"There are going to be problems, especially if they go after our stars. It's not going to be tolerated. We never have done it to them. It's just not going to happen anymore. ...Wow. What a moron!
"All I can tell you is that I will support everything he [Joe Girardi] does, and that will never change. ...
"I don't want these teams in general to forget who subsidizes a lot of them, and it's the Yankees, the Red Sox, Dodgers, Mets. I would prefer if teams want to target the Yankees that they at least start giving some of that revenue sharing and luxury tax money back."
Yankee beat writer/blogger Peter Abraham says Shelley Duncan slid into Akinori Iwamura at second
like he's Bruce Lee. ... He took off for second knowing he would be out. The throw beat him by five feet and he slid in with his right foot as high as it could go. The umpire ejected him immediately ... If somebody from Tampa Bay had done that to Cano, you'd all [NYY fans] be losing your minds.(Abrahams on MFY fans cheering the "new" tough Yankees here.)
Here's the slide (turns out Wheat Thins tried to give Iwamura a vasectomy with his left foot):
Oh yeah, that's a clean play.
Video here and here.