June 4th, 2014 at 11:28 PM ^

Don Zimmer said the following while crying the day after the fight with Pedro: "I'm embarrassed for what happened last night. I'm embarrassed for the Yankees, the Red Sox, the fans, the umpires and my family."

The helmet incident had nothing to do with Pedro.  He wore it in the dugout the day after he was hit with a foul ball off the bat of Chuck Knoblauch. 

Real Tackles Wear 77

June 4th, 2014 at 9:41 PM ^

I can't take credit for this quote but it encapsulates what he meant to baseball: of the many franchises he played/managed/was involved with, all claim him as their own. One of the baseball legends, may he RIP.


June 4th, 2014 at 10:02 PM ^

Very sad news indeed. Don Zimmer was one of the true characters of the game and he spent a ehopping 66 years in the game in some capacity, from player to manager to scout to a few other roles. He never strayed from the sport he loved, and that's a dedication few people show to a profession nowadays. He played on the only Brooklyn Dodgers team to win it all, and a short time later, on a hopelessly futile expansion team called the Mets (albeit for only a few weeks before a trade to his hometown Reds). 

RIP Don Zimmer.


June 4th, 2014 at 10:09 PM ^

As a Cub fan, I loved ZImmer and his 89 team.  Does anyone remember Zimmer getting into a near brawl with Mario Sotto in 83?  One of my first experiences as a Cub fan when I was 10 years old.  Watch the youtube of it.  Pretty amazing.  Harry's call on the enture thing was terrible but that was kind of his thing.  


June 5th, 2014 at 6:43 AM ^

I'll never forget 10 years ago when Pedro threw Don to the turf at Yankee Stadium. I called up Parker and the Man on "Trash talking Tuesday" and trashed Don Zimmer. To this day I don't really understand why. Maybe because I laughed when he went rolling.