Yankees Fans: The Aaron “Bleepin” Boone Era Begins. Good luck!

Finally, baseball season is here! 

As a Sox fan I am feeling great about my teams chances of another division title this year and hopefully a decent post season run. I am also pretty psyched that it looks like, for the first time in years, Sox-Yankees games could be pretty special. Both teams have a ton of talent and any game could turn into a home run derby. 

While Alex Cora has a lot to prove as a rookie manager, I have to tell you I am thrilled George Costanza and Mr. Wilhelm are once again making the decisions in Gotham. After all, only those two idiots would hire Aaron Boone out of the broadcast booth.

Of the thousands of managers and coaches working at various levels of baseball in our great nation, somehow the most storied franchise in the sport chose a guy who has never managed or coached a single game in his entire forty six years on Gods green earth. 


What’s next? Cotton uniforms? Yankee Stadium bathroom stalls that have doors all the way to the floor? A blockbuster trade with Tyler Chicken? 


Seriously, Joe Giardi was canned after winning 91 games and almost making the darn World Series. He averaged 91 wins a year for a decade, never won fewer than 84 games, and did claim a World Championship. But that didn’t live up to pinstripe expectations. 


Now you have a career .263 hitter whose coaching resume has a headline involving running a flag football team.  

ESPN says ” As a manager, Aaron Boone will bring a blend of insight and analysis. But in the clubhouse? He’ll add a regular guy’s balance of humor and respect, for the game and for people.”


Oh. I didn’t realize he was so funny. Maybe they should have just hired Will Ferrell. Or Kevin Hart. I think he’s a riot. 


I predict in two years Boone will go out in a bigger ball of flames than Constanza did when he dragged the World Series trophy behind his car in the stadium parking lot. Boone might as well drag one too because he has not shot at winning one as manager.


Go Sox!

Jeff Solari

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Jeff Solari is the president and founder of the Sports Chowdah, Maine’s only free, weekly sports e mail newsletter. Recently, the Mount Desert Island native was the co-host of "The Drive" on 92.9 FM in Bangor.