True Yankee™ preseason status report, part 2
Okay, now the outfield/DH types. Certified True Yankees™ None Decent case for True-Yankee™ enshrinement Nick Swisher (RF): If he ascends the platinum-encrusted stepstool into True-Yankee™ immortality, it will be because we allowed personality to enter into the negotiations. Of all the Yankees, Swisher is the one you’d want in your fantasy football league or as your Bar-Mitzvah hype man. The...
True Yankee™ preseason status report, part 1
We begin with the infield. Certified True Yankees™ Derek Jeter (SS): The real question is this: What would he have to do to lose True Yankee™ status? It would have to involve several of the following in concert: commission of slimy misdemeanor, like cemetery desecration; appearance with Ben Affleck in a buddy movie or during Fashion Week; endorsement of a fringe political candidate, one who wants...
A few years back, in the gauzy afterglow of yet another courageously magnificent Yankee championship, a few friends and I got to talking about the notion of being a True Yankee™. The conversation arose in the wake of the 2,000 post-title-coital stories speculating whether Alex Rodriguez had, by smacking two neo-Brosiusian clutch dingers and otherwise making a general nuisance of himself, earned...