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Pinch hitting: Let’s Go Yankees Blog

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 25, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

When the call went out for some guest bloggers, I had a feeling somebody from Taiwan would step up. It was Jessica, who writes the Let’s Go Yankees Blog.

Jessica, who now lives in Australia, has been blogging since May of 2007. She tries to write about the Yankees from the international point of view. She enjoys making friends from different countries and hopes to meet some of her friends from her blog at Yankee Stadium one day.

Jessica says her favorite player is Chien-Ming Wang. Not just because he’s Taiwanese but because she admires his humble personality.

Here is her post:

New episodes between Hank Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman keep coming. Well, most of you probably think I hate Hank Stein’s big mouth, don’t you? How come he just can’t stop talking? I disagree with that. I like the combination of Hank and Cashman.

My major is Mass Communications and I have worked at a television station for few years. From a public relations standpoint, Hank does his part. Hank shouldn’t refuse to answer reporters’ questions. Sport is part of entertainment businesses. As an old saying goes in the entertainment businesses, no news is bad news.

I really don’t think there are many conflicts between Hank and Cashman as the media implies. Some people like to face media and others don’t. Cashman understands his boss and lets him talk. They also may just play their supposed roles in front of media. Cashman is acting as the one doesn’t want to trade prospects. Hank is acting as the one want to make a trade with Twins. In the end, If Yankees make a trade with Twins, they may just try to lower the price they need to pay.

Don’t forget this is the final year of Cashman’s contract. Most of us will do our best to keep our job, right? Obviously, It’s very difficult to depend on three rookie pitchers to carry the team. This is a big gamble for any team, especially for Yankees. On the other hand, if Yankees don’t make a deal for Santana, they may just want to drive up Red Sox’s price or increase the chance for Twins to keep Santana.

I have been worked with different investors as a film producer. There is no way you can get investors who just give you money without saying a word or making any decisions. The only difference is how much investors get involved with and how much they reveal to media. As a film producer, when you have bigger budget to work with, you try to make the film as good as possible.

No film producers will ever complain about having too much money to spend because you never have enough money. On the other hand, when you have small budget to deal with, you try your best to make it work. Ultimately, when you are on your film premiere, no one care how much money you spend. The only thing they talk about is your films and how good or how bad they are.

The same goes to Cashman. People only care whether the Yankees can win a championship. I don’t believe he would want to go to a small-market team to show his true ability. He couldn’t find any better boss than the Steinbrenner family because they are willing to spend money on their team.

It seems Hank, Hal and George all share power in decision making. There is always more than one person to make decisions nowadays in organizations or companies, especially for big ones. This just shows Cashman is good fit for Yankees because he has dealt with this problem well.




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