Well, why not? They’re for sale – finally.
Yes, the team will be expensive, but if all Yankee fans chip in – even a little bit – we can do this.
Why would we want to own the Dodgers? Because it would be fun to own a team for one thing. For another, we could play GM and get them great players. And when they win the NL West and attendance is off the charts fantastic, we’d make all our money back. Such a deal. Plus, it would be cool to have Donnie Baseball back in the fold.
Congratulations to Grandy and Cano for winning Silver Slugger awards. Condolences to Gardner for not winning a Gold Glove. (Alex Gordon? Really?) And good job by Cashman to participate in the upcoming effort to raise awareness for homeless kids. From Jon Lane’s column on Yes.com:
Cashman to participate in CEO Solidarity Sleepout
It’s been a busy start to November for Brian Cashman. After extending CC Sabathia, Cashman agreed to his own new deal to stay on as Yankees Vice President and General Manager.
Later this month, exactly a week before Thanksgiving in fact, Cashman will sleep in a cardboard box on the streets of Manhattan as part of the first CEO Solidarity Sleepout. Cashman will join 40 sports, business and entertainment leaders to help raise awareness and funds for the Covenant House Crisis Shelter to aid homeless children.
“Nobody is obviously trying to compare one night of sleeping in the streets to what a homeless child goes through, but the effort here is to try to raise up to a half million dollars to benefit the programs as we move forward,” said Cashman on a conference call.
Covenant House is the largest privately-funded agency in the Americas providing food, shelter, immediate crisis care, and essential services to homeless, throwaway, and runaway kids. To learn more you can visit CovenantHouse.org and Ceosleep.org.
Cashman has really come out of his foxhole these last couple of years, hasn’t he? He’s done bartending. He’s gone rappelling down the side of a building. I wonder what’s next.