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Paulwny
03-12-2002, 06:59 AM
Stole Jeter's glove.

http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-yanks122621569mar12.story?coll=ny%2Dbaseball%2Dhea dlines

kermittheefrog
03-12-2002, 07:10 AM
This is even better than the Sosa-Bonds mega-drama. Too bad they patched that up just when spring was getting interesting and Sosa was looking like an idiot.

RedPinStripes
03-12-2002, 08:23 AM
LOOSER!!!!!!!!!

Reggie Jackson as a team advisor? I thought he was the king when it came to messing up clubhouses.

RichH55
03-12-2002, 08:54 AM
Where are the stories of how the Yankees camp and clubhouse are such bastions of professionalism, etc

Paulwny
03-13-2002, 08:58 AM
Teammates said Jeter's missing glove was a beloved, 5-year-old possession, and his attachment triggered the investigation that nabbed Rivera. A clubhouse source said Giambi and Roger Clemens also were missing items from their lockers, though there's no evidence of links to Rivera. Clemens said he noticed items gone ("signed stuff, things that have a number on it") but doesn't know who took them.

foulkesfan11
03-13-2002, 09:27 AM
This story was already posted, however, it didn't say that Jeter's glove was worth 2,000 on the memorabilia market. What an arrogant prick. I hater Jeter before, but I can't wait til he comes to Chicago so I can boo him even louder. I am not FOR stealing in any way, but I do think this is hillarious. Professionalism in New York??? HA

Paulwny
03-13-2002, 09:32 AM
Originally posted by foulkesfan11
This story was already posted, however, it didn't say that Jeter's glove was worth 2,000 on the memorabilia market. What an arrogant prick. I hater Jeter before, but I can't wait til he comes to Chicago so I can boo him even louder. I am not FOR stealing in any way, but I do think this is hillarious. Professionalism in New York??? HA

I had posted this yesterday and so did someone else. This is a continuationof that post, Giambi and Clemens now report missing items.

PaleHoseGeorge
03-13-2002, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by Paulwny
I had posted this yesterday and so did someone else. This is a continuation of that post, Giambi and Clemens now report missing items.

Gee, I guess Principal Torre hasn't got as much control over the schoolyard as the NYC media led the rest of us to believe, LOL!

Let's guess what items were stolen from Giambi's and Clemens' locker.

Naked lady tees.
X-ray glasses.
Playboy pin-up from 1992 (poor condition)
Transitor radio shaped like a pen.
Novelty "Big Stiffie" pills.
Pornographic playing cards.
Thread-worn copy of "How to Meet Girls".
Sea Monkeys starter kit.
Ant Farm.
(Anything else from the back pages of Boys Life magazine).

More?

Paulwny
03-13-2002, 10:32 AM
Originally posted by PaleHoseGeorge

Gee, I guess Principal Torre hasn't got as much control over the schoolyard as the NYC media led the rest of us to believe, LOL!



A profound statement by Torre.

Torre said of Rivera's future: "I don't know what's going to happen."

Procol Harum
03-13-2002, 10:48 AM
Originally posted by Paulwny



A profound statement by Torre.

Torre said of Rivera's future: "I don't know what's going to happen."

LMBoo-tay)O! Thanks Joe! I reckon in a pinch that would probably cover all of us in any situation--I'm beginning to suspect that turning over the Middle East problem to Torre isn't going to be the quick fix I was hoping it would be...

voodoochile
03-13-2002, 11:40 AM
Originally posted by RedPinStripes
LOOSER!!!!!!!!!

Reggie Jackson as a team advisor? I thought he was the king when it came to messing up clubhouses.

So much for the chemistry theory - the man won 5 WS titles...

kermittheefrog
03-13-2002, 02:30 PM
I think the most important message the Yankees are sending here is you can do as much drugs as you want and you'll get a second, third and 99th chance but if you steal Derek Jeter's baseball glove, you're out.

PaleHoseGeorge
03-13-2002, 02:49 PM
Originally posted by kermittheefrog
I think the most important message the Yankees are sending here is you can do as much drugs as you want and you'll get a second, third and 99th chance but if you steal Derek Jeter's baseball glove, you're out.

Actually, I think the message is, "If you can help us win, we want you here. If not, you are a coke addict, alchoholic, and/or thief."

It's the same message most pro sports teams have sent since the beginning of time. Sorry to say, most big-time "amateur" sports teams, too.

:cool:

SoxRulecubsdrool
03-13-2002, 04:25 PM
:shammy

Did he steal my money?

RedPinStripes
03-13-2002, 04:53 PM
Originally posted by voodoochile


So much for the chemistry theory - the man won 5 WS titles...

Jackson is a winner, but the Yankees in the 70's were one of the few teams that hated eachother and still won were'nt they? Didn't help that they had Billy Martin as a manager either.

Procol Harum
03-13-2002, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by RedPinStripes


Jackson is a winner, but the Yankees in the 70's were one of the few teams that hated eachother and still won were'nt they? Didn't help that they had Billy Martin as a manager either.

Actually, I don't think that the late '70s Yankees had that bad of a clubhouse situation--on the other hand--the great A's teams of the early/mid '70s (which, of course, featured our guy Reggie) were notorious for not getting along.

:jerry

"Those A's teams could've used the steadying hand of Manager Gandhi in the clubhouse--they'd have won five rings in a row...."

Paulwny
03-14-2002, 06:48 AM
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- Ruben Rivera said he was surprised that the New York Yankees cut him for taking a bat and glove from teammate Derek Jeter's locker.

"Everyone makes mistakes. I haven't killed anybody," Rivera told a television station in his native Panama. "It was just a moment when I wasn't thinking right. I've repented.

"I gave it all back to him the next day. ... It wasn't correct what I was doing."