Monday, November 08, 2004

Your Big Fat Obnoxious Boss: Screwing Mattingly

George is really losing it. First he lets Lieber go because he decided he wants to curb spending (watch the '05 payroll be at least $225 millions...). Then, he decides that $500,000 a year is too much to give Don Mattingly to be his hitting coach. So now Mattingly might leave.

George, you have money coming out of your backside, and you're cheaping out on a Yankee legend? How can any of you guys root for an owner who's has absolutely zero respect for Yankee tradition? Hey George, you didn't have to bring Mattingly back, but you were so desperate for PR, that you threw bad money at him. Now you want to cut his salary? Too bad! You made your bed, now you have to lie in it. You should have thought of that before you made him the highest paid hitting coach in the majors!

As much as I despise the Yankees, I still respect Mattingly. He played hard, had enormous respect for the game and for his teammates, and never won a ring. Then again, I respect the good guys who won rings, like O'Neill and Tino, even if I rooted against them at the time. But the Yankees are becoming a harder team to root for, and a much easier team to despise.

1 comment:

PizzaBagel said...

Do you think that maybe Steingrabber believes in the "Mattingly Curse" and would like to rid the Stinkees of it? You have to wonder how his mind works (or doesn't work). Truly scary.