Why Giambi turned down Yankees’ job interest

Even without the added aspect of replay, Piniella thinks he could have toned down his arguing back in his managerial days.
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When you get older, you realize, you go through all these gyrations, and you say, ‘What for?’ he said. I had a lot of passion for the game and to me, winning was a priority, but I could have calmed it down a little bit, too. I realize that now at 75 years old.

Piniella was among http://www.officialbostonbruins.com/Adidas-Ryan-Spooner-Jersey 40 former players participating in Sunday’s Old-Timers’ Day, and he was joined by first-time participant Aaron Boone, the current Yankees manager.

Boone, like Piniella, stepped into a managerial role http://www.footballtexansofficialstore.com/Kareem_Jackson_Jersey quickly after the end of his playing career. From what Piniella has seen so far, he is impressed with Boone’s transition to coaching.

Bird served as the Yankees’ designated hitter on Sunday, giving him a day off in the field. While that break allowed him to focus on hitting for one day, he said sometimes that’s not always the best thing.

I like playing both sides of the ball, I really do. DHing, it’s a gift and a curse, he said. You get to sit in there and think about it sometimes, which is good and bad.

As long as you keep that mindset and control what you can control, take it from there and do your job, you will be rewarded. If other things happen, it’s out of your control.’

Yet that represents just one layer of the scrutiny.

After his team missed the playoffs for a third consecutive season, the first such streak since 1999, the pressure on Habaugh undoubtedly intensified in February when Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti (who incidentally attended his first practice of the offseason on Tuesday) acknowledged that he considered whether to bring his head coach back for an 11th season.

That’s about as plain as a hot-seat warning as Ryan Spooner Authentic Jersey you’ll get. Meanwhile, esteemed general manager Ozzie Newsome will turn over Kareem Jackson Jersey the reins after the season to his longtime assistant, Eric DeCosta, with the expectation of transitioning to another role in the organization.

Then consider the hot-and-cold quarterback, Joe Flacco, whose moves will be even more closely dissected given the presence of first-round quarterback Lamar Jackson. The story line has had juice since draft weekend, when Flacco refused to speak to the media during a team-organized draft event, then continued after Jackson maintained that the veteran didn’t return his text-messages in the days after the draft.