Yesterday was a somber day for us all. It was a day of reflection and remembrance. If anyone else caught 108 Minutes that Changed America on the History Channel last night (or any other time they have aired the 2008 documentary), then you certainly have some new perspective on the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.
Some people will always try to use things to make themselves look good. Right, Bobby Valentine? This waste of skin went on WFAN in New York yesterday and showed how big of a hypocrite he is, and also confirmed his status as wearer of the hat made of ass.
Let it be said that during the time from 9/11 to 9/21, the Yankees were [AWOL],” Valentine said on WFAN. “You couldn’t find a Yankee on the streets of New York City. You couldn’t find a Yankee down at Ground Zero, talking to the guys who were working 24/7.
He added: “Many of them didn’t live here, and so it wasn’t their fault. And many of them did not partake in all that, so there was some of that jealousy going around [among Mets players]. Like, ‘Why are we so tired? Why are we wasted? Why have we been to the funerals and the firehouses, and the Yankees are getting all the credit for bringing baseball back?’ And I said, ‘This isn’t about credit, guys. This is about doing the right thing.’
I like that last part about this not being about credit, which is precisely what he is grasping for himself. Anyone really believe the Yankees were “AWOL” after the attacks on the WTC? Anyone really believe that Joe Torre would allow that? Yeah, I do not either.
Linkage coming later this morning if I can swing it.