LADY AT THE BAT: Kings, Diamond(back)s & Other Rock(ie)s

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Kings, Diamond(back)s & Other Rock(ie)s

King George has spoken again. Or, has he? These days I'm never sure if George Steinbrenner is really healthy enough to be making the edicts he was famous for many years ago, the ones re-inacted so well by Oliver Platt in The Bronx Is Burning. Back then there'd be actual footage and sound bites in which you could see and hear Steinbrenner holding forth. Now we just get newspaper articles and prepared statements.

Today it's a newspaper article. The Bergen Record quotes The Boss as saying, "His job is on the line, I think we're paying him a lot of money. He's the highest-paid manager in baseball, so I don't think we'd take him back if we don't win this series."

Will it actually happen this time? Though other teams would gladly accept what this team has done in the last few years, the Yankees, by their own account, have been absolutely dreadful in the postseason since 2004 and the Yankees have done virtually nothing about it. I don't know if the Record has its facts straight or not, but I would be surprised if, assuming the Yankees are eliminated in this series, there wasn't a major shakeup of the front office.

In other playoff news: A Diamondbacks-Rockies NLCS. If anyone told me that last month, I'd have asked, "Are you kidding me?" It's beginning to look more and more like Rock-tober. Will Colorado go all the way? Will they be able to take Denver away from the Broncos? Clint Hurdle doesn't think so. Neither do I, but I think they've already grabbed more than a little attention away from the end zone. Rock on!

The Lady

2 comments:

T-Bun said...

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The Lady said...

Thank you, t-bun! I hope you continue to enjoy your visits here. Your class sounds like a lot of fun.