Post-Christmas Stirrings in Yankeeville

December 26th, 2012 by Jane Heller

Okay, so acquiring former Brave and well-traveled outfielder Matt Diaz isn’t exactly big news, nor is Diaz a power hitter. He’s the sort of low-risk guy Cashman plucks off the sales racks at this time of year. His strength, if it can be called that, is that he can hit left-handers, supposedly.

Speaking of outfielders, as everyone knows by now, it seems that smiley, dimpled Andruw Jones has some legal headaches to deal with before he takes off to play in Japan next year.

Photo: Leon Halip/Getty Images

I really hate hearing about athletes involved in domestic violence, not to mention being drunk and disorderly. I’m just grateful this wasn’t yet another story about guns.

Here’s hoping the new year brings some actual good news.

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2 Responses to “Post-Christmas Stirrings in Yankeeville”

  1. Diane Anziano says:

    I know what you mean about atheletes and domestic violence matters, Jane. It always makes me think that steroids might be involved but I know that there are other issues and histories that cause such things to happen as well. But there’s never a good excuse. Diaz will be in our farm system…I don’t know how old he is and in truth I don’t know much about him but if he was reasonably priced, then it was probably a good get. Not about The Yankees or baseball, but we went to see the movie version of “Les Miserables” and it was without doubt the best musical movie, and possibly the best movie of any kind, that I have ever seen.

  2. Jane Heller says:

    I don’t think you read my Mainly Jane blog, Diane, but I see movie screenings before the movies come out, with Q&As with talent, and Les Mis was one of the screenings I had. Here’s my “review:” http://janeheller.com/mainlyjane/2012/12/08/movie-day-les-miserables/ Glad you loved it too. As for Diaz, I think he’s 35 or so.

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