FIFTY THOUSAND MOONS
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Posted by el duque at 2:21 PM
Thus, a tough question today looms on the minds of every Yankee fan:
When the Yankees finally win their next World Series, will John and Suzyn be there to call it?
Will John ever need a home run call for Clint Frazier? Will Suzyn ever interview Gleyber Torres in her Clubhouse Report? Will The Master ever call another playoff game?
Speculation is that the pair - after signing a rare, two-year deal last spring - will retire after next year. It's just speculation, of course. And last night, both expounded joyously about team's new direction, though Suzyn made it clear that she will miss her surrogate sons. (She gulped with emotion when telling how Ivan Nova said, "Now I will be back pitching to my little friend," referring to Frankie Cervelli in Pittsburgh.) At times, John sounded tired and brittle. He's never gone through an August like the one that's ahead.
Don't get me wrong: I'm down with the trades. They had to happen. But today, as we look to a better future, we must wonder: Did the Yankees pull the plug on The Master?