Apparently, there was a charity golf outing in NJ today, and Cashman, ever the adventurer, was there to hit the little white ball. (I’m sure it wasn’t as exciting for him as rappelling down a tall building, but a good cause is a good cause.) At some point, he stopped and spoke to the beat writers – or tried to.
I thought politicians were the ones that tripped all over their words in an effort to say very little, but Cash is a master at triangulation. I mean, take a look.
On the Yankees’ lineup:
“We’re currently trying to determine and decipher where one through nine we need to be offensively.”
Um, what? If I wrote a sentence like that I’d be shunned by every editor in the publishing business.
And how about this one in response to a question about Boone Logan’s struggles and the state of the Yankees’ pitching in general:
“There’s no aspect of the club I’m worried about making changes on. We’re still trying to decipher what is real, what isn’t real.”
Yup, there’s that word “decipher” again. And help me out. Is he saying he’s not worried about anything or is he saying he’s worried about everything?
Oh, well. It’s probably not in the job description of a General Manager that he or she (God willing) must make sense during chats with the media. But it would help.