The dawn of a new year is a time for good intentions
use this gym membership this year"; "I'm going to cut up these credit cards and seriously
not call the bank in 2 weeks to order a new one") and hopeful goals
("this will be the year that I really knuckle down and start saving some money for the future!") that by February 1st will be as forgotten as the Royals in October
, but along with the obligatory resolutions, the start of the new year is a great time to focus on the future and anticipate the changes the next 12 months will bring
. The world of baseball is an ever-changing entity, and to help get you prepared for the upcoming year's events, the Yankees Chick has taken a good look into her crystal (base)ball and will share with you here the visions she saw of the year 2007:A-Rod will become the first player since Ted Williams to hit .400.
Sadly, most of his hits will take place when there are no runners on base and his accomplishment will be overshadowed by annoying people calling him "A-Fraud".
The Yankees Chick will finally memorize how to spell and pronounce 'Mientkiewicz
', only to see him traded mid-season for Mark Grudzielanek
X-rays taken during a routine physical will reveal that Carl Pavano
's body is, in fact, held together by toothpicks and Elmer's glue
will be able to fulfill his desire of playing ball again in 2007 when he borrows a neighborhood child's MVP Baseball 2004
game for his PlayStation.
Roger Clemens will come back to the Bronx
for his 24th season, but Joe Torre has to ban him from working with his Safe at Home Foundation
when it is found out that Clemens' secret to staying so dominating as he ages is a daily serving of baby stew.ESPN's Bonnie Bernstein
will be involved in a disfiguring freak accident involving a tube of red lipstick, a boom mic, and Kevin Brown - - - and the Yankees Chick will take over as ESPN's token female broadcaster.
And finally... The Yankees will win their 27th World Series title
, but not before dealing with a minimum of 4 injured players, a mid-season embarrassing series loss to the Royals, a nervous breakdown by A-Rod, and 8 Steinbrenner fainting spells.