From Bob Raissman of the News:
You know [Kim] Jones. She sometimes was forced to ask Joe Torre postgame questions fed to her by Yankees brass, through her boss John Filippelli. The questions had one – and only one – purpose: To placate George Steinbrenner by second-guessing his manager in an attempt to make Torre look bad, stupid, or both.
On Thursday, [YES Network spokesperson Eric] Handler said Jones was “not available.” I asked if she might be “available” on Friday. Handler said he would check. On Friday, Handler called to say Jones, again, was “not available.”
Please. John Madden might be “not available” for two days, but Kimberly Jones?
Something’s happening here. What it is is exactly clear. Al Yankzeera suits put Jones in such a bad position (they set her up to fail when they hired her) it would serve her – or them – no purpose to talk to me.
If I asked how it felt being a tool of Yankees management, forced to deliver questions designed only to second guess Torre, would she say she absolutely “loved” the experience?
Or if Jones decided to turn around and rip the suits who manipulated her, well, her chances of returning for a second season on YES would be flushed down the toilet.
So, Jones ain’t talking. That is understandable.
I can just see Kim doing her next YES pregame, throwing back an answer to Bob Lorenz……..
You know Bob….
Well, I don’t know why I came here tonight.
I got the feeling that something ain’t right.
I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair.
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs.
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am
Stuck in the middle with you.
I think Kim should take this whole thing to a higher power and ask “WWSWD?” (What Would Suzyn Waldman Do?)