Yankees: The Ed Randall Experiment Needs To End. Now.

I don’t know what caused the Yankees to have Ed Randall do the PA announcer job this weekend, but if you heard any of it, it needs to stop.  Now.

Maybe Jim Hall has a cold or he’s on vacation. 

If you heard even a second of Ed Randall, he’s totally wrong for the Stadium.   If that’s what they want, then they might as well and go ahead and put names on the back and wear red jerseys on Sundays.

I’m sure Mr. Randall is a nice man, but he’s wrong for this job.

Get Hall (or Shep) back in there, now.


Who Should The Mets Have At An Old-Timers Day?

Some day, the Mets will grant my wish to be named Director of Franchise Integrity, and when they do I will return Old-Timers Day to Citi Field.  (Or Shea if they hire me soon).

Who should be invited?

Top of mind:  All 69, 73, 86, 88 and 00 Mets, John Stearns and Joel Youngblood.

Let’s hear some suggestions!

Willie Watch!

We’ve kinda missed the Willie Watch since the Mets started winning games.

Willie showed up at Yankee Stadium today, where he belongs (being a former captain and all).

Lots more from Willie here.

In other news the Mets have added some more Irish-ness to their roster with Dan Murphy making his debut tonight.   Hopefully he’s a Hall of Famer so they can sell some more green Mets hats.

The Favre Solution

Invite him to training camp. 

Let him be the #3 QB and sit there and rot until he gives up and retires.

Let his streak snap Week 1 when he’s the #3 QB.   Don’t even put him in for one snap.

That was easy wasn’t it?

Mainstream Media Finally Paying Attention To Giants PSL’s

With the exception of Phil Mushnick (of course) the mainstream media has more or less been giving The Giants a free pass on the PSL’s.

The Times finally got around to it today, with a great piece – although I feel like I write the same thing a month ago (“Open Letter To…” over there on the left side of the website).

Anyway, it’s good to have more people fighting the good fight.

For the record I don’t have Giants tickets, nor am I a fan.  It’s just wrong.

Today the Times wrote about this ghuy:

He is 75, a former union lithographer, a gourmet cook by avocation, a passionate sports fan who is furious at the fan-gouging sports world in general and the Giants in particular, with good reason. He is one of the die-hards who got into Yankee Stadium 40 years ago, followed his team to the Yale Bowl and Shea Stadium and stayed in, for the last 32 in Giants Stadium, without complaint.

“There is nothing wrong with the place we’ve been playing in,” Palma said. “Why the heck did we have to move in the first place?”

 Amen brother.  The entire piece is here:  Times Writes About Giants PSL’s.

Prices May Send a Giants Fan to the Exit
Published: August 1, 2008
The Giants’ decision to implement personal seat licenses in their new, $1.6 billion stadium will cost them the loyalty of long- time fans who refuse to pay more for tickets.