Our pal Lisa from Subway Squawkers asked me to participate in a brief Q&A session for the Faster Times blog. One of the questions asked was, “What would upset you more: seeing Manny win a World Series with the Dodgers or seeing the Yankees win the World Series.”
With the Phillies holding a 3-1 series edge, the former seems increasingly unlikely. But, honestly, this question is a no brainer.
First of all, I just don’t harbor the ill will toward Manny that a lot of Sox fans seem to. The dude made a shitload of money, put up some amazing numbers, provided an endless source of entertainment (especially critical during the Dante Bichette era), helped us win a couple rings, and wasn’t named “Shea Hillenbrand.” For those things alone, he gets a lifetime pass in my book. Jack McCormack and some of his teammates may disagree, but as for that stuff, I wasn’t there, and I can’t fully rely on third-party commentary when I know full well what a powerful PR machine can do when it wants to run somebody outta town. The bottom line is that seeing Manny hoist a trophy in his LA blues would be just fine by me.
The Yankees, on the other hand, can pound sand. I’m rather enjoying their trophy-less status in the twenty-first century, and would be happy to see a World Championship elude them for yet another season.