That is totally crazy… except it sounds like they didn’t actually play together. I guess when the LA Times said ‘jam session,’ they meant ‘talking together in a room.’
Turning to Williams, he said, “I’m going to ask you the tough question. Bernie, you hold a World Series ring and you’ve also been nominated for a Grammy. No other living American can claim that. Given the audience that you have here, go ahead and tell us, which one was the most significant one.”
“Oh,” said Williams. “That’s a good one. … I don’t know a good way to answer that question, but I definitely enjoyed both.”
Can you believe Huckabee hosts a show? That’s the worst question ever. What was Bernie supposed to say? “That’s a good one” sounds to me like code for, “You’re an idiot. Will somebody get this idiot out of my face?” Why didn’t he ask him, “Bernie, seriously, which one of your kids do you like the best?” Horrendous.
I also don’t expect Bernie Williams to make the Hall, but then, like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t put much stock in baseball’s immortal resting place because of the glaring omissions. (COUGH – Roger Maris! – COUGH)
Whatever. Bernie Williams is an immortal Yankee; that’s all I care about.
If you haven’t already heard, Bernie Williams is now eligible for hall of fame! I’m not sure Bernie meets whatever odd standards the HoF uses, but then, I’ve never been a big fan of the HoF anyway. (No Roger Maris? Really, HoF? Really?) Still, it’s neat to think about!
Here is the complete list of everyone who is eligible this year:
Bernie is playing a benefit concert for Good Counsel Homes at the St. George Theatre on Saturday, October 15. He plans to play some of his originals as well as some cover tunes – should be a good show!
St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt Street
Staten Island, NY
WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Tickets: $100, $75, $51, $30
Purchase via Ticket Master or call the St. George Theatre 718-442-2900 during box office hours
St. George Theatre box office hours:
Monday 9:30am – 2pm
Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 2pm
Saturday: Closed unless show is scheduled.
Sunday: Closed unless show is scheduled.
Bernie is playing a charity softball game and concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse. The game starts at 1pm on the field next to the Playhouse and the performance is later that night at 8pm. (Wow – the concert conflicts with the time for game 2 of the ALDS!) The game is reputed to be played by Bernie Williams and Friends, but I haven’t been able to find out exactly who that means.
Bernie Williams gave an interview to Marc Carig of The Star-Ledger when he dropped by the Yankees spring training opener against the Pirates. They talked about Bernie’s career, getting into the Hall of Fame and steroids. Check out the full interview here.