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Sunday, May 8, 2016

A terrible truth

A very, very, very disturbing thought struck me the other day about the Yankees.

We have become more like Donald Trump than I would ever care to admit.

Our results aren't very good, check. We inflate, or worse, actually believe we have a high on-field value, check. We are blowhard nationalists who are far more patriotic than healthy, check. We intimidate those who aren't (think "God Bless America" at the Stadium, and God bless you if you don't stand up in rapture to the flag and Kate Smith). We are not doing so hot with non-white people (our best showing is in the broadcast booth due to Ken Singleton), check. We have a cretinous, tasteless idea of what's "classy" and elegant, check. We charge a lot of money based a hell of a lot more on marketing than on anything else, including performance, check. We appeal to white douchebags (they're in the big money seats during big games, but you can find them all over the place), check. 

The best thing you can say is that Cashman is balding, too, but at least he doesn't use an elaborate combover that resembles a ground hog crossed with a golden weasel in heat.

We once were the Corporation, the guys with the most professional attitude, the winning machine. Now we're a Trump company. 

It's sad.

5 comments:

Alphonso said...

Sad, true.

But the Yankees are, " on trend," with America, and the direction in which the country is heading.

John M said...

Sad, true. God help us.

Anonymous said...

IF WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SO "CORPORATE", "REPUBLICAN", "ALL-AMERICAN" AND "ELITE", THEN WHY IS HAL PLAYING "CHINTZ BALL" WITH THIS FRANCHISE??? ......HE DOESN'T EVEN REALIZE THAT HIS FATHER SET UP THE BLUEPRINT FOR HIM TO FOLLOW.....TO KEEP THE TEAM STRONG AND EXCITING BY PUTTING THE BEST PRODUCT WE CAN ON THE FIELD BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY YEAR AFTER YEAR.......IN TURN, THE FRANCHISE WILL CHARGE EXORBITANT PRICES FOR SEATS AT THE NEW STADIUM......IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY SIMPLE WHEN YOU THINK OF IT, BUT YOU CAN'T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER.........YOU CAN'T KEEP CHARGING "ELITIST" PRICES, AND PUTTING STEPHEN DREW, CHRIS CAPUANO, CHASE HEADLEY, RONALD TORREYES, AND NICK GOODY, ETC. ON THE FIELD....

Alphonso said...

Hal disagrees.

He believes he has done his spending bit....by honoring the contracts of these old, useless players. He does not need to waste more of his excessive wealth. After all, there are children and other off-spring ( alive and contemplated ) to think about.

He wants to assure that not one of his progeny ever needs raise a finger, except for communicating with the help.

His interest in the Yankees is totally , " Trumpian," in nature; sell a terrible product, with an elite brand, for excessive prices.

When forced to respond publicly: address legitimate complaints and cries of unfairness with empty rhetoric. Promise greatness.

As long as Yankee fans are stupid, Hal's job is done.

Want proof?

Brian Cashman remains the GM.

Anonymous said...

.....TRUE, CASHMAN IS KILLING US........(BUT HAL NEEDS TO REALIZE THE BLUEPRINT DOES NOT WORK IF HE DOESN'T KEEP HIS END OF THE BARGAIN), NO MATTER HOW SHITTY THE TEAM IS AT THE TIME....THE TEAM MUST ALWAYS BE ON THE HUNT FOR PREMIUM PLAYERS....... PREMIUM TICKET PRICES?....PREMIUM PLAYERS......ANYTHING ELSE CAN'T AND WON'T WORK!.