Quote of the Day: Mike Lupica on A-Rod

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“It is a good thing he did knock in those two runs in the Game 1 rally, or this October would remind people, exactly, of the ones when he looked like the easiest out on the team.”
Mike Lupica, in the course of a column in which he reminds readers, exactly, that this October A-Rod looks like the easiest out on the team.
I know you need your big guns to show up and that, for the most part, A-Rod hasn’t. But it does seem strange to me that a year after Rodriguez basically carried the Yankees to a World Series title on his back, he’s still getting the “A-Rod needs to step up or be remembered as an October choker” columns written about him.

Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees manager job today

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MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports that ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees’ manager job today. No word as to whether he hit a big home run.

Boone, an ESPN analyst, obviously has some history with the Yankees, but he has no coaching experience at any level. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week of Boone that the Yankees “are intrigued if his charisma and passion can compensate for inexperience.” I’d say the answer to that question, whenever asked and in whatever context, is always “no,” but I suppose there’s a first time for everything.

So far the Yankees have interviewed Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge and Hensley Meulens. Yesterday Brian Cashman said there was no rush to fill the job, and that the Winter Meetings are not a deadline for the team in doing so.