Apparently, Francesa's feelings have been hurt by C.C. Sabathia. The free agent pitcher has not bowed down at the feet of the great Yankees after they offered him a bunch of money. Francesa was appalled that they flew Reggie Jackson out there to court him. He's appalled at Cashman's feeble description of the negotiations.
"Get out of there. Don't act like this."
This is really not about the Yankees. This is about Mike. Mike doesn't like any challenges to things that he holds sacred. And he also doesn't like when people contradict his predictions and opinion. No doubt, Francesa thought that Sabathia would get all wet once the Yankees called. And when they didn't...
"Have a little pride, if you're Cashman. You're the Yankees! Act like it!"
What he's saying is that Sabathia has hurt his pride. And the Yankees should protect his pride by breaking negotiations off with him.
"I hope a lot that the Yankees don't get him. I don't want him. Get lost."
Now Mike might eat these words. Maybe CC will have a change of heart and sign with the Bronx Bombers. And then what will Mike do? Probably do the ole Favre turnaround. You remember when Mike and Chris complained about all the attention that Favre was getting when he was leaving the Packers? They called ESPN the Favre network. And as soon as Brett came to Broadway, Mike sidled up to him at training camp and sang his praises.
"He's made the Yankees look like fools."
Translation - He made me look like a fool.
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