When I read last week about Cashman’s plans to skydive – this after his adventures in rappelling/scaling tall buildings in a single bound – I rolled my eyes. Yes, his stunts have been for good and worthy causes. And yes, he’s a front office guy, not a starting pitcher. But seriously.
Today’s stunt resulted in a broken ankle that will require surgery, and while the injury didn’t make me panic, it did make me wonder if Cashman could use a little…therapy?
This is a guy who’s been dogged by extra-marital affairs, a widely publicized trial involving a stalker/extortionist and a divorce. He’s clearly become a bit of an adrenaline junkie, but then maybe working for the Steinbrenners for so many years drives a man to do strange things.
All I know is that the Yankees need and deserve a full-time GM – one whose on-the-field decisions get more attention than what he does off the field and one who sets an example for the players (don’t even think about skydiving, Joba; we’re still getting over the trampoline incident).
Get better soon, Brian.