No New News Dept: Yanks Won’t Chase, The Squeeze Is On

From Pete Abraham:

There was one bit of news that came out of today’s meeting.

Cashman said, with the backing of ownership, that the Yankees would not
pursue Alex Rodriguez as a free agent if he opts out of his contract.

Cashman has been saying that for eight months. But now it’s with the support of the Steinbrenner family.

On a position that important, who thinks he did not have the support of the Steinbrenner family all along? Ben Shpigel reports that Yankees management claims that no decision has been made about Joe Torre, and the ever-helpful Cashman says that it will take "as long as it takes."

What’s it gonna be boy, YES or NO?

Let me sleep on it
Baby, baby let me sleep on it
Let me sleep on it
I’ll give you an answer in the morning

18 comments… add one
  • Crap, now that song is stuck in my head. I’m going to have to play PBTDL as soon as I get home tonight.

    attackgerbil October 17, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • I totally had to look up that reference and its attendant acronym. And I actually like that song!
    When I first saw PBTDL, the first thing I thought was why we were talking about a Player To Be Named Later.

    FenSheaParkway October 17, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • It was required listening for anybody who was born to young parents in the late sixties/early seventies (such as yours truly), because your young rocker hippy parents would play “Bat Out Of Hell” one million times at weekend parties, burning that album into your brain foreverandever.

    attackgerbil October 17, 2007, 6:19 pm
  • Like a lot of mid-90s high schoolers, my introduction to Meatloaf was the deceptively hypnotic “I Would Do Anything For Love”, and its even more confusing music video. It probably wasn’t until college that I figured out what a long (and wide!) shadow he cast on music history. Since then, I’ve taken occasional joy in interrupting the usual parade of Audioslave and Nickelback songs on barroom jukeboxes with a well-placed rendition of You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth. The look on the faces under those pre-worn A&F hats is priceless.

    FenSheaParkway October 17, 2007, 6:38 pm
  • I still contend, to this day, that the woman in the “I Would Do Anything For Love” video was the most beautiful woman in music video history.
    Class of 94.

    LocklandSF October 17, 2007, 6:47 pm
  • “I still contend, to this day, that the woman in the “I Would Do Anything For Love” video was the most beautiful woman in music video history.”
    I sort of agree.

    Nick-YF October 17, 2007, 7:00 pm
  • Ok, just watched the video for the first time in I don’t know how long and here are some observations.
    1. It’s a very well produced video. Must of cost a fortune.
    2. She’s as hot or hotter than I remember.
    3. The best scene with her is at the end when the couch is rising in to the air. Where can I buy that outfit for my lady?

    LocklandSF October 17, 2007, 7:14 pm
  • From Wikipedia. Michael Bay directed the video.
    Music video
    Michael Bay directed the music video. He also directed the videos for “Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are” and “Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through”, also from Bat out of Hell II. Filming took place in Los Angeles County, California in July 1993; the opening chase was filmed at Chávez Ravine, with the interior mansion scenes filmed at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.[10] The cinematographer was Daniel Pearl, particularly known for filming The Texas Chain Saw Massacre in 1973. Pearl says that this video “is one of my personal all-time favorite projects… I think the cinematography is pure, and it tells a story about the song.”[14] He would later film the Chainsaw remake, which was produced by Bay.
    The video is based on Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera. Bob Keane did Meat Loaf’s make-up, which took up to two hours to apply. The make-up was designed to be simple and scary, yet “with the ability to make him sympathetic.”[15] It went over budget, and was filmed in 90°F heat, across four days. According to one executive, it “probably had the budget of Four Weddings and a Funeral.”[7] It is the abridged seven minute single version, rather than the twelve minute (11:58) album version.
    The actress in the video, Dana Patrick,[16] is also featured in the video for “I’d Lie for You (And That’s the Truth)” from the Welcome to the Neighborhood album. She is miming to Crosby’s vocals,[1] however, as she would to Patti Russo’s in the 1995 song. According to the captions aired on Pop-up Video, Patrick received several offers for record deals after the video aired, by executives who assumed she was actually singing in the video.[10] Lipsyncing also occurred on the video to Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light”, from the original Bat out of Hell album, where Karla DeVito lipsynced Ellen Foley’s vocals.[17]

    SF October 17, 2007, 7:51 pm
  • “Rock and Roll Dreams” is actually a remake of a song he put out in the late 70s or early 80s… I like the original better.

    Hudson October 17, 2007, 7:59 pm
  • I think we have just witnessed and participated in a test run of the long off-season to come. I forgot what winter felt like. Truth is though, it isn’t as bad as I expected it to be.

    FenSheaParkway October 17, 2007, 8:29 pm
  • > the first thing I thought was why we were talking about a Player To Be Named Later
    I think you were right in your first thought, FSP.

    attackgerbil October 18, 2007, 12:43 am
  • Pardon me, but I’ve got some paint to watch dry
    I think I’ll channel dc.. “zzzzzzzzzz”
    No offense intended, buddy.

    attackgerbil October 18, 2007, 3:52 am
  • I gotta know right now!…
    Sorry, you planted the seed. ha.

    Brad October 18, 2007, 8:57 am
  • What a strange string of comments…I don’t think Meatloaf has gotten this much press since Bat Out of Hell II!!!
    Class of 93

    krueg October 18, 2007, 10:04 am
  • From Wikipedia…”Ostensibly an account of a baseball sequence, it actually describes the singer’s step-by-step efforts to lose his virginity. Rizzuto was reportedly unaware of the suggestive double entendre nature of his spoken contribution, and claimed to be annoyed by the song’s success after he began receiving disapproving letters from clergymen. However, by the time he was given a gold record for the album, the mini-controversy had been smoothed over. “Phil was no dummy,” said singer Meat Loaf. “He knew exactly what was going on, and he told me such. He was just getting some heat from a priest and felt like he had to do something. I totally understood.”[7]”
    The Scooter made that song

    rz-yf October 18, 2007, 10:12 am
  • I don’t understand. Why would the Yankees make and announcement this week when they can upstage the World Series next week?

    Pete October 18, 2007, 11:25 am
  • MLB teams are strongly discouraged from announcing anything the week of the World Series…

    Paul SF October 18, 2007, 12:33 pm
  • “The decisions that we’re talking about [are], obviously, rehiring somebody, and then there’s a negotiation if we do so,”
    Bob Klapisch of the Record and ESPN wrote an article this morning about how he feels Cash tipped his hand with this comment. I think the “If” eliminates any definitive answer, but I am no Bob Klapisch.
    In other news it looks like Guidry will be replaced by another former Yankee great, Dave Eiland.

    John - YF (Trisk) October 18, 2007, 1:11 pm

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