Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Derek Lee with new contract

From an article about his new 5 year, 65 million dollar contract:

"I like it here. Also, I want the challenge of trying to win here. I want to be on that team that wins the world championship here in Chicago and sees the city go crazy," Lee said.

That last line is awfully reminiscent of something Kevin Tapani said back in 2000. He had about one year left to play before retiring and decided that, instead of accepting a trade to a contender to try and win the World Series (he had veto rights), he wanted to stay in Chicago because he couldn't bear to think of Chicago winning a World Series if he wasn't there to enjoy it as a player. So he stayed. It didn't work out for him and I'm pretty sure he also used the word "crazy."



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