• Sheff Needs To Gargle With Imodium….

    Posted by on March 19th, 2006 · Comments (2)

    …because his diarrhea of the mouth is flaring up again.

    From the New York Times -

    Any number of reasons could have prompted Gary Sheffield to speak out the way he did yesterday in Jupiter, Fla. — wanderlust, regret, frustration or stress. Regardless, Sheffield turned a benign conversation with Florida Marlins beat writers at Roger Dean Stadium into a startling assessment of his two seasons with the Yankees.

    Sheffield, who played with the Marlins from 1993 to 1998 and is beginning his third season with the Yankees, said he was still not comfortable in pinstripes despite back-to-back seasons with at least 30 home runs and 120 runs batted in.

    “I’m not allowed to be comfortable, that’s the reality of it,” he said before the Yankees’ 8-3 exhibition victory over Florida. “I always have to play with my back against the wall. And it’s just one more year of that. It’s just always my situation.”

    I love Sheffield – the baseball player. He plays hurt. He’s intense at the plate. He hits the ball as hard as anyone in the game. And, he’s clutch during the season.

    But, man, I’m really starting to think that it’s time to just stop listening to him – because he never shuts up.

    Comments on Sheff Needs To Gargle With Imodium….

    1. baileywalk
      March 19th, 2006 | 8:47 am

      I’m sick of Sheff, too. Like you said, the guy murders the ball and plays hurt, but he’s the biggest, most immature baby I’ve ever seen. Him and Bonds should go move to some island somewhere and complain to each other for the rest of their lives. What is it with these guys and their “me vs. the world” attitude? They’re millionaires who get to play a kid’s game — they’re living out the fantasy of millions — and yet they’re totally miserable. I’ve had enough of Sheff. At this point, no matter what he does stat-wise this year, I hope they don’t pick up his option. He would have been a DH anyway. In a perfect world — and I’m just dreaming here — we would sign Derrek Lee to play first, Giambi would become the full-time DH (and learn how to hit in that role), and Eric Duncan would learn how to play right field.

    2. Raf
      March 20th, 2006 | 10:44 am

      What is it with these guys and their “me vs. the world” attitude?
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      Because that’s the way it is. Can’t really say I blame them. We have two elite players here, and they don’t get the respect they deserve. So they pop off and vent on occasion. Comes with the territory. Not everyone can be great and quiet like a Bernie Williams or a Don Mattingly.

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