Saturday, February 10, 2007

A Bernie-less Yankee Team In '07?

Bernie Williams was in Connecticut last night, where he played his guitar, something he does SO well, at a church gathering. Of course, there was a contingent of reporters there, and Bernie had a few words with them. This from The Big Apple Times.....

"Meeting with reporters before the concert, Williams said he would not accept the team’s current offer to come to spring training as a long shot on a minor league contract and perhaps play himself onto the roster if another player got hurt.
Instead, Williams said, he would maintain a waiting game of sorts by staying home, staying in shape, spurning offers of guaranteed contracts from other teams and waiting for the Yankees to change their minds and offer him a guaranteed spot on the roster. He spoke in his usual calm demeanor.
“I think if they wanted me, they would have signed me already,” said Williams, who has spent 16 seasons with the Yankees, the only team he has played for. “The option to go to spring training and see what happened — I don’t think at this moment it is something I want to consider.”

Peter here, and this is not a huge surprise given that the Yankees have four solid guys to play the outfield. But it will be strange, much like it will be strange to gaze out towards the Pesky Pole at Fenway Park and not see familiar number 7 in all his glory ready to catch anything humanly possible. Time flies, I guess.

The entire article can be accessed by clicking on the title, and I'll be back a little later with something Soxy.

13 Comments:

At 2/10/2007 10:17 AM, Blogger ian said...

The UCONN double header is tomorrow.

It will be strange to see the Yanks not have Bernie anymore.

 
At 2/10/2007 11:11 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Wow, my bad.....I though it was today. I guess, Ian, that leaves two games to look forward to on Sunday! Thanks for setting me straight! And I'll sign this, sometimes confused Peter!

 
At 2/10/2007 11:12 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And the pinstripes WITHOUT Bernie! You are right!!!!!! P

 
At 2/10/2007 12:00 PM, Blogger Katiee said...

it's gonna be really weird not seeing Bernie in pinstripes

 
At 2/10/2007 1:07 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Ian, you're right!!!! Take care...I wish I wish we will beat LSU too. Tomorrow!

 
At 2/10/2007 1:07 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And hi katiee!!!

 
At 2/10/2007 3:45 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

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At 2/10/2007 3:56 PM, Blogger Kaylee said...

It will be strange to not see him in a yankees uniform.But,I do not blame him.Why would a veteran like him Except a minor league contract especially when they have basically told him there is nowhere to put him.Afterall he would have likely been their fifth if not sixth,Outfeilder.?

 
At 2/11/2007 6:31 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Right Kaylee. Hey Katiee!

 
At 2/11/2007 3:13 PM, Blogger Maryland Orioles' Fan said...

Bernie should retire, perhaps latch onto another team if his heart will let him. In the end, he served as a loyal Yankee, but the team only sees this a business move and Bernie is the odd man out.

A class act and great player, I'll miss him for sure.

 
At 2/11/2007 3:31 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

M O F...I'll miss him too!!

 
At 2/12/2007 12:28 PM, Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Like the Red Sox Minus Trot:

Eerie!

 
At 2/12/2007 12:34 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

You're right, ML!!!!!

 

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