Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Which of These Things Doesn't Belong?

Peter Abraham of the LoHud Yankees Blog recaps the New York BBWAA dinner from the other night:

The head table included Denny McLain, Ryan Braun, Bob Melvin, Jake Peavy, Jimmy Rollins, Johnny Damon, Joe Girardi, Joba Chamberlain, Omar Minaya, Brian Cashman, Bobby Murcer, Alex Rodriguez, Yogi Berra, Craig Biggio, Goose Gossage, Billy Wagner, Jeff Wilpon, Dick Williams, Willie Randolph, Dustin Pedroia, C.C. Sabathia and Luis Tiant.

Hope the people at the Hilton counted the place settings at the end of the evening.

Update: if anyone is unaware of Denny McLain's wonderful reputation, here's a great place to start.

2 comments:

Don Evans said...

Maybe I am just slow, but I don't get it ?

Shyster said...

Denny McClain has done time on (at least) two occasions, most recently serious time for stealing $3M from a pension fund of a meat packing firm he owned in Michigan (his theft bankrupted the firm, putting lots of people out of work). He was also indicted (along with John Gotti, Jr. on some phone scam, but those charges were dropped.

That, and the fact that he is by all accounts a major horses ass, makes me wonder why he was invited to the BBWAA meeting. This is especially true given that all of the other player-invitees are, to the best of my knowledge, good citizens and nice guys.