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Mike Lupica is never going to be happy

Jan 29, 2010, 9:35 AM EDT

This morning Mike Lupica spent two nearly incoherent pages complaining about the Yankees not giving Johnny Damon whatever he wanted to play in New York and scoffing at the notion that the Bombers would impose a budget.

Ten years ago Mike Lupica spent two nearly incoherent pages complaining that the Yankees threw money at all of their problems, causing “baseball to die a little bit at a time” due to the Yankees “living big,” and pining for a salary cap. And I recall him making that same complaint several times since then, but this is the first one I found.

These aren’t necessarily inconsistent statements — Lupica is probably still angry at the Yankees for spending a lot of money in a general sense and may merely not believe Cashman’s claim that he has a budget now — but one definitely gets the sense that, to Mike Lupica anyway, the Yankees front office is damned if they exercise a bit of financial sense and damned if they don’t.

(thanks to TheYankeeU for pointing out this morning’s Lupicapalooza)

  1. Jonny5 - Jan 29, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    WTF!!! Is it April yet???? Arrrrrgggghhh!!!

  2. Jeff - Jan 29, 2010 at 10:03 AM

    I just don’t understand why people continue to read his crap. He’s just a complainer.
    Somehow he has built up this stockpile of credibility, so when he says these things, the mouthbreathing faction of Yankee fans believe him and immediately side with him. He makes it very difficult for those of us who would like to have logical, coherent discussions about the Yankees.
    I don’t want to get any older (in fact I’ve decided to stay 28 for the next couple of years), but I look forward to the day when my generation replaces these morons (I’m sure we’ll manage to screw it up somehow).

  3. YankeesfanLen - Jan 29, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    The only reason the Daily News is keeping :upica around is they fear Bill Gallo may retire and they don’t want to lose all their veterans.

  4. Pmars - Jan 29, 2010 at 10:20 AM

    Based on some of these sports reporters comments you would think that Damon was solely responsible for the Yankees winning the World Series and the other 24 players were merely bench warmers. Other then when he stole the 2 bases on the one throw were there any other defining moments for Damon during any of the 3 playoff series? I also think a lot of Damon’s numbers during the season were a result of playing a Yankee stadium and hitting in front of Tex and A Rod. I think whatever team signs him if it’s for more then $5 million dollars they will be disappointed especially if it’s a team with a big right field. If that turns out to be the case most of home runs he hit at Yankee stadium will be long outs in his new ball park.

  5. moreflagsmorefun - Jan 29, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    He is becoming boring to read, you are gaining on him.

  6. moreflagsmorefun - Jan 29, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    This is America, don’t read his stuff, simple.

  7. moreflagsmorefun - Jan 29, 2010 at 10:28 AM

    Yeah, your right, both sides need each other, they work well
    together.Damon and Cash never said never, there is hope, if
    Damon kicked Boras aside maybe it could happen.

  8. Charles Gates - Jan 29, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    ‘cept for the fact that Winn took the last place on the 40 man roster.

  9. Bruce Weiss - Jan 29, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    If you want to stop Lupica from talking about the Yankees,just mention Tampa Fl.to him.He will go off on that subject and not talk about the Yankees.His column mighton this subjecj. even have to expand tomore pages

  10. Joey B - Jan 29, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    “He is becoming boring to read, you are gaining on him.”
    Becoming? He was boring about 25 years ago. He gave up drinking, which is noble, but complained almost non-ending about the number of drunks at the stadium. I have almost never heard anything interesting from him.

  11. asan2722 - Jan 29, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Love this article. Mike Lupica is an idiot. Complains when the yankees spend complains when the yankees dont. No credit is ever throw the yankees way when they win a world series is all about how they bought a world series championship last time I check the yankees had a high payroll the last 8 years and still didnt win a championship. Girardi will never win coach of the year because of Mike Lupica and others will say he had all the talent in the world playing for him. I personally think its harder to take a group of egos and turn them into a championship team.

  12. Jeff - Jan 29, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    I actually don’t read Lupica. But as a Yankee fan I do have to deal with the morons who read him religiously.

  13. Keith - Jan 29, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    I find it funny that Lupica doesn’t allow the Daily News to have comments under his article. Yet every other story is commented on. Is he that thin skinned? Something tells me he would be in favor of state controlled media. Might explain his politics.
    Lupica is a Red Sox fan who also likes the Mets for some stupid reason. So these are bad days for him indeed. Picking a fight with a WS winning GM is a losing battle in NY. But then nobody likes the midget anyway.

  14. moreflagsmorefun - Jan 29, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    He only has an occasional spot now, he writes on Politics sometimes.
    What can you do sometimes the info junkie in us makes us do things we shouldn’t, at least it’s not the Post.

  15. ecp - Jan 29, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Look’s like it’s Bitch About the Yankees Day. Yippee!!!

  16. John Pileggi - Jan 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    Lupica became uninteresting and, at times, down right dumb, decades ago. Having counter positions at various times is nothing new, especially if he is at deadline and has nothing to say (which would be a pleasant alternative).

  17. moreflagsmorefun - Jan 29, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    Is he really Redsox Nation, I think these guy’s have to say something craZy to get traffic, especially print guy’s.
    He quit the Daily News comment really quick, there was some awful tuff on their, waht can you do, ignore his stuff.
    Charles Barkley said on TNT a few month’s back
    ” the NY press are _ricks!!” I think is is dead on.

  18. JAMES - Jan 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    Lupica is a douche who becomes insignificant and less credible with every word he writes

  19. Skids - Jan 29, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Lupica has always been a boring gasbag who thinks he knows everything.
    Ask him about the time Dave Kingman stuffed him in his locker and wouldn’t let him out. Too bad he did, though, eventually.

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