Sunday, October 19, 2014


Many have been blasting Brian Cashman for years. "Why is he still the Yankees GM?" Well, he was... and he is, and he will be for at least 3 more years. But did you know that Brian Cashman used to play baseball too?

Short post today, but I wanted to share this with you. Here are a few pictures of Brian Cashman when he played baseball for Catholic University back in the mid to late 80's.  I was in high school when this was happening.  Anyway. I found a terrific piece on Cash from the New York Times from back in 2011 where they spoke about his time in a uniform...

"The book on Brian Cashman was that he was a small but scrappy second baseman, excellent speed, active bat, good glove, average arm and stubborn as a Steinbrenner in his approach to the game.

As a four-year starter and leadoff hitter at Catholic University in Washington in the mid-to-late 1980s, Cashman was known for refusing to look down the third-base line at his coach for fear of seeing the take sign.

'I had trouble with secondary pitches,' he said. 'If the first pitch of the game was a fastball, I would jump on it and hammer it, opposite of the approach I have as a general manager. I like guys with high on-base percentages.'" 

The irony of his last comment is that while he may like guys with hig base percentages, years later, in 2014, we didn't get on base too much, and if we did, we couldn't knock them in.

Anyway, the piece by Harvey Araton continues on to speak about Cashman's career with the Yankees organization.  Over all, a clever piece and nice nugget on a Sunday in the Tri-state area.

Enjoy it...

Time to go turn my heat on... I hope the boiler works.

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