Cashman was asked what he thought about Derek Jeter winning another Gold Glove earlier this week, along with Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira. "We're proud," Cashman said. "I wish that Alex [Rodriguez] won it too, so we could have the whole infield do it. But that's an awesome accomplishment, to have [Jeter], Cano and Tex [win]. I'm proud of all those guys. Derek's been steady for us at that position, and we're really proud that he added another one to the fold."Why be proud? Was Jethro Tull and their management proud when they won the Best Heavy Metal Band Grammy over Metallica? If they were, they shouldn't have been; they didn't deserve it.
Speaking of awards ceremonies, the Oscars have seen their share of great actors winning for not-so-great roles, like Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman, and Paul Newman in The Color of Money. But people didn't begrudge them for winning, because they never won the Academy Awards the times they really deserved to. In Jeter's case, he had already won four Gold Gloves. Did he really need a fifth?
And yes, I think Cashman is also incorrect in saying he wished A-Rod should have won a Gold Glove this year. Alex didn't deserve it, either. What's next? Is Cash going to suggest that Jorge Posada should have won a Gold Glove this season, too? Good grief.
In "Saturday Night Fever," one of my all-time favorite movies, John Travolta's Tony Manero character and his partner, played by Karen Lynn Gorney, win first price in the dance contest at the disco. But Manero has such a strong sense of fair play, he gives the prize money and the trophy to the couple he thinks really should have won the dance contest. Guess that type of thing will never happen in real life!
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