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Politkin’ fer Pitchin
Posted By Alex Belth On November 19, 2004 @ 8:10 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled
The priority for the Bronx Bombers  this off-season is pitching. Yesterday, Joe Torre  told the AP  that he would welcome Pedro Martinez to New York, while Curt Schilling and the Red Sox  wooed Carl Pavano . Lots of courting going on before Thanksgiving. Meanwhile, for some bonafide analysis on what the Yankees could or should do with their pitching staff, check out recent posts from Cliff Corcoran  and Jay Jaffe .
Yankee radio announcer Charley Steiner  may be on his way to Los Angeles  to join Vin Scully in the Dodgers broadcast booth. Jon Weisman asked what I thought about the prospect of Steiner leaving New York for the coast. The first thing that popped into my head was a moment from The Honeymooners  when Alice sang, “I don’t want him, you can have him, he’s too fat for me.” Yo, chill kid. Actually, I don’t mind Steiner at all, but he was hopelessly miscast alongside ol’ Silver Throat, John Sterling. Why? Because their pairing violates the fat-skinny tradition of comedy teams like Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Gleason and Carney, Siskel and Ebert, and Mike and the Mad Dog. With Steiner and Sterling you had heft with hefty and the chemistry just didn’t work. I hope Steiner goes to L.A. and flourishes. What do you guys think? Weisman has a post up  on it over at Dodger Thoughts. Head on over and chime in with the New York perspective.
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URLs in this post:
 Bronx Bombers: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/254312p-217753c.html
 Joe Torre: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/254324p-217760c.html
 AP: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/sports/AP-BBA-Torre-Pedro.html
 Red Sox: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2004/11/19/progressive_red_sox_give_pavano_vip_treatment/
 Carl Pavano: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/19/sports/baseball/19yanks.html?oref=login
 Cliff Corcoran: http://cliffordsbrb.blogspot.com/archives/2004_11_07_cliffordsbrb_archive.html#110028661763038911
 Jay Jaffe: http://futilityinfielder.com/blog/2004/11/remaking-yankees-for-2005-part-i.shtml
 Charley Steiner: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/story/254311p-217748c.html
 Los Angeles: http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/yankees/ny-spyanks194047921nov19,0,4999290.story?coll=ny-yankees-print
 The Honeymooners: http://www.honeymooners.net/
 a post up: http://dodgerthoughts.baseballtoaster.com/archives/016410.html
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