• The Yanks Headline That Made Me Throw Up My Dunkin Donuts Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich This AM

    Posted by on February 21st, 2014 · Comments (9)

    Cashman to be last Yankee standing.

    Comments on The Yanks Headline That Made Me Throw Up My Dunkin Donuts Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich This AM

    1. Corey
      February 21st, 2014 | 12:04 pm

      Could have just been the fact that you ate a dunkin donuts turkey sausage breakfast sandwich….gross.

      Does NJ not have real deli’s like NY does? I never understood why people got those fake egg sandwiches. They are so gross. Especially when you consider you can just go to a deli and pay pretty much the same price for the real thing that tastes a million times better.

    2. February 21st, 2014 | 12:12 pm

      Hey, it was cheap, fast, hot, and I was in a rush. It was OK. Until I saw the Cashman story…

    3. Corey
      February 21st, 2014 | 12:28 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Delis are just as cheap fast and hot. I never understood this line of thinking. To each his own I guess.

    4. February 21st, 2014 | 1:28 pm

      Deli’s here are not as cheap. I’m not going to get egg and sausage on a roll for $4.

    5. Corey
      February 21st, 2014 | 2:28 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      Really? Wow. On Long Island I can get that for $2.99 at many places.

    6. Raf
      February 21st, 2014 | 9:11 pm

      Corey wrote:

      Could have just been the fact that you ate a dunkin donuts turkey sausage breakfast sandwich….gross.

      Ha!

      I don’t know what part of NJ Steve’s in, but there were a couple of decent deli’s in the Morristown area.

      http://www.longfellowsdeli.com/
      http://www.morristowndeli.com/

      Lot of panaderias too, one of the few things I missed about that part of NJ.

    7. Mr. October
      February 21st, 2014 | 9:13 pm

      O’Connor really doesn’t nail it. Tons of flaws in the statements he makes, and pretty disingenuous too. I’d FJM it but it would take too long… the devil is always in the details and O’Connor gets most of them wrong (whether intentionally or unintentionally because ESPN isn’t keen on fact-checking).

      “[Cashman] was allowed to spend lavishly on free-agent pitchers who worked out (Mussina, Sabathia) and those who did not (Carl Pavano, Kei Igawa).” Mussina and Sabathia, two of the best pitchers of their times, “worked out?” Imagine that, Mr. O’Connor… franchises such as Kansas City, Oakland, and Pittsburgh must have been kicking themselves for years for not “allowing” their GMs; to take a chance on either Mussina or Sabathia, or spending $250MM on these two pitchers…

      “… On the spot in his first public hour as GM… Cashman was asked if he would give Bernie Williams the $77 million over seven years he was seeking. And instead of giving a response out of a front-office manual and stating that he would not discuss contract terms with the media, Cashman… said no, his center fielder wasn’t worth that kind of money.” Cashman should have given a response out of a front-office manual, Mr. O’Connor, and not said his center fielder wasn’t worth that kind of money…

      “… George Steinbrenner put [Cashman] to the test in… that first season, pushing for a Randy Johnson deal with Seattle [for Mike Lowell and Hideki Irabu]… that his rookie GM did not want to make… ‘You’d better be right,’ Steinbrenner warned Cashman. The GM was right…” The general moron was not “right” in failing to attempt to negotiate a contract extension with 10x All-Star, 5x Cy Young Award winner, 2001 World Series MVP, and future Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson, and to instead hold onto 4x All-Star and 2007 World Series MVP Mike Lowell to be dealt in a trade for Ed Yarnall in 1999, and Irabu. If Johnson had turned down a contract extension, then Cashman might have been “right” “in hindsight,” but he did not offer an extension to Johnson, a pitcher Gene Michael tried to acquire in 1993.

      “‘I don’t like bulls—,” Cashman added Thursday…’” Now that, is news: “‘The Yankees control the universe and I control the Yankees’: What married Brian Cashman ‘bragged to one of his mistresses while leading a triple life…’ Yankees manager accused of being a ‘manchild’ and conspiring to have one of his lovers institutionalized… Warned the mother of his mistress that her daughter may ‘end up dead’ if she didn’t help them… Cashman ‘hacked into lover’s email account to obtain information to use against her…’ His lawyer ‘forced mother to call 911 to have her daughter committed by issuing her with ominous warnings that she would end up dead…’”

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2259036/Brian-Cashman-told-mistress-Louise-Neathway-Yankees-manager-help-child-custody-case.html

      “… Way back when, on the day Cashman was hired to take Watson’s place, his father, John, said he’d been assured by family friend [and New York Yankee Hall of Fame pitcher] Whitey Ford that Cashman had the perfect temperament to deal with the Boss.” John Cashman had been a personal friend and business associate or partner of George Steinbrenner for decades, but he needed assurances from another “family friend,” New York Yankees Hall of Famer Whitey Ford?

      “The GM thinks he’s got a team good enough to reach the playoffs.” Really? After spending only $500MM in the 2013-14 offseason, Cashman thinks he’s got a team good enough to win 90 games? Very impressive.

      Cashman will be the last Yankee standing because of his family’s relationship with the Steinbrenners, and the Steinbrenners’ interest and willingness to spend the money necessary to “make it to the playoffs” (and generate more than $60M in additional revenue) in 8 out of every 10 years. Any baseball person could field $229M teams that play .490 postseason baseball.

    8. Greg H.
      February 22nd, 2014 | 11:13 am

      Never been a big fan of Dunkin Donuts. I’m a deli man all the way. I believe the Broadway is still alive and kicking in East Brunswick.

    9. Mr. October
      February 22nd, 2014 | 9:14 pm

      Corey wrote:

      On Long Island I can get that for $2.99 at many places.

      Another example of how even Long Island can be a better place to live than NJ…

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