Friday, August 05, 2005Sheffield Appoints Himself as Leader...
"I know who the leader is on the team," Sheffield said in an explosive New York magazine interview set to hit newsstands Monday. "I ain't going to say who it is, but I know who it is. I know who the team feeds off. I know who the opposing team comes in knowing they have to defend to stop the Yankees."
Oh c'mon Sheff, spill it.
The 17-year veteran blasts the media for hyping team captain Jeter and third baseman Alex Rodriguez over every other player on the team - and says the Yankees lack family values, chemistry and trust. "Why shouldn't I tell the truth?" Sheffield told writer Stephen Rodrick. "I ain't trying to get no Pepsi commercial."
Sheffield never mentions Jeter and A-Rod by name, but he told New York the media portrays the two superstars "in a positive light and everyone else is garbage."
Sheffield Keeps it Real...Really Real [NYDN]