I spent nearly two hours of my life yesterday (which I unfortunately can never get back) listening to WFAN Knucklehead Radio and Mike Francesa, the station's resident blowhard/know-it-all/arrogant asshole/midday host basically rip C.C. Sabathia to pieces, and about how he was basically a user trying to get a similar type of deal from a West Coast team. Francesa even intimated that Sabathia was a something of a coward for not wanting to pitch in New York, and the "privilege" of being a New York Yankee. (Where's my barf bag?) The muttonhead Yankee fans jumped in, and they and Francesa basically hammered the same point over and over again:
"We don't want Sabathia. Get lost loser. We hope the Yankees don't sign him."
Well, surprise, surprise. The Yankees are right now on the verge of signing Sabathia (and his over 7.00 career ERA in the postseason) to a seven year, $160 million deal. (BTW, exactly WHO were the Yankees bidding against with this deal? The closest anyone came was Milwaukee, who offered 5 years and $100 million. It shows how desperate and insane this is.) I simply can't wait to listen to WFAN radio today and what the backpedalling Francesa and the jackass MFY fans will be saying today. And I can't wait for the first jackass who will call up and say the Yankees have won the World Series with this signing.
Wait, didn't they lock up another title when they acquired Mike Mussina? Jason Giambi? Hideki Matsui? Slappy? Randy Johnson? Bobby Abreu? Johnny Damon? (Titles in a Yankee uniform by all those players combined: zilch.)
Just like death and taxes, that is inevitable. Listening to mid-afternoon radio on WFAN is like looking at a car wreck. You shouldn't do it, but you can't help but do it.
And yesterday, the Mets solved their closer situation, as they signed Francisco Rodriguez to a three-year, $37.5 million deal. Well, the Red Sox can't beat up on him in the postseason any more (unless we see another Red Sox-Mets World Series).