From the Times -
Flaherty worked most closely with Johnson last season, but he never really got to know him. They were business partners, but that was all.
“He doesn’t let too many people in,” Flaherty said. “We have the same agent, so I had a little heads-up on that and an understanding of what maybe makes him tick. But he’s a tough guy to get to know. I don’t think there will be too many people who say, `I knew Randy Johnson’ when it’s all said and done.”
Am I the only person who is bothered by this “we have the same agent” disclosure (made now)?
When I hear this, it makes me think that the agent was responsible for Unit’s request to have Flaherty catch his games – and, then, in reality, we have an agent impacting the Yankees line-up card.
Maybe it’s just me being cranky? But, then, why did we not hear about this “connection” last year – when it was “live”? Why does it come out now, when Flash is retired?
Something smells stinky here. Granted, it’s not an olfactory nightmare, but, it’s not exactly a Sunday morning walk into the bakery moment (hearing this now) in my mind.