So I'm thinking today about the situation with the Mets and Willie Randolph, and about the lousiness of the Yankees thus far this year, and the personalities involved, and the recent happenings, and I think I have a solution - the Mets and the Yankees should trade managers. That's right, folks - Willie Randolph for Joe Girardi, straight up....
And I'm only HALF kidding. HALF. Well, maybe a little more than half, but hey, give me some credit for thinking outside the box, huh? No? OK, don't, but hear me out.
Mets fans are clamoring for a more fiery guy, a more emotional guy. A guy who seems as if he gives a shit. And Joe Girardi, based upon what we know to be true, certainly fits that bill. And he's just in his first year of a three-year deal with the Yankees, so he'll have about 2-1/2 years to prove his worth with The Other New York Team. And he's already shown he can manage in the National League, which is more than we can say for Willie Wonker. He won a Manager of the Year award, fcol, which means a helluva lot more than all of Willie's rings, since none were remotely related to his being a manager in any way, shape or form.
And Willie Randolph will finally be back where he belongs, and in the uniform in which he belongs. And I'll give you three guesses which one that is, and the first two guesses don't count.
And if you still can't get the answer, take a look at the picture.
Willie's a Yankee. Willie won all of his rings with the Yankees. Willie thinks he's Joe Torre, who will be forever known as a Yankee. Willie coached with the Yankees. Willie spent countless years with the Yankees. With Reggie Jackson, with Billy Martin, fcol! Willie's pedigree is ALL YANKEE. So I say, let's send him back where he belongs - The House That Ruth Built.
And you might ask, what's in it for the Yankees?
Well my answer would be, of course - WHO CARES? I'm a Mets fan. And getting rid of Willie and sloughing him off on the Yankees is just about perfect. After all, how much worse can they get? And they might actually respond to Pathetic Willie & His Rants. Because, you know, all that Yankee respect and tradition might just kick in (did I really just say that?).
It's almost as good as it might get, fcol. LOL.