Fans like me may have enjoyed Nick Swisher last night, but Yankee broadcaster Michael Kay was not pleased by the player's sense of humor in last night's game. Kay had as much an aversion to it as he does to ketchup, and he devoted a big portion of his ESPN 1050 radio show to complaining about Swisher.
Kay repeatedly griped, both on the air last night, and on the radio today, about Swisher rolling the Gabe Kapler strikeout ball towards the dugout, saying it was 'not cool' and worried that the other team would take offense to it. (Yeah, next thing you know, the Rays will bash the Yankees' heads in, and score 15 runs off their pitching or something. Oh, wait.)
The broadcaster agreed with Posada over Swisher because Jorge "has four rings," Kay noted. (Yes, because those 15 at-bats Jorge had in the 1996 season were so crucial.)
Kay suggested that, as I predicted earlier, that Posada and Derek Jeter should have a talk with Swisher about "the Yankee way." Good grief.
What, is this, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," with Swisher as Jack Nicholson's character McMurphy, and Posada as Nurse Ratched? Next thing you know, Johnny Damon will bring out a pillow.
"Think about the championship teams of the past, and tell me who the goofball is on it?" Kay asked on the air. Hmmm, how about the 2004 and 2007 Red Sox (Damon and Millar in 2004, and Manny Ramirez in '04 and '07). Or the 1977 and 1978 Yankees (Sparky Lyle in 1977, Mickey Rivers in 1977 in 1978.) Or the 1998 Yankees, one of the greatest teams ever, with David Wells as a starter.
I mean, really. Can you imagine what a tizzy Kay would have had if he had been broadcasting when Sparky Lyle was sitting naked on birthday cakes, or Phil Linz was playing a harmonica after a loss? Oh my goodness gracious!
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