Don’t let Ruben’s smugness fool you. Sure, he often daydreams with a whimsical, self-satisfied grin on his face, but that never means that he is the sole puppetmaster behind the Phillies’ latest shifty dealings. When it comes to Cliff Lee, Rangers CEO Chuck Greenberg would like some credit, too.
I mean, somebody had to lose.Chuck had the opportunity to address many Rangers fans at once, and decided to announce this little bit entitlement that had been left out of the papers. Unfortunately, that opportunity to do so was at a Rangers FanFest. Why the CEO of a team would wait until a lot of his team’s fans were gathered to celebrate their team together, and then say “Hey, remember that iconic superstar we had and lost? I helped that happen?” Sounds misguided, but I’m no CEO.
He reports that if he and the Rangers hadn’t kicked in the doors of Arkansas and stormed the Lee compound just when they did, Cliff would have been in the Big Apple by sundown. It was that close. And Chuck would just like some props for talking Cliff down from the ledge. And then coming here, where he belongs.
Yet, Chuck is no villain worthy of our insults. He at least knows trash when he sees it, adding that Yankees fans were “an embarrassment” throughout the ALCS. “They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good. So I thought Yankee fans were by far the worst of any I’ve seen in the postseason.”
Thank you, Chuck! We tried our best, but respect your opinion.