• The King Of The Bronx Was Almost The King Of Queens…

    Posted by on May 30th, 2009 · Comments (4)

    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.)

    Comments on The King Of The Bronx Was Almost The King Of Queens…

    1. Tresh Fan
      May 30th, 2009 | 9:54 am

      …losing three in a row during the 2004 ALCS was worse…

      I’m afraid it was even worse than that…they lost 4 in a row.

      Btw, I’d be interested in hearing your take on 1973—the year I “grew up” as a Yankees fan. It was a hellacious season for me, I know.

    2. May 30th, 2009 | 9:54 am

      […] today, I mentioned that my Yankees world changed forever back in 2004. Here’s the story behind […]

    3. May 30th, 2009 | 9:59 am

      Tresh Fan wrote:

      …I’m afraid it was even worse than that…they lost 4 in a row.

      Yikes. Early AM typo. Thanks. I fixed that.

    4. butchie22
      May 31st, 2009 | 5:17 pm

      Steve remember how you felt in 81 when the Dodgers took that World Series from the Yanks? I thought it was such a sure thing, the Yanks being up 2-0 and all. That killed me as a kid, I was so devastated by that one. Then again karma can work in the Yankees favor, as we remember what happened in 96. The ALCS was a nightmare as well, albeit in a different way.After what happened in 2003, where the Red Pox seemed poised to take it all, the ALCS in 2004 came back to bite the Yanks in the butt. No one ever came back from 0-3 in the baseball playoffs before and that is a distinction that I can’t stand. I didn’t like Cash Man before that and/or Torre that much BUT after that loss to Boston heads should have rolled.

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