Gammons Calls for Firing Over Shirtgate
"It was a disgrace. Someone should be fired over that. Again, a total lack of leadership out of the commissioner's office in New York. It was nonsensical." -- 8.31.07, Commissioner Peter Gammons, on ESPN radio's Mike and Mike show
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"Unless that [expletive] RSA can keep Jeter close, he needs to stay out of the dugout," Francona said. "That was about as embarrassed as I've been in a long time for baseball." ...
"I've never seen anything like that before in my life," he said. "Middle of the game you've got the fashion police. This is incredible. He made me show him [the jersey]. I was sort of in a hurry because I thought Jeter was going to steal third. I was trying to do my job. I didn't ask to appeal. I think the cursing I did to the guy going up the tunnel was probably appeal enough." -- 8.31.07, Amalie Benjamin, Boston Globe