Well, I've returned from my scouting trip to Dallas, and have concluded that though there could be some great talent there, the current market situation has wiped us out of any scouting endeavors. About a year ago, a portfolio consisting of Bear Stearns, Lehman brothers, Washington Mutual, Fannie, Freddie and Ford seemed like a good thing. Now, I'm waving goodbye to my retirement. That and my unborn children's college fund. They better either be brilliant or be amazing athletes. In reality, the jokes on my parents with whom I'll have to live with for the rest of my life. Victory!
Anyway, nothing has been more exciting than the playoffs this year. I've actually found myself interested in some of the other teams involved, namely the Rays and the Dodgers. Right now, I'm 1-4 in post season predictions, which is still higher than A-Rod's average with runners in scoring position. Zing! Watch, he'll have another great season next year. I'm going to be working on my review of Joe Girardi so I won't say much here about him, but it seems there are some doubts about his ability to lead a veteran clubhouse. Shocker. I was going to do a review of each player, but they would all pretty much read the same so I decided not to waist my time.
As of today, Hank has not agreed to our interview. I'm not sure what he's so frightened about. He may feel a little uncomfortable that we would make him respond to our inquiries by posing his answers in the form of a question, not unlike Jeopardy, but I still don't think that's reason enough to not interview with us. To that end, we have created the Hank Steinbrenner interview count down. On the right hand side we have the number of days that Hank has refused to interview with the RJG blog, which will not stop until he interviews with us or we forget that its there. I would also like to point out the many participants that have manned up and done great interviews with us, a list that includes New York Times best selling author Richard Bradley, Trenton Beat Writer Mike Ashmore, Journal News Journalist Peter Abraham, Daily News Journalist Mark Fiensand, Journal News Columnist Sam Borden, and of course former Yankee PR Director Marty Appel.
In any event, I'll be back blogging regularly tomorrow. Robbie Fingers, I thank you for holding the fort down in my absence, and while I do appreciate your contributions, don't expect to see any checks until those "Respect Jeter's Gangster" T-shirts start flying off the racks.