David will be spewing color on YES this year, replacing the former Mr. Halle Barre and our new manager.
Evidently, the 7-year statute of limitations has ended on Cone's 2001 decision to sign with the New England Redsocks. Once upon a time, becoming a traitor to the cause meant closing the book on post-career Yankeehood. Now, when a double-agent checks back into the hotel, we simply turn our head and cough.
Don't take this wrong. David Cone was a great Yankee. We'll always remember him glaring into Joe Torre's dark eyes, as the 1996 World Series seemed to be crashing down around us, and pitching out of a pivotal jam. Maybe for that alone, he deserves slack.
But when he signed with New England, he stuffed it to us. Now he's back on the payroll. Fine. A guy named Bernie Williams chose not to jump ship. Is anybody bringing him back?
Or do we just pretend it didn't happen...