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Saturday, July 31, 2021

We can hope, but there's this.


Hal Steinbrenner was born in 1969.

Brian Cashman joined the Yankees in 1986  => Hal was 17.  Brian was still in college.


Brian was named Assistant General Manager in 1992  => Hal was 23.


Brian was named General Manager of the Yankees in 1998 
=> Hal was 29.


Brian Cashman has been associated with the Yankees for most of Hal's life and ALL of Hal's adult life.  D
o we really think a change is coming?



It would be like Chip Douglas taking it upon himself to fire Uncle Ernie.  Ain't happening.

23 comments:

JM said...

After the three sons killed off Bub, they couldn't touch Uncle Charlie. It would've been too suspicious.

I see we DFA'd LaMarre. That'll teach him to hit an important home run. We sent Abreu to Scranton. I think I would've flipped those moves. Abreu is terrible. LaMarre can play a role when needed. Well, maybe another team will give him a shot. Bye, Headley, we hardly knew ye.

Kevin said...

LMAO! Working My Three Sons into a 2021 baseball blog, too funny!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Love it.

So Stanton hits a ball that is called a double, then a home run, then a double. And the video, ultimately, confirms that.

But for some reason, no sign of Ma Boone. Aren't you supposed to at least jog out there as a major-league manager and find out what's going on?

Is he glued to the bench?

HoraceClarke66 said...

Why is Tyler Wade in this game? Why is Tyler Wade in any game?

Plus...nobody out, Rougned Odor on third, Wade up—pitcher up next.

The reason NOT to put on a play there was...anybody? Anybody?

We have the worst manager in baseball.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Add Gleyber Torres, and repeat. What a terrible player.

We left a potential 1-2 runs on base there, against one of the best pitchers in the NL this year. Men on second and third, nobody out. The obvious call was suicide squeeze, suicide squeeze.

Sure, the Yankees almost never bunt and never practice bunting—though they play, what, 15 games a year against NL teams?—so maybe it wouldn't have worked. But at least it would not have meant counting on Tyler Wade—who, I repeat, should not be on this club now—and Domingo German to drive in those runners.

4-0 is huge compared to 2-0. We let a good pitcher off the hook, mostly because we have a bad manager on the bench.

Platoni said...

This game could be tied in the blink of an eye

Leinstery said...

Tyler Wade should not be in the Majors on any roster. I've said it before, but I'll say it again. His continued efforts to try and hit like everyone else on the team (I mean, back when they still could hit) instead of slapping the ball to the left and using his speed to get on is a great example of Boone's horrendous managerial style. A competent manager would tell him that he sucks and he should try everything imaginable to get a cheap hit, but that would clash with his "let's be friends and not hurt the players feelings" style.

DickAllen said...
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DickAllen said...



I'm your wicked Uncle Ernie
and you won't see or hear me
as I fiddle about, fiddle about, fiddle about

Your father left me here to mind
and I'm doing what I want to
as I fiddle about, fiddle about, fiddle about

You won't shout as I fiddle about
fiddle
fiddle
fiddle...

My apologies to The Who

Platoni said...

I also don't get why Wade has to be on the lineup on the same day the pitcher is also batting. I mean that's two gift outs every other inning

JM said...

Wade is in because Urshela has a barking hammy and DJ has a tricep issue. He's the only other infielder. And he did get a hit today.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Ah, I see. Good thing we got rid of Park for a relief pitcher we will never see.

13bit said...

We know nothing will change with Hal and Brian. Brian is the brother that Hal always wanted, not Hank.

An interesting game - what do you think Brian would have done had he been GM in 96 and 97? Do you think Jeter and Petite and even Posada may have been traded for some old has-beens? Would Mariano have been straight-up DFA'ed after his initial failure as a starter? I have a feeling the Core Four may have never been permitted to gel had Brian had his way then. IF HE KNEW THEN WHAT HE KNOWS NOW about how to play 16-dimensional monopoly....

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Wow! He really is The Master! Nobody beats the Rizz!

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Sure beats Crazy Anthony, he’s insane!

Kevin said...

I look at this roster, and it seems like a damned good one. But the I see a play where a Marlin drives the ball to the gap in left, and because German didn't bother covering second a FUCKING CATCHER is able to chug around for a triple! Torres seems to make the infuriating mental fuckup 3-4 times a week. Then we come to Sanchez. We know that his catching skill suck. But "things" always seem to happen around him, never good. A hornet gets stuck in his mask, dirt blows in his eyes as a throw comes in, he gets a menstrual cramp half-way between first and second. There are guys who are "winning ballplayers", guys who are greater than the sum of their parts, and then there are the Sanchezes. My hope is that he hits the hell out of the ball for the remainder of the season, and then we trade him for a good player over the winter. He's, along with Chapman, two of the most nerve-wracking talented players that I can recall in a lonnng time. Just watching the Marlins catcher play The Game reminded me of why Sanchez needs to go.

Anonymous said...

And this incoherent post reminds us of why Kevin needs to go . . . to a psychiatric ER.

Anonymous said...

Haven't you got some zits that need popping? A boy of your age. Alas, no girlfriend on a Saturday night? Hence the boring trolling.

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...


I'd like to 2nd what Leinstery said.

To improve the team just a hair, find a place other than the Bronx for Tyler Wade.

Like maybe Albania.

Anonymous said...

. . . wrote Firefly, himself trolling away ON A SATURSAY NIGHT, deaf to the endless stupidity of his insatiable rages against phantoms on a screen.

Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...
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Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside said...

Let’s stop this nonsense and celebrate our Rizz. He’s one slump away from being Anthony RizzOUTo!

Anonymous said...

@Kevin "Then we come to Sanchez. We know that his catching skill suck. But "things" always seem to happen around him, never good. A hornet gets stuck in his mask, dirt blows in his eyes as a throw comes in, he gets a menstrual cramp half-way between first and second. There are guys who are "winning ballplayers", guys who are greater than the sum of their parts, and then there are the Sanchezes. My hope is that he hits the hell out of the ball for the remainder of the season, and then we trade him for a good player over the winter. He's, along with Chapman, two of the most nerve-wracking talented players that I can recall in a lonnng time."

Hornets in masks, menstrual cramps running the bases. Good ones, Kevin! I do think there is something to what you say. Sanchez and Chapman, indeed, are two of the most nerve wracking son of a guns I've ever seen. They can do something incredibly great or something incredibly bad. Everything is an adventure with these guys.

And when you have Sanchez catching Chapman in the 9th, that's when the real crazy things start happening. I do remember one incredible play that had me shaking my head in disbelief. There was a guy on 2nd, who was a very fast runner/base stealer, and Chapman fired a 100mph fastball way over Sanchez's head. Sanchez missed it, but he turned around and the ball rebounded off the back stop and almost hit him in the face as he caught it. Then Sanchez turned around and fired a bullet to 3rd, and the base runner was out by a good yard or so. The runner was so amazed that he lay on the ground laughing. I don't know which ball was harder, the 100mph fastball, the carom off the backstop, or the throw by Sanchez to 3rd. I call that the "ping-pong play".

The there are the two triple plays this year that happened also with Chapman and Sanchez.

I choose to remember only the good memories.

The Hammer of God