There’s an episode of “All in the Family” where the character of Edith Bunker dents a car with a can of “cling peaches (in heavy syrup).”
At one point in the story, the character of Archie Bunker orders Edith to not say the words “cling peaches” again. So, later in the episode, when Edith has to again describe how she dented the car with the can, instead of saying “cling peaches,” she refers to the can as “Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmm – in heavy syrup!”
Based on the harsh feedback that I have received lately from many readers of WasWatching.com, any time that I mention the recent play Alex Rodriguez, over the last 6 or 7 weeks, I’m at the point now where I feel as if I’ve been ordered, albeit more implied than clearly expressed, to never say the words “Alex Rodriguez” here again.
Therefore, herein, I’m pulling an Edith – just to be safe.
Kim Jones, in the YES post-game tonight, was asking everyone about the error that “Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmm,” made in the bottom of the 6th tonight (and the impact that it had on the game) – including Torre, Mike Mussina, and “Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmm,” himself.
Torre and “Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmm,” had the responses to Jones’ questioning that you would expect. But, Mike Mussina, when reflecting on the play of “Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmm,” had the following to say:
“We need him back the way he’s supposed to be.”
I think that comment speaks for itself – in volumes.
It’s sad that, in a game like tonight, coming off a bad loss in New York where a win today on the road against a tough pitcher would have been a lift (and needed as Boston has won four-in-a-row), the main talking point is “Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmm,” again – when it should be anything ranging from the fine outing by Mussina to the funny shot YES had of Ron “Gator” Guidry drinking a cup of “Gator”-Ade in the Yankees dugout.
Sure, some may want to talk about Mariano Rivera. But, when you listen to the Yankees players in the post-game, they say that Wells just hit a good pitch. Tip your hat, and stuff like that. And, some might want to talk about Giambi and Phillips having somewhat rough nights at the plate today. And, maybe we should talk about that. But, after that comment by Mussina, well, expect another day where the focus is on “Mmmmmmmm, Mmmmmmmm,” – whether it’s fair or not, or, if you like it or not.