Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Also Sprach Rivera

A very telling quote from The Great Rivera, via LoHud's question-and-answer session with the Yankees' closer:

David: What do you think its the biggest difference between the teams when you first came up and the team now?

Mariano Rivera: “The team when I came here had a lot of veteran guys, like we have. But a lot of guys that were—how had I phrase this?—they weren’t just players, they lived the game, enjoyed the game. That doesn’t mean these guys don’t do that. It’s just different.”

When combined with Jorge Posada's going-through-the-motions quote from a couple weeks ago, these are damning portrayals of the current Yankees.