The news spreads fast, and at 1:55pm both fans and haters of the Yankees were already tuned in to hear what this was all about.
As skipper Joe Girardi came to the podium, the camera flashes to a row of seats behind him. You saw both baby Steins, Pres. Randy Levin, GM Brian Cashman, the Captain, a man who looked a lot like super agent Scott Boras and what looked like a midget, but it was just Lonn Trost.
Even with all the swirling uncertainty of this situation, Yankee fans couldn’t control the butterflies in their stomach; while the Yankee haters’ faces were turning an all-to-familiar red, as their body temps were raising fast.
“You realize how fortunate you are to be the Yankee manager when you get a chance to sit in that clubhouse, but you also realize how fortunate you are to work for people like the Steinbrenner’s’; who make that commitment every year to put the best team on the field they can. And I thank you very much.” (Click HERE to watch – 12-18-2008.)
Ok…. WTF is all that came to mind, and the Yankees skipper went on to say:
“Well, since we disappointed everyone by not reaching our annual goal in 2010; my bosses wanted to make sure that never happens again. Huh..Huh..Huh… so they went out and added not one Prince, but two Princes for the pinstripes.” (Fictitious quote).
Both fans and haters were in complete shock, some even fainted; but the majority watching either shrieked in utter joy, or screamed in absolute rage.
Girardi had tears running down his face, and asked Jeter for a tissue but he had used all the ones he brought already.
So, Girardi officially handed the mic over to GM Cashman, so he could begin to explain this one:
“Look, the Phillies got all the top pitchers last season; and we felt the need to make sure no one else would buy a championship but us. The Yankees thought hey why not overpay the two best players available so much money for our fans. We never want anyone to forget that the Yankees will do anything to have the best chance to win #28. Just so Yankee fans know there is more surprises to come so don’t think we are done yet; oh and ticket prices might go up a some, but who cares! Oh…. and you’re welcome.”
Then I suddenly woke-up, smiling and laughing for the first time since I left Yankee Stadium following ALDS Game 5 last Thursday night.
Guess I should have known this was just a dream, considering the press conference took place on the field due to all the media attending this make-believe press conference.
Hey, maybe someone might get a chuckle from this… but crazier things have happened.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A FICTITIOUS STORY FROM A REAL DREAM.
POST TITLE IS FROM SPIN DOCTOR’S SONG ‘TWO PRINCES’.
THE FIRST QUOTE IS GIRARDI SPEAKING AT CC & AJ’S WELCOMING PRESS CONFERENCE ON 12-18-2008.
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