Sunday, May 22, 2016

"Brigadoon" Refsnyder reappears, wins game, prepares to vanish

I can't prove this, and I can only speculate on the timeline, but it's now clear that the New York "Not in Last Place!" Yankees are in cahoots with young Rob Refsnyder, in a plan that will change the face of American stage and screen.

Consider this series of seemingly random events:

Last year, Refsnyder suddenly appears from Scranton, whacks a game-winning HR against the Redsocks at Fenway, and then promptly vanishes, leaving Yankee fans in the lurch.

Refsynder then reappears in September, hits .379 over the final two weeks, starts in the Wild Card game, and then - whoosh - is gone, like the wind.

Yesterday, Refsynder magically reappears with a critical, two-out double against Oakland. Tomorrow, when Creaky A-Rod - (that's what Trump would call him) - returns from the Super Soldier lab, Ref will again go... poof.

So here is my theory: He's the Yankee Brigadoon!

Yes, Hal Steinbrenner must be secretly bankrolling a revival of Lerner & Lowe's 1947 Broadway classic, and he's using Refsnyder to generate advance publicity. Ref is performing the part of Robert Goulet, (Gene Kelly in the movie) and Girardi is handling the love interest role of Cyd Charrise, (which Hal probably thought was a guy named Sid Charrise - hey, mistakes happen.) The magical kingdom of Brigadoon - which appears every 100 hundred years - is played by the city of Scranton. (Can a city win an Oscar? If so, put it in the books.)

Thus, once a year - (they scaled it down from a century) - the tortured knight known as Refsnyder magically appears unto us. We undergo a soul-changing, four-Kleenex experience, defeating the forces of darkness and learning once again that love is good. Then, well aware of the otherwordly forces that govern his existence, Refsnyder kisses us good-bye, knowing we may never see him again.  After all, he has no future playing RF for the Yankees, a dynasty with superstars at every position.

I'm thinking Hal will bring him back around September, just as the show is being announced on Broadway. Billy Crystal will play the part of A-Rod, and Tina Fay will dazzle as Chase Headley. Lin-Manuel Miranda better not sleep tonight. Hamilton is about to be replaced.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

THIS WILL BE A "TRUE TEST" TO SEE IF CASHMAN SENDS THE RIGHT GUY BACK TO SCRANTON WHEN AROD COMES BACK........ WILL IT BE THE RIGHT HANDED HITTING ROB REFSNYDER, WHO NOW PLAYS 4 DIFFERENT POSITIONS, (SUPPOSEDLY, NONE TOO WELL), WHO, WHEN HE PLAYS, ALWAYS SEEMS TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP US WIN???.....OR WILL IT BE DUSTIN ACKLEY (CASHMAN'S SCRAP HEAP "FIND"), WHO HITS LEFTY, PLAYS 4 DIFFERENT POSTIONS (BUT SHITTY), RARELY PLAYS, AND RARELY DOES ANYTHING TO HELP PUSH US TOWARD THE WIN COLUMN??? .....THIS SHOULD BE HILARIOUS....WATCH THEM SAY, "WE NEED TO KEEP ACKLEY BECAUSE HE HAS THE ABILITY TO SPELL TEXIERA AT FIRST BASE WHEN HE NEEDS A REST."...........THAT WILL DRIVE ME BAT SHIT CRAZY!!! ALL ACKLEY DOES IS STUFF A FIRST BASEMAN'S MITT ON HIS HAND, REFSNYDER COULD DO THE SAME.

Rich Guastella said...

I would not trust Steinbrenner with a farm team he has done nothing to help the Yankees this year I believe he is going to wait until 2017 when he unloads all the heavy paying for players and then pick up some real ball players one thing he must do is get rid of Teixeira A-Rod CC and a few other guys I'm still hung up about Girardi he doesn't seem to generate enthusiasm nor does he get the players to play Above their capabilities not a great motivator

Anonymous said...


Pretending that Rob Refsnyder is an infielder, especially one who can play 1B, is silly. I like the kid, but he could die if the Yanks continue to put him at 3B. The guy's an outfielder. Period. Could he be a better option than Hicks? Maybe. I'd rather have him than Hicks. Can he play either LF or CF? Refsnyder looks like a guy destined to play in another uniform, imo.