I've been told that this news will most likely break tomorrow during the World Series off day. I posted it Tuesday and spent two days sitting in a puddle of sweat regretting sharing it. Not because I didn't believe what I was told but because breaking news comes with some major backlash, I guess.
I understand that my word should be taken with a giant grain of salt. I'm not a reporter. I'm just a fan who posts videos and makes jokes. The internet is a weird place though and sometimes you get information from sources you know to be true. Should I have just sat on it? Yeah, probably.
It did make me laugh today when it got reported by a source basically as unreliable as I, that "The Yankees were making an offer". That got picked up and run by Yankees websites that try to be legitimate. There's no doubt in my mind the Yankees pushed that storyline out to get ahead of it. "If Joe leaves it won't be because the Yankees didn't make an offer" is such a dumb statement. Semantics overload. Yeah, the Yankees offered Torre a contract as well. They also pushed Torre out by offering him a shitty contract they knew he wouldn't want.
As far as I know, it is the Yankees decision to move on from Joe and this will be confirmed tomorrow.
If I got got and this is all wrong then I'm a fool who got in way too deep and messed up. I don't think it's wrong though. I'm 99.99 percent positive Joe is gone. As I've said a million times already, I'm not a reporter and I'm not trying to be. I like talking about the Yankees with people and I like being honest and sharing all my thoughts with everyone. It's what made this season such a blast. So if I get information and I triple check it to make sure it's good, I'm going to want to share it with the people that have talked Yanks with me for 6 months straight now. In the future, all news that I receive before it is announced will stay between Jake, myself and The Appreciated. Way less trouble doing it that way.
Knowing something that others don't but not being able to share how you know it SUCKS. A full day of people telling me I was just making shit up to get my name out. Or I was just dumb and believed the first anonymous tip that came my way. So to the people on reddit and twitter who I tried to nicely tell, "hey, I'm not lying to you" and you told me that I was...these people...
You can send me a formal apology to my PO box. Preciate ya.
On Joe Leaving
I didn't want Joe gone. I wanted him to come back. I think he is a good manager and the team busted their ass for him this year. I guess The Yankees disagree. It will be really interesting to hear which direction they go to find the future skipper.
I like the Yankees, watching TV shows and talking about stuff.
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