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August 08, 2006

Ricky Ledee

I just saw that the Mets picked up Ricky Ledee.

I always liked Ricky. And, to be honest, I always had this secret wish that the Yankees could pick him up again, someday, and use him as a 4th outfielder.

Ledee was money for the Yankees in the 1998 World Series. I hope Yankees fans will always remember that and wish him well with the rest of his career - even if it is with the Mets.

I know that I wish him all the best.

Posted by Steve Lombardi at August 8, 2006 10:12 AM


I'm with you on Ricky, he was always a personal fave (as was Juan Rivera, but that's a different story).

After the Yanks sent Ledee to the Indians, he was dealt to the Rangers later that year, meaning he played for all 3 of the previous year's divison winners in one season. I wonder how many players have done that.

Posted by: Mike A. [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 8, 2006 10:51 AM

If you watch the '98 World Series -- YES plays it -- you'll hear Tim McCarver say that the Yankees are so impressed with Ledee that it might make it easier to let Bernie Williams leave as a free agent.

Now, Tim McCarver is a moron and I'm sure he pulled this out of his backside, but I guess it just goes to show that you can't judge a person's future based on one post-season.

Posted by: baileywalk [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 8, 2006 11:45 AM