What do an economist, a king,
a refugee, a "metalhead," and an intellectual have
in common? This multifaceted collection of personalities makes
up the mighty array of N.Y. Yankees starting pitchers. Heres
an astrological look at what makes these fascinating Yankees
should be superb timing to witness major league accomplishments!
- Mike Mussina possesses a charismatic blend of intellect
and athleticism. Watch for major transformation in his quest
to achieve goals and strike-outs.
- Leo is resident king of the zodiac, and Roger Clemens
is a Leo, capable of accomplishing great feats en route to the
Hall of Fame.
- A smoldering intensity underlies Andy Pettites
playful Gemini spirit. Hell have a milestone year in 2002,
as the 29-30th year marks an auspicious astrological rite-of-passage
known as the "Saturn return."
- Welcome back to the Bronx David Wells! This unconventional
Taurus is a big-game pitcher with one inexhaustible arm. Wells
may keep exhilarating cosmic company with fellow rascal Jason
- Not to be outdone, theres gregarious Libra Orlando
"El Duque" Hernandez whose unique angle continues
to befuddle opposing batters.
With this imposing arsenal of Yankee pitchers, mystique and
aura are sure to continue their run at Yankee Stadium 2002!
David Wells embodies the Taurus archetypean earth sign
who enjoys the "good life"creature comforts,
sumptuous food, and luxurious living. Reliable and solid, David
has thrown more than 200 innings for six consecutive seasons.
Persistent, determined, and full of tremendous power, his tireless
arm walks a precious few.
As a devoted fan of Babe Ruth, Wells thrives in the Bronx.
Pitching is a healthy outlet for his enthusiasm and energy. A
big-game pitcher, David is eccentric, and prefers living large.
Impulsive, non-conformist, and fiercely individualistic, he makes
an impact by digging in his stubborn Taurus heels. A boisterous
personality, who enjoys blasting heavy-metal music, he may find
a partner-in-crime in kindred free-spirit Jason Giambi. These
thrilling risk-takers belong in the rebel corner of the Yankee
Mike is a rare mix of philosopher-on-the-mound and athlete
supreme. He epitomizes Sagittarius bewitching blenda
degree in economics under his pinstriped belt, coupled with meticulous
physical control and natural ability. Hes an adventure-seeker
who loves to explore distant lands. A baseball career, complete
with travel and variety, feeds his freedom-loving spirit. With
his Moon in sentimental/nostalgic Cancer, when it comes to roots,
Mike prefers his hometown Pennsylvania.
Mikes optimistic, enthusiastic nature and reflective
approach exemplify true benevolence. This year marks the beginning
of a huge transformation. He will strive to accomplish as never
before. More in tune with power and potential, "Moose"
should be a formidable opponent, on the mound and off.
"El Duque" Hernandez
Libra "El Duque" embodies justice and fair playthe
very symbol of his sign. He expects others to rise to a challenge
and takes pride in a job well done. He has an earnest need to
be of service and give back to the world. "El Duque"
has earned his place in Yankee history. Striving to make his
mark is high priority.
Orlando prefers to map out his own path, so he experiences
difficulty only when someone stands in the way. Inventive and
independent, he enjoys the unconventional side of life, and craves
excitement. The more willful side of his nature shows when forced
to conform. Boasting an impressive 8-1 postseason record, his
dizzying array of pitch release points continues to perplex and
Variety is the spice of life for curious, ever-changeable
Gemini. The constant melange of baseball life staves off dreaded
routine. Dexterous, with great sleight of hand, Andys adroit
pickoff move is one to behold!
Andys driven to explore the depths with intense mental
power; he approaches life and pitching with equal intensity,
focus, and psychological stamina. Complex and naturally private,
he can be quite mysterious, showing cool remoteness, yet great
emotional intensity. "Keep em guessing" is a
Gemini adage, and does come in handy when facing opposing batters.
This 29-30th year is a momentous one for Andy, as it heralds
his Saturn return, a major astrological rite-of-passage. Facing
life with increased maturity, hell accomplish cherished
Leo is king of the zodiac and Roger Clemens needs a great
deal of freedom to rule the ballpark. Inclined to be unpredictable,
manager Joe Torre says Roger needs his "hot pepper persona"
to pitch. Extremely dominant and one of the more intimidating
pitchers, he decrees the stronger each time he faces a batter
at plate. Strong-willed and aggressive, he goes to extremes,
making batters uneasy.
Leo is a fire sign, and Rogers blazing pitches make
batters beg for mercy. Roger has the opportunity to show the
baseball world just how charged being 40 can be! (Barry Bonds,
a fellow Leo, also seems to improve with age.) No burnout hereexpect
more force and determination! Resolute to reach goals, he may
clash with others, but success is favored by making a team effort.
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