…Cashman working for UPS…well, maybe that explains the love for Kevin “Brown”?
The story via Mark Hale –
There were multiple options under consideration for Brian Cashman as he prepared to graduate from college. Law school was possible. So was going to work full-time for UPS.
So was joining the Yankees. And in a couple days, when the calendar hits June, it will mark 20 years since Cashman graduated from Catholic University and joined the Yankees on a permanent basis. Now the GM, he started as an intern in 1986. He worked part-time for the team while in college until 1989, then began his full-time Yankees career as a baseball operations assistant.
In summing up his two decades as an everyday employee in pinstripes, Cashman doesn’t come to any sweeping conclusion.
“I don’t look back too much,” he said. “Time flies, so I’m not even aware that it’s 20 years.”
Twenty years from now, does Cashman still expect or hope to be working in The Bronx?
“I don’t look 20 years ahead. I don’t even look a year ahead,” he said. “The only thing I look forward to is: We need it soon, I need it soon, a championship. . . . I want a World Series, and I want one this year.”
Cashman already has won four championships. Of all the losses during the last 20 years, he says the 2001 World Series Game 7 ninth-inning heartbreak to the Diamondbacks is “probably the one that hurts the most.”
Personally, as bad as I took 2001, losing four in a row during the 2004 ALCS was worse – especially because it was against Boston. My Yankees world, which had existed since 1973, changed forever that day…and it cannot be reversed. (I’ll do a feature on that soon.)