As I recently moved to the UK and was feeling a little home sick, I decided to give good friend of the blog Brian Cashman a call from my new home overseas. Below is a transcript of our conversation:
RJG: G'day guvna! Put anotha shrimp on tha barbee!
BC: You're not in Australia.
RJG: How would you know?
BC: Because I just accepted the charges for a collect call from Britain. What the #%@$& is wrong with you?
RJG: You can afford it Bronny. So Jeter tied Gehrig, huh? I wish I could've been there to see that.
BC: Yeah, it was a pretty special accomplishment.
RJG: Almost like getting internet service in the UK. Can you believe it's going to take me three weeks to get a phone line installed? That's crazy.
BC: At least you have health care.
RJG: I know. I put myself on an organ transplant list just because I can.
BC: That doesn't seem ethical.
RJG: Neither does a complete lack of baseball coverage in this country, so now we're even.
BC: Miss the game do you?
RJG: Yeah. I tried to get a national team together but they kept trying to kick the ball around and into a goal. It was very frustrating. Think 2008 regular season.
BC: Yeah, we really shouldn't have signed David Beckham that year. But we've moved on.
RJG: You sure have. I can't wait til October, it's going to be great. I know I've told you that you suck at your job on a regular basis, but you've put a great team together.
BC: All that Steinbrenner money helps.
RJG: Don't be modest bloke.
BC: Yeah, you're right. I'm pretty much the greatest GM ever.
RJG: No, it's really the money. So, can you fly me out to New York come October for every playoff game and then back to the UK?
BC: I don't think the Steinbrenner's would approve of that.
RJG: It's not all about you Bronny.
There you have it folks. The Yankees' purse is not bottomless after all, but we're still going all the way!