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Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 16, 2010 at 02:19:55 PM

Jack Curry participated in the season premiere of the Pinstriped Podcast, during which he discussed a conversation he had with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman over how the attitude and approach from winning a World Series has carried over into the 2010 season. The key, especially with this veteran team, will be staying healthy.

Click here to listen.

Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 12, 2010 at 12:42:24 PM

The baseball gentleman will return to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. Hideki Matsui will stroll into his old home with the Angels, his new team. There will be a flock of reporters chronicling every handshake and high-five that Matsui shares, but he will remain as stoic as always. He rarely looks flustered, mostly because he rarely is.

If Matsui could have dictated his baseball address for 2010, he would have returned to the Yankees. Matsui loved playing and living in New York, adored his teammates and felt comfortable in a place he had been for seven seasons. Because Matsui was instrumental in helping the Yankees win a title last year so, he would have relished being part of a club that is trying to win back-to-back championships.

But Matsui did not totally control his script for this season.

Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 9, 2010 at 11:43:01 AM

Behind the Buddy Holly glasses, the thoughtful baseball comments and the realistic belief that the Tampa Bay Rays are a World Series contender again, Joe Maddon respects the Yankees. He respects the defending champions, but the manager of the Rays doesn’t fear them. No way.

Maddon is as honest as any manager in baseball. If the Rays had no chance to compete for a title in 2010, Maddon would admit it and then he would repeat his words an hour later. But the Rays, who are flush with superb athletes and stellar young pitchers, believe they are running alongside the Yankees, not behind them.

“I think you begin with a clean slate, but there’s still respect for the defending champions,” Maddon said. “I’ve always felt the Yankees and the Red Sox have got it

Posted by: Jack Curry on Apr 2, 2010 at 09:32:20 AM

Andy Pettitte can see the end of his gratifying career approaching and can feel the number of games he might have left reduced to a precious few dozen. Pettitte is fine with that scenario, content with trying to help the Yankees fashion another memorable season before probably retiring.

“I can’t just keep on playing,” Pettitte said. “I need to get back home.”

With no prompting, Pettitte veered from discussing how comfortable he has felt as a pitcher this spring to how uncomfortable he feels as an absentee father. When some players lament how much they miss their family because of the draining season, their words seem choreographed. When Pettitte says those same words, he seems sincere.

As soon as Pettitte vividly described how much it bothered him to see Josh,