I am a big fan of the TV show “30 Rock” and one of my favorite lines from the series is this gem:
I wanna roll my eyes right now, but the doctor said if I keep doing it my ocular muscles might spasm and eject my eyeballs.
I use it every time I see something on Twitter that is extremely eye roll worthy.
This morning’s culprits were a series of tweets by none other than CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman. Now that A.J. Burnett will be traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Yankee fans were left to wonder whether or not the walk off pie tradition would continue.
Here’s Heyman’s take on things:
Can you see why my eyes were so active this morning?
As you can see from his tweets, Mr. Heyman never liked the pies. He thinks the Yankees are above walk off pies. I’m sorry but the idea that a team with a 200M payroll shouldn’t act like they’re having fun playing the game that they love, is totally ludicrous. It also, in a way, sounds a bit like class division.
I guess it would be okay for the Tampa Bay Rays and the aforementioned Pirates to have walk off pies because they have low payrolls, right Mr. Heyman?
I personally think the pies should be a thing of the past but only because Burnett is no longer with the team. It has nothing to do with the Yankees being “above” anything. Burnett started the practice and it should end with him leaving.
And if you were to ask most Yankee fans about the walk off pies, they’d say they enjoyed them. They’d say it was nice to see the usually buttoned up, business-like New York Yankees acting like they were actually enjoying playing the game.
They wouldn’t ever say the Yankees were too dignified for such a lowly tradition. Please.