'51 Yanks take 3-2 lead over '98ers in All-Time Greatest Team series

Gil... AGAIN!
Knobby & Jeet, still sweet!
Mickey takes Coney downtown!
Raschi goes nine!
Springfield Rifle... Tourney MVP?
Next up: Allie Reynolds v. Andy Pettitte
Rematch: Superchief v Andy!
World War III!
This is it!


Monday, March 30, 2020

A-Rod: The future host of CENTERSTAGE? Or maybe even a voice driven by Jeep?

Yesterday, the renowned epidemiologist Dr. Alex Rodriguez did an Instagram Live Chat with Met slugger Pete Alonzo from Dr. J-Lo's Florida mansion mini-pool and perhaps - judging from the angle - while lying on his back. (Bulging disk?)

They discussed Tiger King, a Netflix documentary so daffy that you must keep reminding yourself that it's not a parody. (I've only watched the first two episodes, so no spoilers in the comments, okay?) It's possible that, someday, no chronicle of the Great Quarantine will be complete without mention of Joe Exotic.  


Glad A-Rod is keeping busy. Maybe I've gone soft, but I've come to see the guy as a benign character - a former future deity, now rapidly aging and struggling desperately - (and fruitlessly) - to stay relevant. He surely realizes that, no matter what he says or does, half the baseball world will always hate him. I did. There was a time when I went to bed at night hating him, dreamed of hating him, then woke up next morning hating him. I don't mind saying that, either. The bozo deserved it. 

These days, considering the darkness engulfing this world, I'm cutting people slack. I just hope he doesn't jump into politics. That could rouse a lot of demons. In the meantime, he's planning to do these chats on a weekly basis. Good for him. Future voice of the Yankees? That's hard to imagine, but here's something that isn't: The looming possibility that we may never hear another John Sterling Win Warble, or even another 15-second Geiko game insert from Suzyn. 

If you were taking odds on who'll be the next Voice of the Yankees Radio Network, driven by Jeep, the shortlist of candidates would be... any of the YES characters - Kay, Cone, Flaherty, O'Neill, etc. - some of the garden variety announcers, and - if he pursued it - A-Rod. For now, though, the greatest return to normalcy in the Yankiverse would be the sound of The Master's soothing voice, saying, "Thuhhhhhhhhhhh pitch..."  

6 comments:

JM said...

He's no William Bendix.

Anonymous said...

DON'T FORGET "DOUBLE R", RYAN RUOCCO.

HE IS MY PICK FOR THE MASTERS REPLACEMENT.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

I think I heard that an old game would be broadcast TONIGHT @ 7pm on WFAN, with a live broadcast with Suzyn and THE MASTER, please please PLEASE tell me this is actually happening, it feels like it's been years!!!!

How are all of you, hoping everyone is safe and well!!!! It's crazy here, but, all is OK for me, my wife, and the kitties, safe and sound in our lovely Brooklyn fall out shelter!

Miss you Guys, make we can reconnect over a 'game' tonight!!!!!!!!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Yes, tonight it's Yankees vs Royals from April 11th 2009, not sure how The Master and Suzyn would broadcast live, hmmmm maybe I misheard earlier,,,, hope not!
https://wfan.radio.com/articles/wfan-reairing-classic-yankees-mets-giants-games-this-week

Suzyn's Bitch said...

Well, I am completely obsessed with John & Suzyn (my handle, anyone?!), but I would be OK with Sweeny & Meredith. They know their shit!!

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