In an effort to point out just how bad things have gotten collectively for the Knicks and Rangers, Boomer and Craig engaged in a little ‘Sports Poker,’ attempting to one-up each other by pointing out notably bad losses for the two locals that occupy Madison Square Garden — and a spirited battle they had.
When that wrapped up, Jerry Recco – who was decked out in Yankees gear today – got his update started with a now-former Yankee Curtis Granderson after the outfielder was introduced to the assembled media at the winter meetings as the newest member of the Yanks’ NL counterpart, the New York Mets. The Grandy Man was all smiles even when taking a shot at Yankees fans and even more so when recalling his tasty salmon meal with Mets brass.
Joe Girardi found himself in front of a microphone and was asked about moving Robinson Cano out of the three spot when he was still a Yankee. Keeping the Yankees theme going, the team is planning to retire Joe Torre’s No. 6 jersey, which Craig concludes is a slight to former Yankee Roy White, who was part of a couple of World Series Championships (1977 and 1978) during his 15 years with the Bombers and also wore 6.
On a side note, ‘The’ Eddie Scozzare doesn’t always come off as the biggest Boomer supporter on the surface, which is evident by the countless audio drops he uses to make the Blonde Bomber red in the face on a daily basis. Eddie showed his true colors this morning (see picture). Yeah Booms!
Back to the update, the Knicks lost again, this time to the Cavs in Cleveland by a score of 109-94. The Nets welcomed back Deron Williams with open arms and beat the Cetlics in Brooklyn 104-96. The Rangers lost 4-1 to the Predators and the Islanders snapped their 10 game slide with an impressive 3-2, shootout win over the Sharks…