Wat’cha talking about Gary?
Oops, he’s done it again.
Gary Sheffield’s mouth always seems to get him in trouble. And of course, it’s the media’s fault.
In a New York magazine article that hits newsstands Monday, Sheffield discusses a variety of topics, from the leadership on the Yankees to a lack of chemistry on the team due to the overwhelming amount of media.
Allegedly, some of Sheff’s comments are aimed at Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter.
“I know who the leader is on the team,” Sheffield is quoted. “I ain’t going to say who it is, but I know who it is. I know who the team feeds off. I know who the opposing team comes in knowing they have to defend to stop the Yankees.”
Sheffield is also quoted as saying that the media portrays A-Rod and Jeter “in a positive light and everyone else is garbage.”
Before Friday’s win over Blue Jays, Sheffield denied the quotes, saying he would never dis A-Rod and Jeter. Sheffield blasted writer Stephen Rodrick, saying that Rodrick told him he wanted to do a positive story about Sheff, only to turn around and take shots at him in the final version.
“There are a lot of things in there I didn’t say. There’s a lot of things in there he made up to juice the story,” Sheffield said. “It’s just whatever to make me look bad. That’s what they want to do.”
Gary, Gary, Gary. Stop blaming the media and grow up. You are a great player, and you carried the Yankees last year. You’re having another fine campaign this year.
But please, let your bat do all the talking.