Thursday, August 21, 2008

Get Greedy

Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of its forms; greed for runs, for Ks, for Home runs has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save the New York Yankees, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the FAN.

Early on, today, Mike knowing full well that the Yankees are 5 games out of the Wildcard in late August, started postulating how the Yankees were going to make the playoffs. He did the usual breaking down of upcoming series, 'You want to lose the first game to the Orioles and then win the next two? Ok.' But then when brought up the whole idea of the Red Sox having a 'rough' weekend, he went for the jugular. 'Yankee fans, you wanna get greedy?' Mike. Is the Yankee fan in a position to get greedy? How about stringing together a few wins? Could ya please? Of course, the reason for the optimism is the fact that 'Andy' had a nice game last night. Nothing like one of his favorite players coming through to get him back on the wagon.

You know what? I actually don't mind Mike getting a little excited. He's becoming a bit of a regular fan. It's not arrogance. I think he's excited by the fact that the Yanks are in real trouble. Every year for the last decade, he's had to play the smug Yankee fan, wallowing in their excellence and unending postseason appearances. This year however, the Yanks are answering the bell a little late. And he knows it. He's getting desperate. But, it's refreshing. So I say, go ahead, Mike. Put some lipstick on this pig. Get greedy.

9 comments:

SL said...

How about him starting his show with excuses for why yesterday's show was horrible? Blame the golf outing. Blame the course. Blame his location by the green. Blame the lack of good interviews. Blame the fact that tournament hadn't started yet. But don't blame Mike, or the fact that the show just isn't the same without Dog's personality.

Anonymous said...

Did he just say "the good people at mikefrancessa.com who love me"?

gman26 said...

facetiousness I believe anon.

Jason said...

someone should call in and be like "you guys are the best advertisement for sirius radio, because the more you guys bore us, the more new customers sirius is gonna get."

Anonymous said...

jp ricciardi is interviewing to be mike's partner. his days are numbered in toronot.

Jason said...

is jp really interviewing or is that a joke? i hear he's a major a-hole to work with/for. should be a perfect fit.

Johnny said...

Mike is really going to struggle at Bar A tomorrow. It's just not his thing. He knows sports, knows sports history, but he doesn't have the personality to go to a place like Bar A and whoop it with the locals and the vacationers---stuff that Dog was perfect for.

It's not Mike's fault. It's who he is, you can't change it, but Chernoff has to know right away that Mike is going to need a partner....and fast.

His monologue today was awful. He acts like the Yankees are five games up in the Wild Card, not five down. He also failed to mention that the Yanks not only trail Boston by five in loss column, they also trail both Minnesota and White Sox by five plus in the loss column. The Yanks have three teams to hurdle, not just one. But, Mike discounts the Twins because "they haven't won anything," even though they have made the playoffs four times since 2002. And, he doesn't trust the White Sox despite them winning the World Series in 2005.

That's Mike for you.

gman26 said...

Mike knows sports? Come on, Johnny.

Anonymous said...

Jason, JP Ricciardi has his own radio show apparently and said he loves being on radio...then one of them made a joke about doing a show together...i'll have to listen again to be sure of what was said, but yea, it was a joke but maybe some truth behind it cause i'm not sure how much longer JP Ric has in Toronto..