Filed under: Joe Girardi, Joe Torre, Mindless Twits, MLB, New York Yankees, Sportswriting | Tags: Alex Rodriguez, don mattingly, Dusty Baker, George Steinbrenner, Hank Steinbrenner, Peanut Butter, Reeses, Roger Clemens, William Rodhen
Possibly one of the most idiotic articles I’ve ever seen in the New York Times, this dandy was written by William Rodhen, called “Little Piece of Yankees leaves with Legends.” You know by the title it’s going to be bad.
This is from the same man who, after pointing out that absolutely no one wants to see the legend that is Joe Torre go, that those who do are, well, idiots, and explained that the proper way to rate a manager was by the number of world series he won flat-out, he suggested the Yankee hire Dusty Basker. DUSTY BAKER. Then promptly insinuated not only that all loyal Yankee fans are white, but insulted everyone who isn’t African-American and a Yankee fan by saying this:
Would loyal Yankees fans accept a manager of color? Loyal Yankees fans want to get back to the World Series, and that is not going to happen with the team as it is currently configured.
Thankfully, he said that they would accept “a manager of color,” but only because there is no other option with the team “as it is configured.” Seriously, why the hell did he even bring this up?
Now, he’s written this unappetizing column all about that “Little Piece” of the entire Yankee soul that has left, leaving the Yankees a disgusting, disrespectful, classless, ugly, godless organization. Yeah, that’s it. Now let’s break it down:
LITTLE FALLS, N.J. – A line began forming outside the Yogi Berra Museum at 11:30 yesterday morning. By noon, despite the rain and chill, the line had expanded to more than 100. By 2:30, nearly 1,000 fans had lined up and passed through the museum to have Don Mattingly sign copies of his new book, “Hitting Is Simple.” There were toddlers in strollers, teenagers, young adults, and men and women who had been Yankee fans for decades. They wanted to say hello and goodbye to a favorite son, the beloved Donnie Baseball.
OK, I can see that. Like everyone else, it’s amazing to meet a legend like Mattingly, looks like he’s got a good book even if the title is an oxymoron, it all sounds like a good time.
The overcast skies and somber receiving line gave the event the feel of a wake,
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Filed under: Joe Girardi, New York Yankees | Tags: Joe Girardi, twentyseven, Yankees
In his Yankees introduction today, it was announced that Joe Girardi will wear the number, 27, next season. The Yankees have won the World Series 26 times. I like his way of thinking.
Bright side: We got one of the best (formerly) untaken managers out there. (For those of you who have been living in a closet for the last two weeks: source.)
Other bright side: You’ll never have to hear Girardi say “Mikey Lowell” on YES again.