• Cashman Revels & Laments Over His Life As A “Slugger”

    Posted by on December 21st, 2008 · Comments (5)

    Via the AP

    “You can’t stop swinging for the fences. We’ve been here. We’ve done this before. How many times, right? And I’ve got this on my finger from the times where things have worked out. And I’ve got a tread on my back from where I’ve been hit by a bus when it didn’t work out.” – Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, proudly wearing a World Series ring, at the introduction of new pitchers CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett.

    The transformation of Cashman from “Teflon GM” to “Thin-skinned GM” is now complete.

    Comments on Cashman Revels & Laments Over His Life As A “Slugger”

    1. handtius
      December 21st, 2008 | 9:57 am

      The transformation of you being a hater is complete.

    2. December 21st, 2008 | 10:07 am

      Takes one to know one? 😉

    3. Raf
      December 21st, 2008 | 10:29 am

      Not sure I see it…

    4. handtius
      December 21st, 2008 | 12:37 pm

      takes 2 to know 3?

    5. Evan3457
      December 21st, 2008 | 1:56 pm

      Oh, nonsense. Geez.

      He thinks much of the criticism of him is rubbish. And he’s right, much of it is.

      You happen to think he’s rubbish, so, naturally, you interpret this as being “thin-skinned”.

      What’s actually happening here is that Cashman is just another in a long list of victims of false expectations vis a vis his treatment by the media.

      As my friend says, “They build you up just so they can tear you down.” He may have thought he was immune due to the team’s performance over the great length of his tenure, and due to his willingness to patiently and calmly explain his actions and motives. Now he knows better.

      I doubt he really spent much time thinking about it until it came time to renew his contract.

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