A lot has happened over the last few weeks in the life of Brian Cashman. First, it was revealed that he betrayed Joe Torre in 2007. Then, a week later, it was revealed that his favorite free agent signing of all time was a steroid user. Then we found out about A-Rod. With that in mind, it was time to give our good friend Cashman a call. The following is a transcript of our conversation:
RJG: What's up playa playa?
BC: I'm pretty busy right now.
RJG: I can see that. So how do you feel about the fact that you've signed so many steroid users? Giambi, Sheffield, Clemens, Pettitte, and now A-Rod. What's your big obsession with cheaters?
BC: In fairness, not all of those guys were my call.
RJG: But you still signed them. Why don't you grow a pair and tell Hank to go F-- himself like Girardi did to Loria back in Florida?
BC: I think you catch more flies with honey.
RJG: Sounds like you catch more cheaters with anonymous steroid testing. So when Jeter refused comment, were you like, 'why does Jeter hate A-Rod so much?' or more like, 'I wish I refused to comment?'
BC: I'm not sure that question makes sense. Jeter didn't refuse comment. He refused to comment twice essentially, stating he wasn't going to answer questions now that he will have to field again in a week. He's gangster like that. He's like Clive Owen in Inside Man. "Listen very carefully to what I have to say, because I'm only going to say it once."
RJG: Your Clive Owen sucks. Is that why you couldn't make it in show business?
BC: I was never in show business.
RJG: But you were on steroids, right?
There you have it folks, B to the C is among the 103 yet to be revealed players who tested positive in 2003.