner Kids are. The every day players likely to play in 2015 have only one younger than 31 and he replaced 40 year old Derek Jeter. That's the Steinbrenner Kids idea of a youth movement.
Derek Jeter Yankee Stadium events in perpetuity and ad nauseam. Friday, September 26, 2014
... the usual suspects appeared on the field to pay homage: Joe Torre, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, Tino Martinez, even Bernie Williams.
Next season the Yankees will probably retire more numbers and award more plaques, maybe to Posada and/or Williams (Bernie, not Gerald). The honored guest at these events will, of course, be none other than ... you guessed it: Derek Jeter!
But Yankee management will need to bolster attendance since the Jeter farewell cannot be duplicated in its entirety without fans becoming at least a little suspicious that they are being played for fools...
I'm sure the Steinbrenner Kids have lots more planned. Otherwise, we Yankee fans might notice the horrendous job they are doing.
Enough already with the Yankee Core Four and what happened to Bernie Williams? Wednesday, April 9, 2014
The New York Yankees are steeped in history but relying way too much on it ...
Monday was opening day at Yankee Stadium and the team trotted out their fabled Core Four:Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera. I listed them in order of importance as I see it...
They're not exactly Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Billy Martin when it comes to being like brothers.
One problem is that it reminds us of recent success that diminishes the current players...
What the heck happened to Bernie Williams? Has he been removed along the lines of another Yankee center fielder from the most recent championship team: Melky Cabrera?
Sell the team! Just sell the damn team before none of us can stand it any longer. You Steinbrenner Kids have no idea what you're doing. At some point you'll run out of Core Four. Don't you realize that? Then what's your plan? Magic tricks?