10.16.09

Yankee Fixture Tynan : Some Of My Best Pals Are Jews

Posted in Baseball, Religion at 10:49 pm by

Guess who was a no-show at Yankee Stadium tonight? Other than Juan Rivera and Tori Hunter (a combined 1 for 7 and two costly errors in LAnaheim’s 4-1 loss to the Yankees), that is? Famed bore vocalist Ronan Tynan found himself on the Negative Guest List for Game One of the ALCS after the following incident hit the New York papers, as described by WNBC.com :

The trouble began on Thursday when the 49-year-old Tynan bumped into a Halstead Property real estate agent showing an apartment on his floor to a potential buyer, a pediatrician from NYU Medical Center.

The real estate agent said to the tenor, famous for his association with Yankees, œDon™t worry they are not Red Sox fans, according to the apartment-hunter, Dr. Gabrielle Gold-von Simson.

To which Tynan replied, “I don™t care about that, as long as they are not Jewish,” Gabrielle Gold-von Simson told NBC New York.

œWhy is that? asked a flabbergasted Gold-von Simson of the singer.

And Tynan responded that Jewish ladies had been looking at the apartment before and they were “scary,” according to Gold-von Simson.

Tynan for his part said it was just a œbig misunderstanding.

œI™m not anti-Semitic and I have never been in my life, Tynan told NBC New York. œThere are three members of my band that are Jewish.  And I love them like brothers.  I call them my brothers from another mother.

Despite ripping off the “brothers from another mother” line from the Dudley Boyz, it’s not all bad news for Tynan this weekend, however.  He’s still the front-runner to provide entertainment at Steve Lyons’ 50th birthday party next June.

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