It has become insufferable to first watch Brett Gardner, then 39-year-old Ichiro Suzuki busting it to reach first base, followed by watching Robinson Cano regularly surrender himself at home plate to see-no-evil silence and the ambient issue as to whether his next contract will be for $200 million.
I don’t care if Cano hits .350 and 40 home runs, the way he plays the game at its highest, most significant level is impossible to reconcile; it’s an assault on all the good common senses and a crime against The Game.
So is the silence of Yankee TV commentators who for some reason — perhaps a lack of guidance from YES management or YES’ fear of having to hear from Yankee management — feel that we don’t know good baseball from bad.
...Yet, the Yankee TV guys, Ken Singleton, David Cone and Lou Piniella, ignored what had just happened. They passed on Cano’s inconceivable disregard for playing winning baseball before they even had a chance to change the subject. Piniella, three-time Manager of the Year for crying out loud, said nothing!
Standard Cano, followed by standard TV indulgence.
By now, several YES analysts should have distinguished themselves as special. But Cone, like Paul O’Neill and John Flaherty, apparently feels too conflicted or restricted. He so painfully and needlessly sees things only one way — or just ignores the plainly visible — that he must be under tacit orders to treat us as dopes.
Posted: August 26, 2013 at 07:02 AM | 155 comment(s)
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