I’m going to assume that the upcoming Barbara Kopple/ESPN documentary on George Steinbrenner is pretty good, even-handed and informative. Why? Because Yankees President Randy Levine hates it:
very much like his old boss, Yankees president Randy Levine Wednesday
fired verbal shots at an upcoming ESPN documentary on George
Steinbrenner, calling it “disjointed” and “the usual news at 6.” . . . It was a disjointed effort. I’m not sure where she was trying to go with the story.“
Probably in a critical and truthful direction, Randy, which doesn’t square with the team’s narrative that the man could do no wrong. I’m looking forward to it actually.
Best part of the article: the suggestion by Kopple that Levine’s really upset with it because he’s not in it.
The Dodgers pulled through the five-game Championship Series without Corey Seager, but they’re counting down the days until their prized slugger/shortstop can make his first World Series appearance. He still has a ways to go before he can return to the field, however. Bill Plunkett of the OC Register reports that while Seager has been hitting off a tee, taking soft toss and running the curves of the infield, he’ll need to practice hitting in a simulated game before he can rejoin the team next Tuesday.
The 23-year-old infielder went 3-for-15 with a triple and two RBI in the NLDS earlier this month. He was sidelined in Game 3 of the series after making a bad slide into second base and sustaining a lower back strain. Although he’s made fairly rapid progress in his recovery over the last two weeks, he’s not back at 100% just yet, and Roberts said he won’t make a final decision on his status until it gets closer to game time. Even if Seager makes a successful return to his starting position, the Dodgers may not get the same .295/.375/.479 hitter they relied on during the regular season.
Provided that everything goes smoothly over the next two days, though, there’s a decent chance Seager will find his way to the infield — or, at the very least, to the plate. “We’re very optimistic,” Roberts said Saturday. “Corey doesn’t want to be denied.”