Tuesday, July 20, 2010

This Is Not A Joke: Tim McCarver Compares George Steinbrenner To Hitler and Stalin On National TV (finally someone is calling it like it is)

Finally, someone is calling it like it is.

Tim McCarver made the following statements during a nationally televised game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday.

From ESPN.com:

"You remember some of those despotic leaders in World War II, primarily in Russia and Germany, where they used to take those pictures that they had ... taken of former generals who were no longer alive, they had shot 'em. They would airbrush the pictures, and airbrushed the generals out of the pictures. In a sense, that's what the Yankees have done with Joe Torre. They have airbrushed his legacy. I mean, there's no sign of Joe Torre at the Stadium. And that's ridiculous. I don't understand it."

McCarver issued the obligatory apology Monday calling his own statement “inappropriate” but he told NBC New York today:

"In my opinion, the underlying point here remains true: Yankees management has erased Joe Torre from their history. I don’t think the Yankees have embraced the image of Joe Torre."

Its refreshing to hear someone stand up to George Steinbrenner and the Yankees...Im just a little disappointed that McCarver didnt have the balls to say this while George Steinbrenner was still alive.