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Posted March 12, 2005
The Grankees unvieled
Hilarious. I laughted out loud many times.Anyone who loves Baseball will like this book. If you hate the yankees you'll love it. Fact, fiction and pure entertainment.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 2, 2005
I'm a third-generation Yankee-hater (both sides of the family), so talking about how evil the Yankees are is nothing new in my world. But Caple comes up with things I'd never known. I'd known that Steinbrenner fired Billy Martin on multiple occasions. I'd known that he fired Yogi Berra after a winning season. But I'd never known that, while Steinbrenner is (publicly, at least) very supportive of the Olympics, he is not supportive of sending players under contract with the Yankees to the Olympics. I'd heard the rumors that he cut wages and benefits for underlings while paying guys like Sterling Hitchcock to pitch for other teams, but never realized that these stories were true. I'd say he should be ashamed of himself, but we all know he has no shame. I started reading this on the bus on my way to work this morning, and had to stop because it was getting to be too difficult to stifle the giggles. I love ESPN.com's Page 2 and have enjoyed Caple's columns for years. I've also found the poorly written hate mail he gets from Yankee fans to be just as hilarious although, unlike Caple, these people aren't trying to be funny. This book proves yet again that, unlike the Evil Empire and its fans, Jim Caple has a sense of humor. Bravo Jim.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.