• More On The Cashman Affair

    Posted by on September 30th, 2011 · Comments (11)

    Deadspin shares more details on the story from the other day

    The Yankees general manager’s relationship with the woman in these photos has been known or suspected among New York reporters for years, but has been just too darn shady, complicated, and expensive to pursue, especially at the risk of antagonizing the Yankees.

    But now the pictures are out. When these photos were snapped by a private investigator, the woman in them was named Kimberley Brennan, and she was married to a man named Brian Brennan, who had hired the private investigator. The couple, who lived in Westchester, have since divorced, in no small part because of the photos.

    How did the story get out, then? We first caught wind of it in 2009, when we were contacted by a source who claimed that word of the Cashman affair was about to break, pending finalization of a deal for a book about famous people and the private investigators who trailed them. We spoke with the private investigator, Tony De Lorenzo, and he confirmed the story was being circulated. But the book deal fell apart, the PI clammed up, and the Cashman affair story never reached the mainstream press, though we’re told a number of reporters around the Yankees knew of it. (When we contacted De Lorenzo two days ago, he had no comment, either.) A number of Brennan’s friends had apparently taken it upon themselves to shop Brian’s story to the New York Post and at least one other New York newspaper, a source tells us. They didn’t find any takers. In August, we received the photos from a friend of Deadspin contributor Pete Nash, free of charge.

    Usually, I would not pay much attention to the personal lives of front office personnel – unless they do something unlawful. And, if Cashman wants to do the tube snake boogie with some chick and totally trash his marriage and make things uncomfortable for his children, that’s a call which he has a right to make, on his own, and deal with the consequences.

    But, what bothers me with this whole thing – if it’s all true – is that Cashman was messing with a married woman. By doing that, he’s not just messing with his own family, but, he’s wrecking another family in the process. That’s just not cool.

    There’s enough loose trim in the world that there’s no need to tap on someone else’s squeeze. That should be a given in the man code. And, if Cashman can’t respect that, then it speaks volumes as to what kind of dude he is…shifty.

    Comments on More On The Cashman Affair

    1. 77yankees
      September 30th, 2011 | 2:15 pm

      What’s the over/under on how many times “tube snake boogie” has been used on WW? 🙂 Maybe Cashman should don a ZZ Top disguise?

      While it doesn’t exonerate him, adultery between two people who are married is not as uncommon. I’ve witnessed it with friends and co-workers. I can’t say that knowledge made me think any less of them……especially if I didn’t think much of him or her to begin with.

    2. September 30th, 2011 | 2:38 pm

      Agreed, adultery between two people who are married is not unique. And, in some respects, I suppose it may be logical to some – as both parties have something to risk and that helps with keeping it on the down-low.

      FWIW, I’m hearing whispers – ‘THO NOT FROM CREDITABLE SOURCES – that this affair is not the only one on Cashman’s record. He maybe not be at the Tiger Woods level, but, some are suggesting this is something he does as part of his normal course of business.

    3. September 30th, 2011 | 2:44 pm
    4. cr1
      September 30th, 2011 | 4:11 pm

      One advantage of affairs between married people is that both may want to preserve their own marriages and therefore be reluctant to upset things for the other.

      The spouse with the PI can mess up that arrangement for everybody, of course.

    5. #15
      September 30th, 2011 | 4:16 pm

      The whole thing is distasteful. Guys who cheat on their wives (and the other way around too) have character issues. Doing it long term and swimming in the “deception pool” for years makes it even worse. The whole double life thing complicates lives and never ends well. If you aren’t happy, bite the bullet, get divorced and move on. “Oh, we are staying together for the kids.” Really? Compared to exposing yourself and your kids to this kind of public humiliation. The stakes are too high. Do the math.

    6. Garcia
      September 30th, 2011 | 4:48 pm

      Who cares? She was just as culpable as him. All of a sudden Cashman is the hunter? Com’on, seriously?

      I guess it’s easier to cast the first stone. He has to deal with his family, that’s all that matters, I am not one to make a judgement because all I really care about is that he make the right judgement with a pitching acquisitions. His moral character is meaningless to me. If he wants to get some strange, then that’s on him. It doesn’t matter to me.

      It’s only his family that should matter, if he were to kill his family then that’s another story. But if he fell victim to sexual temptation, then he’ll just be joining a fine list of men that includes: Einstein, Picasso, Steve Phillips, all the Kennedys, and pretty much 70% of red blooded males throughout our glorious history.

    7. Scout
      September 30th, 2011 | 5:24 pm

      And I see this as Cashman just trying to polish his resume as he seeks a gig on ESPN Baseball Tonight. Worked for erstwhile Mets’ GM Steve Phillips, right? Of course, it turned out to be a difficult habit to break….

    8. Jim TreshFan
      October 1st, 2011 | 1:03 am

      “There’s enough loose trim in the world that there’s no need to tap on someone else’s squeeze. That should be in the Man Code.”

      Whoa! Sexist Alert! It’s okay to cheat on your wife so long as the other woman isn’t property of some other guy?

    9. October 1st, 2011 | 7:55 am

      No, not at all. Yes, it’s still wrong.

      I’m just saying, if you want a dog, it makes more sense to pick one up at the animal rescue center than it is to steal one out of your neighbor’s backyard.

    10. Raf
      October 1st, 2011 | 8:03 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      I’m just saying, if you want a dog, it makes more sense to pick one up at the animal rescue center than it is to steal one out of your neighbor’s backyard.

      Relationships are a bit more complex than that.

    11. nickywells
      January 29th, 2012 | 10:28 pm


      well here are the pictures of her quite disappointing right???? lol…

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