In many ways, the topic was a moot point. Most interesting was the reaction of Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman, who in separate meetings with reporters, wore pained, irritated looks when asked several questions about it, and ultimately responded with sarcasm, as if Chamberlain had expressed a fantasy akin to colonizing Mars.
“First I’ve heard of it,” Girardi said of Chamberlain expressing a desire to start. “I’d like to catch one more game, too.”
As the manager walked away and Cashman entered the media scrum, the 48-year-old Girardi said: “Cash, I told them, my answer was, I’d like to catch five innings, that’s it, one [more] time. You’ll get a kick out of it.”
Said Cashman: “We’re down an outfield bat right now, too. [We’ll] see if he can play center or not.”
Yeah, it’s the same topic as the last thread, but the Yankees’ reaction really irritates me.
Am I still a fan of the team if I hate the way they do almost everything? Perhaps I should consult with Jeter is King?