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Rick Cerrone out as Yankees PR guru

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Oct 20, 2006.

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  1. BYH

    BYH Active Member

  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Cerrone is a good guy. It always amazed me how he lasted at that nuthouse. It isn't just PR, it's doing anything for that organization. People get treated like shit, get paid poorly and walk around as anxiety-ridden zombies. Zillo seems like a good, competant guy, but if they let Cerrone go just to give the job to Zillo, it makes no sense.
  3. "And, in the end..."
    I post this because Rick's a Beatles nut.
    Good guy in a bad job.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Whenever I see his name my first thought is, Why did Big Stein hire a former Blue Jays catcher as his mouthpiece?


    (yeah, I know they spell their names differently)
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Who was Rick bangin' in the Yankee's organization?
  6. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    Disagree. I'd call him by far the least helpful of any MLB PR guy I've ever dealt with. Can't speak for those on the beat.
    I'll take Jay Horwitz over him in a heartbeat. And he's more entertaining, too.
  7. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    How is George Costanza not mentioned as a leading candidate?
  8. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Not just a former Blue Jays catcher, but if I recall correctly he was the Yankees catcher that had to step in when Thurman Munson died after crashing his plane.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I thought Jerry Narron started the first game after Munson was killed.
  10. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    And also a guy who once said to Steinbrenner "Fuck you, you fat son of a bitch" when the owner ripped into the players in the locker room during the '81 Division Series against the Brewers.

    Oh, and some guys filled in for Munson for the rest of the 1979 season, but it was Cerone who was obtained during the following offseason and hailed as the new starting catcher to fill his shoes.
  11. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    If by entertaining you mean completely incompetent, unwilling or unable to actually DO any work, unable to put one foot in front of the other and generally unable to do anything other than get his fat head maximum television exposure...sure.
  12. ballscribe

    ballscribe Active Member

    He definitely does get a lot of TV time. Then again, he's pretty hard to miss :)
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