“It’s a bunch of bullshit.” – Hankenstein
That polished little utterance came, as you might guess, in response to a query of the significance of the once buried Ortiz jersey.
This assertion might have been slightly more credible had it not been for the fact that it was delivered after his club spent five hours cutting through two feet of concrete with jackhammers to extract it. But whatever.
The real question, asked here before, is whether even Yankee fans deserve a public face like Hankenstein. Is he not the least polished owner the game has seen? Or at least, the least polished since Marge Schott?
Before you answer, listen to what he had to say of Castignoli – the construction worker who planted the Jersey:
“I hope his coworkers kick the shit out of him.”
Seriously. Those words were delivered to a writer for a major daily by the son of a billionaire. It’s like he fell out of the uncouth tree and hit every branch on the way down.
If I was a Yankees fan, I would be ashamed to have this man representing my club. Which makes me glad that I’m not, and never will be.
(photo courtesy the New York Post)