Oh man. Guy gets a job, one of only 30 or so in these United States, has been by all standards a huuuuge success at his previous gig, when he convinced the rich and powerful that his clients were worth all of their money…for more years than maybe they would have liked. And then he is hired to be on the other side of the table…and can you believe it…he says he’s optimistic and he expects to win and this is a great place to be and….what? He said what? Has he seen the roster? Who is this guy from the surf and sand?
And so, the (John) Brodie V Era begins at Citi Field. Outside the box? Not really. Have you heard of Bob Myers…the former agent, not to be confused with Bullet Bob Meyer of Yonkers Raceway fame (and Sportsphone, if you go back that far)! Check the registry of your Golden State Warriors. Look for the GM slot. You’ll see Bob’s name. Former agent at Wasserman. How’s he doing?
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And then get in your Google Jaguar (in honor of Kyle Lauletta…and who amongst us hasn’t witnessed that turn coming from Hoboken trying to get back to Route 3…but seeing it…and then trying to avert the cones, cops and configuration?…come with me young man, and leave your playbook on the front seat…but I really digress on that one). Anyway, as you travel down the Pacific Coast Highway on your Google Maps…find your way to the Staples Center. Lakers. GM? Rob Pelinka. Kobe’s former agent. May bump into LeBron in hallway. How’s he doing?
So before you slam the hire before the Red Sox have even finished their parade (Stay classy, Cora), Let’s Give Peace a Chance!!! Does the team have holes? Who doesn’t? Are they a playoff team? Not right now. Do they have the chance to put out a stud staff? Yes they do. And who better to convince ownership to spend money on players and player development (farm to table is very important in the bigs) than the person who convinced them to actually spend money on players…his clients (YoYoYo Yoenis)!!!
Will it work? Can it work? Does anything in Queens work? The World Series was a few scant years ago, so let’s not make this the Blue Jays. The way I look at it, the tenure is all about Jacob’s Ladder. If he climbs the rungs and finds the boatload of cash, then low tide at Citi. But if he has to bolt, for whatever the reason…surf’s up!
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I have no doubt the threads are expensive…but Uncle Floyd is beaming when he sees Porzingis in his street clothes.
Tiger vs. Phil. Day after Thanksgiving. $19.99. Have to see what’s on Netflix.
I don’t know if it will be the Cash-man, but there will be a GM or two who won’t care if Manny runs the bases like Jimmy Piersall.
Can I start a petition to have the Western Conference games start at 8 PM in the east…why wait for all the star power!
Can you imagine The Schmoozer on after the game when Houk let Ralph Terry pitch to McCovey in the bottom of the ninth with two on in the ’62 Series? R.I.P.
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