Thursday, December 18, 2008

This Idea...

Mike had AJ Burnett on a short while ago. AJ admitted to Mike that part of his decision to sign here was the money. Mike was overjoyed that AJ admitted that and praised him for doing so. After the interview, Mike went on and on about how guys always say "it was a dream to play for this team" when it's really about the money. This idea that these guys dreamed of playing for the team bothers Mike. But the problem here is THIS IDEA is MIKE'S IDEA. What players exactly is Mike talking about? Which players have come here and professed their lifelong dream of playing in New York, when in fact they were just hear to collect the dough? Did Johan talk about his lifelong passion to wear the orange and blue? Nope. Did Carlos Beltran sign here and talk about how growing up all he could think of was playing in Flushing? No again. Did Johnny Damon reveal that while he was up in Beantown, all he could think of was wearing pinstripes? Not so much. So Mike, this idea that players come here and lie about how much it was their lifelong dream to play in New York is YOUR idea. This idea doesn't actually exist. You seemed caught off guard when AJ told you that the money was a factor. Why was that even remotely surprising? The man got an $80 million contract and is only 10 games over .500 for his career. So not only was the money a factor...the money was THE factor. I mean this idea that you are commending AJ for letting us in on the fact that the money played a part is a bit much...

4 comments:

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

You are dead on. You must have missed CC when he acknowledged that if a California teamed had offered 161 mil, he'd woulda played there. Mike did the same EXACT ramble...

Anonymous said...

arod said he always wanted to play for the yankees. but then again he always says the wrong thing

Anonymous said...

i'm listening to mad dog now. he was ripping cc and burnett for acting like they wanted to play for a winner, then someone on the show brings up burnett admitted it wasn't for the money on yes. they were going to play the clip, but then mad dog goes "he didn't say it during the press conference, but may have said it after."

awesomesean said...

Drew Henson said it. So there.