• Cashman The Elf Takes To The Sky

    Posted by on November 30th, 2010 · Comments (11)

    Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a frog!
    A frog?
    Not bird, nor plane, nor even frog, it’s just little ‘ole Cash, Underdog!

    Via the Stamford Advocate:

    It appears New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman isn’t afraid of heights.

    The Stamford Downtown Special Services District has announced Cashman will join this year’s Heights and Lights event as a celebrity guest elf, accompanying Santa Claus on a 22-floor rappel the Landmark Building.

    “Brian Cashman will be there with smiles and his Yankee jacket, rappelling,” said Sandy Goldstein, director of the DSSD.

    Santa Claus is rarely unaccompanied in his acrobatic 350-foot descent down the side of the Landmark Building, a Stamford tradition.

    While the man in red is often escorted by the Grinch and Rudolph, this is the first time a member of the Yankees franchise is to take the plunge.

    Cashman, who lives in Darien, mentioned at a DSSD fundraiser this summer that he would be interested in participating, Goldstein said.

    “He mentioned something about wanting to rappel,” she said. “What could be better than having a star rappel?”

    The Yankees general manager will warm up for the weekend’s rappel at a rehearsal Friday morning, Goldstein said. Rick Reichmuth, weather anchor from Fox Channel 5, will also take a trip down the side of the Landmark building during rehearsal.

    Santa and Cashman will kick off the holiday season in Stamford Sunday, when they step off the Landmark building’s ledge at 4:30 p.m. Music performed by local students and a fireworks display will accompany the rappel.

    The DSSD is keeping the details of Cashman’s elf costume under wraps for now.

    “This is going to be a surprise for all,” Goldstein said. “Will he be an elf in Yankee clothing or a Yankee in elf clothing? You’ve got to come Sunday night to find out.”

    The real question is: If Cashman sharts himself while doing this, will his fans vehemently defend him claiming that it seemed like the right move at the time?

    Comments on Cashman The Elf Takes To The Sky

    1. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2010 | 1:19 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      The real question is: If Cashman sharts himself while doing this, will his fans vehemently defend him claiming that it seemed like the right move at the time?

      Although I’m not really afraid of heights, I’m not sure I’d rappell down the face of a 22-story building. So, if I were Cashman, I’d probably shart. As a result, you can bet that I’d “vehemently defend” his shart since it would be a perfectly logical reaction to the circumstances.

    2. November 30th, 2010 | 2:18 pm

      I thought this was some weird parody, but then Squawker Jon told me it was a real story.

      This is not going to end well. Leave the rappeling to the trained professionals.

    3. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2010 | 2:36 pm

      lisaswan wrote:

      This is not going to end well. Leave the rappeling to the trained professionals.

      I’m sure it will be fine. Rappelling is pretty safe.

    4. November 30th, 2010 | 3:12 pm

      Cashman is used to working with a net – granted, that net is usually the Steinbrenner Family Checkbook. And, I’m sure they will have a net up, on the ground, for this event. He’ll be fine.

    5. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2010 | 3:15 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Cashman is used to working with a net – granted, that net is usually the Steinbrenner Family Checkbook.

      One joke was enough; you made your point.

      In any case, it’s ironic that you deride the man for using the Steinbrenner wealth as a tool for years and years until you now suddenly want that same man to overpay for an aging player whom you admire. You lose license to criticize the use of the Steinbrenner checkbook once you call for it to be used in such a foolish way.

    6. Raf
      November 30th, 2010 | 3:31 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      lisaswan wrote:
      This is not going to end well. Leave the rappeling to the trained professionals.
      I’m sure it will be fine. Rappelling is pretty safe.

      This is correct, it is quite safe. I still wouldn’t do it, though :)

      Depending on how things shake out, I may check it out; Stamford is close enough…

    7. November 30th, 2010 | 4:28 pm

      Don’t worry, if you miss it, I’m sure that footage of it will be in Cashman’s Yankeeography.

    8. MJ Recanati
      November 30th, 2010 | 5:09 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Don’t worry, if you miss it, I’m sure that footage of it will be in Cashman’s Yankeeography.

      By my count, the only non-players to have a Yankeeography done about them are Casey Stengel, George Steinbrenner and Joe Torre along with certain historical items (Yankee Stadium, Hall of Famers, Perfect Games, 1996 & 1998 seasons).

      Since we haven’t seen a Yankeeography for Ed Barrow, Larry McPhail, George Weiss, Gabe Paul or Stick Michael let’s not start getting snarky about the non-existent Yankeeography for Brian Cashman.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yankeeography

      Steve, your infantile attacks on Cashman really do you a disservice. So many of the good points you raise or the interesting stories you unearth get lost amid the whining and baseless attacks.

    9. Gabed22
      November 30th, 2010 | 8:42 pm

      @ MJ Recanati:

      Elf huh steve? say classy man.

    10. November 30th, 2010 | 9:08 pm

      @ Gabed22:
      In Steve’s defense, Cashman really is dressing as an elf!

    11. Raf
      November 30th, 2010 | 9:46 pm

      lisaswan wrote:

      @ Gabed22:
      In Steve’s defense, Cashman really is dressing as an elf!

      Yep, it’s a big to-do in Stamford, CT.

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