Yankees broadcaster David Cone commented on the Yankees injury situation and completely nailed it.
By now, if you’re a New York Yankees fan, you’ve heard the news and you’ve been tormented by it for a day now. Zack Britton has hit the injured list while Gleyber Torres and James Paxton headed for MRIs and are both trending towards the IL themselves. That’s on top of getting swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, mind you.
The Paxton news didn’t drop until after after the game, but after Torres went down as he stumbled running to first base, Yankees broadcaster David Cone decided to turn the clock back a few decades and provide a little meme-worthy commentary in regards to the injuries that are piling up.
You thought 2019 was bad? Cone says just wait!
Cone might be 57, but he knows what’s being talked about on social media! The “hold my beer” line has been a big one on Twitter and our guy is pretty active on there, so it’s cool to see him applying the lingo on the live broadcast … even though it’s not anything Yankees fans should be happy about.
This isn’t the first zinger we’ve heard from Cone this week, either. When the discourse about Fernando Tatis Jr. hitting a grand slam on a 3-0 pitch while the San Diego Padres were up seven runs took over Major League Baseball for a day, the former Yankees pitcher took a shot against the outdated school of thought and owned Pads manager Jayce Tingler on live television.
Oh, Mr. Tingler! Getting bodied by a man 18 years your senior! How does that feel? Who would have thought Cone was ready to unleash that having played in MLB from 1986-2003? It’s not like he came up during the modern era where the “unwritten rules” are being challenged on the daily.
But here we are, with 2020 continuing to be backwards, and Cone delivering this type of commentary proves that (at least in a good way).