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Monday, March 04, 2013

Brian Cashman broke his ankle sky-diving for charity

February 23, 1967: Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agenttttttttttttt!

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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman went sky-diving today to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project. The first jump went well, but then Cashman decided to go for a second jump and …

John Harper of the New York Daily News, who tagged along with Cashman, reports that the GM is headed to the hospital with what everyone thinks is a broken ankle.

Repoz Posted: March 04, 2013 at 01:56 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gamingboy Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:11 PM (#4380254)
Got to say, I love how Cashman does crazy stuff like this for charities.
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:18 PM (#4380259)
As long as he wasn't doing something inherently dangerous like washing his truck...
   3. Hack Wilson Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4380262)
I know Cashman is being frugal these days, but couldn't he afford a parachute.
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:41 PM (#4380279)
   5. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:24 PM (#4380325)
Cashman should have waited until after the dive to smoke the objective pipe.
   6. Canker Soriano Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:36 PM (#4380339)
I dated a girl who broke her ankle skydiving. Apparently it's not that hard to do - one little tweak on the landing, and you're usually coming in with enough force that you can break it.

I doubt that Cashman ends up with a bright pink cast. Do they make MLB-branded cast wraps? Wouldn't surprise me.
   7. Canker Soriano Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:39 PM (#4380347)
Double post, off the wall in center.
   8. Ray (RDP) Posted: March 04, 2013 at 04:03 PM (#4380380)
On Saturday I jumped off the 108th floor of the Stratosphere in Vegas. See this link for a description of the "ride" they offer. Reached a top speed of 40 mph. It was of course a controlled jump -- not with a bungee cord but with lines. Cashman should have gone with this option. It's less crazy, but safer, and still crazy to step off the ledge into thin air from the 108th floor.
   9. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: March 04, 2013 at 04:06 PM (#4380386)
As long as he wasn't doing something inherently dangerous like washing his truck...

Or jumping on a trampoline.

If Cashman were Jimmy Cagney he'd buy the airplane and then kill it.
   10. smileyy Posted: March 04, 2013 at 04:11 PM (#4380395)
Does this void the contracts of all the players he's signed?
   11. 'zop sympathizes with the wrong ####### people Posted: March 04, 2013 at 04:13 PM (#4380397)
The skyjump was Hank's idea.
   12. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: March 04, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4380409)
Now we're gonna have to raise money for the Wounded GMs Project!
   13. Repoz Posted: March 04, 2013 at 04:44 PM (#4380437)
"February 23, 1967: Signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agenttttttttttttt!"

For those that messaged me...it was Cesar Geronimo.
   14. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: March 04, 2013 at 05:00 PM (#4380463)
The skyjump was Hank's idea.
In fact, Hank packed the parachute. Hmm...
   15. JRVJ Posted: March 04, 2013 at 06:12 PM (#4380514)
I literally almost killed myself the one and only time that I sky-dove. While I didn't officially break my ankle, it was not in good shape (it hurt!) for at least 3-4 months after. And I was 21 at the time.
   16. Publius Publicola Posted: March 04, 2013 at 06:44 PM (#4380531)
That looks like John C. Reilly in the other yellow jumpsuit.

Shake and bake!
   17. Greg K Posted: March 04, 2013 at 07:38 PM (#4380558)
As long as he wasn't doing something inherently dangerous like washing his truck...

Or jumping on a trampoline.

Or playing in the WBC.
   18. Leroy Kincaid Posted: March 04, 2013 at 08:43 PM (#4380582)
This almost makes me feel bad for fast-forwarding past Cashman and the Red Sox GM talking about this during a ST game. Almost.
   19. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: March 04, 2013 at 09:08 PM (#4380590)
That looks like John C. Reilly in the other yellow jumpsuit.

Funnily enough, I was watching "Walk Hard" on cable just now. What a great movie. (It's a damn shame Johnny Cash didn't live long enough to record "Guilty As Charged".)

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