Jack Curry YES Network debut column
- Jack Curry covered the Yankees in the 1990's as beat writer and later as a national columnist. He adds this perspective to the YES Network:
- Even as my employer and my job have changed, I noticed people that reminded me why some things are still the same. When I saw Joe Girardi, it reminded me of how I wondered what it would be like to drive to a game with the manager. So I asked Girardi to accompany him to his first game as Yankee manager. As Girardi passed the 230th Street exit on the Major Deegan, he said, "Seventy blocks." He sounded like a boy who was about to open a pile of presents on his 6th birthday.
When I saw Alex Rodriguez, it reminded me of covering his stint with the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic last year. After a workout, Rodriguez separated from his teammates. It seemed odd. I did some digging, made some calls. A few hours later, I was the first to report that Rodriguez had a hip injury and was flying to meet a specialist in Colorado....
- When I saw Bernie Williams visiting his former teammates, I recalled traveling to Venezuela and Colombia with him on a goodwill tour five years ago. Since Williams, a famous Major League player, would have been an
- appealing prize to kidnappers, he was surrounded by armed security on the trip. When one of the security officers told us that
- snipers could shoot the tires of our armored vehicle and we would continue rumbling along,
- I thought I might need to hand Williams an air sickness bag. That is, after I used one first."...
- Jack Curry Twitter: twitter.com/JackCurryYES