Friday, December 23, 2005

Hyperbole Alert

Found this courtesy of Fire Joe Morgan:
The Yankees announced Thursday that they had agreed to a $1.5 million, one-year contract with popular outfielder Bernie Williams, who has been in pinstripes since 1991 and compiled statistics that put his name alongside the team's greatest players.

"He ranks right there with the Gehrigs and the Berras and the Ruths and the Mantles," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said.
Umm, yeah. I'm gonna say no to that. Bernie Williams is a nice ballplayer, but it's just a teensy, weensy bit of a stretch to put him in the same company as the aforementioned players.

By the way, it kind of makes you wonder - what do you think would take less time: Babe Ruth running from home to first, or a Bernie Williams throw from center to second base?

Speaking of Yankee center fielders, I would be remiss if I didn't point out their faaaaaaaaabulous new addition:

Doesn't he look adorable? I'm sure Reversed Curse is somewhere vomiting. Not necessarily over this picture, but just because.


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