Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cashman: Empire 'Embarrassed' By GoopGate II

New York Yankee General Manager Brian Cashman—who was sitting in the stands at Fenway Park last night—said his entire organization was embarrassed by Michael Pineda's blatant use of a foreign substance to doctor the baseball. Said Cashman, "I think we’re all embarrassed. We as a group are embarrassed that this has taken place. I think Michael’s embarrassed. I think we’re embarrassed that somehow he took the field with that in the position like that. It’s just obviously a bad situation, and it clearly forced the opponents’ hand to do something that I’m sure they didn’t want to do, but they had no choice but to do. Obviously, we’ll deal with the ramifications of that now." Cashman went on to discuss the issue of responsibility, "We certainly are responsible, and there’s certainly failure on our part as an organization as a whole that he took the field in the second inning with that on his neck. He’s responsible for his actions, but we failed as an organization for somehow him being in that position. I don’t know how, none of us right now, we’re scratching our head right now, how that took place."