Listen: Red Sox, Yankees, Brian Cashman discussed on Pardon My Take
"For baseball. Great for us oath shortstops pretty cool, which one were you magic avert a good question. In Boston bird. Within the air. Airbourne gets hurt playing basketball. Right. Which is like the craziest thing that this all like basically worked out, and then you end up on the Yankees. I think I've asked you this before. But have you officially you think you earned your pinstripes? Yes. One hundred percent hundred percent, not even flinch not even flinch how long did it take you to two thousand and nine Gardner? Yeah. That was. Yeah. That was a flinch John Connor, Ben. I mean, I think he will just started. Okay. What do you even know what the hell that means? Drives. Oh, what it means? Like, I think all these guys are having to be great Yankees. I think if you ask the common fan out there who loves the Yankees forever going back three generations. They usually want to see a championship. But who the hell am I to tell you? I mean, I think I want people listening may say you haven't earned shit. But that's that's me. But I gotta tell you going back to how the Yankee thinkin 'bout. Yeah. So one so think about the momentum were negotiating for several months. John Henry lives in Boca. I live in Miami. So we were having these meetings at my house and Coral Gables at his house in in Boca, and we have all this momentum. And this is the biggest deal I've ever been a part of even the ranger thing. There was an energy around the Red Sox much like the cubs as aura that I didn't experience in the previous two franchises and Boston just on fire. And they're like ready to have like this one extra piece to get them. Top. I really knew they had Curt Schilling in the bag, and I knew that was an enormous peace. Peace them with Pedro Martinez. His game set match. And here come now. They say it's over Don fear won't budge. He won't sign. It you going back to Texas. I said, okay. That was you know, I was bummed because I was really excited. Put a lot of time and effort. Two days later, I'm sitting down to collect my MVP and my goal glove award brand New York. Humble breakfast. And and they made me a captain that day one. One. And then I go, and I was getting and I'm sitting next to Brian Cashman and on. I mean, why would I be sitting next to Brian Cashman, and you know, at the front they have the podium, and we have twenty people up there. He's in the I I'm in the second seat, and I'm not a big drinker. But I was kind of pretty depressed that the the south so quickly. So you know, it was one of these three hour long kind of Boyne dinners, and I'm the last one. So I am American League MVP for the fourth time. Yes. Lex on them. So, you know, of course, inevitably Brian Cashman says man what the fuck happened with that deal. What happened how to go? I sent cashier of no idea I'm exhausted. I've been working to stink for two months. It was long. It was hard. It was crazy kind of disappointed. It went down. My were just drinking water. We're kind of I would say in the first or second of the dinner. So he says to me. I mean, that's kind of too bad. But I kinda like it. I'm glad the union end up with the Red Sox. And it's kinda takes pause and he says. But if you're willing to move to their base, maybe we make your Yankee. He completely said that I haven't asked casual tampering in. Yeah. That's okay. I mean, they can't they can't can't read. That can't be real shame. So he said it kind of joke. Yeah. And shock. I kinda just laugh at it. And you know, then out our cocktail my drink is vodka. Little club soda man figure. Around drinks, whiskey like a guy. So I'm not I'm gonna heavy drinker. But after I had my first one and a half pops. I go back and say, hey, cash, we serious. Did you mean that a third base thing and can couple of pops in? I'm like, well, you know, what if you're serious, maybe I'll give that some thought.."