• Serby Q&A With Moose

    Posted by on June 22nd, 2008 · Comments (5)

    Via Steve Serby’s Sunday Q&A With…Mike Mussina in the Post today -

    Q: Would your career be unfulfilled if you didn’t win a championship?

    A: No. Unfulfilled is too strong a word. I’ve been really lucky. I’ve played a long time, on some really good teams, and I’m still out there doing something that I always loved to do. It’s great to be a champion and I’d obviously love to have it. But I don’t think my career is gonna be defined by the fact that I didn’t happen to win a championship if we don’t win this year or next year or whenever I retire.

    I’m in the process of reading “Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember.” And, I have to confess, I’m starting to see a side of Mussina that I can appreciate…in terms of him as a person. I’ll wait until I finish the book before I say I’m now a big fan of Mussina…because you never know. But, I think I’m starting to soften on my stance that Moose is a snob, priss, and a carpetbagger…as I could have been wrong about some of that…based on what I am now learning about him.

    Comments on Serby Q&A With Moose

    1. JeremyM
      June 22nd, 2008 | 11:32 am

      That book is really good. As a Mussina fan going in, I’ve enjoyed it even more and learned quite a bit about the guy. The parts on Glavine are very good as well.

    2. baileywalk
      June 22nd, 2008 | 12:12 pm

      I guess it’s true what they say about assumptions.

      It’s amazing to me what so many Yankee fans think of Mussina. It’s at the level of high-school jealousy. The popular, smart, good-looking kid that people make out to be a prissy ogre because of one situation that they’ve completely blown out of proportion — when of course the whole thing is simply about jealousy. This has lasted basically Mussina’s entire career in New York. It’s probably one of the most annoying things I hear from Yankee fans — that Mussina is some sort of soft, effete snob… and all because he went to a good school, finished early and can complete a sentence, unlike most of his teammates.

    3. June 22nd, 2008 | 3:49 pm

      baileywalk – has there ever been a Yankees starting pitcher, or pitching prospect, that you didn’t think was a regular slice of heaven?

    4. Raf
      June 22nd, 2008 | 9:46 pm

      Regardless, he is right. There is a lot about him that we do not know, so we should reserve judgement. And Yankees fans are not the only ones who have that opinion of Mussina.

    5. August 2nd, 2008 | 9:46 pm

      [...] more I read “Living on the Black” the more I’m learning to appreciate Mussina. So, it’s nice to see him continue this [...]

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