Yankees fans don’t need boorish radio personality Craig Carton’s sneering face in their corner.
Whenever Carton’s oversized head shows up and praises the Bombers, it’s bound to be sarcastically — unless the Yankees engaged in some large-scale fraud, something the radio host is historically very much in favor of.
Not so shockingly, Carton named a “new favorite Yankee” on Monday afternoon, but kept his tongue firmly in cheek while doing so, trolling fans along the circuitous 2.5-minute route of his wheezebag answer.
Carton’s fave, you might ask? Why, it’s Gerrit Cole, who he buried for making excuse after excuse on Friday’s show prior to the ace’s dominant outing on Sunday.
Why the epic turnaround? Because Carton bought into the widely-circulated video of Cole touching a spot on the butt of his pants on Sunday, declaring it definitive cheating and claiming the right-hander is now willing to do “whatever it takes to win,” risking a lengthy suspension in the process.
Of course this blowhard resides among the Mets and Red Sox fans who believe a little rosin, dirt and sweat is definitive proof that Cole’s back up to his OLD TRICKS (old tricks, by the way, that most of the league also pulled off).
Craig Carton’s favorite Yankees player is Gerrit Cole, because he assumes he’s cheating.
What a delightful video from a man who definitely deserves to keep his teeth securely inside his mouth. This won’t make anyone’s blood boil!
Amid some (so, so funny!) homophobic responses about how Cole’s a genius because an umpire would never dare touch his butt, it genuinely seems like folks on the internet believe someone as prominent as GERRIT COLE could get away with using a prominent patch of sticky stuff without an ump noticing or caring for an entire game.
Carton has chosen to buy that lie hook, line and sinker, letting the New York market know he’s in favor of cheating, wishing more ’90s Mets had been like Andy Pettitte and outwardly used steroids in an era where that was common.
Personal feelings on the Steroid Era aside, there’s a big difference between those who racked up positive tests and those who dominated in an April 2022 start with a pants blotch. Yankee fans will have to deal with internet randos calling Cole a cheater forever, but to see this smarmy criminal preen about it live on the WFAN air was especially insidious.