sparklegirl and i have been e-lamenting lately over the likely loss of torii hunter this offseason. wondering if he, like kirby and hrbek, might consider giving the team the life-long twin discount. wondering if the prospect of playing home games on grass in 2010 would be enough to entice him to stay. wondering if other CF free agents like ichiro and andruw jones would saturate the market so that any offer the twins make might actually be competitive. wondering what our \’08 outfield of ford, tyner, and cuddyer will look like.
i am a fan of torii. i think he hits great, fields great, and is a great asset to the team. great. just great. however, i need to agree with aaron gleeman– comments like this? not great.
I love Yankee Stadium. The atmosphere and energy there is great. And the fans know the game. When they get on you it can be pretty personal, but it\’s always about your baseball game. When someone screams, \”You just can\’t hit that slider,\” that\’s someone who knows what they\’re talking about. You don\’t hear that kind of informed [chatter] in Minnesota.
(read the entire piece from the new york post here)
i understand that this is probably just contract-year posturing. and, i understand that we probably aren\’t the most baseball-savvy crowd in the league. (heaven knows we sure seem to have issues with the rule of not walking down the aisles mid-inning.) but.. really? taking a swing at the fans? not cool.
so, torii, if new york is where you go? enjoy it. you may miss us when those \”informed\” yankees fans curse you for going 0-4 in games, when we\’d still cheer loudly.