December 08, 2004

Yankee Meltdown Update

This is the subject heading I’ll be using for each Yankee transaction this offseason, just to tick off the Yankee fans among you, and also to back up my earlier theory.

The team today made their first two free-agent signings of the off-season, bringing in pitcher Jaret Wright and second baseman Tony Womack. Wright is the signing that will launch a thousand Jaret/Subway headlines, while Womack will replace Miguel Cairo, who last year was the only non-All Star in the lineup. Both moves are pretty low-risk, although it appears the Yankees have all but given up on Pedro Martinez- there’s no buzz to that effect anymore.

A footnote: in the movie “The Rock,” the FBI director (played by Leo from “The West Wing”) was named Womack. To this day I can’t hear Tony Womack’s name without thinking of Sean Connery screaming “Womack!” Just as I can’t watch “Jeopardy!” without thinking of “Suck it, Trebek!”

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 8, 2004 11:09 PM

"I'll take The Rapists for $500, Alex"

Posted by: Bill McCabe at December 9, 2004 06:22 AM

"Suck it, Steve!"

Posted by: A at December 14, 2004 02:04 PM
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