May 03, 2006
No Love For Yankees From Pair of Sox
From the Boston Herald:
David Wells was not exactly in an agreeable frame of mind with his former manager Joe Torre last night.
When told how the Yankees manager expressed disappointment in Red Sox fans for booing ex-Sox and current Yankee Johnny Damon on Monday night, Wells said, “Awww, poor Joe. Joe’s been around a long time. If he’s going to have remarks like that, I guess he’s getting too sensitive.”
Doug Mirabelli stressed he did not ask for or demand the trade that got him back to Boston on Monday, but it was clear he did not shed too many tears.
“I didn’t want to be traded from San Diego,” said Mirabelli. “I wasn’t trying to be traded. Once I heard (the Red Sox) were interested, the one thing I made clear was ‘Please, don’t trade me to the Yankees.’"
In Boston, I guess it's news when a Has-Been and a Never-Was have something to say - especially if it's a slap at the Yankees.
Posted by Steve Lombardi at May 3, 2006 03:34 PM
Considering the source of the first comment, Steve, I think it's a reflection on Torre not the Yankees franchise. Wells famously didn't get along with Torre and his sidekick Mel. Famously is an understatement. Mirabelli probably wouldn't have liked playing for Torre either. And since money had nothing to do with his destination, Mirabelli didn't relish being on what he assumed would be the short end of the rivalry. And Monday's game proved him right. I daresay he wouldn't mind playing for a real manager in pinstripes. Damon, like Clemens, Myers, and Boggs, loves U.S. dollars even if George is the one handing them out. Place the comments on the target they were meant for.
Maybe Mirabelli thinks the bench in Fenway is more comfortable in Boston.
Maybe he was just soaking in all this absolutely ridiculous fame and attention he got for catching a baseball and going 0-4.
And being on a World Series winner a lot more recently than any Yankee.
The short end of the rivalry? Beating the Yankees in one series and winning one championship makes you the top dog?
"And being on a World Series winner a lot more recently than any Yankee."
Right - please God don't trade me to the Yankees. A team that's been in the post season 11 straight years.
You know, it's funny - I see a "johnnyC" or variation of that at a lot of boards I visit and he's a Red Sox fan...