Someone sent me a note a while back. It was after we wrote a piece about Raul Ibanez, who, at the time, was on the Mariners again. It read "Why do we care what Raul Ibanez does now? He's not a Yankee." I'm gonna be honest with you... that's ignorant, and you know it.Celebrate players. Understand the talent needed to stay in a league, or in baseball as long as a guy like Raul Ibanez, or Derek Jeter, or Cal Ripken Jr. It's a brutal business. You need to show your top game every day, because if you don't, there are others younger, and probably stronger willing and able to take an enormous pay cut, just to get a taste.I only bring this up because Ibanez notched his 2000th career hit this weekend. As Bill Baer from Hardball Talk writes: "With closer Jose Valverde on the mound in the bottom...

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