• Keith Olbermann, Reggie, A-Rod & The Yankees (And Brett Weber Too)

    Posted by on July 10th, 2012 · Comments (16)

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    1. #15
      July 10th, 2012 | 1:07 pm

      Olbermann is an irritating blowhard that tries to amplify his own importance by injecting himself into the story. Seems he’s had more than a few cases of biting the hand that feeds him, and then getting reminded who signs his paycheck. That’s all fine and dandy. He can speak his mind and wave his flag of unvarnished truth (as he sees it). Just don’t whine like a teenage girl when you get taken to the woodshed. Why would anyone ever hire this guy? He needs to have his own company; bet he’d eventually get fired from there as well.

      Re: Reggie…. Olbermann can glorify and dieify the guy if he wants, but he’s a social outcast among other former Yankee players for a reason. His ego is too large for the planet and, because he has no friends, he’s never had a friend’s back. His comments were aimed at one thing… self-promotion… i.e., “My records are untainted, unlike the guys from this era.” For goodness sake, if you have to run your gums on the topic, throw Manny under the bus and question Pappi, and Kapler, and Nixon, and VTek, etc… Why publicly crack on someone you are supposed to be mentoring? And then get upset when the guys that are paying you to be a mentor get pissed? Bye Bye Reggie. Enjoy your new job in Oakland.

      Re: Alex… A sad, fragile guy. The last thing we need is a Yankee employee tapping that glass with a hammer. There are enough people throwing stones at that window. Like him or not, and I don’t, we are going to need him to perform.

    2. MJ Recanati
      July 10th, 2012 | 1:20 pm

      @ #15:
      Very well said.

    3. Garcia
      July 10th, 2012 | 1:37 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      @ #15:
      Very well said.

      What he said.

    4. July 10th, 2012 | 3:10 pm

      #15 wrote:

      Re: Reggie…. Olbermann can glorify and dieify the guy if he wants, but he’s a social outcast among other former Yankee players for a reason. His ego is too large for the planet and, because he has no friends, he’s never had a friend’s back.

      I suspect we will be saying the same thing about A-Rod when he’s a retired player.

    5. MJ Recanati
      July 10th, 2012 | 3:38 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      I suspect we will be saying the same thing about A-Rod when he’s a retired player.

      You might be saying that but from other, objective accounts, it does seem like Rodriguez has friends on the roster.

      In any case, who cares? Once again you go out of your way to take a shot where none was needed. You’re a very petty person. It’s sad.

    6. #15
      July 10th, 2012 | 3:51 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      And it won’t bother me a bit if he helps us win another ring or two and then goes and gets a PR gig with Seattle or Miami or Texas (unlikely). He’s not going to be a beloved figure because he’s not even a likeable guy.

      I agree with the larger point; there are more than a few similarities between these two. Fatherless childhoods, abandonment issues, massive egos, have to be the center of attention, textbook narcissistic personalities…. A-Rod is not a person that breeds friendships and loyalty. But I will point out that A-Rod has had his crews from time to time. Mostly guys younger than him. Mostly Latino.

    7. July 10th, 2012 | 4:35 pm

      And, Reggie had Fran Healy.

    8. July 10th, 2012 | 4:36 pm

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      You’re a very petty person. It’s sad.

      Sticks and stones.

    9. K-V-C
      July 10th, 2012 | 5:52 pm

      Another waste of space. Cashman said today that Reggie could be back on Friday, he isn’t punished or banned, they just didn’t want him showing up in fenway and facing all the national media. (Which is idiotic, and Reggie should tell the Yankees so long and get a job with another team.)

      A-Roid is an admitted cheat and learning that someone is giving he signs doesn’t surprise me. The sooner the Yanks get rid of this clown the better.

    10. redbug
      July 10th, 2012 | 6:22 pm

      @ K-V-C: A-Roid is an admitted cheat and learning that someone is giving he signs doesn’t surprise me. The sooner the Yanks get rid of this clown the better.

      I wish they could get rid of him. Unless the Yankees agree to pay most of his contract, they’re stuck w/ him.

    11. 77yankees
      July 10th, 2012 | 8:28 pm

      And it’s the Daily Double!!!!!

      Keith Olbermann, Reggie, A-Rod, Trost & Levine…

      Umm….Who are five people with personalities so repulsive you want to shower with the hottest water you can stand???

      DING!!!!!!!

    12. July 10th, 2012 | 9:39 pm

      To me this is about Reggie not AROD. I know what AROD is doing around here, but I have no idea what Reggie’s doing. To the best of my knowledge he’s is paid to be a Yankee legend. And just like the guy in the Mickey Mouse suit at Disney World his job is to promote park attractions not run them down.

      The steroid era happened, what can we do about it now. When Reggie was playing, greenies were all the rage (see Jim Bouton’s book). I’m sure there are players in the Hall of Fame who were users.

      Folks, like it or not AROD is going to be around these parts for a long long time, there is no sense rooting against him.

    13. #15
      July 10th, 2012 | 9:47 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      And, Reggie had Fran Healy.

      That’s weak.

    14. JeremyM
      July 10th, 2012 | 11:26 pm

      #15, I think Reggie was very close with his father but had mother-less issues actually- seems that I read at some point that he wasn’t close with her for some reason.

    15. Raf
      July 10th, 2012 | 11:51 pm

      Just goes to show the national obsession with Rodriguez. Seems he’s on the mind of a lot of people, and he’s definitely a meal ticket.

      Impressive.

    16. Evan3457
      July 11th, 2012 | 8:31 am

      Pure bullshit from Olberman, overstating his own importance. A guy in the stands was relaying to A-Rod pitch type and speed for pitches to the bat up while he was in the on deck circle? Shocking. Not.

      Reggie is the walking embodiment of the 70′s, the last, best living monument? Reggie has never been all that highly regarded by long-term Yankees fans as a human being; he, like A-Rod, created most of his own problems. Last I heard, Ron Guidry is still alive, and is far better regarded by the fans, and almost certainly, his former teammates. Lou Piniella, same thing. If Munson were alive, it’d be no contest. Reggie came into the Yankees blasting Munson in SPORT magazine, if you’ll recall.

      Reggie a great hitter? Yes, by historical standards. His career WAR is 54th all-time, and as his defensive value was negative for his career by about 30 runs worth, his bat did the talking on the field. But Reggie always made his own problems off it. Such is the case here.

      He spoke the truth about A-Rod? Maybe so, but when you take a check from a company, they get the right to tell you what you can and cannot say publicly, especially about anything concerning the company. This isn’t a violation of the 1st Amendment, and it has be reaffirmed in the Supreme Court more than once.

      It’s petty of Hal, or whoever to this? Far less petty than Olberman. Talk about pot calling kettle black. Sheesh.

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