There’s nothing quite as annoying as an ingrate. Add “surly” to the personality of the ingrate along with $43 million in salary over two years to win 34 games playing — not working — baseball and you have the nasty Randy Johnson.
Randy Johnson never fit into Yankee pinstripes.
He arrived in The City obviously angry at having to shave his face and cut his hair in order to abide
Yankees owner George Steinbrenner’s want for a clean-cut look across
all his players.
We knew Johnson was in trouble the first day he arrived in New York.
news reporter with a video camera was asking him questions about
playing for the Yankees and Johnson snarled at the camera — looking
directly at us as viewers — and appeared to shove the guy, and told
him to leave him alone.
Watching Johnson bully us was the first stake in his dark heart when it
came to being accepted by Yankee fans.
We run into that sort of surly
jerk all the time in the streets and we refuse to admire them or even
give them a break when we are expected to support and idolize them on
Fans want to root for good guys like Piazza, Damon
and Jeter who at least pretend to like their jobs and the city that
adores them. Randy Johnson was finished in New York before he ever
started game one and we can finally celebrate in his name as he’s
shipped back to Arizona.