Monday, September 28, 2009

Amazingly Classy

Peter Abraham will be missed but it looks like he will be replaced by Sam Borden, the equally good, top-notch writer for The Journal News.

PeteAbe had been using various pictures of items related to the Yankees to count down the magic number to the American League Easter Division title (which they clinched yesterday). When he got to number one, he wrote:
Sue [sic], Billy Martin would have been the easy choice for the magic number. But the late Bobby Murcer knew most of the players on this team and was close friends with Joe Girardi.

Plus he was one of the nicest guys in the game. So as the Yankees move a win away from clinching, let’s remember Bobby.
This was the picture he used:

Show me a person who disagrees with this and I'll show you an idiot.

Among the many comments on that post is broadcaster Mike McCann, who said that a debate goes on regarding a Yankees'
"equivalent to a “ring of honor.” Bobby, with 40-plus years of service as a player, executive and broadcaster, deserves a permanent remembrance. Something other than a “retired number,” more a plaque honoring the name, the achievement, the person’s place in Yankee history."
Now this is interesting, but I long thought that Monument Park should be done like this:
Plaques=people of note.

Bobby Murcer deserves a plaque. Of course, thanks to the idiotic way that head stooges Lonn Trost and Randy Levine allowed the new Stadium to be built, there currently is not enough space for an extension of "Monument Cave."

OK, rant over. "The Press Box" comes your way today at 2:00 PM. Expect lots of ranting from me. I mean, come on. The Steelers the BENGALS? WT (that's short for "What The")?

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