As the Yankees open their final series at the House the Ruth Built, Peter Abraham spoke with Mike Mussina:
“Talked to Mike Mussina this afternoon. He wants to purchase the flag pole from Yankee Stadium and install it at his home in Pennsylvania. ‘I know itâ€™s going to cost me,’ he said. ‘But thatâ€™s what I want.’
Mussina even has planned out how he will get it home. The idea, he said, would be disassemble the pole, have it hauled to Pennsylvania on a truck then welded back together. Moose even wants a flag from this weekend to run up the pole every morning.
So what other players want a piece from Yankee stadium? Here’s our list.
– Carl Pavano wants the to buy the clubhouse gurney for the next time he gets injured.
– Kevin Brown wants the clubhouse wall that broke his hand when he punched it, marking the final downturn of his career.
– Cynthia Rodriguez wants the facade of the stadium to use as a fence around her $12m Coral Gables estate (as part of the divorce settlement of course).
– Hideki Irabu, the 250lb Japanese pitcher who Steinbrenner once called a “fat pussy toad“, wants the clubhouse buffet table, but he’s going to have to sumo wrestle David Wells for it.
– Jason Giambi wants to buy the right field homerun post and use it as a beer bong.
– Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden are in a bidding war for the bathroom mirror.
– Chuck Knoblauch wants to buy back his psyche. He left it somewhere on the infield.
– Roger Clemens wants to buy the Babe Ruth plaque in Momument Park, but Hank Steinbrenner thinks it’s creepy how he rubs it for luck and isn’t returning his calls.
– Don Mattingly wants to buy the desk in Girardi’s office (he won’t get it any other way).
– Tim Wakefield wants Aaron Boone’s homerun back.
– Freddy Sez wants his season pass extended, but Hank says no hobos allowed at the House that George bought.
– Wade Boggs want to buy the equestrian police stirrups and saddle.
– Scott Proctor wants his arm back. He left it somewhere in the bullpen.
What other players want a piece of the stadium? Keep the list going in the comments below!