• Mole In The Doggie House?

    Posted by on October 24th, 2005 · Comments (3)

    From the Post via S.I.:

    Word is, George Steinbrenner is blaming Billy Connors for allowing Leo Mazzone to use the Yankees to get a sweeter deal with the Orioles and has eliminated Connors, a friend of Mazzone’s, from meetings.

    Big Stein is getting soft. In the old days, he would have made Connors drop down and give him twenty – followed by three laps.

    Actually, is it such a bad thing that he got the O’s to spend more than they would have without the extra bidding from New York?

    Comments on Mole In The Doggie House?

    1. October 24th, 2005 | 2:11 pm

      Have you seen Billy lately? He looks like he’d have a massive coronary after the first lap. This is not the same fella who was dating porn stars back in the day.

      Anyway, it’s bad that Mazzone used the Yanks to raise his price because the Yankees actually wanted him, and if they couldn’t have him, they certainly didn’t want for Leo to wind up in the division.

      Long-term this is a good thing. Whoever the next Yankee pitching coach is, they shouldn’t be saddled with Connors second-guessing every move.

    2. JohnnyC
      October 24th, 2005 | 2:31 pm

      Are you assuming that had Mazzone signed, Connors would have been second-guessing him as well? That’s funny. Connors recommends Mazzone. Mazzone becomes pitching coach. Connors starts second-guessing him. Yeah, makes a lot of sense. Could it be that people who are “second-guessed” deserved to be second-guessed? Anyway, so much for that insidious Tampa influence, eh?

    3. MJ
      October 24th, 2005 | 3:25 pm

      I had no idea Connors used to date porn stars. Newfound respect…

      Once again, George shows himself to be an idiot. Such a petulant brat. If he doesn’t want to be used like a 3-dollar whore in every negotiation, maybe it would be better if he stayed on the sidelines sometimes. And if he really wanted Mazzone, he should’ve sent a Lexus to Leo with two duffel bags full of cash in the backseat.

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