Sunday, November 12, 2017

Yankee Rumor : Russian Twins To Co-Manage 2018 team



The Ishtichenko twins, pictured above, are rumored to be Brian Cashman's choice to replace Joe Girardi  as NY Yankee manager (s).

This photo, where fly identification is under review, is one of the few available in the sports writers' archives.  According to rumor, Brian Cashman has many more photos, which he will maintain in secure facilities, unless compelled to use them to exercise control.

The Ishtichenko twins were born under President Putin's, " baseball is re-born in Russia " strategy, and they have been exposed to the game since the age of six.  According to a spokeswoman for the Russian leader, these two kids represent the best of Soviet baseball ( now called, Russia ).  A key double play combination in the Siberian Little League, they emigrated to America in the 1980's.

My research indicated that they were declared ineligible to play in the Little League world Series and the Olympics due to excessive use of human growth hormones.  Supposedly, however,  they can each now speak to Aaron Judge eyeball to eyeball.

 The older brother ( by 3 minutes ), is Ivan, at left.  He starred for Brighton Beach High as a right handed pitcher and short-stop, while brother Albermov, was a pinch runner.  Albermov, ( known as Movey ) led the league in stolen bases until his legs were damaged in a motorcycle accident on Coney Island.

Since then, their itineraries and experiences with the American game are a bit sketchy. According to one story, both befriended Bobby Meecham when the Yankee second baseman was sent down to Nashville by Big George Steinbrenner. Bobby recommended them to play/coach in the South Mexican Dirt Field League, where I should have come across them.

Brian Cashman, while unavailable for comment, has often indicated that a good Yankee manager needs at least two heads.  It is expected that Movey will manage the bullpen, while Ivan handles the on-field strategy and most of the media interactions.

I still think a woman is a better idea.  Maybe even a Russian.




8 comments:

Mustang said...

We should have a paywall around top inside information like this.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Russian women. Can it be it one of the ones I see on those websites I "accidentally" land on?


And can she be naked or at least scantily clad?

Anonymous said...

You bet'cha', Rufe - - especially if she is a redhead, as so many of those women are....

However, if we can't find one of them willing to take on the task, perhaps we could try five of them (such as were offered to Rump a few years back)....

If even that doesn't work, I think we should try yet another Russky - - the Big Enchilada, himself: look at the ease with which he manages Rump, after all!! Plays him like a Stradivarius.

and, off-topic, the Rodgers-less Pack finally won one with Bret Hundley - - zow!!

Ain't this Dead Zone great?? LB (No J)

Anonymous said...

RUSSIAN WOMEN LOVE TO DOMINATE.

JJ in MA said...

I don't think the idea of a woman managing a team is ridiculous at all. There's zero reason MLB couldn't have female players and coaches at this point.

KD said...

JJ in MA might be on to something. Ellsbury could save his flagging career by going full Caitlyn Jenner. No way could the Yanks ditch such a glass ceiling breaker. Jocobina Ellsbury... Has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

KD said...

He'd go from Noodle Arm Jake to "Wow! that gal has a pretty good arm!"

Bootcheck said...

I haven't seen Lana the Ravishing Russian managing Rusev in WWE lately. She might be available.