LADY AT THE BAT: Kangaroo Courts & Pies In The Face: They're Only Stories When The Yankees Do Them

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kangaroo Courts & Pies In The Face: They're Only Stories When The Yankees Do Them

Kangaroo courts are nothing new in baseball, but the Yankees haven't held one since around 1995. The one they held yesterday was a major sports news story here in New York.
A pie-in-the-face might be more old-school than a kangaroo court. The Yankees began a tradition of pie-ing walk-off heroes last week. Again, a major news story.

Really? Come on. I know, it's unusual for the button-down, corporate Yankees to do things like this but why is everyone acting as if the Yankees are the first team ever to hold a kangaroo court and the first team ever to throw pies in each other's faces?

This all reminds me of Robinson Cano.

Why? The media always makes a big deal about Robinson Cano being named after Jackie Robinson, as if he is the only baseball player to be named as such. I'm not sure but, I'll go out on a limb and say that Robinson Tejeda, Robinson Cancel and Robinson Checo were also named after Jackie. To Brooks and Frank: Sorry, guys.

The Yankees are like The President. It's a big deal when they watch a kid's soccer game (i.e., throw pies in each other's faces) but, for other teams? Not so much.

Bernadette

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