With the Yankees in the World Series, it was time to call everyone's favorite GM and RJG fanboy, Brian Cashman, via satellite video phone. Below is the transcript of our conversation:
RJG: Live from Folsom Prison, it's Bronny Cash!
BC: Oh great, it's you . . .
RJG: I've missed you Bronny, let's not fight anymore.
BC: I didn't realize we had a fight.
RJG: Yeah, you're probably right. So, I guess congratulations are in order. You went from being voted the worst GM in baseball to being the GM whose team is in the World Series. Do you feel like you've been vindicated?
BC: When was I voted 'worst GM in baseball'?
RJG: Oh, well, after you guys lost a game last April, we got drunk in the office and took a poll. You definitely didn't fare well. Though by 'we' I largely mean 'I'.
BC: I see. Well, that seems like a bit of an overreaction.
RJG: Well, I see success has certainly gone to your head. Why can't you just be gracious about it?
BC: Is there something you wanted?
RJG: Yeah, I wanted to find out why you've been laying so low lately. I don't think I read a single Brian Cashman quote in all the articles about the Yankees winning the ALCS. I got Hal Steinbrenner quotes, but no Cash. What gives?
BC: Yeah I thought that was weird too. I've been in the clubhouse after every playoff game, and I've yet to be approached by a single reporter. It's like I'm invisible or something. I guess . . .
RJG: You've been wearing your ninja costume haven't you?
BC: Yeah that's probably it.
RJG: Well can you stop? I'd like to hear a little bit more from the guy who built the team that has dominated Major League Baseball since the All-Star break.
BC: But it's so comfortable.
RJG: It's not all about you, Bronny.
There you have it. The lack of Brian Cashman visibility is largely due to a wardrobe malfunction.