Gone…In a Flash!
It’s been 4 days of wisdom, insight, good times…and piles of plain M&M’s destroyed by one John Flaherty. His week in studio began Monday…he came in with a dietary vengeance… in laser-like focus…salads, lean chicken, fresh vegetables…all to get lean, mean and physically obscene with summer approaching…
And now, 4 days later…well, he has M&M’s coming out of his ears…and I feel dirty. Though I put chocolates, candies, etc. on the coffee table in my office for the good of all mankind that walk through these doors…what I saw was the steel resolve of a good man melted down by small, happy, colorful chocolates that melt in your mouth, not in your hand. I should apologize to him on this, his final night in studio before his imminent return in July, and I will…as soon as he gets all those M&M’s out of his ears so he can hear the apology. But right now, they’re spilling all over the floor in my office!
Balancing Act Doing my due diligence, I occasionally scan the message board at yesnetwork.com and other Yankees websites to check the pulse of the tremendous Pinstriped fandom…Let me share the following message from last night with you, because I was trying to find a silver lining from last night’s loss to the Rays on the Postgame:
“Tex came up with that big double in the 8th”
YEA LORENZ HOW DID HE DO WITH A MAN ON 3RD AND 1 OUT YOU M0R0N???
Gotta love the spin by the YES network.
That at bat in the 10th by tex epitomizes everything that is wrong with this teams approach at the plate.
I have no problem with that. I encourage ALL to write what they feel…as I always say, it’s America! And I love it…freedom of speech. But I have to say this…If we do an entire postgame show that does nothing but dump on the Yankees, no one’s gonna watch. I feel it’s my job in the driver’s seat to talk about the bad that caused the loss…no doubt…but also to see if there’s anything good that might give Yankees fans hope. I have to find a balance. Again, bottom line, 45 minutes to an hour of mind-battering negativity is not good television… and viewers would rather watch a Snuggie commercial 100 times in a row….or the ShamWow commercial…or even the bearded guy who yells at all of us (can’t remember his name right now….wait, Billy Mays, I think).
Oh, PS…I strongly prefer to be called DingFob, Wingnut or Knucklehead…to Moron. But that’s just me!
PSS Flaherty just claimed that as soon as he walks out of my office tonight and gets back to his routine, he’ll shed 7 pounds in a Flash (pun intended)…I’m not so sure…I hear the beep, beep, beep of the forklift coming down the hallway, with another pallet-full of M&M’s.