Suzyn Waldman Cries
As far as I’m concerned, the baseball season ended on September 30th.
However, it is damn near impossible to live in the NY-Metro area and avoid the fact that the Yankees were in the postseason while the Mets weren’t. Besides the constant media coverage of the greatest baseball team of all time, and the daily reminders of “the worst collapse in baseball history”, there are the oodles and oodles of fair-weather Yankee fans who jump out of the woodwork and become especially obnoxious, belittling, and loud when they find out you are a Mets fan. (Same people who gave up on “their team” back in May.)
And though I try not to have sour grapes, and avoid wishing bad tidings for our rivals (bad karma), I couldn’t help but pass along this tidbit from the Awful Announcing blog:
Suzyn Waldman Cries On-Air Following Yankees Defeat
I won’t even get into how ludicrous this behavior is, nor how damaging it is to other women trying to make a living as a sports announcer. And apparently, she did not see the movie A League of Their Own, in which Tom Hanks clearly states “there’s no crying in baseball!”.
What a shame, the poor Yankees season is over and poor Joe Torre is going to have to collect his $7M salary next year sitting home all alone. What a shame, after they worked so gosh-darn hard all these years. Boo hoo.
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