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Robbie Cano- Don’t ya know?

I am a HUGE Robinson Cano fan. I nearly fainted when I met him at a Nets game (see picture below). But Robbie, what are you doing?! I understand that you want a good contract – but $300M?! That’s more than any contract in baseball history. I know it’s all about the money, but what about playing for the love of the game? Or even team loyalty?!

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I always thought that Cano would be the next Yankee lifetimer, following in the footsteps of so many tremendous legends before him. But he’s going after the money rather than the pinstripes.

As far as I am concerned, the Yanks offered him a very generous deal: $170M over 7 years. Cano and his team are seeking a 10 year contract for $260M (recently lowered from $300M). First of all, Cano is too old for a 10 year contract. I’m sure he has 10 good years left in him but who knows what can happen in that span of time?! I personally thought Jeter had 5-6 good years left before his injury but that certainly isn’t the case. Secondly, if we learned anything from the A-Rod debacle, it’s that you shouldn’t tie up large sums of money in one player. It’s too risky!

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Rumor has it that Seattle is going to offer him $200M over 8 years. It would be a shame to see him move to a subpar organization for the money but only time will tell. I certainly hope to see Cano back in the Bronx come March. He is one of the most talented players in the game and so much fun to watch everyday. I just wish someone would bring him back to reality. You’re living the dream, Robbie. You’re playing the game you love with the most reputable sports organization in the world and making a large sum of money to do so. Sounds like a good deal to me!

Click here for a great article about the Yankees off-season business along with more details on the Cano situation.

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This Day in Sports

“Deep to left! Yastrzemski will not get it! It’s a homerun! A three-run homer by Bucky Dent!” 

I may not have been alive for this game but Bill White’s voice is forever engrained in my head as the legendary hit by Bucky Dent has been replayed over and over again as one of the greatest baseball moments of all time. Dent, who hit only 4 homeruns that year, lofted one out of Fenway to lead the Yanks to win the 1978 one-game playoff against their historic rivals, the Boston Red Sox.  This homer over the Green Monster led the Yanks to the postseason and an eventual World Championship. Dent may not have had the best bat in the lineup but he will forever be remembered for his hit on October 2, 1978.

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Cheerleader Turned Sports Fan

IMG_0572I was six years old when I picked up my first set of pom pons. I have to be honest though, I wasn’t interested in the football games when I first started cheerleading. The only thing I wanted to do was compete. I dreaded every game I had to cheer at and counted down the seconds from the first snap of the game.

I took a stab at playing softball when I was 7 years old. My career started with hit, which ended up being my first and last. I didn’t swing the bat again that season, finding much satisfaction in a walk (which wasn’t hard considering I was about 3 feet tall with a very small strikezone).  I spent my time in right field working on my gymnastic skills and even did a few cheers for my team while playing the outfield. Comparable to Ricky Henderson (Hall of Famer who holds the record for most unintentional walks), I retired with a ton of walks, an admirable on base percentage and that one lonesome hit. I however, am still waiting for my Hall of Fame induction 😉

So I stuck to cheerleading and little by little began enjoying the games.  I learned the fundamentals of football and analyzed each game with my dad. I went from hating standing on the sidelines to loving every second of it. I have the best view in the house and am literally feet away from the action. Does it get any better?IMG_0566

I always used to say to my mom that cheerleading was a hard thing to stay involved in after you give it up. There’s no professional cheerleading league to follow or recreational adult teams to participate in. When it’s over, its over.

I realize now that this is not necessarily true in my case. While my days of standing on other peoples’ hands are numbered and I won’t do back flips for the rest of my life, the cheerleader in me will never die. I will always be a sports fan, always cheer on my teams (Yankees and Cowboys!) and forever cherish the love of sports that cheerleading helped me develop.

So welcome to my blog, a female fan’s perspective on everything sports.  I will be doing a lot of writing on current events, controversies, the big games along with how I celebrate them (recipes and tips to come). Stay tuned for an inside look of my very own sideline perspective!

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