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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  1. julie October 10, 2007 at 4:35 pm
    Holy Cow, that was a bit much.
  2. sincekindergarten October 10, 2007 at 4:49 pm
    Without listening to it . . . good! Maybe I’ll post after I listen to it. So, signing the “Flare” (he definitely didn’t live up to his “Rocket” days) didn’t “definitely make the Yankees the favorite to win the World Series,” eh? 😀

    Don’t be an idiot. That’s all.

  3. isuzudude October 11, 2007 at 11:52 am
    By the way…did you hear Waldman’s reactions to the criticism of crying on the air? “Sexist” and “anti-female.” So what, Suzyn, are you saying it is “woman” to be a crybaby and be unable to control your emotions? What a joke.

    And the real joke is that if the Yankees were to try and replace her, she’d slap them with a lawsuit so fast they wouldn’t know what hit them. And there’s no one in baseball’s broadcasting world that deserves to be fired more than Waldman.

    For more, click here:,0,964754.story

  4. joe October 11, 2007 at 12:31 pm
    Thanks for the link. She really has no clue what her job entails.

    I love the last sentence:

    “Every person was so busy ripping me for crying, they didn’t hear what I was saying. … ”

    Guess what Suzie, I did listen to WHAT you were saying, and it was as unprofessional as the crying fit. Her condescending remarks echoed the spoiled brat attitude of all Yankee fans — lamenting that “the rules had changed” because the Yankees can’t go to the World Series every year as the default of being the highest spenders.

    Gee what a goddamn shame that baseball now has some parity. Really worth crying over.

    And not only did she play the sexist card (funny, I bet the NOW would like to ring her neck), but she plays the cancer card as well? Give me a break. If Joe Torre was dying of a heart attack right there in the clubhouse, I can understand getting choked up. But crying because you think that there’s a possibility that poor old Joe is going to sit home next year and collect $7M to do nothing?

    You’re right — total joke.