By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Yankee Die-Nasty The End
” HEY JOE REMEMBER HIM ”
Of course it ENDED
after 2000 still now
Thank your Barber
you like but
PRAISE THE LORD
NO more Yankees BS
NO more Joe Torre
NO more George
( now that he’s a mumbling Idiot )
and here is the Dirty Little Secret
even millions of New Yorkers
are DELIGHTED !
So why do we even care here in the Box ? Because now-a-days the Great New York Yankees play without even one full African American player on their roster.
SORRY Steinbrenner-Torre pet Derek Jeter gets an *.
Sure it’s about Winning – actually that is our point – but playing in NYC the pathetic Yankees should at least not be HYPOCRITES to their self-proclaimed larger than life we are “more than just a baseball team” hype and accept the value of having a well rounded roster that includes some Black players.
For all their Hype especially
toward the end of each season
they have NO “trouble” adding
some forgettable White players
who after one September are
never heard from again
Here is our REAL point
with Torre FINALLY
gone thank God
( if he really is )
NO we are not praying for the Yankees FIRST ever African American manager. We don’t deal in Impossibilities. At least we try not.
NO rather we are praying for a NEW manager who actually is interested in signing some good Black players because it will produce the kind of team that can WIN when it counts.
Actually Gary Sheffield wrote the “book” on Torre and the Yankees earlier this season. Here is how ESPN reported it. ” Sheffield says Torre treats black players differently from white players and says Jeter, who is from a mixed-race marriage, “ain’t all the way black,” during the interview with Andrea Kremer.”
ESPN continued ……
“Sheffield, who was traded to the Detroit Tigers during the off season, claimed that black and white players in the Yankees clubhouse were treated differently, specifically how players Tony Womack and Kenny Lofton were handled by Torre. In the interview with HBO, Sheffield says the black players on the Yankees’ roster would be “called out” in the clubhouse by Torre, while the white players would be called into Torre’s office to discuss matters.”
there’s more but you get the point
which brings us to Kenny Lofton
and Divine Justice
Lofton who lasted just one season with Torre’s Yankees back in 2004 and was very poorly utilized by Torre – Lofton is now one of the Cleveland Indians starters who did his yeoman part to put the nails in the Yankees Coffin with his Big Bat in the division play-offs especially in all important game # 1 when Cleveland massacred the Yankees 12-3. Lofton drove in 4 runs with 3 two-out singles.
Why say more
Cleveland and Lofton
are headed to the AL
Joe Torre will probably
head to Hawaii to write
his book “Yankee Blues”
reportedly Steinbrenner spends
his waning days in the basement
of his Tampa Bay mansion chewing
on $100 bills and mumbling to himself
” have we won the World Series again ”
say good BYE to the New York Yankees
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