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TORONTO — Bartolo Colon thought he’d never be in these shoes again. [He hadn’t pitched in the MLB for two years.]

A perfect storm had derailed his once brilliant career — family strife in the Dominican Republic, repeated injuries to his right arm, and the natural effects of age — each of them conspiring to keep Colon out of the big leagues. But not long after Colon walked off the mound a winner for the first time in nearly two years, helping the Yankees to a 6-2 victory against the Blue Jays, he vowed to keep his cleats as a souvenir.
“This is very special for me,” Colon said through an interpreter. “It did cross my mind that I was never going to play again.”
For Colon, who missed all of the last two seasons trying to recover from an injury. Read the entire story in the Toronto Star Ledger:http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2011/04/bartolo_colon_guides_yankees_t.html
Here’s a comment to this story I can relate to: A reader said, “I was as wrong about Colon as anyone. I was never a fan of his and used this space to make many fat jokes. Well, jokes on me. He’s looked great. He’s already given the Yankees more than I’d thought he would. Color me impressed. Jeter was 0-5 on the night and hit nothing in the air.He looks worse than he did last year.”
I was not wrong about Colon.  In February when I heard Colon and Garcia were trying out for the Yankees I said both would be on the roster when the Yankees returned from Tampa, Florida and began the season in Yankee Stadium. That became true, as Joe Giarde and Brian Cashman opted to give them a chance. Both have performed to expectations. No, they aren’t world beaters, but Colon didn’t even play in 2010  and 2009because of injuries and Garcia was with the Cubs and he has done well in one outing. Love to say it, but I told you so.
The Yankees are currently 9-6 in the won-loss column and are in first place in the American League East. Our finest relief pitcher, Mariano Rivera, lost a game in ten innings, his first loss in a while. But it’s a long season and the Yankees are headed in the right direction.
There is talk of sending Brett Gardner, left fielder, down to the minors until he learns to bunt and sharpens up his hitting. If that happens the Yankees will place a poorly defending and aging Andru Jones in left field. His hitting is coming back and maybe his defense will improve. At one time for the Atlanta Braves he was one of the best offensive and defensive center fielders in either league. 
If the Yanks do anything, it should be trading Derek Jeeter for a younger, more fleet-footed shortstop. they have one in the Yankee organization, but his hitting isn’t even as good as Jeeter’s when he’s hitting .277 as he did last season. I’d give Jeeter more time, just enough to “hang” himself. I think he is dwindling in appeal and needs a lot of help to get him back on track with the hitting. I have already published one article on how to improve this legend’s late career hitting. No response yet from Brian Cashman.

Must not be too important to the Yankees if Jeeter wastes away as he is doing right now. I’m a former semi-pro and college center fielder. I could hit with “pop” on the bat and I think that is what Jeeter should start doing. If all he’s going to hit is an anemic .270 then why not throw in two dozen homers, of which he is capable, to make his resume look better and help the Yankees win. Hitting has been a real bugaboo with the Yankees as of late.

>Jeeter Not Hitting .300, So What Else Is Wrong With Him?

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Last Week’s Best From The Yankee Wizard Network

(the Network is comprised of some 30 web sites under the Wizard umbrella) 

 

·        FEC Is Investigating Obama’s 2008 Election Fund Raising

By
Don White

Conservatives have wondered for a long time why the Federal Election Commission didn’t investigate Barak Obama’s fund raising for the 2008 presidential election. Since he didn’t take any federal money, his campaign funds weren’t, as a matter of course, investigated. But now FEC investigators are looking into possible fraud on the part of Obama and his campaign operatives. 

Glenn Beck Chronicles

 

·        War And Globalization: The Truth Behind 9/11

This video “9/11, Globalization, and Total War”
has proven to be one of our most persistently
popular videos. 
War Talk Blog

·        Ayn Rand Wrote Some Steamy, Not Explicit, Sex Scenes

Atlas Shrugged, First Published in the U.S. In 1957 Had Conservative Views

Some folks still erroneously believe that sex is on the rise. What? We didn’t have sex scenes in great books before? Not true. The classics had sex scenes, and that includes Shakespeare and Atlas Shrugged, published 54 years ago. But in these classics they weren’t so abundant and explicit. It is true that the world is becoming more secular and sinful. While belief in God may be temporarily waning in Europe and in other places, among spiritual people—especially in the Americas— faith in God couldn’t be more intense and people more faithful. There is a prophet living on the earth today and he speaks to God and relays truth and optimism to all who will hear, especially at this Easter time. These are thoughts of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and of his atonement for the sins of mankind. The living prophet’s name is Thomas S. Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints..

HOT AIR MACHINE

·        JACK CLARK TALKS ABOUT DEREK JETER’S HITTING STRUGGLES

Yankee Wizard

 

 

 

·        Who Should I Marry?

A week ago I presented twenty areas of discussion all couples should not only think about before getting married, but completely discuss with their prospective spouse. To maintain continuity, we have decided to reprint the entire article here including footnotes.
·        Who Should I Marry?
                                  
 Sant Julia de Loria and Don White
 WomenLoveMenAdmire

·        Why Won’t The Government Tell Us the Truth?

              Damian Cambell
              Thursday, 4/14/2011
              Dear Fellow Patriot,
              My name is Damian Cambell… and I’ve got some disturbing news for you.
             To warn you it’s got me so angry I can’t see straight…
Discrimination Unchecked

 

 

·        Thanks To OmG.Facts.Com We Know More About Amazons

A tribe that has never made contact with civilization has been revealed to the public in Brazil.

Family History

 

·        Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-day Saints History Lesson

In subsequent articles, I will present five or six missionary lessons, albeit abbreviated because of space restraints. These lessons will pertain to missionary service as well. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a missionary church. That is, from early in its history, the Prophet Joseph Smith sent missionaries throughout the land, then later to foreign countries. First to Canada and then Mexico, but also Great Britain and Denmark. “Every member a missionary” became a reality, as this church has no paid ministry.
Church Wire

·        What Is Obama’s Big Lie?

When Did The Devil Get Hold Of Those Nasty Democrats
By Don White
Political Disconnect

 

 

 

·        Let Government Shut Down–Soon Libs Will Become Tea Party    Advocates, Too

How The U.S. Tax And Spending Cookie Crumbles
By Don White
Getting America Right

·        Oama Is President Without A Country, What’s He Doing In The Oval Office?

    THE PRESIDENT WITHOUT A COUNTRY by Pat Boone

 

 

·        Sperm Grown In A Dish From Scratch?

SPERM GROWN IN A TEST TUBE

Immature mouse testicles yield fully developed sperm in culture.
By Janelle Weaver
Researchers in Japan have made fertile mammalian sperm in a culture dish, a feat long thought to be impossible.
Cosmic Light Logic