This isn’t the first time we have been down this road and unfortunately it probably won’t be the last…
Was Watching is worried about the Yankees giving Carl Crawford a contract with too many years next winter. Why? We’ll let them tell you…
Two things about Carl Crawford: One, he’s very “street.” Think Mickey Rivers meets Rickey Henderson – not that there’s anything wrong with that. Two, I dunno why…but…I just have this feeling that he’s one of those players who will be out of the game by the time he’s 35 years old.
Let us get this straight. He is “very street” and there is nothing wrong with that. But it is one of the two reasons that the Yankees shouldn’t give Crawford a 7-year deal.
If you will give us a moment, we would like to address Steve Lombardi of Was Watching…
Have you lost your god damned mind?!?
Why is Crawford “street”? We don’t know. You don’t explain your reasoning, so we are left to speculate.
Is Crawford “street” because he has a neck tattoo? Did you know that the tattoo is his astrological sign, Leo? Nothing “street” about being into astrology.
Is Crawford “street” because he doesn’t talk like you? We have no idea where you are from, but we are going to guess that it is not the south. We suggest that you expand your horizons beyond the northeast and visit the south some time. You will find there are a lot of nice people that talk just like Crawford.
Is Crawford “street” because of the way he acts? We have been following Crawford’s career very closely for over 10 years. Ask our readers how often we are critical of or make fun of the Rays and their players (a lot). Ask them how often we have been critical or made fun of Crawford (very rarely). He has been an absolute model citizen. We don’t remember a single incident in which Crawford acted “street.” Whatever that is.
Or is Crawford “street” because he has a neck tattoo that you don’t understand, you are not familiar with people that talk like him, you have no idea how he acts…and because he is black? Do you prefer that African-Americans that play for the Yankees not have tattoos and sound more like you?
We certainly hope this is not the case. And we are going to give you the benefit of the doubt and give you a chance to explain what the hell you are talking about. Because right now? You just sound ignorant.