Thank, you. We know that’s a phrase you don’t hear a lot. Don’t feel too embittered. Yeah, Beane gets more press and Theo’s cuter, but there are a few of us out here in Yankeeland who appreciate what you’ve done. (We’re the same guys who loved Van Gundy, back when he was driving the Knicks). We know how it plays out in the tabs. When the team wins, Torre’s a genius, Steinbrenner’s all about “commitment to winning,” and you’re either a lackey or a guy with a checkbook so large you can erase any mistake. Let them think what they want. The boys are 5 games up, and the season’s just beginning to hum. So we’ll say it again: thank you.
As for the future, best luck, and keep your cellphone charged.
PS: Cleveland took Boone—Suckers!