You know why I applaud true athletes like Jorge Posada or CC Sabathia, Cal Ripken or Robin Yount? I'll tell you why... because they respected the game and it's players and played as hard as they could (or can) every single day they're out there. They also don't talk out of school. What I mean is, they don't bitch and moan about what could have or should have happened. They know they didn't their best out there if the other guy won and they tip their cap and move on. Baseball is about being competitive and no one is going to hand you a championship... you're going to have to earn it.I was in the middle writing a piece about our old friend Russell Martin. You remember Russell, right? Russell didn't want to stay in New York and it's because the Yankees didn't want to pay him what he...

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