06.20.10

In Which “The Lady Gaga Clubhouse Incident” Enters Yankee Lore

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Prior to yesterday’s jetstream-aided 5-3 defeat of the Mets, the Yankees’ powerful offense had been neutralized the pitching trio of Jamie Moyer, Kyle Kendrick and Hisanori Takahashi, a chain of events that might cause the most reasonable person to wonder just what the fuck Alex Rodriguez and Robinson Cano were doing entertaining Lady Gaga (above) shortly after Friday’s loss.  Since this most reasonable person isn’t blogging or writing for the New York Daily News, however, we’ll have to settle for John Harper.

After two successive losses in which their starting pitchers, CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, failed to cover first base, followed by the Lady Gaga-in-the-clubhouse incident Friday night after they’d been humiliated by the Mets, the Yankee high command – specifically Hal Steinbrenner, GM Brian Cashman and team president Randy Levine – were said to be furious at the embarrassing state of events. Especially since none of them apparently knew about Lady Gaga until they read about it in the newspapers Saturday morning.

One can only imagine the carnage if George Steinbrenner – the old George Steinbrenner – had walked into the clubhouse after Friday night’s shutout loss to the hated Mets and seen the trampy pop tart frolicking and holding court with his players
. It doesn’t appear if anyone is going to lose his or her job for the breach of security, although as one Yankee official confided: “We’re embarrassed by what happened and it’s been addressed.”

Any similiarity between the first sentence of Harper’s 2nd quoted paragraph and a Saturday tweet from Newsday’s Ken Davidoff is purely coincidental, I’m sure.

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