The guy to get back that champ-mojo from the Boston rojo(s).
We'll see how things go. But I think I already like the new vibe.
And all parties may win after the dust has cleared at the dawn of this new era, the era post Torre now Donnie, no actually no Donnie no, give me another cup 'a' Joe - and this time make it a Girardi.
The Yanks are so good at making sure we're always paying attention to their evolutions in real time. Part of the reason I tune into their soap opera; so many others are predictable and pre-packed for my protection.
Maybe Torre goes to LA. Takes Mattingly. Donnie gets new surroundings. Maybe Donnie does his own resurrection in LA after Torre finishes his. Maybe Donnie gets his ring wearing Blue, Dodger Blue.
And maybe definitely A-rod doesn't join Torre and Donnie in Dodger Blue.
Maybe A-rod goes Red, goes Los Angeles of Anaheim in Orange County just past the Knott's Berry Farm Exit ramp Red.
Or better yet, goes north to the Giants, goes San Fran that used to be New York Orange and Black. They'd love him up there. He's wholesome compared to Bonds. And they liked if not loved Barry.
A-rod wouldn't even register on the diva scale so close to the Castro. San Fran guys are confident enough in their masculinity to get their chests depilitated, to change colorists with the seasons.
And with A-rod in Orange and Black, his agent Scott Boras can choke on all that Green.
I'm pro player.
Pro labor. (AFL-CIO since 1989, bros).
Tend to lean against mgmt; and know you need an agent to play bad cop.
But if A-rod won't let himself be heard above the din of Boras' blah blah blah take a look at these charts that prove you can build a cable network around A-rod, then A-rod doesn't even know the meaning of sell out.
He's not the first.
And my critique is nothing personal.
I way like A-rod's game - gave him the sky-high props just 2 blogs under the bridge.
What a season.
I'll pay lots for skill/beauty - because you can't force me to watch 'Dancing with the Stars.'
But don't make me buy something I'm pretty sure I already bought.
And don't tell me it's agent Boras's fault.
You know what you're getting when you buy Boras.
He could tell Boras: I need to finish the job(s) in NYC - the Series win and passing Bonds' temp homer record.
Hmmm - just thinking that A-rod and Bill Clinton are cut from the same poly-cloth.
But in the end, compromises before I even asked for them.
The shiniest set of wheels in the showroom.
But don't touch, that car is already sold.
You can watch. And follow the wheels to the promised land.
Problem is, I was shopping for a World Series ring/trophy.
Not a car made by the company that bought the naming rights to the ring/trophy.
(Not to mention, why can't you keep it in your pants until the job is done? Your wife seems pretty substantial. But can't you wait until the end of the road trip to 'Get a little Monica all night long, get me some Toronto - blond blond blond.' That's from a popular song. The song writer is the mysoginist. Not me. And maybe so are A-rod and Bill?)
Bill and A-rod:
Ultimately disappointing even to the corporate interests that own their souls. Because they just can't help trying to make everyone just a little happy/disappointed. Rather than making people worthy of respect really happy/happy.
I'm sure I'll change my snap-judgemental mind about all of this again tomorrow.
That caveat pre-said, George Steinbrenner's elder son said something that made sense yesterday! This sent by Mahen via ESPN via the New York Daily News:
It's clear (A-Rod) didn't want to be a Yankee," said Hank Steinbrenner, a son of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. "He doesn't understand the privilege of being a Yankee on a team where the owners are willing to pay $200 million to put a winning product on the field."
"I don't want anybody on my team that doesn't want to be a Yankee."
"We wanted him to stay a Yankee. We wanted to let him know how much we wanted him," he said. "The bottom line is ... do we really want anybody that really doesn't want to be a Yankee? How the heck can you do that? Compare him with Jeter. Jeter, since he was a little kid, all he ever wanted to do was play shortstop for the Yankees. That's what we want."
Like I said, I'm covering my ass; this is today's Boocock. The Cadillac Sedan to Boocoque for October 30th 2007.
Today I'm block quoting a guy with a flat-top haircut who won't switch from smokes to nicorette for appearances sake. And today I like that about Hank.
Take another drag Hank. And give me another good quote exhale.
Tomorrow I'll call you Winston breath.