Saturday, November 6, 2021

Ralph Nader is one unhappy Yankee fan

I know some of you hate the guy, but he loves the Yankees, so can we have a 5-minute truce? Writing in Eurasia Review, Nader sounded just like One of Us as he railed against: 

  • Steinbrenners
  • The "inept, smug management" of Cashman and Boone
  • The "over-the-hill, injury-prone MLB stars" they trade their minor leaguers for,
  • The "competitors with far less money" who "run circles around the Yankees" 
  • The compliant sports media
  • What he calls "the biggest surprise," the "reticence and passivity of the Yankee fans..."
...And, best of all, his top 15 annoying Yankees radio advertisers: 

  1. Geico Insurance
  2. Barnes Law Firm
  3. Kia Auto Dealers
  4. “Drive-by Jeep”
  5. Mutual of America Financial Group
  6. Spectrum Mobile
  7. Nissan auto mfg.
  8. DuckDuckGo
  9. Centric Brakes
  10. Chock Full o’Nuts coffee
  11. Honda
  12. Hyundai
  13. Wendy’s
  14. Indian Point Nuke
  15. Audi


Doug K. said...

A great read. Thanks for the link.

My only question is, how long have you been a reader of the Eurasia Review?

This site always amazes me with its breadth.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Not "Kars for Kids"? WTF is wrong with that man?

Hazel Motes said...

Why should you asume that anyone hates Ralph Nader? Because he has stood up to and exposed the pro-corporate Republican-lite phonies who preside over what used to be the Democratic Party? Because he still campaigns for the progressive agenda that the Democrats abandoned under Clinton in their frenzy of "third way" neoliberalism? That's all to his credit--a man of honor and principle standing alone against a herd of pseudo-progressive corporate flacks.

DickAllen said...

Horace, you speak my mind.

Stang said...

No, Barney, I admire Ralph, but I “assume” some of us hate him because they told me.

Stang said...

Doug K, I cannot tell a lie. The Eurasia Review story showed up in my Yankees Google alert.

Stang said...

Horace, you're right.

Doug K. said...

Maybe Ralph thinks Kars for Kids is a net positive for the world. Getting old, dangerous, pollution spewing cars off the road in exchange for helping... who are those kids? Orphans? Cancer?

Anyway for helping kids.

Hazel Motes said...

Apparently those kids are the robots in training of a shadowy Hasidic cult.

Publius said...

Ralph should turn it into a book about the 2021 Yankees:

Unsafe At Any Base

Dantes said...

Man has a point, although yeah that kars 4 kids jingle is the worst thing in advertising.

JM said...

Publius, great title.

Maybe Ralph HAS ALWAYS BEEN one of us, posting here under an assumed name, as most of us do.

Hey ya never know.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Hilarious, Publius! It could be a great expose of Phil Nevin!