One of the Good Guys?

One of the supposedly congenial and friendly Yankees, Bernie Williams reveals his arrogant, condescending self for all to see.

re: Pedro Martinez’ future

“I’m just glad that I don’t get paid to make those decisions,” Bernie Williams was quoted as saying in the New York Post. “He’s one of the great pitchers of his generation and it’ll be interesting to see where he ends up next year….It’s hard for me to talk about Pedro, but I think he would want an opportunity to play for a team that wins.”

(Special tip of the cap to FOYFSF Will Hong for the quote)

6 comments… add one
  • Hmm. That is uncharacteristic. As Bernie knows, it’s all about The Journey Within. Now if only he’d start to hit.

    YF May 3, 2004, 2:13 pm
  • Don’t see how this quote is arrogant or condescending. He says Pedro is a great pitcher and makes a subtle jab at the Sox – that’s it, end of quote. Isn’t Pedro putting out vibes that Boston won’t have enough cash to pay him? Was there more to this quote or am I missing something?

    JCL (YF) May 3, 2004, 5:25 pm
  • “I think he would want an opportunity to play for a team that wins” hardly qualifies as subtle, humble, non-condescending, whatever you want to call it. Even YF notices that.
    Incidentally, Pedro wants 15M+ per year for at least 3-4 years. We’ll see if the market bears it, soon enough.

    SF May 3, 2004, 6:49 pm
  • I still don’t get it. This is sports – he’s taking a jab at his arch rival. What’s the big deal? Sheesh!

    JCL (YF) May 3, 2004, 6:59 pm
  • Sorry SF, but I’m with JCL here. My post was, you know, tongue-in-cheek. Move on.

    YF May 3, 2004, 10:31 pm
  • Ah, the car jolts into reverse. Hard to tell that tongue was in cheek in the comment’s tone or verbiage, YF. I thought it was simply a clever allusion to Bernie’s music career. I’m not buying.

    SF May 4, 2004, 5:53 am

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