Friday, August 21, 2009

On Razor Shines, Gary Sheffield, and the Yankees' Magic Bus

Squawker Jon isn't the only person to get advice from Razor Shines. In a Faster Times column, I also consulted the Mets third base coach to ask him about the Mets' season, and the Yankees' playoff chances. I even asked him if Derek Jeter is really underrated! His answers are pretty amusing.

Oh, and I had to laugh at the fact that Gary Sheffield appears to have thrown the mother of all hissy fits with the Mets. Surprise, surprise, as Gomer Pyle would say.

In other news, Peter Abraham reports that Johnny Damon has rented a bus and invited Yankee teammates to go to see a Creed concert with him. Phil Coke, Brian Bruney, Dave Robertson, Eric Hinske, and Kevin Long are among the Yankees going along.

I'm wondering what the bus looks like. Is it like the Who's Magic Bus, or the bus in the Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour"? How about Ken Kesey's "Furthur"? (Come to think of it, the 60s were a big time for buses!) Let's hope the bus doesn't look the way Furthur does now!

Coming later today, my highly anticipated predictions for Yankees-Red Sox. But in the meantime, leave us some predictions of your own!


Anonymous said...

Oh thank god Gary Sheffield is no longer on the Yankees. You want to talk about over-rated players and generally poor teammates, then look no further than Gary Sheffield. He is a cancer. If he was drafted by The Giants, like ESPN reported, then they should have let him go. What a stinky organization the Mets have.

However, the Mets do have one good thing going for them, their recently updated chorus lines to their theme song:
"Meet the Mets, beat the Mets, step right up and defeat the Mets- There a suck team, you know it is so, I have to say that they really do blow... Repeat Chorus..."

Everyone sing along now.

Uncle Mike said...

In 2004, I was very unhappy that the Yankees got Gary Sheffield. I thought he was a "clubhouse cancer" and he'd lead the Yankees somplace they did not want to go. I was off by a year. (Then again, the same thing happened with Terrell Owens and the Philadelphia Eagles.)

Clearly, the Yankees got Johnny Damon for his play, not for his taste in music.

There was the Harmonica Incident on the Yankee team bus in 1964, and we ended up winning the Pennant.

On the other hand, there was an accident on the Yankee bus in 1954, when not only did they not win the Pennant, but pitcher Allie Reynolds hurt his back and had to retire. (Well, he didn't HAVE to: He found oil on his Oklahoma property and, unlike most players then, could afford to retire, and not have to worry about coming back from an injury.)

Wonder what George "Managers are supposed to ride the bus with the players!" Steinbrenner thinks about this.

I was actually thinking of going to Boston, but I hurt my neck, and I'm not sure I should risk further damage by sleeping on a Greyhound... bus! Maybe I should take Amtrak instead...

Daily News: FINISH THEM!

Post: BOX THE SOX! Plus a front-page story about a creep in a Red Sox cap accosting women on the Subway -- not Boston's, ours!

In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Hawaiian Statehood (August 21, 1959), I say to the NYPD... Find this guy, and "Book 'em, Danno!"

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