Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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!

ju

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 12:56 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Gamingboy Posted: March 04, 2013 at 01:11 PM (#4380254)
Got to say, I love how Cashman does crazy stuff like this for charities.
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: March 04, 2013 at 01:18 PM (#4380259)
As long as he wasn't doing something inherently dangerous like washing his truck...
   3. Hack Wilson Posted: March 04, 2013 at 01:24 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 01:41 PM (#4380279)
   5. Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4380325)
Cashman should have waited until after the dive to smoke the objective pipe.
   6. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:36 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. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 04, 2013 at 02:39 PM (#4380347)
Double post, off the wall in center.
   8. Ray (RDP) Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:03 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. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:06 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 03:11 PM (#4380395)
Does this void the contracts of all the players he's signed?
   11. . . . . . . . . . . Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:13 PM (#4380397)
The skyjump was Hank's idea.
   12. RMc and the Respective Punishments Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:21 PM (#4380409)
Now we're gonna have to raise money for the Wounded GMs Project!
   13. Repoz Posted: March 04, 2013 at 03:44 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 04:00 PM (#4380463)
The skyjump was Hank's idea.
In fact, Hank packed the parachute. Hmm...
   15. JRVJ Posted: March 04, 2013 at 05:12 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 05:44 PM (#4380531)
That looks like John C. Reilly in the other yellow jumpsuit.

Shake and bake!
   17. Greg K Posted: March 04, 2013 at 06:38 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 07:43 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 and the Respective Punishments Posted: March 04, 2013 at 08:08 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".)

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Forsch 10 From Navarone (Dayn)
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogDanny Tartabull Detained by Police 5 Years After Warrant Was Issued for Arrest
(9 - 4:45pm, Jul 26)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)

NewsblogOTP 17 July 2017: Love is baseball, family. Keep the politics out
(2021 - 4:43pm, Jul 26)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-26-2017
(18 - 4:40pm, Jul 26)
Last: Ned Garvin: Male Prostitute

NewsblogCashman: Yankees will ‘send Frazier out’ when Hicks returns | New York Post
(23 - 4:40pm, Jul 26)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo

NewsblogOlney: Trade Sonny Gray to Yankees, as time is right for big markets to get their ace
(15 - 4:39pm, Jul 26)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo

Sox TherapyWhat Can We Expect?
(23 - 4:29pm, Jul 26)
Last: jmurph

Gonfalon CubsWhat a difference a week makes
(59 - 4:28pm, Jul 26)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist

NewsblogOMNICHATTER da vida, honey, don't you know that I still love you, for July 26, 2017
(13 - 4:26pm, Jul 26)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: Summer Soccer Thread 2017
(191 - 4:19pm, Jul 26)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogKen Rosenthal - Cubs and Verlander
(49 - 3:44pm, Jul 26)
Last: Meatwad

NewsblogRed Sox reach deal on trade for Eduardo Nunez | MLB.com
(28 - 3:36pm, Jul 26)
Last: Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo

NewsblogTexas Rangers Reaction sees 3,000 in Beltre's near future | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
(38 - 3:25pm, Jul 26)
Last: Booey

NewsblogRun, hit, catch: Bradley Zimmer showing Cleveland Indians he has the tools do it all | cleveland.com
(1 - 3:16pm, Jul 26)
Last: Batman

NewsblogOT-NBA off season thread
(1493 - 3:14pm, Jul 26)
Last: jmurph

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 2006 Ballot
(3 - 2:32pm, Jul 26)
Last: Chris Fluit

Page rendered in 0.1604 seconds
49 querie(s) executed