The flowers may be in bloom, but temperatures are still a little blustery here in New York. Maybe they’re just mirroring the icy relations between some of New York’s biggest figures and their Fatal Attraction fans.
On Sunday afternoon, Brian Cashman, general manager of the New York Yankees, stood by the dugout at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa watching the team take batting practice prior to a spring training matchup against the Detroit Tigers. A pair of dark glasses shielded Mr. Cashman’s eyes from the bright Florida rays, but his mostly bald crown was exposed. A man walked up to Mr. Cashman and gave him a warm greeting.
“What’s cooking?” the man asked.
“My head,” Mr. Cashman replied tersely.
The 44-year-old GM has plenty of reasons to feel the heat aside from the temperatures in Tampa, which topped 80 degrees nearly every day this month. Mr. Cashman spent much of the offseason dealing with a sex scandal that saw photos of his alleged pajama pants make the blog headlines and found him in court facing an alleged mistress he claims stalked and harassed him.
If we had the foresight to pick a week to fall into a nice, 168-hour hibernation, we might have chosen the one leading up to Valentine’s Day. Think of all the tragedy we might have missed: the passing of Whitney Houston, Chris Brown winning a Grammy, the exhaustion of Fashion Week. And on top of all that? We completely forgot to buy something for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s birthday yesterday. But what do you buy the man who has already bought everything? (Another term is a bit out of our price range.)
Do you think he has a #17 jersey from the New York Knicks yet? We don’t know a lot about this Jeremy Lin fellow—apparently he sleeps on a couch and survives off a diet of tweeted compliments from Chris Hayes—but we do know that the DSM-V is considering adding “Linsanity” in its updated edition. It refers to a pandemic wherein a nation collectively falls into a fugue state after Tebow-ing too hard, only to be woken up compelled to discuss the cultural importance of Asian-Americans and/or Harvard grads in the NBA at every social function.
Jacoby Ellsbury’s steal of home in Sunday night’s game – with New York third baseman Cody Ransom standing so far away from Ellsbury that he couldn’t have identified him in a police lineup — didn’t end the season for the New York Yankees, but if things continue like this for much longer, Yankee Read More
The Joe Torre era in New York is over.
Explaining that it was “time for the New York Yankees to move forward,” team President Randy Levine announced in an Oct. 18 conference call Thursday that Torre had rejected a one-year deal with a base salary of $5 million to pilot the Yankees in 2008.
Under Read More
While the Rudy filing may lack donations from the blockbuster Hollywood-type stars that one might find giving to a Democrat like Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, there are a number of names that are, for various reasons, worth noting.
In no particular order of significance:
Samuel Zell, chairman of Equity Group Read More
TAMPA—Brian Cashman, the pale, wonky general manager of the New York Yankees, was perched on a bench behind a batting cage. It was Feb. 23, slightly before noon, the UV index was swelling, and the Yankees were in their fourth workout day as a full squad in spring training.
As he watched this year’s crop Read More