Come on people… it’s time to get a grip here. Here’s a quick hit and a bit of a rant because the talk regarding Clint Frazier, one of the Yankees top prospects in their farm system, has been borderline ridiculous. First it was his hair, which I believe was within the Yankees team policy although I am not 100% sure because this wasn’t as big of an issue to me as it was to others apparently, and now it is supposedly because of the fact that he asked to wear the legendary Mickey Mantle’s #7 jersey? Come on now people… if you’re going to just flat out make stuff up because your journalist and writing skills are that bad and you need something to write about at least make it conceivable and believable… please? And thank you.
Now before everyone starts jumping down my throat let me start by saying that I am not talking about WFAN’s Suzyn Waldman. Waldman is not a journalist, she is the Yankees radio broadcaster, and she simply reiterated what he had heard supposedly. Now either she completely made this up and I am totally off base his by sticking up for her or she really heard it from a poor old soul that already had his article typed up and was waiting for her to go on with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts before he hit submit on his dashboard. Either way it’s sad and it’s the entire reason I got into this whole blogging and news reporting thing, to be different. To go against the grain. I would ask for the #7 jersey because that’s just how I am but Frazier didn’t.
Why would he? Was he somehow unaware that the number was retired? Unlikely. Some may not know that the Yankees retired #8 jersey twice and they may not know who it belongs to but even the most casual of baseball fans knows who Mickey freaking Mantle is. Come on now. You guys are better than that and the season has started so you should have plenty of recycled crap to talk about that will garner you more views than you deserve so how about you just stick to that and leave Frazier alone for once.
Thanks. Rant over.