It's Official: The Real George Steinbrenner Has Become Larry David's Caricature of George Steinbrenner
Friday, June 12, 2009
Things keep getting weirder at Camp Steinbrenner. In the 48th round of the MLB Draft, the Yankees selected West Virginia quarterback Pat White. There's only one problem with this selection, the Miami Dolphins drafted White in the 2nd round of the NFL draft. This is the third time White has been drafted. In 2005, the Dodgers selected White in the fourth round when he was a high school senior. The Angels took White in the 24th round of the 2007 draft. If neither team could convince White to quit football then, I doubt the Yankees can pry him away from an NFL contract without giving him Sabathia money.
While it is not uncommon for baseball teams to take a late-round flier on iffy prospects on White, this has George Steinbrenner's fingerprints all over it. My guess: he would like the Yankees to try out "this Wildcat pitcher everyone has been talking about."
Not to be outdone, the Cubs drafted University of Miami middle linebacker Glen Cook in the 46th round. Cook has not played baseball since he was in the 11th grade. This has been your This Week in Schadenfreude.
As for the Marlins draft, who knows? If you want some analysis, head over to Fish Stripes. Craig can tell you more about the Marlins' draft picks than I can...