Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Been A While

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:

BC: Hello?

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.


Riddering said...

I was just thinking about the absence of Cashman. I still haven't forgotten how crazy he went in 2003 after the Yanks walked off all over the Red Sox in order to go to the WS.

Bronny, we miss you!

(OTOH, it was a lot of fun seeing Hal and his magnificent hair get doused.)

Another brilliant post as usual, you stat padders. :p

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Thanks Riddering. It's always fun watching Hal get doused, but we miss Bronny too. Hopefully we'll hear a little more from him as of this Wednesday.

Quinn said...

4 wins until it is all about bronny

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

You read my mind Quinn.

Unknown said...

You have to do a post on who Met fans root for in this series

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Done and done. I'll have to think about it a bit, but I'll try to get something up today.

Raven King said...

I can't help feeling bad for all those Tribe Fans. It must be heart wrecking to watch their two Aces pitching for the WS Champion Ring in two different uniforms.
BTW, is it true that Hal and Donald Trump share the same hair stylist?

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Ouch. You know Trump cuts his own hair.

Yeah, tough break for Cleveland, but they knew what they were giving up when they traded both. They couldn't afford to keep Sabathia much longer and weren't going to be successful that year anyway, so they got prospects. Same issue with Lee. Hopefully, for the sake of Tribe fans, the team actually rebuilds into a contender and doesn't just languish at the bottom of the central for a while.