Thursday, April 6, 2017
Posted by Alphonso at 12:16 PM
" The hairless Yankees cannot win."
Almost every dude on the Rays, and on nearly every team we play, shows up with a full beard, as though they had just hiked the Appalachian trail from Maine to Georgia.
We, on the other hand, look like we were just dropped off in our mother's car pool, freshly showered, and wearing a new shirt from Lord & Taylor.
Frazier was a terror in the minor leagues with his curly, shoulder length " dreadlocks." Now, like Samson, he is shorn and shiny. And back in Scranton.
He is a fiery guy and will not take well to this Steinbrenner mandate. The CHEAP ONE ( Hal, the inheritor ) is unyielding on this one policy of his fathers ( as opposed, for example, to the one that requires winning ); "no Yankee will look unkempt with respect to facial hair or head hair. All will have $3000 haircuts like the Evangelical Vice President of America."
In the end, Frazier's wrath will evidence itself, and will piss off the Yankee brass. Frazier's response may well be a less than stellar performance, or "acting out" in a Hooters brawl. But it will happen. And the Yankees, being otherwise impotent with respect to creative or realistic ideas, will include him in a trade for a starting pitcher.
Needless to say, said pitcher will be far worse than any we have in Scranton, but will play due to another outrageous contract.
Frazier will become the next Jay Buhner, and he will haunt us, embarrass us and defeat us for the next 12-15 seasons.
Mark my fuk***g words.
And I am being upbeat.