Heroes (Advertisers)
Purchase the best NY Yankees Game Tickets from Ticket Brokers Vivid Seats which include NY Giants Tickets, New York Mets Tickets, Knicks NBA Tickets, Rangers Hockey Tickets, Islanders Tickets, Jersey Boys Tickets, , Madison Square Garden Event Tickets New Jersey NBA Nets Tickets and Devils NHL Games .

Find New York Yankees tickets and other hot MLB tickets at CTC! We carry Cardinals baseball tickets, Red Sox tickets in Boston, Detroit Tigers tickets, Dodgers tickets and World Series tickets as well as New York Giants tickets and hot show tickets, including Coldplay concert tickets, Conan O'Brien tickets, NY theater tickets and Broadway show tickets.

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

View blog authority
eXTReMe Tracker
Bern, Bernie, Bern! Your Dreams of a Comeback, That is.
Friday, February 20, 2009
From the "give it up already, dude" file:

Bernie hasn't been on a major league roster since the final game of the 2006 season (AKA "The Year the Yankees Coughed it up to the Tigers and Ruined My Weekend in Vegas"), but he is not content to bask in our adoration and enjoy his twilight years. Despite there being no signs of any interest in him as a player from any team (much less the Yanks), Bernie has yet to retire and has even said he may never do so.

After almost two years of living the recluse life (and by that I mean he was harboring a grudge against the Cash Man for choosing sensibility over sentimentality), Bernie made his triumphant return to New York last September when the Yanks bid adieu to the old stadium, looking the whole time like he was half a second away from trapping Damon in a closet, stealing his jersey and taking the field in his place. Apparently jogging around the infield that night only served to further convince him that he is still capable of playing. Since then he's signed on to play for Puerto Rico in this Spring's WBC, and this week he's down in Tampa working out with his old crew and even hit some pitches off the Wangster.

It's pretty obvious to me that there is virtually zero chance of Bernie ever playing in the MLB again, but I hope someone has (gently, perhaps with a Torre-supplied pat on the back) relayed that information to the man himself. His refusal to retire is a tad on the pathetic side and leaves everyone in limbo - how can your number be retired if you're pretending to be a viable active player? I'm crossing my fingers that his WBC experience will serve as a lovely and fulfilling last hurrah and he can finally bow out with some dignity.

Watching Rickey Henderson play on the Surf Dawgs was a little bit sad. Let's not repeat that.

Labels: ,

posted by Yankees Chick @ Friday, February 20, 2009  
  • At 10:50 PM, Anonymous Rob Abruzzese said…

    I'm convinced it's to help his album sales. Buy Moving Forward on April 14.

  • At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Come on YC, I know A-joke, eh A-roid, eh A-rod has upset you a greatly. But why the hate towards Bernie? He was treated like yesterday's trash by the Cashman and replaced by somebody with an even weaker arm (Damon). He could mentor Melky and Gartner maybe even sign a Clemens like contract and come back to the club after the WBC and his concert in April.
    Go Bernie go!!
    Good Luck

  • At 5:22 PM, Blogger Yankees Chick said…

    I love Bernie - one of my all-time faves, no question. I just think it's time to officially hang it up and move on to the next stage, which hopefully includes coaching or something else that will keep him in the baseball world!

  • At 3:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    According to a Taiwanese report I read on yahoo, Bernie was able to knock Wang's sinkers out. Maybe things would work out for him.

  • At 9:01 AM, Blogger Jersey Hardball said…

    I think Bernie could still be a make a positive impact as a pinch hitter/5th Outfielder for one more season. I just wish Cash would of given Bernie a major league contract in '07 so he could of finished his career a Yankee.

  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger Jay Ballz said…

    Yeah, the WBC should be a last hoorah for Bernie.

    He's a good guy. Would likely make a good coach.

Post a Comment
<< Home
Yankees Chick Tweets!
Fun Fact O' The Week

In 2009 Curtis Granderson published a book: All You Can Be: Dream It, Draw It, Become It! Granderson "shares the lessons that he learned growing up--the importance of family and choosing the right friends, the power of listening and staying positive, and most important, the value of being yourself."
Interleague Play: Love it or Leave it?
Hate it
Love it
Free polls from Pollhost.com
Previous Poll Results
Which Former Yank Free Agent Would You Most Like to See in Pinstripes in 2010?
Johnny Damon 53%
Chien-Ming Wang 26%
Xavier Nady 8%
Jose Molina 6%
Jason Giambi 6%
Jeff Weaver 2%
Catch up! Recent Posts
What'd You Miss? Archives
About Me

Name: Yankees Chick
Home: San Diego, CA, United States
About Me: Just your average 26 year old Yankees lovin' gal from the SD.
See my complete profile
Blog Faves
 Add to RSS

Add to Google
Subscribe in Bloglines