Thoughts, lists and other compulsive bits about baseball from comedian filmmaker television producer/Red Sox fan Paul Francis Sullivan....
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Saturday, March 17, 2012
Hey Yankees! Why not bring back Ron Guidry?
Seriously! Why not? He's left handed. He's a great Yankee. He's won big games.
And like Andy Pettitte, he didn't pitch a single inning in 2011. If the Yankees are bringing back players for purely sentimental reasons, why not Louisiana Lightning?
Cashman needed to make the rotation younger, and what better sign of that than a pitcher who will turn 40 this season and the team already gave a big send off? I have already written about this subject this year. The Yankees and their fans can't say good bye to their team. That's why players return to the Yankees over and over again.
But if you are going to let sentimentality rule, why not let Guidry have a shot?