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Sunday, May 04, 2014

Mushnick: YES Network avoids addressing team’s pinstriped loafers

Nothing from Paul O’Neill though, for he was too busy asking…“Who is that group that wears all the helmets…Deaf Punk?”

Also, Tuesday on YES, we learned something new about Robinson Cano.

In the top of the first, after Cano ran harder to first against the Yankees than he ever did as a Yankee — “He smelled a hit” on a chopper between the mound and first, Flaherty explained — Michael Kay said of Cano, “He got so much abuse for not running to first when he was here.”

Really? I can’t recall that. The harshest criticism was the infrequent and very mild noting that Cano might’ve run a tad harder on that there play. Cano’s standard stylish minimalism mostly was ignored — or rationalized and excused.

But baseball fans saw it — couldn’t miss it — all season and every season, and recognized YES’ announcers engaged in a feckless, foolish cover-up. Or is it that YES’ experts genuinely felt that reaching first before the ball does is unimportant, and turning doubles into singles, and triples into doubles is nit-picking.

Cano “got so much abuse”? From whom? He earned plenty, received none.

Thursday, after Cano hustled to first to beat a double play and earn an RBI, Flaherty said Cano “was criticized a lot in his Yankee days for not hustling down the line.”

No he wasn’t. That’s revisionist nonsense. In fact, given scores of opportunities to do so, Flaherty rarely mentioned it.

Only after last season and only after Cano had scorned the Yankees was the secret declassified.

 

Repoz Posted: May 04, 2014 at 08:51 AM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. BDC Posted: May 04, 2014 at 09:03 AM (#4699910)
Well, they are a fashion embarrassment. It's like not mentioning somebody's lizard boots.
   2. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 04, 2014 at 09:19 AM (#4699913)
Fashion is transitory. Why, it used to be that black and white wingtip loafers were all the rage!
   3. AndrewJ Posted: May 04, 2014 at 09:39 AM (#4699917)
I wore black and white wingtip loafers myself... but the white one kept getting dirty.
   4. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: May 04, 2014 at 10:10 AM (#4699923)
I wore black and white wingtip loafers myself... but the white one kept getting dirty.

A good friend of mine missed his high school Senior Prom because his dog took a dump on the white part of his saddle shoes. OTOH it spared him from having to escort his twin sister, so he wasn't really complaining.
   5. BDC Posted: May 04, 2014 at 10:15 AM (#4699926)
Going to the prom with your twin sister is like an overtime game that still ends in a tie.
   6. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: May 04, 2014 at 11:10 AM (#4699939)
Going to the prom with your twin sister is like an overtime game that still ends in a tie.

Tags: prom, incest, WTF
   7. madvillain Posted: May 04, 2014 at 06:59 PM (#4700083)
Or is it that YES’ experts genuinely felt that reaching first before the ball does is unimportant, and turning doubles into singles, and triples into doubles is nit-picking.


leading the witness sir.
   8. valuearbitrageur Posted: May 04, 2014 at 07:45 PM (#4700097)
Yes, the Yankee problem with Cano was not hustling on close plays, waaaa?

The next NY Media column on his 160 games per season will be the first, if one is ever written.
   9. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: May 04, 2014 at 11:17 PM (#4700174)
"pinstriped loafers" sounds like very comfortable and ugly footwear
   10. Publius Publicola Posted: May 05, 2014 at 10:31 AM (#4700250)
A good friend of mine missed his high school Senior Prom because his dog took a dump on the white part of his saddle shoes. OTOH it spared him from having to escort his twin sister, so he wasn't really complaining.


Man's best friend indeed!

I don't know what would be more eternally humiliating- having to escort your twin sister to the prom because you couldn't get a date, or having to escort her because she couldn't get one.

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