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.
He’s not exactly the Gipper, but all your sportswriters are very concerned with the Yankees winning this World Series for owner George Steinbrenner. “One for the Boss,” says the Post’s back cover. (Their front cover is really something else: A composite shot of Shane Victorino with a cheerleader skirt and some mis-matched white legs and Read More
It’s the morning, after another big Yankees win, and Mike Lupica is going rogue on us.
The Post and the Times both celebrate—jointly and equally—the heroics of Alex Rodriguez and C.C. Sabathia.”The Yankees are nine innings away from another World Series appearance, thanks to two guys who have never been there,” the Post tells us, and the Read More
No one is very happy with Joe Girardi this morning, after his eighth pitching change backfired in the eleventh inning last night. In the Post, Mike Vaccaro brings in almost as many metaphors as Girardi had pitchers: the Yankees’ manager is a kid opening Christmas presents, then he’s a Little League manager, then a Read More
After last night’s 12-inning, extra-season game wrapped up the regular season and settled the last playoff spot–and also reminded Mike Lupica why he watches baseball–the playoffs officially start tonight for the Yankees. Having missed the playoffs last year, expectations are tempered. ““Par here is making it to the World Series,” Reggie Jackson told Read More
It’s Day Two of the offseason for the Mets, and your sportswriters want blood.
Under the headline “Break up the Mets…PLEASE,” the Daily News says that the “comically oversized protective helmet” worn by David Wright after a brutal August beaning “might have been too big for his head – but it certainly fit the Mets’ Read More
Everyone seems to have a Joe Girardi story this morning. And it makes sense, since the Yankees’ manager has the team poised to clinch the A.L. East after missing the playoffs last year. The Daily News tells us that Mr. Girardi has managed to put on a “happy face” this Read More
Joe Girardi’s first game as manager of the New York Yankees Tuesday night was an easy one, at least compared to his other Opening Day debut, as a rookie catcher for the Chicago Cubs.
“I was a lot more nervous than I was today,” Girardi said during his pre-game news conference, about three hours before Read More
In an offseason so far dominated by high-profile departures, the Yankees finally got to announce an addition to the 2008 squad, introducing Joe Girardi as Joe Torre’s successor to manage New York.
We know that Girardi accepted to a three-year, $7.5 million deal. But precisely what else he agreed to still remains unclear.
During a Read More
As of press time, the question of New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre’s fate remains an open one. General Manager Brian Cashman said that he expects the process to take several days. Owner George Steinbrenner had no comment. And late Tuesday, the Yankees’ media relations department said no press conference had been scheduled.
Still, when Read More