I sat down to write this blog all ready to tear into Yankee catcher Francisco Cervelli for wearing the biggest helmet since Rick Moranis’ Lord Dark Helmet in Spaceballs. Honestly, I thought, what in the heck could this guy be thinking. I just got done writing an Art of Catching Tip of the Week about the importance of wearing the uniform correctly. For cryin’ out loud, didn’t he get the memo? Didn’t he read it?
I mean, the guy’s finally getting a chance to play everyday for the Yankees, in the biggest theatre in baseball, and he’s rolling out looking like Gazoo from the Flintstones. Nobody can tell if he can play or not because everyone’s fixated on that enormous dome.
And then it occurred to me that he’s had a history with concussions. Could there be a connection? Sure enough, there is. Turns out Cervelli isn’t the sartorial misfit I thought he was. The guy is going for safety over looks. Hmm, interesting choice. Fernando Lamas (or Billy Crystal) probably wouldn’t agree with that choice…remember their quote, “it’s better to look good than to feel good.”
Personally I don’t know. Alienate every girl in New York by wearing an enormous helmet or risk another concussion (but look tight) with a normal helmet. I suppose I’d go with the later. Risk it all, but get all the chicks. What good is being a Yankee anyway if the girls think you look like a goof? Then again, maybe he’s married. If anyone’s interested in Cervelli’s take, here’s the article.