So Chien-Ming Wang broke his foot the other day while he was running the bases. He's out till September or something. Tough break for the yanks. I feel bad for them. Really.
Anyway, so I'm watching the Mets-Angels game tonight, and that topic comes up, and Gary Cohen utters some serious brilliance (with Ron Darling doing color):
Gary Cohen: Anyway, so Wang gets hurt, and that's bad. But it led to the most idiotic statement of the year, coming from Hank Steinbrenner.By the way, the Designated Hitter was instituted in 1972.
Ron Darling: The year's not even done yet, and you're giving it number one already?
GC: I've gotta read this to you. He said -- Hank Steinbrenner, speaking from Tampa today, says, "My message is simple. The National League needs to join the 21st century. They need to grow up and join the 21st century," saying that the National League should adopt the DH. [Some game action occurred, but I have DVR, so I can skip ahead through that shit. Nice, right? Get DVR if you don't have it. I'm speaking particularly to LJT, who's a caveman.] Hank Steinbrenner says, "I've got my pitchers running the bases and one of them gets hurt, he's going to be out. I don't like that, and it's about time they address it. That was a rule from the 1800s." I mean, are you kidding me?
RD: Oh God...
GC: Does this guy have a filter?
RD: I don't think he does.
GC: That is one of the most idiotic things I've ever heard.
Hey yankee fans: This is the person running your team.
So the true question must therefore be:
Is Hank Steinbrenner the new Isiah Thomas?
Oh, I hope so.
And God bless Gary Cohen.