Roger: I heard your a man that can get things. Can you get B-12 or Ladicane?
Red: There must be a con like me in every prison in America. I’m the guy who can get it for you. Cigarettes, a bag of reefer if that’s your thing, a bottle of brandy to celebrate your kid’s high school graduation, damn near anything within reason. Yes sir, I’m a regular Sears and Roebuck.
Roger: I should only be here for a couple of days and then I can get back to the Astros to distract their team.
Red: They send you here for life… and that’s exactly what they take.
Roger: What if you can't find B-12?
Red: Get busy living… or get busy dying. That’s god damn right.
Roger: Hey Red, do you believe what Andy and Chuck knoblauch said?
Red: I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words.
Roger: Red, you got to believe me, my wife should be in prison she took HGH, not me and Andy misremembered what I was saying to him.
Red: You're gonna fit right in. Everyone in here is innocent, you know that?
*** Red's quotes from Shawshank Redemption.
"My goal is to be on the major-league team the entire season," Igawa said through an interpreter. And if that means pitching out of the bullpen?
"As long as I can be a benefit to the team," Igawa said.
The Yankees' pitching lineup has been finalized for the first two games. Wednesday's seven-inning intrasquad matchup will showcase Mike Mussina, Darrell Rasner, McCutchen, Albaladejo and Melancon against Jeff Karstens, Steven Jackson, Scott Patterson, Billy Traber and Ross Ohlendorf.
Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy, Phil Hughes, Kei Igawa, Jeffrey Marquez, Alan Horne and Scott Strickland will toe the slab during Thursday's nine-inning game.
Great impressions: One of the pitchers prompting Girardi to take notice early in camp has been Melancon, a right-handed reliever coming off Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery.
Melancon, who turns 23 on Monday, said that his right arm now feels "as good as it ever has" in his short career, which could bode well for his future progression. Full Spring Report
Joe Torre says that his new job is "refreshing," and he gives every appearance of a man who has as much enthusiasm for the task at hand as ever.
The task in this case would be managing the Los Angeles Dodgers, a contending club, but not a push-button operation. After 12 years managing the New York Yankees, 12 straight postseason appearances, four World Series championships and basically the achievement of living-legend managerial status, Torre, at age 67, is, in some ways, starting from scratch. Full Torre Story
Good luck Joe
There are a bunch of articles that say Jeter can handle Girardi and that he is trying to get a comfort level with him. Well guess what? Jeter has no choice in the matter. Girardi is the manager and Jeter must deal with him. This isn't a knock on Jeter, but can you imagine getting a new boss and publicly talking about how you could deal with him? Girardi is reading the same articles as we are. It should be interesting.
TAMPA, Fla. -- The most difficult part is behind Andy Pettitte. Take it from someone who knows.
Jason Giambi wasn't exactly as forthcoming three years ago when discussing his alleged steroid use, apologizing at length for a transgression that he would not specify.
But when Giambi viewed some of Pettitte's press conference on television, he saw a completely familiar scene, and was impressed.
It is still amazing how the Yankees will throw millions to some players and pull back the reigns on proven Yankees. It was only 600k, but the Yankees went to arbitration with Chien Ming Wang. Wang won 19 games in each of his last two seasons.
Then again, 4 Million a year ain't to shabby either.