Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Sunday, April 10, 2011
A great day for three Yankees with bad timing
The Giants and their coaching staff got their World Series rings yesterday. And for three members of the coaching staff it was especially sweet.
Dave Righetti, Hensley "Bam Bam" Meulens and Roberto Kelly were all supposed to be big parts in a revamped Yankees team in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Unfortunately for them, the Yankees were dreadful when they played for them.
Had they played for the Yankees for a few more years, they may have had a chance to win a World Series (or 4) with the Joe Torre led squad. Instead they went through their playing career without a ring.
I am sure watching the many Yankee World Series ring celebrations over the years put a little bit of envy into them.
Now they've got rings of their own.
As I wrote last October, Yankee fans should have rooted for the Giants in the post season. Now I hope a few Yankee fans are happy for some of the representatives of some not as lucky times in the Bronx.