First, Damaso Marte is finally back up with the big club. He had been on the 60-day disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis since April 26. Ramiro Pena was sent down, as the Yankees have decided to carry 13 pitchers. Remember, the rosters expand to 40 on Sept. 1.
However, this isn’t the biggest news of the day. One of the newest Hall of Famers, Jim Rice, is none too pleased with today’s major leaguers, calling some of the big names self-absorbed.
It was fine when he cited Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez as examples. I dislike both and agree with him there. But then he put Derek Jeter in that category. I honestly have no idea how he gets off lumping Jeter with Ramirez and Rodriguez.
"You see a Manny Ramirez, you see an A-Rod [Alex Rodriguez], you see [Derek] Jeter ... Guys that I played against and with, these guys you're talking about cannot compare," Rice said to Little Leaguers gathered in the cafeteria.
Have at it, Yankees fans (even A-Rod die-hards).